Majestic swans receive first place.
Rod Smoliak says that a part of capturing wildlife is luck; however, with a little patience and preplanning of the environment one can photograph something remarkable. “Composition is an important element of photography. The subject of the photo can be enhanced by what else you can include in the photo or how it is framed,” he says. “In this case, the sunrise reflection becomes just as important of an element as the two swans are.”
Photographer: Rod Smoliak
Title: Swan Sunrise
Equipment: Sony A7R4 camera and Sony 200-600mm lens