Showcasing the beauty and variety of birds on the wing is a difficult skill to master. That combination of equipment, technical skill, effort in finding your subject, patience, the right conditions, and the occasional splash of good fortune can produce astounding imagery when they all come together in one frame. Some aim for pin-sharp subjects, others to show some of the motion-blur of the bird. Both can result in images of great drama.
This contest is open to Photocrowd subscribers (Challenger/Pro/Master), or by purchasing entries.
Our Premium Contests are judged by some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best submitted imagery, and provide valuable feedback that explains their choices, and helps you improve. Judges are confirmed towards the end of a contest. Premium Contests also carry more ranking points, so if you’ve got your eyes set on climbing the leaderboard, they’re a great way to achieve that.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.
Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
For a more detailed explanation of how rating works, see our FAQs