The Video category was judged by Cokie Roberts, author and news analyst for National Public Radio and ABC News.
Desiree’s video, The beauty of My Backyard, contains photos that she took herself, and drew inspiration from Marc St. Gil’s popular Milk Wort and Butterfly photo:
Cokie chose Desiree’s video because:
“The student took a simple photograph of a moth lighting on a thistle and turned it into a series of scenes showing the beauties of untouched nature. She clearly spent time and effort on the photography; some of the shots are very well composed and some are truly clever. I especially like the horse nosing the cat in almost a parody of the moth and the thistle. Including that photograph at the end of the video is also effective.”