Chomper

by Wayne Elliott
(Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

Chomper is a captive long-eared owl at the Mountsberg Conservation Area near Campbellville, ON. He is an ambassador for all wildlife but especially injured birds of prey or birds that were taken from their nests and have imprinted on humans. The eye was so compelling that I purposely left it in sharp focus and softened the focus outwards to the edges of the frame.

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RED, WHITE and BLUE

by Barbara Bender
(Maple, Ontario, Canada)

Red, White and Blue

Red, White and Blue

I was initially attracted to this red and white building which contrasted vividly with the blue sky. The cloud (which was not added in or manipulated) echoed the size, shape and orientation of the shadow under the eaves. I felt that the square crop emphasized the graphic design elements in the image.

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Restrained

by Bruce Kennedy
(Mississauga, ON, Canada)

On a photo shoot in Oaxaca, Mexico, we visited a cattle auction. It was the middle of the day in bright sun and very difficult to avoid busy, very contrasty shots. In an effort to salvage something, I tried cropping.

I found the square crop emphasized both the tightness of the rope and the compliance of the oxen to the restraint.

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Field of Lace

by Carol Rooney
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

This image was taken in The Kawartha region on an overcast day in August. The square format really emphasizes the pattern in the Queen Ann's Lace.

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Magnolia bud at dawn

by Coralie Smith
(Motueka, NZ)

A new dawning

A new dawning

The cropping and then the squaring up made this magnolia bud come alive.

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Flower in my garden

by Luba Citrin
(Thornhill)

I took this image in my garden, then played with photoshop to create a special effect.
I also think that square crop looks better for that kind of image.

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GRACEFUL MIRAGE

by Luis A Vera
(Laflin, PA USA)

THE OLD CHURCH FACADE AS SEEN FROM THE PARKING LOT ON A RAINY AFTERNOON TAKES A NEW INTEREST AS THE RAIN DROPS SETTLE ON MY WINDSHIELD. THE SUBREAL WATER LINES PATTERNS GIVES THE SCENE A MONET TYPE OF FEEL. THE BORING VIEW HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED BY NATURE INTO A BRIGHT PAINTING LIKE PRESENTATION.

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Barn Owl

by Jaliya Rasaputra
(Nepean, Ontario, Canada)

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Photo taken this summer in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. This Barn Owl was peeking out of its nest when I took this photo.

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Hubcap Reflection

by Sorin Alb
(Mississauga, ON, Canada)

Be the passenger when doing this!

Be the passenger when doing this!

I really like my car(s) reflections in the trucks hubcaps. Unfortunately most of the time I do the driving, so taking a picture of that reflection is almost impossible.
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Golden Magestic

Sunset

Sunset

Spent whole afternoon for sunset scene and got this shot in the end. It was worth the wait!

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Old Man's Beard

by Wendy Reeve
(Motueka, NZ)

Weeds can be beautiful. Old man's beard is a fast growing vine that rapidly covers and strangles native trees and shrubs, eventually killing them. It is classified as a plant pest.

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A Culvert at Black Hawk

by Sam Cox
(Loveland, CO, USA)

Black Hawk Culvert

Black Hawk Culvert

I had not planned to take this picture. I was up early and walking around Black Hawk, Colorado — an old mining town and now a gambling mecca. I followed the sound of rushing water to the exit end of a big culvert. I think the square shape of the culvert inside the square crop of the image nicely frames the dramatic, tumbling water.

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July the 4th

by Lance Gitter
(Thornhill, Ontario, Canada)

I was in Iowa for July 4th this year and captured dozens of firework bursts.

I felt they lent themselves to a montage so created this one to share.

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