Photo Competition Winner - October '10 by Ginny Scholes
- Judged by
- Paul Goldstein
- Trip code
- Countries Visited
- October 2010
Action shots are often the most challenging with wildlife. It appears that this cheetah has just given up on this quest, however the image still screams motion. The quarry is sharp, the predator blurred and the overall interpretation is one of excitement and a near miss.
These photos do not always go to plan, they take patience and field craft; this one has it in abundance. There is also anticipation here. Did it catch this one or get another one? Would the photographer be there for the next hunt? All this in one well shot and lit image; nice work.
Previous Winning entries
Perhaps I am biased, well, with tigers of course I am but this is a superb shot. To get a tiger near water is good but to catch the exact moment it walks adjacent to this lake, its far paw inches from…
Star trails near Telouet -This is a technically superb shot. The exposure has to be about two hours, the direction due south and all the focus done manually. The lighting is also right on the money. M…
Sometimes I have to admit to bias and this was taken on a recent Sri Lanka safari I was lucky enough to lead; however having spent hours with all of the entries this month, it is a clear winner. Green…
The adjective 'original' seldom goes with the Taj Mahal, perhaps the most photographed building on the planet. It may even be dangerous to apply it here, but this is a stunning photo whatever the crit…