Nikon D700
500mm
1/800
f6.3
ISO 100
Taken in the Kruger Park near Shingwedzi.

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Comment by Carminda Swanepoel on October 21, 2011 at 22:36
Geluk ou piet!!
Comment by Pietman Muller on October 21, 2011 at 20:26
Thanks to all of you for your kind words and comments, not only now but throughout the year on all my attempts. I learned so much from all of you during this year. Photocritic is a fantastic service and it was a pleasure learning with - and from you all! I am so excited about the growth we can look forward to in the new year, I now have a couple of free workshops to help me even more. Thanks to Danie and his team for a fantastic year!
Comment by Robyn on October 21, 2011 at 15:53
No other photo stood a chance - well done!!
Comment by Mike Tagg on October 21, 2011 at 12:51
Well deserved Pietman. m
Comment by Wendy Fourie on October 21, 2011 at 8:20
This is a gorgeous photie. A well deserved win. Pietman, you should send this shot to National Geographic.
Comment by Ryno Taljaard on October 21, 2011 at 7:23
Baie geluk met SOTY!
Comment by Andy Curwen on October 20, 2011 at 21:59
stunning photo congratulations
Comment by Peter John Martin on October 20, 2011 at 21:40
Pietman -  SOTY - what a boytjie - well done !
Comment by Nicolene on October 20, 2011 at 21:31
Baie geluk!!! Ek stem ... Jy verdien dit!!! Die foto is absoluut stunning!!!
Comment by Danie Bester on October 20, 2011 at 21:03

This is what Elsje Wiid, one of the judges wrote...

Incomparable moment!  There is a great amount of different textures with different focuses in the picture and this creates and interesting effect on the eye with a lot of focused detail, especially on the squirrel.  The picture silently whispers an atmosphere of ‘awe.’   

 

Perfect timing of capturing both animals in the right place -  the space between the two contributes to the composition. 

 

The bug is amazingly frozen in the most perfect spot in the picture plane, with a fast shutter speed – the effect on the wings adds a bit of blur to the picture. 

 

Words can’t describe it.  People have to view it to believe it.  

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