Thanks to our friends at Drobo, we are thrilled to announce our “Featured Photo Contest.” Every week we will pick a photo that is posted to our Facebook or Google+ communities and feature it on Photofocus!

Then each month we’ll open voting from the community.  The top vote getter will win a special prize from our partners at Drobo as well as a profile story here on Photofocus.

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Today’s featured photo is by the talented Clint Ferrara.

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Nikon D610, Nikkor 60mm macro. iso400, f/11, 1/500sec

“By following Photofocus over the years I learned to be an accomplished bird photographer.
This macro was taken on a fern in my backyard. Handheld. I followed this little guy around for about an hour taking shots of his travels. When he came over the top of the fern I knew I had the shot.”

See Clint’s work at www.cwferrara.smugmug.com and follow Clint on Google+

For more info on the Featured Photo Contest, click here.


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Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. An amazing shot. Handheld – really. Out of interest, with an hour on the task, did you not consider getting your tripod out?

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    • tripod would have been nice but I was almost on my back looking up at this time. the tripod was on the ground next to me. I raised the iso so I could get a faster shutter speed.

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  2. Good answer. Congratulations for nailing it under such conditions

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Melissa Niu is a storyteller at heart. Niu's work ranges from her Broadcast Journalism experience at NBC in Seattle to her recent work as a co-founder and host of the photography platform, [FRAMED] Network. Her passion for photography, music and journalistic skills harvests into a massive need to tell a good story. As a mother of three daughters and running multiple businesses, Niu is constantly seeking balance, health, laughter and progression.

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