The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2011

21 07 2011

I informed about the TCN Photo contest previous year and now it is here again. Here goes the message:

The Nature Conservancy is holding its 6th Annual Digital Photo Competition. This year, it’s easier than ever to enter using your Facebook log-in info – or through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group –

Original digital photos that feature the natural wonders of the lands, waters, plants, animals and people around the world are all eligible for the competition.

This year at least 35 photos will be selected as honorable mentions and finalists, and our online community will vote for their favorite images to determine the winners. The grand prize winner will be featured on the cover of the 2013 Nature Conservancy calendar.

This competition is open to all photographers age 18 years or older regardless of residence or citizenship, as long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation. Photo submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 pm PST Monday, September 12, 2011.

For more details, please visit and feel free to contact me with your questions.

Consider your participation.

~ Crucifiction ~
0.8  sec. @ 100 mm, f/14, ISO 100

When I was looking for a photo to accompany this message I came up across this one which wasn’t posted , yet. It is direct shot of central part of Miltonia orchid blossom. The flower was on a windowsill backlit by afternoon sun light. I was amazed by the patterns and colours.

Have a nice rest of the week!

Technical information: all photographs in this post were taken with Canon EOS 450D camera and Canon EF 100mm USM macro lens on a tripod, in natural conditions.


The Nature Conservancy’s 5th Annual Digital Photo Contest

7 02 2011

Today I have received following letter prompting me and my readers to vote in photo contest so I am sharing it with you here.

Dear Thomas,

From now until only noon PST tomorrow, you and your readers have a great opportunity to choose the winner of The Nature Conservancy’s 5th Annual Digital Photo Contest. Monday, February 7th is the deadline and we need your votes to make sure the best photo wins.

Please help us gather as many votes as we can by posting this link to where your readers can pick their favorite. Every vote counts!

Great nature photography inspires people to go out and appreciate wild places or to just take a closer look at what’s right in their own backyards.

For more details, please see below and feel free to contact me with your questions.

Thank you for your participation,

Midori Matsuyama
Online Outreach

Background on Photo Contest:

You play a critical role in choosing the winner. This year, we received over 26,000 entries which have been narrowed down to the images of thirteen talented finalists. Their spectacular photos celebrate the natural wonders of our planet and the creatures that live here. It won’t be easy to choose one winner so we’re really counting on votes from you and the people who follow your blog.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced on February 14th and the winning photo will be featured on the cover of our 2012 calendar.

You and your readers have only until noon, PST on Monday February 7th to cast your votes so please post today if you can. You can rate each finalist, submit your vote and see some truly exciting nature photography. In addition, you are encouraged to submit your own photos of our natural world for consideration as the photo of the day on My Nature Page.

Maybe there are also your photos in the contest, who knows?