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Editor's Pick Awards 2003

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Another year of Editorís Picks has come and gone. As in the year before, the photography posted in the NPN forums in 2003 was some of the best nature imagery to be found anywhere. Once again, picking just a few from so many extraordinary images was no easy task. Our thanks to all of members for posting their work NPN!

So here they are, NPN's Editor's Pick Award winners for 2003!

The Best of the Best - 2003
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Avian Gallery

First Place Winner - Gull Gets Duck Chick by Norbert Reif

"Truly amazing and powerful image. I will likely remember this one forever. "    Mark Graf

1st Honorable Mention - Sanderling on Gold by Richard Hogg

2nd Honorable Mention - Red Breasted Jaeger by Paul Fusco

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Earth, Sea & Sky Gallery

First Place Winner - Nova Scotia Autumn by Scott Leslie

"This is excellent. Very creative use of motion blur and I like the sharp detail in the trunk and rocks. One of the more original images I've seen in a while!"    Guy Tal

1st Honorable Mention - Sunrise, Fog and Cypresses by Dan Baumbach

2nd Honorable Mention - Point Reyes Cypresses, B&W by Warren Agee

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Fauna Gallery

First Place Winner - Same Old Bull, Different View by Pete Dickson

"This is very nice. You've caught the mood and feeling of a Rocky mountain fall perfectly. I can almost hear him bugle."    Pete Bengeyfield

1st Honorable Mention - Out of the Depths by Barbara Henneke

2nd Honorable Mention - Jasper Big Horn Sheep Series #1 by Drew Fulton

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Flora Gallery

First Place Winner - Butterfly Flower by Ronnie Gaubert

"This is simply a stunning shot and a very worthy choice of Editors Pick. Congratulations on this outstanding image!"    Justin Cowtan

1st Honorable Mention - Water Hyacinth by Bob Elliot

2nd Honorable Mention - Snowdrops by Guy Edwardes

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Macro/Close-up Gallery

First Place Winner - Underwater Mystery by David Gottlieb

"Its a BEAUTY of a macro David. From edge to edge, its marvellous and so darned interesting M8t. I'm totally fascinated by this shot."    Danny Young

1st Honorable Mention - Diana on Starflower by Ron Day

2nd Honorable Mention - Spider Behavioral by Terri Norris

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Man & Nature Gallery

First Place Winner - Northern Lights and Landmark by Kyle Gerstner

"Kyle, great job of visualizing and making a shot happen. I really like this one."    Dave Uhlig

1st Honorable Mention - Windsurfer Airborne - Maui by Duke Coonrad

2nd Honorable Mention - Early Morning Rower in Fog by Richard Miller

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Photo Art Gallery

First Place Winner - Autumn by Miguel Lasa

"This is really nice. Love the colors and the whole mood of the image."    Sue Alden

1st Honorable Mention - Winter Peace by Robert Ganz

2nd Honorable Mention - African Art Lion by Jos De Braekeleer

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Weekly Challenge Gallery

First Place Winner - Water Lily by Sue Alden

"Nicely done. I like the smooth, ink-like appearance of the water and the great colors. My husband, standing behind me, also gives this a WOW."    Kathy Odiorne

1st Honorable Mention - Somebody Pulled the Plug by Kathy Odiorne

2nd Honorable Mention - Footprints by Dolores Neilson

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What They Won

Along with the admiration and respect of the NPN staff, members and readers, this year's winners were awarded the following -

First Place Winners

1st Honorable Mention -

  • A selection of LiteDisc reflectors and diffusers by Photoflex including -
    • One 22-inch Silver/Gold Reflector
    • One 12-inch Silver/Gold Reflector
    • One 12-inch White Translucent Diffuser
  • Kinesis SafariSack Beanbag
  • PhotoLibrary Photo Management Software
  • Special edition Editorís Pick Award 2003 NPN Field Cap
  • 1-year extention of their Nature Photographers Network membership
  • Editor's Pick Awards 2003 Certificate

2nd Honorable Mention -

  • A selection of LiteDisc reflectors and diffusers by Photoflex including -
    • One 12-inch Silver/Gold Reflector
    • One 12-inch White Translucent Diffuser
  • Kinesis SafariSack Beanbag
  • Special edition Editorís Pick Award 2003 NPN Field Cap
  • 1-year extention of their Nature Photographers Network membership
  • Editor's Pick Awards 2003 Certificate

In total, over $11,000.00 in awards were distributed in the 2003 Editor's Pick Awards!

Our sincere thanks to the 2003 Editor's Picks Awards sponsors - Wimberley, Kirk Enterprises, Vested Interest, Photoflex, Kinesis SafariSack and PhotoLibrary Software, and for their continung support in the 2004 program.

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