Youth Highly Honored
Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards
Southern New Jersey, USA
by Mark Farag, age 16
Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA
“Because I was shooting at a relatively slow shutter speed for a 400mm lens, I had to use mirror lock-up along with a two-second delay to avoid excessive vibration which would blur the image. Every time I took a shot, the little guy would look up to see what caused the noise. I have been shooting for three and one-half years and consider myself to be a serious amateur photographer.”
Canon EOS 20D; 400mm lens with 1.4x tele-converter; 1/100 sec at f/5.6; digital capture at ISO 400; tripod.