May 2018 Winners

Winner & Best Junior
Gordon Dinner – Reach for the sky
Ken Etberg – Latent power
George Watson – Toothpick

This picture was taken in the Tembe Elephant park, we were lucky to come across a breeding herd and they obliged by giving us some really interesting photo opportunities as per my photo.

Winner & best senior
Tim Gould – Pytilia
Ian Taylor – Panic

“Panic” – Umkobi Lagoon – The usual territorial rivalry with Egyptian Geese – this goose making a hasty retreat from the local pair.

Capture info – Nikon D850 with 600f4 lens. ISO 250 – 1/2500sec exposure – f5.

David Mullin – Alien

This unusual mantis was very willing to pose allowing me sufficient time to set up a tripod and a suitable neutral background. For composition I tried to arrange the insect’s diagonal line favourably and to fill the frame.

Natural light was used in addition to a small LED light used to fill in the shadows.

Shot with Olympus OMD EM-10Mk3 M43 with 60mm M.Zuiko 1:1 macro lens, F8, 640 ISO, 1/15 sec, OEv.

Edited in LR Classic CC, 38% cropped, small adjustments made to exposure, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, clarity, vibrance, contrast and sharpening.

Noise reduction in Nik Efex Define2.