Green Ted


APoY Macro

Green Ted place

This is the fourth round of the 2018 APOY comp, the main reason for getting into the whole competition thing. Obviously, every entry must include GT and that can be a bit of a stretch. Just before the opening date, I hit upon the notion of using a mounted butterfly: they are remarkably easy to come by on eBay - I asked the seller to send me one green one and one red and he ignored me completely. So it goes.

The title toys with the French translation of still life (nature morte) and the fact that the poor thing, usuallly photographed alive, for macro shots, is dead. For this round, entries close on 22nd June.

The entries for the previous three rounds are shown below.

Butterfly macro shot
Cat. 3,671 How it was done (with a pin in GT3's nose).

APoY 2018 Round 1

Best of British

Green Ted at Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
25th Jan 2018, 11:03
Fuji X100S, 23mm
1/900 sec; f/7.1; ISO 800
Cat. ?

The first ever competition entry came 591st out of 638.

APoY 2018 Round 2

Fur and Feathers

Green Ted, fish and Galatia
Avery Hill Winter Gardens
12th Dec 2017, 14:39
Nikon D300, Tamron 18-200 f/3.5 @ 34mm (51mm)
1/125 sec; f/5.6; ISO 800
Cat. 1,235-ish

The pond is in the threatened Avery Hill Winter Gardens, Eltham. The entry, not surprisingly, came 860th out of 862. Not being last was good.

APoY 2018 Round 3

Mono culture

Green Ted and the Yalta memorial, Angela Conner
Yalta memorial, Angela Conner
Cromwell Gardens, London
31st Jan 2018, 14:05
Fuju X100S, 23mm
1/110 sec; f/5.6; ISO 400
Cat. 1,700-ish

At the time of writing (2tth May), there are still 11 days of voting to go and the entry stands 568th out of 827.