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    Share your best images with your fellow PhotoPlus readers and win big! PhotoPlus Photo of the Month competition in the December issue has been judged, find out who the winner is!

    The December issue of PhotoPlus Photo of the Month competition has been judged, and the winner is Viki Herbert-Coulson. We love how Viki has captured this action shot of the stag as he emerges from the undergrowth. Shot with a Canon EOS 7D and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. Congratulations Viki, your prize is on its way!

    The Photo of the Month competition is your chance to show off your photo skills, and each issue we’ll get the winning image professionally printed by the experts at Pixum, with one of a fantastic range of home decor products worth up to £100! All you have to do to enter is submit your image, taken on any Canon EOS D-SLR, to our PhotoPlus flickr gallery. Share your images to our Flickr group to post your images. Each month, the PhotoPlus team will scour the gallery and pick their favourite images for publication in the magazine – with the overall winner having their image mounted in their choice of stylish photo-finishing product.

    Here’s the winning image in all its glory – along with a selection of other images that impressed us…

    Roar by Viki Herbert-Coulson

    I took this photograph whilst on a Stoke Poges photographic club workshop organized by “NatureNev” (Neil Neville). We were in Richmond Park with the aim of photographing the deer rut. The day had started with thick mist that burnt off to give a lovely sunlit day. I had set my Canon 7D to AV priority and selected an aperture of f/5.6 as I was trying to blur out the background so that the focus would be on the stag. I prefer to get the picture right in “camera” but I did use Lightroom to enhance this shot.

    Lens: EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM         Exposure: 1/800 sec at f/5.6; ISO100


    Forest for the Trees by Dustin Abbott

    I got this shot while walking with family through the woods on the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. We suffered from a drought in spring and summer, and I wondered how much this would affect our autumn foliage. To my surprise (and delight), the colours this season have been the best in memory. I spotted a stand of richly coloured, nicely layered foliage contrasted with very dark trunks. I added a low opacity motion blur layer in Photoshop to give it the abstract quality I was looking for.

    Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/2         Exposure: 1//125 sec at f/5; ISO 640


    Mayon by Niko Lazo

    When we arrived at Legazpi, thick clouds covered Mt. Mayon. Locals say that tourists sometimes go home without even seeing it and we were leaving Legazpi by noon the next day. We waited the whole afternoon and it was already half an hour past sunset but Mt. Mayon was nowhere in sight. While we were on our way back to the hotel, lo and behold Mt. Mayon suddenly showed up (what a perfect timing, us in a moving vehicle!). Luckily, Padang, a quarry site and a place for us to shoot, was on our way. The sky was bursting with colour, the perfect cone in front of us – it was really a majestic view.

    Lens: EF17-40mm f/4L USM          Exposure: 70 sec at f/11; ISO100


    Week Twenty-Three by Ashley Baxter

    The title comes from this being part of a 52-week photo project. My favourite time of the day is undoubtedly ‘golden hour’; when the sun begins sinking away and bathes everything in a warm, golden glow. At this point I like to open my aperture as wide as it can go (in this case ƒ1.4) and capture the ambience of the setting sun. My dog’s coat looks beautiful in such light, I just had to photograph her.

    Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM          Exposure: 1/320 sec at f/1.4; ISO160


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