Good start to Digiscoper of the Year 2011

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by DaleForbes on July 4, 2011 · 0 comments

in Digiscoping & Bird Photography

The Digiscoper of the Year 2011 competition started on 1 June, and being still early days, there have only been 41 entrants so far. Having said that, there are some wonderful photos amongst the first few. As with last year, you an follow the progress of the competition online, see all the photos that have been uploaded so far, and vote for your favourites.

Beautiful colours: Blue-headed Wagtail by "geerta" in Digiscoper of the Year 2011

At the end of every calender month, 20 of the finest images from that month will be selected and posted on the Swarovski Optik Facebook Page. The three photos per month that get the most “likes” will then win a fancy schmancy high-quality Swarovski fleece jacket by Skinfit.

My favorite entry so far: Common Terns by P.J in Digiscoper of the Year 2011

Changes to the Digiscoper of the Year 2011 website include:

  • A new active magnifying glass function to closely examine the photos and appreciate their beauty up close,
  • A Facebook “like” button to share your favorites with your circle of online friends, and
  • A monthly sub-competition to honour a few more of the wonderful (both beautiful and fun) entries that come in each month

Vote for your favourite June 2011 photo on Facebook

The thing about Digiscoper of the Year each year, is not just the amazingly beautiful images that are entered, but also being able to get a glimmer of insight in to the world that nature-lovers around the world are experiencing. Digiscoping photos do not necessarily need to be photo-art “pretty” to capture a special moment, a surprise encounter or a wonderful day out in the field. “Horrible” photos can sometimes capture this even better. Which is why I am such a fan of the idea of the new monthly Facebook DOY competition – the winners are chosen by all those interested in sharing and enjoying impressions of nature.

Happy digiscoping,
Dale Forbes

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