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Ribbon Winners Only: Entries found=20

Color A On Topic

Antennea - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 30
Technique: 10 Impact: 10 Composition: 10
Hands down my favorite shot from any of the images in this month's competitions. I've shot one of these Wolf Moths (I think that's what they're called) and I didn't have a macro lens and tripod with me. This shot is WAY better for having both, at least I suspect as much. Is the green background dropped in? In any case I love the detail you can see on this super fuzzy moth.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Color A On Topic

Swallowtail - Bill Down
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 29
Technique: 9 Impact: 10 Composition: 10
Another great macro shot that's leaps and bounds above the others. The detail in his body is so great that I don't even mind that the one flower that's too close to the lens is out of focus. I'm blown away at the level of detail you're able to get with what I think are live subjects. Bravo!

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Color A On Topic

Hanging Around - Adam L Berry
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 28
Technique: 10 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Beautifully done! I love the black out background. You also have some amazing details and sharpness going on here. Bravo!

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Color B On Topic

Vision in Orange and Black - Robert A Stermer
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 28
Technique: 9 Impact: 10 Composition: 9
One of the better butterfly shots in this competition and if for no other reason because it's one of the more interesting looking butterflies. I really like how well it looks with the bold yellow flower.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Color B On Topic

Frog - Tom Murray
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 26
Technique: 8 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Great effort capturing this frog. Everything is handled really well. It looks like you used some fill flash but didn't overdo it. The only thing I would offer is that the redeye effect caused by the flash needs to be worked on.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Color B On Topic

Pretty in Pink - Sarah Lankester
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 25
Technique: 8 Impact: 9 Composition: 8
Great capture on the butterfly and I like the placement in the frame. My only problem is that the flowers in the background are a little too bright and are competing for attention with the butterfly.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Mono A On Topic

Rose - Bill Down
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 29
Technique: 10 Impact: 10 Composition: 9
Simply perfect.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Mono A On Topic

Time - Bill Down
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 28
Technique: 10 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Classic watch detail shot. Beautifully captured and great B&W treatment. Traditionally, aren't watches and cocks set to 10 and 2? I didn't take any points away for breaking with advertising norms there. ;-)

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Mono A On Topic

Mushroom - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 27
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Wonderful macro shot. Both the camera work and the selected mushroom are great. So many times people making these kinds of shots don't go the extra mile to get a photogenic specimen. Well done!

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Mono B On Topic

Timeing - Tom Murray
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 28
Technique: 10 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
I like how the hour and minute hands form a mustache. Great clumping of subjects and over-all a well done monochromatic image. The only thing that bugs me is that the faces on the right are way brighter than the main subject and distract.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Mono B On Topic

Perfect Feathers - G Daniels
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 27
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
I'm really intrigued by the angle here and how you shot it. What lens and how far away you were. There's a lot of bird pictures in this month's competition but this is the only one that has such a dynamic and unique angle of view to it. The highlights are a little bright but the contrast is handled well despite it.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Mono B On Topic

The Key Boy - Tom Murray
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 26
Technique: 8 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Another good still life / macro shot. I like the arrangement of objects here. I'm not sure what all of them all but some are obviously keys. The placement of the picture of the kid is the best part of the composition here. Well done.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Novice On Topic

Dahlia Duet - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 28
Technique: 9 Impact: 10 Composition: 9
Another beautiful flower shot. The tricky part here is getting the white tips just right and you nailed it. Well done.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Novice On Topic

Wild Rose - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 27
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Excellently detailed flower. Amazingly sharp everywhere it needs to be. I think the background is also handled very well. Not too simple and not too busy. Kudos for also choosing a good-looking specimen (or for at least cleaning it up in post if not..)

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Novice On Topic

Cockle Shell with Barnacles - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 24
Technique: 9 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
The composition here is a little tight and it makes me have a hard time getting an idea of the scale of this shell. You have captured it's details beautifully, though. Is there a slight yellow cast here?

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Open Topic

Black Water - Adam L Berry
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 28
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 10
Beautiful B&W treatment. Excellent control over the tonal range and everything is well placed in the frame. Well done!

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Open Topic

The Catch - Robert A Stermer
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 27
Technique: 8 Impact: 10 Composition: 9
There are always a lot of bird images when I judge for your club and I must admit that the ones that have a little (or a lot) of something extra are the ones that do better and this one def. has that. Great action shot that's sharp where it needs to be.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Open Topic

Anhinga - Bill Down
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 26
Technique: 9 Impact: 8 Composition: 9
There's a lot about this image that I love. I love the simplicity of the solid blue sky and it looks like you had absolutely perfect light in the right direction. The detail in the feathers on the back of the bird is amazing. The only thing that bugs me is that his face seems ever so slightly soft and he expression seems a little awkward.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Open Topic

Into the Mist - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 24
Technique: 9 Impact: 7 Composition: 8
Another quiet moment at the beach. I do love the fog and the color is handled well. Good low contrast treatment. I do wonder if the "story" here is missing something. Maybe a slightly closer crop would help.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018

Open Topic

U Turn - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Steve Reeves Total Score: 26
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 8
Another great B&W in this group. Everything is handled well and the sharpness is very good. The only thing I'd offer for improvement is that the composition seems like a mismatch. Waiting for him to curl back around to the other direction would have him looking/moving into the bulk of the negative space in the image.

August 2017 - Macro Photography - 8/7/2018