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Monday, November 29, 2010

36th Smethwick International photo contest

I had one acceptance in the Nature category, in the 36th Smethwick International photo contest, organized by the Smethwick Photographic Society, in Great Britain.

The competition received over 9250 entries, in 3 categories (Open, Nature, Travel). Accepted photos (click here for complete results) will be projected from the 8th to 16th January 2011 (click here for the detailed exhibition programme), at The Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury.

Here is the accepted photo of mine:

Harvesting gold
Harvesting gold

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ISO2010 international photo contest

I recently had one acceptance in the international photo contest ISO2010, organized by the Photo Club Double Declic, in Belgium.

Over 750 photographers from 51 countries sent 6571 photos, in 3 categories (Color, Monochrome, Alternative creativity), 1544 of which were accepted (click here for complete results) and will be projected in December 10-12, at Place de Hoves.

Here is the accepted photo of mine:

Lampides boeticus

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Digital Photo Competition - Hellenic Photographic Society of Crete

I had 5 acceptances in 2 categories, in the latest national digital photo competition organized by the Hellenic Photographic Society of Crete. The complete results can be found on their website. Here are my accepted photos:

Color Photography (Free Theme):

Amazing feet! Lacewing reflected

Experimental Photography (Free Theme):

Reflectopia I Reflectopia II narcissism

Monday, May 31, 2010

4th Photography Masters Cup

Yesterday evening, the results of this annual color photography competition were announced. I was really glad to have 6 photos nominated in 3 different categories. I didn't win any awards in the end, but I felt really proud and honored to see my photos displayed alongside amazing images by talented people all around the world. I was especially happy to have 4 photos chosen in the Wildlife category, which is my favorite. Here are my nominations:

Nominee in Fine Art:
Reflectopia I

Nominee in Nature:

Nominees in Wildlife:
Deadly beauty
Lacewing reflected
The emperor's portrait
Of butterflies and zinnias

Monday, March 15, 2010

Macrophotography presentation

This is the slideshow from a presentation I made, on macrophotography technique and my wildlife macro photos, at FORTH's visual arts group, on March 10th, 2010.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

I was really glad to find out that, on Sunday, I got two nominations in this annual international black&white photography competition. I feel really honored to have my photos distinguished among these other amazing works :-)

Nominee in Fine Art:
Reflectopia II

Nominee in Wildlife:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Three of my wildflower photos published

Ophrys heldreichii
Ophrys heldreichii

Tulipa doerfleri (anthers intact)
Tulipa doerfleri

Bellis sp.

These three photos of mine, picturing wildflowers growing on Crete, are featured in a book by Theano Metaxa, titled "Το λουλούδι στην κρητική μαντινάδα", which translates to: "Flowers in Cretan Mantinades".

Συγγραφέας: Μεταξά Νίκου Θεανώ
Τίτλος: Το λουλούδι στην κρητική μαντινάδα
Εκδόσεις: Δοκιμάκης
Έτος: 2009
ISBN: 978-960-98766-9-8

Mantinada is Cretan folk poetry, specifically rhyming couplets, typically improvised during dance music. The book is a compilation of mantinades featuring flowers, meticulously collected over the years by Mrs Metaxa. It also features full-page photos of beautiful flowers by various Cretan photographers, including yours truly :)