View Full Version : Winner Chosen - May 2013 - Admin's choice - Image of the month

06-10-2013, 11:02 AM
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. (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/members-monthly-choice/20206-may-2013-nominate-another-members-photo-here.html)

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 was another crazy hard month though as the nominations from different genres were of very high quality.

This month's choice is Bald Eagle from the Birds of Prey (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/animals-mammals-birds-insects-etc/20255-birds-prey.html) Set by Matt K.

I chose this image for a few reasons:

1 - Sharpness - Crazy beautiful sharpness here. The beak, the eye, the feathers are wonderfully sharp. The sharpness has made this image incredibly striking.

2- Composition - I like the tight composition here. It zooms us right into the eye.

3 - Selective focus/post processing - Aperture choice was well chosen to give us extreme foreground sharpness that fades to blur in the background. Again this focuses our eye on the bird and its eye.

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 Matt.K!

Matt K.
06-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Wow thanks Marko, much appreciated.

06-10-2013, 12:47 PM
Congrats, Matt. You definitely deserved the nod with this shot. Well done! :)

06-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Well done, great shot.

06-10-2013, 07:41 PM
Congrats Matt! Very deserving photo. Awesome shot you've got here.

06-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Congrats Matt - it is a great shot

06-10-2013, 09:43 PM
An excellent choice!

06-10-2013, 10:15 PM
Great shot and well-deserved honour! Congrats, Matt!

06-10-2013, 11:43 PM
Nice going, Matt.

Mad Aussie
06-24-2013, 04:53 PM
Just reviewing the Admin's Choice's this year seeing as I haven't been around much.

Well done Matt ... great detail.