Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hmmm word is in...

I didn't win in this years BBC/NHM Wildlife photographer competition.

I did, however, get 11 images as far as the semis and 1 into the finals. Fortunately, this year, unlike the last, I submitted online so I know exactly which ones did get that far. This will hopefully help with editing in future years. The cool part was the ones that I thought would, did actually get to this stage, and the ones that were sort of padding in my opinion, didn't. So my editing isn't probably that off...

Here's your tour of the successful part of my submission.

Nature in Black and White: The aftermath on an orgy















Nature in Black and White:Twisty























Creative visions of nature: Swarm
















Urban and Garden wildlife: Coming home to roost
















Urban and Garden Wildlife: Temple mongoose














Urban and Garden Wildlife: Flight paths
















Wild Choice: Touch me not
















Wild Choice: Boxing match













Wild Choice: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark














Animal Behaviour, Birds: Hiding Lapwing
















Animal Behaviour, Others: Termite Orgy
















Yup, it's one short...it's the finalist short. That one, only if and when it's a winner. Yes, I'm an awful tease!

8 comments:

Rahul said...

Good to know... congratulations and all the best for the final. Post that one anyway, winner or not, after the results are declared.

To go back to an earlier discussion: the only one of these I saw and thought "I could have done that" was "Coming home to roost". And even then I'm probably wrong...

Natasha said...

Oh the final results are out, it didn't win...

Anyone could shoot Coming home..., but it would need patience and n iterations. A little knowledge of exposure as well...too keep both bird and background in range...
:)

Abi said...

These are absolutely fabulous pictures. I can't wait to see the one that made it to the final!

And all the best in all the future competitions!

Rahul said...

Sorry I read it too fast... All the best for next time.

No doubt you're right about the n iterations and the exposure thing. BTW, what do you think of HDR photography? Some of the examples on flickr seem quite spectacular, if somewhat artificial-looking.

Natasha said...

HDR, yeah, I like it sometime, I don't others...Most of the times, it's just Mariah Carey hitting the high notes...sometimes it's for a good reason, and then it's good.

People did a version of HDR earlier as well, they just did on camera. Using Graduated neutral density filters. Bringing brighters areas such as the sky into the dynamic range of the film. HDR to an extent (not really fully) removes the need for such foresight (and very expensive filters!)...lucky us :)

Natasha said...

Thanks Abi. I'll put that image up sometime soon hopefully :)

Roshan said...

" Its not about winning or looseing...its about winning "
:)))
hey congrats for making till the finals. good luck for future competitions.
Roshan

Natasha said...

:) Thanks Roshan