APOY 2012 Results Round Three – The World Up Close
Steve Halliday, of Darlington, County Durham, is the winner of The World Up Close round of APOY 2012. Steve will receive a Samsung NX200 with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, a Samsung 60mm f/2.8 macro lens, a Samsung ED-SEF42A flash and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £1,498.96. The NX200 is a compact system camera with a 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C, CMOS sensor. It has high-speed capture (7fps) and ultra-fast autofocus (100ms), while the ISO range of 100-12,800 lets you take high-speed photos even in low light. Samsung’s 60mm is actually a macro lens, but with the 1.5x conversion factor of the APS-C sensor it takes on that magic 90mm focal length, which is perfect for close-up photography.
Our second-placed winner is Maria Townsend, of Canada, who will receive a Samsung WB850F compact camera and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card worth a total of £288.98. 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 or share them on social network sites quickly and easily.
Paul Scott Thomas, of Cardiff, finished third in the round and wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.
1st Steve Halliday, County Durham 48pts
Canon EOS 7D, 17-85mm, 1/60sec at f/9, ISO 1000
Indian leaf butterfly
Judges say: ‘Steve’s beautiful image of a butterfly could be mistaken for an intricate leaf. The judges were blown away by the attention to detail – a superb image.’
2nd Maria Townsend, Canada 45pts
Canon EOS 500D, 55-250mm, 1/50sec at f/5.6, ISO 100
Judges say: ‘This image, which looks a little like a person with outstretched arms, leaped out at the judges immediately. Highly original and imaginative.’
3rd Paul Scott Thomas, Cardiff 44pts
Nikon D700, 105mm, 1/250sec at f/22, ISO 1250
‘Edge of the world’
Judges say: ‘We loved this image. There is something rather touching about this delightful snail as it ventures out into the world. Nicely exposed and well composed – very well done!
Top 50 entries for this round
View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery
See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.
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