United States   |  2022

Gold Winner

Wings Of Inspiration

Photographer

Fenqiang Liu

Category

Fine Art Photography - Open Theme

Company

Submission Group

Amateur

Each spring, many nesting pairs of Great Egrets gather at Kraft Azalea Garden in Central Florida, United States to begin their nesting rituals. I was inspired to share with the world the beauty of the Great Egrets. I made countless trips to the location in order to capture the most beautiful moments. Their true beauty is best reflected with their natural living environment. I wanted to fully utilize their enchanting surroundings to better obtain unique compositions. I carefully selected the camera positions and patiently waited for the best opportunities. During post-processing for some of these photos, I selected the sky to make it darker, and then I painted the light using the soft-brush tool to create a more dreamy and artistic impression.

Professional
Taiwan
When the sun goes down - Photography Winner

Photographer / Company

Kyo Chen

Category

Nature Photography - Natural Art

Professional
United States
The Fall of Kandahar, Afghanistan - Photography Winner

Photographer / Company

Adam Rountree

Category

Editorial Photography - War/Conflict

Professional
United States
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Photographer / Company

Frank Zhang

Category

Editorial Photography - Editorial / Other

Amateur
Italy
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Photographer / Company

Andrea Izzotti

Category

People Photography - Environmental