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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.

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