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Daguerre Award | by Cliff Michaels
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Daguerre Award

Named after the man generally credited as the father of photography, this award recognizes superior photography on FLICKR.


I have been on FLICKR for over four years. In that time I have viewed tens of thousands of photographs. I have seen so many cat, bird, dragonfly, snail, sunset, flower, lion, tiger, blonde, bug, mountain, valley, field, stream, macro, micro, ocean, fish, flora, fauna, sky, moon, landscape, seascape, citiscape, gorilla and people photos I am no longer impressed by the subject matter of a photo.


What I am impressed by is superior composition, an interesting subject, an original point of view, and creative use of light, tone, and, where appropriate, color. If you have received the DAGUERRE AWARD I believe your photograph possesses some or all of these characteristics. There are lots of ordinary photos on Flickr; yours stands out from the crowd. More of my thinking about photographic art may be found here and here To learn more about my views, visit VISIONS, The Flickr & Photography Blog

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Taken on November 14, 2009