Digital Focus: Photographing Wildlife, Part 2

Hot Pic of the Week

Get published, get famous! Each week, we select our favorite reader-submitted photo based on creativity, originality, and technique. Every month, the best of the weekly winners gets a prize valued at between $15 and $50.

Here's how to enter: Send us your photograph in JPEG format, at a resolution no higher than 640 by 480 pixels. Entries at higher resolutions will be immediately disqualified. If necessary, use an image editing program to reduce the file size of your image before e-mailing it to us. Include the title of your photo along with a short description and how you photographed it. Don't forget to send your name, e-mail address, and postal address. Before entering, please read the full description of the contest rules and regulations.

This Week's Hot Pic: "Dwarf Ixora," by Jonathan Radin, Seminole, Florida

Jonathan writes: "I read your column about the Lensbaby 2.0 and decided to try it out. This is a shot of a newly opening Dwarf Ixora, shot through the f/8 aperture ring and the +4 macro attachment on my Nikon D50. The original image was in RAW, and I made some very minor adjustments using Photoshop Elements 4.0."

See all the Hot Pic of the Week photos online. Have a digital photo question? Send me your comments, questions, and suggestions about the newsletter itself. And be sure to sign up to have the Digital Focus Newsletter e-mailed to you each week.

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