Asferico 2009 Runner-upThe good news has been in my mailbox for about a month now, but only now are the results open to the public: I am very happy and proud to announce that my image of “stripes & stripes” has won a runner-up position in the “Composition and forms” category of the Italian photo competition Asferico.

The photo was created in South Africas Kruger national park in October 2007. On a cloudy and rainy day when not many animals were eager to have their picture taken, I decided to focus on abstract images of common species. I am glad I did…

All results of the competition can be found on their website. As you can see, we seem to have a lot of photographic talent in the Netherlands, as there are many Dutch photographers among the winners. Jasper Doest, Theo Bosboom and Edwin Giesbers have been established names in the international photo competition game for some time now. It is good to see that new talent is on the doorstep, with amongst others Wendy Kreeftenberg, Wilco Dragt and Paul van Hoof. Underwater photographer Peter Verhoog has even won multiple awards.

The award ceremony will be in Italy on April 4, 2009. I guess the organisation might just as well use Dutch as the language of choice.

Patterns of Burchell’s Zebra; Canon 1D Mark III w. 500/4 IS; 1/125s at F5,6 and ISO 400; Beanbag from car window.

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