Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brookfield zoo photo contest 2013 winner

Every year Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield Illinois holds a photo contest. Last year I was able to win 2nd place in the adults category. This year I am proud to say that I won the grand prize out of 400 or so entries. Here is the photo that won me grand prize:

My winning shot
It is a picture of a green heron taken in Florida. I just spotted it taking a break from hunting. I was using my Canon 400 f/5.6 lens that day which was perfect for blurring everything out other than the subject itself. A lot of people were asking me if I added the bokeh on this shot. This shot is processed as it was...only the colors were saturated a bit and a bit of sharpness added in but nothing was added in the photo.

The link to the winners for the contest is in here:

Congratulations to the other winners!