Monday, August 24, 2009

This bird photo could be better if...

WildBird holds a photo contest each year that generates hundreds of entries. We love seeing so many folks respond to the prizes available in each category, and this year's contest offered 16 prizes.

Among the gobs of great photographs that make the judges' jobs difficult, we always find images that make us think that they could've been just a wee bit better. I'll share some for your viewing and critiquing pleasure. (Click on an image to see a larger version.)

Tip: Turn off the date stamp, or crop the photo to remove the data stamp before submitting it to a contest.

Bonus tip: Ask yourself if your contest entry matches the quality of the photos that regularly appear in the host magazine or on the host website.

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Blogger John said...

Maybe you should have contestants read this first.

August 25, 2009 12:03 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

"you should have" -- That's funny, John. I can't *make* participants do anything.

The contest details always stress focus as the prime consideration. Most of the entries still appear out of focus.

#26 in that link particularly amused me. Thanks for the chuckles.

August 25, 2009 12:20 PM  
Blogger David La Puma said...

the barcode sticker is a nice touch, though

September 01, 2009 12:35 PM  

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