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Nature

“Wild things in wild places – i.e. wildlife and wilderness, on land, in the sky or under water”

 

Topic

Capture - PERMISSABLE

Capture Constraints - NOT PERMISSABLE

Post Production Adjustments –

PERMISSABLE

Post Production Constraints – NOT PERMISSABLE

Key Components for winning Images

Note :This topic is outside the scope of the normal Monthly Competitions as it being held specifically to select candidate images for the Glennie Memorial International Competition. As such the competition submission rules comply with the Glennie rules not the CCC rules.

1. Wildlife: Zoological (animals) or botanical (plants) images of a currently existing species photographed;

  •  alive or dead
  •  in the wild free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat
  • on land, in the sky or in water

 

2. Wildlife includes all: Animal subjects

- vertebrates (e.g. mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians etc)

- invertebrates (e.g. insects, snails, sea urchins, coral etc)

Botanical subjects

-Trees, flowers, ferns

-Fungi, lichen, algae, mosses etc

 

Note: Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible

 Wilderness: Landscapes, sky scapes or geologic formations

May enter images previously submitted to CCC competitions


- Photographs of zoo, game, or farm animals, cultivated plants, gardens or crops, taken under controlled conditions are not eligible.

-Human elements (e.g.

Building structures, people) shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible

Photographs of fossils or extinct species are not allowed

Any form of manipulation of the subject prior to capture that alters the truth of the photographic statement is not allowed

Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted e.g. dodging /burning Desaturation and conversion of colour images to B&W (Grey Scale Monochrome) Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.

Cropping All allowed

adjustments must appear natural.

HDR, focus stacking, stitched panoramas are allowed.

-Compositing elements from multiple captures of different content than the original scene is not permitted.

-Altering the content of a picture by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people, objects or elements, is not permitted.

" Images with special effects, borders, textures and added backgrounds are not permitted.

-Changes in colour tone and hue to such an extent that the colouration of the resulting image diverges significantly from the original capture are not permitted.

- Changes in density, contrast, colour and/or saturation levels that serve to obscure or eliminate backgrounds or background elements or materially change the content or authenticity of an image, are not permitted.

Infrared images, either

direct-captures or derivations, are not permitted.

Removal of reflected light spots. (E.g. lens flare ) is not permitted

The story telling value of a nature photograph is more important than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.

Special Glennie Submission Rules

• Maximum of :

• 5 images can be submitted

• 1024 X 768 pixels Image size (width by height)

• 1mb File size

• Resolution at least 100 ppi

• Images MUST be JPEG files - no Prints

• The sRGB colour space is recommended


 



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