Reader SunShots photo contest

  • This week's category: Birds in winter

    This week's category: Birds in winter

    Share your pictures for this category through Jan. 20 at The winning photos will appear on Jan. 28 at It can take up to 24 hours on weekdays, and 48 hours on weekends for photos to be approved. To avoid cropping, upload photos with a 16:9 ratio....

  • Sun and moon winner

    Sun and moon winner

    Zolt Levay is the winner for this week's SunShots theme, "Sun and Moon," with his shot of the 2017 total solar eclipse taken in Grand Teton National Park with a Nikon D800, zoom lens at 500mm, f11, 1/125 sec. and ISO 200. Levy emailed that he mounted his camera on an iOptron SkyGuider Pro tracker...

  • Sun and moon honorable mention

    Sun and moon honorable mention

    Rob Lynch is second place winner for his image of the same solar eclipse shot with a Nikon D610, zoom lens at 300mm, f13, 1/200 sec.and ISO 100. When clouds covered the sun, Lynch hand-held the camera and did not use any 'special filters.' He says he "'took a chance on looking through the viewfinderÉsomething...

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