POTW – October 14, 2019

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    • #421852
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      There were two photographs that really captured my attention this past week. I was sure that one of these two shots would be the POTW.

      Deciding between the two was agonizing. Each image presents the subject matter from an amazingly fresh point of view.

      I decided to give the POTW award to Sandra Giles for her stunning portrait of a parrot.

      Sandra captured her shot from such a unique camera POV. I can’t recall seeing another bird photograph quite like this one. It makes amazing use of a number of composition tools including shape, depth of field, frames, and color contrast.

      On top of that…

      When I was growing up, I had a friend in the neighborhood whose family had two parrots. I spent quite a bit of time around those birds. Sandra’s shot captures a parrot-like behavior that anyone who has spent any time around them would recognize. They are very curious creatures and quite social. This image captures those qualities with amazing perfection!

      My runner-up was posted by LeanneC into the Weekend Photography Challenge #455 Harvest/Food.

      It’s a close-up of an ear of corn. Now, I’ve seen many images that are close up shots of ears of corn… but I’ve never seen one quite like Leanne’s. There is an ethereal quality to it that just makes your mouth water. As usual, her composition is spot-on, and you just can’t help but appreciate her immense creativity, especially when she photographs common objects. I’ll post a link to her shot below.

    • #421853
      Kent DuFault
      Participant
      • #421950
        Sandra Giles
        Participant

        Thank you so much for choosing my photo for POTW, I love photographing Birds, and love their antic’s and expressions and try to capture this in my images.

        This is one of my favourites.

        Congrats also to Leanne the corn is a beautiful photo.

        Thanks also to everyone for your kind comments.

         

    • #421858
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Both are great choices Kent. Congratulations to you Sandra and Leanne!

    • #421860
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Great choice!!  Congrats Sandra and Leanne!!

    • #421873
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Amazing image and colours Sandra. Congratulations on POTW 🙂

    • #421875
      Patrick
      Participant

      Thank you Kent ,

      Congratulations Sandra on POTW well deserved and great work.

      Congratulations Leanne excellent work.

    • #421882
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Congrats Sandra, on POTW, wonderful portrait of a parrot!
      And Leanne, your corn shot is definitely special!

    • #421912
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Congrats on POTW Sandra, a truly magnificent shot. The bird looks like it’s bending to look right down the lens. The colours are just outstanding.

      Congrats Leanne on your wonderfully flawless corn cob shot too.

    • #421931
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Congrats Sandra

    • #421932
      Tom M
      Participant

      I missed this photo during the week. Besides being an unusual angle, I just love the color that fills the whole shot. Well done Sandra…

       

    • #421947
      Bobbie
      Participant

      Great choices. Sandy & Leanne, you’re both very deserving of the title!

    • #421948
      Petr Nowak
      Participant

      Congrats Sandra and Leanne !

    • #421949
      Gerald Murphy
      Participant

      Both beautiful shots. Well deserved POTW. Congratulations to both.

    • #421951
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Congrats on POTW Sandra, those vibrant colors made me smile 🙂

    • #422044
      beth
      Participant

      congrats sandra and leanne

    • #422066
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Wonderful images! Well done Sandra and Leanne!

    • #422155
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Very good POV Sandra and very good everything else too. Congratulations.

      Leanne, that goes for your corn shot too.

    • #422207
      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Congratulations Sandra on POTW – the POV really shows its personality … great capture

      and Leanne! Wow I missed your corn photo – it’s amazing

    • #422303
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Absolutely love this image, Sandra! The colours, the POV and DOF are all working to make this a memorable shot. Congrats on POTW!

      And thanks to Kent et al. for the kind words on my image. Made my day!

    • #422365
      Lynne Guenther
      Participant

      Wow!!!!!!! Just wonderful!

    • #422698
      Van Co
      Participant

      I like it

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