In 2015, Lauren and Misha both made the trip to the Melbourne zoo to spend a day amongst the animals photographing to their hearts delight. You have seen the results and now FF KWC CHOICEMAKER Pete Marshall has made her CHOICES of her favourites. Pete has been in the wild doing the same thing, getting up close and personal to Africa’s animals in their natural environment. So, it was only appropriate she should be the selector for the first collection.
This is a great shot by Misha makes the highest recognition as the TOP CHOICE.. Not only has the photographer ignored the fact the faces of the animals are not in view, she has composed the image very well, to actually make a considered composition of shapes, colours, lights and darks. It is well balanced and interesting, leaving the viewers eye much to take in and assess, but with shape and light being the focus rather than a “portrait” of an animal. Very well done.
The reflection image caught by Lauren really sets it apart – also the immediate background of the animal provides good strong contrast to its sunlit back. However, I think better placement of the animal would have enhanced the overall effect.
The words written beneath the images give an idea of how the CHOICEMEAKER evaluated the image and made her selection. They, and others also provide the opportunity to see how a composition or an idea can be improved.
Lauren has a – great shot – feels very ‘natural’ for the top choice in the category. Good compositional placement and angle of focus point. The lights and darks balance well and the fact that the left of the insect is in slight shadow, thus a bit richer in colour adds to the composition.
Misha Best in the category would be better without the out of focus tree.
MR 5 – Cute Lorikeet in well balanced and colourful photo. To a degree the two out of focus light elements in the background repeat the triangular focal image. Pity about the slash of bright green.
ZOOPIX TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT 2016.
This project has been chosen to continue throughout this year with newcomers to the program being encouraged to add their works to the collection, but also other zoo’s to be included, and wouldn’t that be great to see international locations involved.
WORLD ANIMAL DAY WILL SEE THE ZOOPER ZOOPIX EXHIBITED AS A MAJOR SHOW.
The words and opinions are those of the CHOICEMAKER, and do not necessarily reflect those of FOCUS FORCE. They, and the words written by Dr. Pete Marshall and any other CHOICE MAKER appointed by FOCUS FORCE reflect how they see the images. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we all know that can differ from one person to another.