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Creative in nature
110 participants 220 photographs

After an initial review, we have seen that there are a lot of really good pictures. Many of the images were not within the theme of creative photography in nature and we had to discard them, much to our regret.

Afterwards, we ended up with about 40 images. Then, after discarding some of them, we chose 10 and, finally, we voted the winner photos among the last ones.

The ratings were very tight and some only differ by one point, so any photography could have been the winner.

Winning photographs
Crepúsculo
Crepúsculo - Una gineta se asoma a la ventana de un cortijo extremeño abandonado. Cámara Nikon D610, obj. Nikkor 200-400 a 400 mm. f6'3 1/250 sec, ISO 100. Dos exposiciones en un sólo RAW de cámara: gineta con dos flashes laterales a 45º y otro a contraluz y La Luna en otra toma aparte. Recorte de un 10% aprox. y eliminación de motas.
by Diafragm , first prize in the contest Creative in nature sponsored by Fomunity 

We feel that this photography perfectly meets the theme and the essence of this contest.

This photo has a lot of previous field work. It is very difficult to get a wild animal pose on where you want to photograph. As an added difficulty is a nocturnal animal so the location and working conditions harden even more.

The composition of the image is very good and the idea of including the moon through a double exposure on camera too. It completes the picture and makes the viewer clearly see this nocturnal carnivore habits.

To find a fly in the ointment, we all agree that perhaps the frontal lighting could have been improved a little, especially in the window frame, lowering it a bit.

El Descanso
El Descanso - Foto de un Camaleón (Chamaeleo chamaeleon) utilizando la técnica de la doble exposición en cámara generado en un solo RAW.Para el Camaleon, utilizé un objetivo macro 150 mm y para la segunda exposición de la luna, un tele 70-200 mm con duplicador x2. Realizada con una Nikon Df.
by Davidexuvia , second prize in the contest Creative in nature sponsored by Fomunity 
Vuelo rasante
Vuelo rasante - Un carbonero es captado entre dos luces. El uso de una velocidad lenta propicia que se dibuje su estela alar.Realizada en una sola exposición en cámara.
by dimassb , third prize in the contest Creative in nature sponsored by Fomunity 
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The flowering of the Tajinaste

5TH INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2020 “The flowering of the Tajinaste”
Photos representing the flowering of Tajinaste. Our endemic plant is between the most beautiful of all the authochthonous Canarian plants. This contest aims to spread this beauty around the world by viewing the photographs and preparing an exhibition.

Contest rules

Terms and Conditions

These contest rules are an expansion of the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use. If there is any contradiction between them, the terms and conditions defined in these rules have precedence.

Taking part in this contest implies that you accept the Fomunity Terms and Conditions of Use, all of the contest rules and regulations, and any reasonable changes introduced by Fomunity.

Competitors

This contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers from around the world.

Subject

Creative Photography in nature in which fit techniques such as high speed or multiple exposures.

Works

Each competitor can submit up to 5 photographs, none of which can have won a prize in any other competition (Fomunity or otherwise) and to which they must hold the intellectual property rights.

The photographs must be at least 1 000 pixels and no more than 10 000 pixels, in JPG (JPEG) format, and can be no larger than 10 MB.

Basic digital processing (white balance, exposure, levels, contrast, saturation, focus, vignetting elimination ...) and cleaning of particles and moderate cuts be accepted. Image modifications or part/s of it, that would make the photography to reflect a different reality to the photographed not be accepted.

Composite pictures of multiple exposures, HDR images, panoramas and Focus-Stacking that have been taken in the same sequence be accepted; provided that this information is indicated in the argument and comply with the principles of authenticity of the contest, so that they do not constitute an attempt to mislead the public.

Pictures of animals in captivity, domestic or farm animals, and cultivated plants, will not be accepted.

Particular attention will be given to the compliance of the ethical decalogue of AEFONA. Additionally, if the jury intuits that may have adversely affect in any way the natural environment for the realization of the photograph it will be automatically excluded from the selection process.

The authors of the photographs they reach the final stage of the discussions may be asked, if necessary, by any means, explanations about the image that the jury deems appropriate, including the RAW files.

Only photographs submitted via the contest page: https://fomunity.com/contest/46 will be accepted.

The contest entry fee is €3, for each photograph submitted. This fee will be charged when each photograph is submitted.

To encourage originality, submitted photographs will not be published until the entry deadline has passed.

To help jury impartiality, the authors of each photograph will not be displayed until the jury has made its decision.

Dates

You can submit photographs from July 1, 2016 at 00:00 until September 30, 2016 at 23:59.

The jury's decision will be published on the contest webpage on October 14, 2016.

Fomunity uses Central European Time, and adjusts to Central European Summer Time in season.

Jury

The contest jury will comprise the following specialized in nature photographers:

The jury's decision is final.

Prizes

There will be €1300 in prizes:

Each competitor will only be able to win one prize, regardless of the number of photographs they enter for this contest.

Comments

Works that infringe people's dignity or human rights will not be accepted.

Works featuring any over-texts, watermarks or any frame or indication of the author's identity (in the photograph, title or description) will not be eligible for a prize. The jury will reject any photograph that fails to comply with these rules.

Competitors are liable for any image rights or civil liability suits.

Fomunity reserves the right to remove any photograph from the contest if the jury or the Fomunity team considers that the photograph does not fit the proposed theme.

Any situation not covered by these rules will be decided by the jury and the Fomunity team.