Images of flora and fauna (or parts thereof) in its natural environment. Includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have notbeen made or modified by humans.
1.Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens.
2.Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for thepurpose of a photograph.
3.Changes to the truth of a nature image. Images may be cropped but no othertechnique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed.
4.Partial conversion, toning andinfrared captures or conversions are not allowed.
5.Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing.
1.Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare.
2.Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome.
3.Images of the same subject that are combined in-camera or with software by focus stacking or exposureblending.
4.Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in-camera or with software (image stitching).
5.Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos.
Wildlife photography - In addition to the restrictions on Nature photography, Wildlife images must meet the following conditions:
(a) Zoological organisms must be living free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat of their own choosing.
(b) Images of zoological organisms that have been removed from their natural habitat, are in any form of captivity or are being controlled by humans for the purpose of photography are not allowed.
(c) Botanical organisms may not be removed from their natural environment for the purpose of photography.
(d) Images that have been staged for the purpose of photography are not allowed.