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    Default Winner Chosen - March 2012 - Admin's choice - Image of the month

    Hi members,

    In case you are new around here this is where the Admin (me) chooses one excellent photo each month from all the photos nominated by other members during that month in the Member's monthly choice forum.

    Just so it's clear, the photo I choose is not necessarily the best one of the month. I've come to realize it's not really logical to pit images from totally different genres against each other. That's why there are categories in photo contests. My goal is to simply choose an excellent photo and talk about why I think it rocks.

    This month's choice is Wasp - by vyeko

    I chose this image for several reasons:

    Level of difficulty - The level of difficulty to get a shot like this is very high. You need loads of patience, dedication, eye-straining concentration and a quick trigger finger. Anyone that has tracked a moving object like a car, dog, bird knows this all too well. But to catch a small bee from this angle, with this level of sharpness, this is very hard.

    Sharpness/Depth of field - The bee's back is very sharp and our eye goes right to it because of the wonderful focus/ sharpness. The wings are somewhat blurred which of course suggests motion and the background is blurry enough (due to several factors) to keep our eye squarely on the bee.

    Angle/Perspective - The perspective here is very interesting, and it's a view that we don't see often. We are hovering over a bee as it flies as though the grass at a low angle. It's like another bee has a bee-cam on its head.

    For all these reasons, this is my choice for image of the month. Since we all have opinions, some members may disagree with my choice. That's cool but THIS thread is not the place for debate over my pick, NOR is it the place to further critique the image. The purpose here is to suggest strong elements in the photo that we may learn from.

    Congrats again vyeko for your dedication in capturing this wonderful image!
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    Wonderful choice... that's an amazing shot!
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    Congratulations Vyeko - well deserved
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    Congrats Vyeko! That is a great shot!

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    I must to tell that I am surprised. Thank you Marko and others for kind words.

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