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27th June 2009, 08:01 AM
Thank you to everybody who entered. I was very pleased to receive 10 original entries and sorry not to have spotted the EXIF and title errors.

Anyway we ended up with 5 entries and 15 sets of votes.

In third place we have Dave Butcher's (dbutch) Wren


Then we have two images with the same number of points, they have been neck and neck all along. I then looked at the number of people who placed each of the images, out of the 15 people 11 voted for each of the pics, so still nothing to split them. I then looked at the number of people who place each image first and finally we have a winner.

So in a photo finish second place with 4 first place votes

Shadow in Flight by Terry Howarth (snapper 1609)


and in first place with 6 first place votes

Moonrose by Pete (snaarman)


Well done Pete *chr and the next one is over to you.

Thank you to all.

I will upload the 5 images I had to remove in a seperate thread, you can then judge if you think it made any difference to the results.

27th June 2009, 08:25 AM
Gosh, thanks folks! I have to say that Shadow in Flight picture is extraordinary! It must have been an "oh yes" moment when it appeared on the screen Terry.

I will confess a similar "oh yes" moment with my moon and rose picture, but that was only after nine previous attempts :)

To explain the method: This is part of my current bizzare Nocturnal Garden Photo thing (why only take pictures in the garden when its daylight??) I noticed the roses near the kitchen window were lit from indoors while the rest of the garden was in moonlight. It looked attractive but proved impossible to capture. So I set up the tripod and got out my off camera flash, the 11-22mm set to f11 for lots of depth of field, manual focus, manual exposure.

What you see is a single 10 second exposure with hand held flash aimed only at the rose. The long exposure was set by the need to get the moonlit sky nice and blue and the flash output was tweaked to light the rose without blowing the highlights.. So ten attempts in all!

SO.. Now I need to think up a new challenge :confused: Leave it with me, I will get back to you.

Thanks once again, we had some excellent pictures this time!


27th June 2009, 10:39 AM
Congratulations, Pete - a hugely skilful result! Bad luck, Terry - how closer could that have been and what an unusual picture. David - I just wish we had wrens visiting our garden!


27th June 2009, 04:07 PM
Well done Pete.........I love low light messing about and your technique was very innovative.

Wonder what your challenge will be.


27th June 2009, 06:55 PM
With images this good my tatty sparrows wouldn't have got a look in.

Well done guys