APOY 2013 Competition Round Three – The Animal Kingdom
Bruce Jones, of Florida, USA is the winner of our Animal Kingdom round of APOY 2013. For his efforts Bruce will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 plus a Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS lens worth a total of £1,451.98. The GH3 is a compact system camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, four thirds, Live MOS sensor.
It has a weather-resistant magnesium-alloy body, an extended sensitivity range of ISO 125-25,600 and a 1.744-million-dot EVF. The Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS incorporates Panasonic’s Mega OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer), which aids shooting in low-light conditions without a tripod by suppressing the blur caused by camera shake.
Our second-placed entrant is Asier Aristregui, of Pamplona in Spain, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 worth £373.99.
This high-spec compact camera has a 14.1-million-pixel, high-sensitivity MOS sensor, 20x optical zoom Leica DC lens from 24mm ultra-wideangle (24-480mm in 35mm equivalent) and 50p full HD video recording.
Mikhail Kapychka, of Belarus, finished third in the round and wins a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 worth £170.99. The LZ20 bridge camera features a powerful 25mm ultra-wideangle 21x optical zoom that covers a range of 25-525mm (35mm equivalent). The LZ20 features a 3in, 460,000-dot LCD plus iA (Intelligent Auto) mode for easy operation.
1st Bruce Jones, Florida 45pts
Olympus E-600, 35mm f/ 3.5 macro, 1/20sec at f/5.6, ISO 400
Wasps’ Judges say: ‘Faced with such a strong round it was difficult for the judges to pick an overall winner. However, Bruce Jones’ image of wasps guarding their nest outside Bruce’s home was a real standout. It’s a genuinly great image.’
2nd Asier Aristregui, Spain 44pts
Canon EOS 550D, 50mm, 1/250sec at f/1.8, ISO 100
Judges say: ‘Asier’s lovely image really grabbed the judges’ attention. The look of anticipation on the dog’s face as she waits for her owner to throw a stone is captivating.’
3rd Mikhail Kapychka, Belarus 43pts
Nikon D60, 200mm, 1/125sec at f/4, ISO 100
‘Cat on a Balcony’
Judges say: ‘This is a great shot from Mikhail. The cat peering round the balcony, watching the people go by on the street below is a playful element that really won the judges over. The use of space on the right really leads the eye.’
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View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery
See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.