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#1 marinedomain

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:47 PM

Well done to Bruce Yates (bmyates) for getting first place in the Windland Smith Rice International with his picture of a Lemon shark it won in the Oceans division.

I managed to get a picture in the exhibit as well, and it will be on display at the Smithsonian from mid November.

This is my one:
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:12 PM

Gary - congratulations! Do you have the full winners list? I can't seem to find the 2008 winners on their webpage.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:03 AM

Thank Eric, here is the list of winners from over 20,000 entries:

Grand Prize
Brian Hampton (Lion Crossing the River)

Conservation Photographer of the Year
Florian Schulz

Youth Photographer of the Year
Matthew Burrard-Lucas (Leopard Cub)

Wildlife
Jenny Ross (Twin Polar Bear Cubs)

Birds
Zsolt Kudich (Common Buzzards)

Animal Antics
Andrew Rouse (Macaroni Penquins)

Endangered Species
Jeremy Woodhouse (Snub-nosed Golden Monkey)

Environmental Issues
Cameron Davidson (Reclaimed Mountain Top)

Oceans
Bruce Yates (Lemon Shark)

Camera Club
Orlando Camera Club: Club Representatives - Bob Young,
Susan Germyn, Wayne Bennett, Deborah Sandidge, Diane Chenault,
Jim Urbach, Reg Garner, Ken Blye, Bill Grisatis

Art in Nature
Karen Garbee (Waterfall, Milford Sound)

People in Nature
Lukasz Warzecha (Sunset over Telendos)

Small World Spectacular
Robert Knight (California Poppy)

Plant Life
Zsolt Kudich (Large Pasque Flower)

Indigenous Cultures
Chris Linder (Evenki Reindeer Herder)

Weather
Eugene McCaul, Jr. (Great Plains Tornado)

Creative Digital
Sean C. Bagshaw (Lunar Eclipse)

Zoos and Aquariums
Albert J. Valentino (Gorilla & Baby)

Landscape
Daniel Ewert (Edith Creek)


Highly Honored Images (**star indicates inclusion in exhibition)

Wildlife:
Geoff Simpson (Stag)
**Anup Shah (Lion Mother and Cub)
Todd Gustafson (Lion cub)
**John L. Morrow (Sow Grizzly Bear)
Henry H. Holdsworth (Blazing trail, Bison)
Wil Hershberger (Deer)
Megan Draheim (Ibex)
Wayne E. Wolfersberger (Bison Fight)
Roberto Palozzi (Weddell Seals)

Birds:
**Andy Crosthwaite (Emperor Penguin Chick)
Michael Tracy (Snowy Owl)
Marcello Libra (King Penguins)
Andrew Rouse (Great Crested Grebe)
Chris Hornaman (Bee Eater)
Cristobal Serrano (Swallow)

Animal Antics:
Billy Dodson (Vervet Monkeys)
Ben Hall (Goldeneye Duck)
**Marsel van Oosten (Namaqua Chameleon)
Rick Rasmussen (Bear and Baby)
**John Conrad, Jr. (Emperor Penguin)
Michael Tracy (Heron & Frog)
**Federico Veronesi (African Elephants)
**Ian Nelson (Cape Buffalo and Yellow-Billed Storks)
**Daisy Gilardini (Penguins with camera)

Endangered Species:
Stephen Belcher (Orangutan)
Florian Schulz (Horned Guan)

Environmental Issues:
Russ Burden (Hooked Cormorant)
Lauren Hollingsworth (Landmines)
William Speaks (Wind Turbines)

Oceans:
**Gary Brennand (Napoleon Wrasse)
Alec Connah (Sharks)
Thomas P. Peschak (Siphonophore)
**Toshio Minami (Spotted Dolphins)

Youth:
Fergus Gill (Puffin)
Emily Pfeifer (Hawk)
Alex Binford-Walsh (Chile Panorama)

Art in Nature:
Jan Baks (Jungle Steam)
Donna Eaton (Calla Lily)
Gary Steer (Ocean Scene)
Daniel L. Kencke (Winter Aspen Reflection)
Les Irwig (Patterned Scribbles, tree bark)
Simone Sbaraglia (Japanese Cranes)
Damjan Voglar (Agave Thorn)
**Florian Schulz (Male Resplendent Quetzal)
Robert Mumford, Jr. (Andean Emerald Hummingbird)

People in Nature:
Daniel Buckscott (Glacier Meltpond Kayaker)
Giordano Ciprani (Diver and Gorgonia Fan)

Small World Spectacular:
**David Maitland (**Red-Eyed Tree Frog & Swallowtail)
**Edwin Geisbers (Ghost Glass Frog)
Ralf Darius (Caterpillar)

Plant Life:
Sandy Selesky (Sumac Leaves)
Carsten Braun (Lily of the Valley)
Thomas P. Peschak (Fever Tree)

Indigenous Cultures:
Shantanu Das (Bharat Natyam)
**Julian Asher (San Storyteller)
Pete J. Oxford (Huaorani Indian)
**Piper S. Mackay (Firestarters)

Weather:
Andrew Rouse (South Georgia)
Daniel Cedras (Everglades)
Lorri Freedman (Zion Rainbow)

Creative Digital:
**Michael D. Kern (Baboon Eyes)
Yoshiki Nakamura (Eagles)
Jeffery Bowen (Kaleidofly)
John Bartosik (Lichen owl rock)
Ralph Paonessa (Child with Penquins)

Zoos and Aquariums:
**Alexander Vasiljev (Golden Pheasant)
Patricia Fenn (Lion)
David F. Bezold (Tiger)
Muffet Frische (Tiger)
William Meikle (Moon Bear)

Landscape:
Rosa Isabel Vazquez (Barrikas Beach)
**Henry H. Holdsworth (Field of Dreams, Grand Tetons)
Greg Ferguson (Mesa Lands)
Josh D. Anon (Horsetail Falls)

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 03:40 AM

I'll add my congratulations too, nice shot of the wrasse. I'll be in Washington early December, any idea were the display will be? From the pictures from last year I'm guessing the Natual History?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:25 AM

Thanks Rick, yes the display will be at the Natural History museum, images will also be online by the end of November

Edited by marinedomain, 11 October 2008 - 05:26 AM.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:32 AM

Congrats guys that is a great accomplishment. Some stunning shots! Do you know what you get for the win?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:43 AM

Well done to Bruce Yates (bmyates) for getting first place in the Windland Smith Rice International with his picture of a Lemon shark it won in the Oceans division.

I managed to get a picture in the exhibit as well, and it will be on display at the Smithsonian from mid November.



Congrats to you and Bruce. How long does the Exhibition run? I am down there late this month but may go back down again.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 08:30 AM

I love that wrasse shot, Gary! Congrats!

I have to say I was STUNNED when I got the call that my "grinning shark" shot had won! I've always been in awe of the stuff in Natures Best Photography, and I only started entering contests last year, so didn't expect to place in such a major competition!

The shot is far from perfect from a technical standpoint (tons of bubbles, right strobe overdone, etc.). But it happened to capture an "expression" (admittedly anthropomorphic) that really seems to grab people...including apparently the judges. I guess my point would be that for those of us who aren't as "artistic" and creative as the more famous Wetpixel experts (e.g., Alex and Eric), there's hope for us , too! :blink:

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Frankly, there is something to be said for being in the right place (in this case, diving on ShearWater in the Bahamas) at the right time (doing "lemon snaps" at sunset), and with good equipment (this was shot with a 1D Mark II, blasting away at 8.5 frames a second). Who knows if I'll ever capture another shot as "unique" as this one. But I'll keep trying, and meanwhile, I'm going to enjoy my 15 minutes of fame! :fool:

BTW, it is my understanding that the Smithsonian Nat'l Museum of History exhibit will open sometime in early November, and will last well into 2009. I definitely want to see it...I think a trip from Seattle to "the other Washington" might be in my future!

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:34 AM

Great honor bruce. Ive admired your pictures. The shot has a real wow factor

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:46 AM

Congrats all. A great honour and well deserved.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:17 AM

Definitely go see it Bruce.

It is pretty cool to see your image on display and sit back and watch and listen to people viewing the exhibit comment on it. Especially the kids. The Ocean Views exhibit ends at the end of October and I still may try to get to it. Loved last years trip.

Congrats again, great work and you should be proud.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:45 PM

Outstanding work guys!

Gary, you didn't tell me about that in Bali! Good on ya! I didn't need to teach you anything! hahaha

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:16 PM

Thanks Mike, didn't really know about it when I was in Bali, had been told a few of my pics were through to the finals but never expected any to get selected. Had a great time in Bali and glad my wife organized for me to spend a few days diving with you while I was there, I did learn HEAPS off you.


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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:42 PM

Guys, I was in DC for the scuba show a couple weeks ago and had a free day to visit the Smithsonian museum of Natural History and was really impressed with the exhibit, congrats to everyone who had their work shown it was very impressive.
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