We are pleased to announce that photographer Bruce O’Donnell has won the March 2018 GreyLearning Photo Contest with his image “Garden Guest”. As the winning photographer, Bruce will receive the Grand Prize of a Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens with a value of US$599.
The theme for the March 2018 photo contest was “Narrow Depth of Field”. Bruce shared the following details about the capture of his image:
This green anole was photographed in Savannah, Georgia, in my garden. They are quite common in the southeast, and anything that eats bugs is most welcomed in my yard.
To get this shot, I had to approach slowly and even then the anole would jump from one ginger leaf to the other. Finally I was able to get close enough (1.3m) and lay on my back and wait until he peaked over the edge.
With the natural vibrant color of green anoles, the ginger leaf and the sky over head, it made for a rich blend of greens and blues.
The exposure was 1/250th at f/6.7, ISO 400. I used a Canon 5D Mark II with a 70-200 f2.8 L IS II lens at 200mm.
Congratulations to Bruce O’Donnell for this beautiful winning image. And thank you to Tamron USA for sponsoring the March 2018 edition of the GreyLearning Photo Contest.