APOY 2012 Round 8 – Wildlife at Home or Abroad

The results are in for the eighth round of APOY.

Dusica Paripovi, of Prijedor in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the winner of our Wildlife at Home or Abroad round round of APOY 2012. Duscia will receive a Samsung NX20 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, Samsung 50-200mm f/4-5.6 and Samsung 16mm f/2.4 ultra-wide lenses, plus a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £1496.99. The NX20 is an advanced compact system camera with a 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C, CMOS sensor. It has 8fps continuous shooting, built-in Wi-Fi for email, social networking and transfer, an ISO range of 100-12,800 and a top shutter speed of 1/8000sec. Samsung’s slender, all-purpose i-Function 16mm lens offers great versatility, with easy one-touch access to all your camera’s manual settings.

Our second-placed winner is Andrew Blake, of Scarborough, who will receive a Samsung WB850F compact camera and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card worth a total of £348.99. The WB850F travel compact has a 16-million-pixel, BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor to help reduce image noise and distortion, even in low-light conditions, and a 21x optical zoom lens (23-483mm equivalent). The Samsung WB850F also has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, so users can email photos and share them quickly and easily.

Chris Bestwick, of Lancashire, finished third in the round and wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.

1st Dusica Paripovic, Prijedor 45pts

Nikon D5000, 55-200mm 4-5.6 VR, 1/160sec at f/4.8, ISO 100


Judges say: ‘This unusual and abstract image immediately stood out due to its striking golden hue and fascinating subject. It’s easy for the eye to get lost within the school of fish making it an endlessly fascinating photograph.’

2nd Andrew Blake, Scarborough 44pts
Canon EOS 400D, 70-300mm, 1/640sec at f/22, ISO 1600

‘Three Tog’

Judges say: ‘The soft focus and strong light of this image have given this shot by Andrew a near fairytale quality. The three floating feathers are a particularly nice touch.’

3rd Chris Bestwick, Lancashire 43pts
Samsung GX20, 70-300mm, 1/15sec at f/8, ISO 200


Judges say: ‘Chris has pressed the shutter at exactly the right moment to capture this appealing composition. Shooting at 1/15sec has given the birds just the right amount of blur to add a sense of direction and speed.’

Top 50 entries for this round:

  • 1 Dusica Paripovic 45pts
  • 2 Andrew Blake 44pts
  • 3 Chris Bestwick 43pts
  • 4 Michael Marsh 42pts
  • 4 Samane Nafissi 42pts
  • 6 John Chesham 41pts
  • 6 Antonio Oliveira 41pts
  • 6 Bill Sell 41pts
  • 9 Anne Frigon 40pts
  • 10 Bruce Marshall 39pts
  • 11 Farrah Chandra 38pts
  • 11 Brett Gardner 38pts
  • 11 Stuart Neilson 38pts
  • 14 Nino Cannizzaro 37pts
  • 15 Keith Aggett 36pts
  • 15 Raymond Tambunan 36pts
  • 17 Weng Lim 35pts
  • 18 Neil McGregor 34pts
  • 19 Ben Ghibaldan 33pts
  • 19 Brian Stoddart 33pts
  • 21 Derek Hansen 32pts
  • 21 Bruce Jones 32pts
  • 21 Pawel Pentlinowski 32pts
  • 24 Herbert Freedom 31pts
  • 25 Hamish Smith 30pts
  • 26 Margaret Jones 29pts
  • 27 Jay Heiser 28pts
  • 28 Avinash Mewada 27pts
  • 29 Bill McKenzie 26pts
  • 29 Adam Phillips 26pts
  • 31 Boris Giltburg 25pts
  • 32 David Adams 24pts
  • 32 Philip Cheeseman 24pts
  • 32 Paula Norman 24pts
  • 32 Goran Vitez 24pts
  • 36 Rebecca Anderson 23pts
  • 36 Folco Salani 23pts
  • 38 Edward Ross 22pts
  • 39 Christian Wilkinson 21pts
  • 40 Matt Secombe 20pts
  • 41 Tatjana Kunz 19pts
  • 41 ClunyMacPherson 19pts
  • 41 Nadia Notarpippo 19pts
  • 41 Csilla Szucs 19pts
  • 45 Scott Hills 18pts
  • 45 Emma Kearns 18pts
  • 45 Andrei Zhdanov 18pts
  • 48 Gerry Boyle 17pts
  • 48 Henry McCracken 17pts
  • 48 Alberto Piroddi 17pts

View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery

See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.

Results and Rounds APOY 2012

In association with Samsung and Jessops