The Blues and Greens reign supreme: We unveil our March Photo of the Day monthly winners


posted Friday, April 17, 2015 at 4:24 PM EDT

Peaceful tranquility and conforting shades of blues and greens, from a frozen pier to a tropical swim.... these are the images that won and placed in our March Photo of the Day contest, and they're a fitting way to usher out the winter and bring in the spring.

Taking top honors with his trusty Canon 40D, 300mm f/4 and a 1.4x teleconverter, long time successful regular Jimmy Marz brings us a compelling image of an otherwise ordinary frog. The body is nice and sharp while the water and bokeh in front and behind frame him for a very nice visual. You'll want to make sure and click on this one to see the larger version. Jimmy won a $300 gift certificate from Adorama for his efforts here.

First prize • Blending In by Jimmy Marz • Canon 40D

Next up in second prize and winning a $200 gift certificate is Tiffany Mueller with a Nikon D7000, presumably in an underwater housing. The use of black and white in a traditional colorful environment is one of the things that drew the judges to this image, among other things like a slightly off-the-beaten-path composition. "Against The Grain" indeed. Well done, Tiffany!

Second prize • Against The Grain by Tiffany Mueller • Nikon D7000

And for our third prize and taking home a $100 gift certificate we present a truly gorgeous image from our regular Gus Panella of, as the title aptly suggests, a frozen pier and clouds. The symmetry of the shapes is certainly compelling and draws the viewer into the image, and the pleasing color of the ocean adds to the serenity of the peaceful shot. (My morning coffee tasted all the better while contemplating this image.)

Third prize • Frozen Pier and Clouds by Gus Panella • Nikon D700

Lastly we offer up our runner's up for March, with a beautiful image of flower petals from Teddy Indra of India and a terrific landscape shot from New Zealand by Raghu.

First runner-up • Green Heart by Teddy Indra • Sony A77 Mark II

Second runner-up • Lake McKenzie, New Zealand by Raghu • Fujifilm X-T1

Thanks so much to everyone who enters our Photo of the Day contest, and 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! [International readers are welcome to enter, but only US and Canada residents are eligible to win prizes due to regulations.]

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 to offer your own analysis, please use the comments section below.

• Thanks to Adorama for sponsoring our contest! •

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News stories from previous monthly winners:

Wild Dolphin by Karen Celella

February 2015 POTD Winners

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