Images in Nature Category need to have a natural feel. Images must not have anything man made in them, such as bridges, roads, powerlines, benches, and anything that has been created by man. Images can be cleaned up by removing any small man-made items or branches, grass and other objects that may be distracting or not allowed. You may blur the background to bring focus to subject. Entrants are not allowed to add items or change backgrounds as skies. No textures, painterly effects. No black and white. Only basic adjustments such as exposure, contrast, saturation, clarity, and cropping are allowed. Graduated filters vignettes are allowed. Images are more of a National Geographic feel.
NO ZOO OR AQUARIUM WILDLIFE IS ALLOWED IN NATURE CATEGORY.
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