Mark MulvilleBuffalo News
Christopher LenneyWatertown Daily Times
Judges wished there were more entries. Likewise, a lot of entries had crops or seemed to be framed in a way that cut off arms/legs/tails and would benefit from wider or tighter crops. Also as a reminder, photographers should update their camera date/times, as one of the images showed a date from a year or two ago in the metadata. The eagle photo would have been better if not rotated into an unnatural way and a natural crop ratio. Images with names of subjects in their captions help make challenging assignments more informative.
Judges: Patrick Fallon/Freelance, Andrew Gombert/Los Angeles Times, Jeremiah Bogert/Los Angeles Times