The Spider who ate The Prize: We unveil our February POTD monthly winners


posted Friday, April 3, 2015 at 2:57 PM EDT


It's that time again when we get the privilege of announcing our Photo of the Day contest monthly winners and runners-up, and our winning image for February is a real stunner. In close to a unanimous vote across the board, our regular Bob Jensen's "Waiting Game" image of a tantalizing spider took the crown and top prize for February.

Bob's no stranger to our winner's circle, having taking the top prize in our contest back in July of last year. Our second place winner for February, Debra Dorothy, is also no stranger to the podium, having been awarded a second and a third prize in both 2013 and 2014. Congratulations to both of these longtime regulars, and to Jim Salvas for his gorgeous sunrise, all of which win gift certificates from Adorama.

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First prize • The Waiting Game by Bob Jensen • Nikon F4

Second prize • Nest Building by Debra S. Dorothy • Canon 7D

Third prize • The Tree, Sunrise by Jim Salvas • Olympus E-M1

First runner-up • Hooves and Heels by Alan Leder • Nikon D200

Second runner-up • Aerial Selfie by Adam Romanowicz • GoPro Hero3

Thanks so much to everyone who enters our Photo of the Day contest, and once again congratulations to the winners this month. The top three all receive gift certificates from Adorama of $300, $200 and $100, respectively. Please keep the wonderful submissions coming our way!

For anyone wanting to know more about our competition please visit this news story which describes our contest and also offers some useful tips to help you succeed. To see camera and exposure information on this month's winners or to visit previous months please visit our POTD winner's gallery.

Ready to submit a photo of your own? Just click here! And to compliment these photographers on their submissions or offer your own analysis, please use the comments section below. And last but definitely not least, thanks to our friends at Adorama for sponsoring our contest!

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News stories from previous monthly winners:

Wild Dolphin by Karen Celella

January 2015 POTD Winners

December 2014 POTD Winners

November 2014 POTD Winners

October 2014 POTD Winners

September 2014 POTD Winners

August 2014 POTD Winners

July 2014 POTD Winners

June 2014 POTD Winners

May 2014 POTD Winners

April 2014 POTD Winners