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Close-up Photographer of the Year winners announced


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https://www.cupoty.com/winners-04

 

Some really good work as usual, with most you can click on the image and read the story behind it and the technical details. Strangely this isn't true of all of them where you just get a gallery of smaller previews instead.

 

Fans of the Sony RX100 might be interested to know that the winner of the 'Intimate Landscapes' category was taken with a Mk VI.

https://www.cupoty.com/mike-curry-frequency

 

The winner of the 'Plants' category is a wonderful picture of a Snake's Head Fritillery where the out-of-focus highlights have taken on the shape of the flower, I've never seen that effect before, very ethereal.

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14 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:

The winner of the 'Plants' category is a wonderful picture of a Snake's Head Fritillery where the out-of-focus highlights have taken on the shape of the flower, I've never seen that effect before, very ethereal.

And the photographer's name is Blomme - Flower in Flemish/Southern Dutch.

Not sure how he achieved that. Normally you cut out a shape and use it as an aperture. It probably worked the same way with the long lens and the grasses in front of him.

 

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10 hours ago, wiskerke said:

It probably worked the same way with the long lens and the grasses in front of him.

Yes, happenstance maybe, he doesn't mention it and it's subtle, almost subliminal. At first I thought it was a montage as I know of  another flower photographer that does rather wonderful flower/woodland images that way. 300mm on full frame isn't normally a focal length you'd associate with flower photography, at least I wouldn't have done but I see that this rather special lens focuses to 140cms. Originally introduced as an APS-C lens but then reclassified as suitable for full frame when the full frame K-1 came out.

 

His website link doesn't work, it is now http://donlopephotography.com/eloge-de-la-macro-ordinaire/

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