APOY 2012 Round 8 – Wildlife at Home or Abroad
The results are in for the eighth round of APOY.
Dusica Paripovi, of Prijedor in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the winner of our Wildlife at Home or Abroad round round of APOY 2012. Duscia will receive a Samsung NX20 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, Samsung 50-200mm f/4-5.6 and Samsung 16mm f/2.4 ultra-wide lenses, plus a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £1496.99. The NX20 is an advanced compact system camera with a 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C, CMOS sensor. It has 8fps continuous shooting, built-in Wi-Fi for email, social networking and transfer, an ISO range of 100-12,800 and a top shutter speed of 1/8000sec. Samsung’s slender, all-purpose i-Function 16mm lens offers great versatility, with easy one-touch access to all your camera’s manual settings.
Our second-placed winner is Andrew Blake, of Scarborough, who will receive a Samsung WB850F compact camera and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card worth a total of £348.99. The WB850F travel compact has a 16-million-pixel, BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor to help reduce image noise and distortion, even in low-light conditions, and a 21x optical zoom lens (23-483mm equivalent). The Samsung WB850F also has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, so users can email photos and share them quickly and easily.
Chris Bestwick, of Lancashire, finished third in the round and wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.
1st Dusica Paripovic, Prijedor 45pts
Nikon D5000, 55-200mm 4-5.6 VR, 1/160sec at f/4.8, ISO 100
Judges say: ‘This unusual and abstract image immediately stood out due to its striking golden hue and fascinating subject. It’s easy for the eye to get lost within the school of fish making it an endlessly fascinating photograph.’
2nd Andrew Blake, Scarborough 44pts
Canon EOS 400D, 70-300mm, 1/640sec at f/22, ISO 1600
Judges say: ‘The soft focus and strong light of this image have given this shot by Andrew a near fairytale quality. The three floating feathers are a particularly nice touch.’
3rd Chris Bestwick, Lancashire 43pts
Samsung GX20, 70-300mm, 1/15sec at f/8, ISO 200
Judges say: ‘Chris has pressed the shutter at exactly the right moment to capture this appealing composition. Shooting at 1/15sec has given the birds just the right amount of blur to add a sense of direction and speed.’
Top 50 entries for this round:
View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery
See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.
In association with Samsung and Jessops