Photo Competition Winners Edition 3

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Winners of the 3rd Our Planet Travel Photo Competition!

Once again, we had so many great entries that it was a very difficult task for our judge Danielle Lancaster to decide. We all agree though that the three selected winning images are stunning!


1st prize Winner: Chris T, WA. Image: Red-winged wren taken at Warren National Park, Pemberton, Western Australia (photo shown below)
2nd prize Winner: Choo Beng (James) C, NSW Image: Chang Lai Garden, Doonside, New South Wales (photo shown below)
Runner-up / 3rd place:  Chris T, WA. Image: Kelly’s Knob Lookout overlooking Kununurra, Western Australia (main photo shown above)

Congratulations to our winners – and thanks to our sponsors for their generous prizes!Bird1

1st prize: Britz Rentals sponsored a 7-day free vehicle rental – from any branch in Australia.
2nd prize: Conservation Volunteers Australiasponsored a $500 travel voucher for a Naturewise Eco Escapes holiday.

The winning images were selected and judged based on a few criteria: (1) a suitable image of nature/animals or green destination, and photo taken in Australia or New Zealand – meeting entry requirements; (2) a technically great shot; and (3) appealing and popular to Our Planet Travel’s audience (with input from facebook feedback received)
Here is Danielle’s feedback and comments on each of the top 3 images:
1. Red-winged wren by Chris T – comments: A hard subject to capture as wrens are always so busy and fast moving. The bird is nicley framed using the natural surrounds. The depth of field used and compression of the lens draws my attention to the focal point – the bird.
2. Chang Lai Garden by James C – comments: I do love a great reflection and this image is a classic example of when the ‘rule of thirds’ of the horizon can be broken and works. In this image we have fabulous balance, contrast and use of reflections.
3. Kelly’s Knob Lookout by Chris T – comments: Sometimes in a landscape it is hard to depict the size. By placing a subject such as a human we obtain a feeling for the landscape and its vastness. I do wonder what the image may look like with some of the left-hand side cropped off.

Well done everyone! To see all the finalist images visit our facebook page. 

And thanks Danielle for providing your expertise! Danielle’s company Bluedog Photography offers photography courses around South East Queensland, online courses, and photography tours:

The next Our Planet Travel photo competition has commenced – keep an eye on our website or facebook page.

Thanks again to our generous sponsors!!

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