We're happy to announce the monthly winners of our Photo of the Day contest for April, 2008. Here's a look at April's winners, along with some comments from the judges:
Mushrooms, by Steven Shpall
(Steven won a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Printer.)
This cluster of mushrooms is full of texture and detail in the caps and lamellae (the "gill"-like structures beneath), and Steven did a fine job of capturing it with his Nikon D200 as an interesting black and white shot!
Going Nowhere Fast, by Deborah Frances
(Deborah won a Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer.)
Deborah's shot of two snails exploring opposite sides of the same leaf is fun, and has a certain symmetry to it. If the snails had been moving in opposite directions as well, this could perhaps have been even better, but it's still a very worthy second place nonetheless.
The Dance, by Kenneth Mucke
(Kenneth won a Canon PIXMA MP610 Printer.)
Our third place photo this month is another black and white shot, and one that does a good job of conveying the grace and motion of two Atlanta Ballet dancers. Given that motion and the strong contrast between background and dancers' outfits, it can't have been an easy shot - but Kenneth nevertheless pulled it off quite well with minimal blurring and the highlights controlled pretty nicely as well.
There you have it: 30 great Photos of the Day, with 3 exceptional ones capturing top honors. - So what are you waiting for? That could be your photo up there this time next month! Dig through your digital shoe boxes, pick your best and join the fun!