Categories - Nature

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nature

Definition

The Nature Photography Division is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history except anthropology and archeology in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject matter and certify as to its honest presentation. The story-telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality. Sequences of not more than four (4) images are permitted in the Nature category and only in the projected competition.

Human elements shall not be present except when the element represents an adopted habitat or on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands on wild animals is acceptable. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals (any plant or animal that has its appearance changed by breeding and selection by man), mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

The title should be factual and descriptive and will be read as shown. Scientific names are encouraged but are not to be used as a basis for judging.

No manipulation or modification of Nature images is permitted except resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration of original color of the scene. No special effect filters can be applied. Any sharpening must appear natural. No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged or combined. Horizontal flipping (equivalent to reversing the image) is an acceptable modification.

Examples

Below are some examples of Nature images that placed in more than one competition at the club and/or 6C.

[© Richard Ingles]
Digital: Nature
First Place July 2008, First Place End of Year 2008
Arctic Tern (Sterna Paradisaea) Maneuvering To Land
Richard Ingles
[© Joseph Grapa]
Digital: Nature
Second Place July 2008, Second Place End of Year 2008
Territorial Dispute Of 2 Magnificent Hummingbirds (Eugenes fulgens)
Joseph Grapa
[© Uwe Schmalenbach ]
Digital: Nature
Second Place March 2008, Third Place End of Year 2008
Gentoo Penguin With Chicks (Pygoscelis Papua)
Uwe Schmalenbach
[© Doris Vutz]
Prints: Nature
Third Place club and 6C March 2008, HM End of Year 2008
Mating Butterflies (Heliconius Sara)
Doris Vutz
[© Uwe Schmalenbach]
Digital: Nature
First Place club and HM 6C March 2008, HM End of Year 2008
Polar Bear With Cubs In Churchill (Ursus Maritimus)
Uwe Schmalenbach
[© JoAn Lambert]
Slides: Nature
First Place club and 6C November 2880, Second Place 6C End of Year February 2009
Clapper Rail on a Log at High Tide Drying Feathers (Rallus longirostris)
JoAn Lambert
[© Peggy Patterson]
Slides: Nature
First Place club and Third Place 6C July 2008, Second Place End of Year 2008. HM 6C End of Year February 2009
Harbor Seal tinted with rust from wrecked ship (Phoca vitulina)
Peggy Patterson
[© Airdrie Kincaid]
Slides: Nature
Third Place club and First Place 6C July 2008, First Place End of Year 2008
Wave splashing Sally Lightfoot crab (Grapsus grapsus) on barnacles
Airdrie Kincaid
[© Ari Strod]
Prints: Nature
HM club and 6C March 2008, Third Place End of Year 2008
Costa Rican Lizard (Genus Iguana)
Ari Strod
[© Bernie Weinzimmer]
Prints: Nature
HM club and 6C March 2008, 2nd Place End of Year 2008
Critically Endangered Cayman Island Blue Iguana (Stenella longirostris)
Bernie Weinzimmer
[© Mary Ellen Kaschub]
Prints: Nature
Second Place and 6C HM November 2007 and First Place End of Year 2007
Female Green Anole Lizard Looks for Next Meal (Anolis Carolinensis)
Mary Ellen Kaschub
[© JoAn Lambert]
Slides: Nature
First Place, HM 6C November 2007, and HM 6C End of Year February 2008
Mountain Goat Tripping Along Rocky Cliff Edge
JoAn Lambert
[© Ken Bloomfield]
Digital: Nature
Third Place November 2007 and End of Year 2007
Spine Cheek Anemone Fish (Premnas Biaculeatus)
Ken Bloomfield
[© Don Schremp]
Prints: Nature
First Place November 2007 and Third Place End of Year
Swarming Termites with Iridescent Wings (Reticulitermes Hesperus)
Don Schremp
[© Bernie Weinzimmer]
Digital: Nature
Second Place November 2007 and HM End of Year 2007
Yellowstone Pronghorn Antelope Eating Dinner (Antilocapra Amelcana)
Bernie Weinzimmer
[© Bernie Weinzimmer]
Prints: Nature
First Place July 2007
Snowy Egret With Nest Building Material (Egretta thula)
Bernie Weinzimmer
[© Dick Stuart]
Digital: Nature
First Place July 2007, 6C Third Place July 2007, and First Place End of Year 2007
Praying Mathis (Tenodera aridifolla sinensis)
Dick Stuart
[© Fan Winer]
Slides: Nature
Second Place and 6C 6C July 2007
Monarch Butterfly and its Chrysallis (Danaus plexippus)
Fan Winer
[© JoAn Lambert]
Slides: Nature
Third Place November 2007 and HM End of Year 2007
Young Spotted Hyena Pup Interacts with Parents (hyaenidae)
JoAn Lambert
[© Airdrie Kincaid]
Slides: Nature
First Place and Second Place 6C March 2007, First Place End of Year 2007, and Third Place 6C End of Year February 2008
Atlantic Puffins on Tufts above Burrows (Fratercula artica)
Airdrie Kincaid
[© Peggy Patterson]
Slides: Nature
First Place July 2007
Close-up Detail for Female Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Peggy Patterson
[© Airdrie Kincaid]
Slides: Nature
Second Place and 6C First Place March 2007
Male American Kestrel perched on spruce (Falco sparverius)
Airdrie Kincaid
[© Peggy Patterson]
Slides: Nature
HM March 2007 and Third Place End of Year 2007
Blacktail Prairie Dog and Pup in burrow(Cynomys ludovicianus)
Peggy Patterson
[© Bernie Weinzimmer]
Digital: Nature
First Place March 2007 and Second Place End of Year 2007
Great Egret Fly By (Ardea Alba)
Bernie Weinzimmer

 



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