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PHOTONews Spring 2010 Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the quarterly PHOTONews Challenge!

Osprey with Breakfast Karen von Knolboch Kitchener Ontario

Osprey with Breakfast
Karen von Knobloch, of Kitchener, Ontario, caught this Osprey on Easter Sunday morning as it soared above the Grand River in Blair, Ontario. Nikon D300S with 70 to 200mm f/2.8 VRll and the Nikon TC-20E lll 2X teleconvertor for a combined 400mm focal length. 1/600 second at f/5.6, ISO 400, Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV.
”It can be a challenge to catch images of birds in flight, and the fact that the osprey had it’s breakfast in tow was a bonus.”


My Home, ma Maison Robert Benoit Pierrefonds, Quebec

My home, ma maison
Robert Benoit, of Pierrefonds, Quebec, captured this photograph at the 12th Edition “Papillons en Fête” Spring Butterfly display at the Jardins Serres Hamel in L’Ancienne-Lorette, near Quebec City.
“I used my Nikon D80 with a Tamron 18-270mm lens at 110mm, and SB600 flash, shooting at 1/100 second and f/5.6, ISO 200. The setting, angle, and composition made it an interesting image.” 


Bird of Paradise Crane Flower Pregrad Gutic Mississauga Centennial Park Conservatory

Bird of Paradise (Crane Flower)
Predrag Gutic, of Mississauga, Ontario, used a Sony Alpha 200 and DT 18-250mm lens at 45mm to photograph this striking floral display at the Centennial Park Conservatory. Settings were 1/40 second, f/5.6, ISO 400 with an exposure compensation of +0.7 EV.
“My daughters liked the flower, and asked me to take a picture of it. I’m glad I did as it turned out wonderful.”


Fifty Point Sunrise Ralf Nowak Hamilton Ontario

Fifty Point Sunrise
Ralf Nowak, of Hamilton, Ontario, used a Nikon D300 with 18-135mm AF-S lens mounted on a Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod with 486RC2 head to shoot this striking image at 1/15 second, f/16, ISO 200, focal length 18mm.
“This shot was taken at Fifty Point Conservation Area in Stoney Creek, Ontario. The gradient colours of the sunrise are amazing.” 



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