Τετάρτη, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2011

5 days left to take October photos!

As usual, a short reminder that there are 5 days left, including this weekend, in order to take wildlife photos for the Photo of the Month of October. The weather is nice and sunny, the light is excellent for photography, and many animals are still active before the winter break. If you haven't been out yet this month for photo shooting, now is the time to go. If you want to participate in our monthly wildife competition, then please send us your photos until November 3rd at the latest.

Here are some of the most important rules:
- A maximum of 5 photos can be sumbitted per person per month.
- Photos should not exceed 1200 pixels width and 900 pixels hight.
- Please do not include any names or watermarks in the photos or the EXIF-data.
- The main subject of the photo should be wildlife (a non-domestic wild animal).
- Any wildlife (wild animal) is allowed, as long as it has been photographed within the borders of Greece.
- Pets and animals in captivity are not accepted.
- If you can, try to include the species name in the title of the photo.

Happy shooting!

The full rules can be found here: Competition rules
The current photo gallery can be viewed here: October photos

Τρίτη, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Winner Photo of the Month, September 2011:     Nikos Fokas


Congratulations to Nikos Fokas, who won the September competition with his excellent shot of a Spotted Flycatcher:


1st Place: Nikos Fokas


The second place went to Tassos Sakoulis, for his equally fascinating shot of a Whiskered Tern: Congratulations, here too!


2nd Place: Tassos Sakoulis


The third place is won by Nikos Samaritakis, who managed to capture two in one: Lesser Emperor in front of a Coot. Congratulations Niko!


3rd Place: Nikos Samaritakis


Again, we'd like to thank all the participants and voters for their participation!


This second edition of the PM-competition happened somewhat smoother than the first, in particular with the voting. We are happy to report that we didn't have to eliminate any biased votes this time, and that the overall participation, although slightly below the level of the first edition, was a very satisfying experience. Most of the photos were at the correct size, didn't have the owner's name in the EXIF data, and named the species in the title, which sort of facilitates my work. The quality of the photos remained very high, and viewing them was, and is, a pleasure, this month too.


We are already looking forward to see the photos of October, so please keep on shooting and submitting, all... καλή τύχη!


Please feel free also to leave comments with the photos, in the Gallery:
Here is the link again: Photos September


Full classement : Classement September
Voting sheet : Votes

Τρίτη, 4 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Photo of the Month: September voting is now open


As usal, first a big "thank you" to all who have participated in this month' photo competition!
There were not quite as many participants as last month, but in the end we still got a very good number of 56 photos from 18 photographers. It's about a quarter less than the first edition, but this was somewhat expected with people having finished their holidays. Of course we hope to pass the 100-photos-per-month barrier until the end of the year... so keep on shooting people!

The voting sheet is now available here below: please remember to vote for the best photos instead of for your best friends...!

Voting is allowed for all members of the EOE (HOS), the Greek Nature Photography Forum, or for people who have participated in at least one Photo of the Month competition (can be the current one).

Thank you for your vote!

Link to the photo Gallery: Photos September 2011

Voting is closed - results will be published soon.