- October 14, 2019 at 9:19 am #421852Kent DuFaultParticipant
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.
- This topic was modified 7mo, 2wk ago by Kent DuFault.
- October 14, 2019 at 9:20 am #421853
- October 15, 2019 at 6:11 am #421950Sandra GilesParticipant
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.
- October 14, 2019 at 11:23 am #421858Rob EyersParticipant
Both are great choices Kent. Congratulations to you Sandra and Leanne!
- October 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm #421860John ThompsonModerator
Great choice!! Congrats Sandra and Leanne!!
- October 14, 2019 at 1:20 pm #421873Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Amazing image and colours Sandra. Congratulations on POTW 🙂
- October 14, 2019 at 1:54 pm #421875PatrickParticipant
Thank you Kent ,
Congratulations Sandra on POTW well deserved and great work.
Congratulations Leanne excellent work.
- October 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm #421882TershaKeymaster
Congrats Sandra, on POTW, wonderful portrait of a parrot!
And Leanne, your corn shot is definitely special!
- October 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm #421912Graham HartParticipant
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.
- October 15, 2019 at 12:11 am #421931Robert AppleModerator
- October 15, 2019 at 1:21 am #421932Tom MParticipant
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…
- October 15, 2019 at 3:07 am #421947BobbieParticipant
Great choices. Sandy & Leanne, you’re both very deserving of the title!
- October 15, 2019 at 3:21 am #421948Petr NowakParticipant
Congrats Sandra and Leanne !
- October 15, 2019 at 3:32 am #421949Gerald MurphyParticipant
Both beautiful shots. Well deserved POTW. Congratulations to both.
- October 15, 2019 at 6:21 am #421951JasenkaGKeymaster
Congrats on POTW Sandra, those vibrant colors made me smile 🙂
- October 15, 2019 at 9:03 pm #422044bethParticipant
congrats sandra and leanne
- October 16, 2019 at 12:38 am #422066Bruce GordonParticipant
Wonderful images! Well done Sandra and Leanne!
- October 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm #422155Erik FransmanParticipant
Very good POV Sandra and very good everything else too. Congratulations.
Leanne, that goes for your corn shot too.
- October 17, 2019 at 7:41 am #422207FrogdailyParticipant
Congratulations Sandra on POTW – the POV really shows its personality … great capture
and Leanne! Wow I missed your corn photo – it’s amazing
- October 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm #422303LeanneCParticipant
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!
- October 19, 2019 at 10:04 pm #422365Lynne GuentherParticipant
Wow!!!!!!! Just wonderful!
- October 21, 2019 at 10:44 am #422698Van CoParticipant
I like it
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