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damov2
Apr 20, 2010, 04:31 PM
Rules:

1. You may enter only one photo.

2. Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

3. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time stamp)

4. At the end of the week, The Judge (last weeks winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision)

5. The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest.
(Winner has 48 hours to create new theme)

This week's theme: Wildlife

Anything from bugs to big cats, anywhere from the garden to the Serengeti.
Above all have fun!



SLC Flyfishing
Apr 21, 2010, 07:16 PM
I'll throw in the first submission.

It's not new, and I wish I had something more recent but I'm proud of this.

It's literally my first shot ever with a DSLR, technique was non-existent at the time!



SLC

Designer Dale
Apr 22, 2010, 02:09 AM
Great Blue Heron. Nisqually Delta Wildlife Preserve.

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/7328/nisquallyheron2.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/60s f/6.3 ISO100 Tamron 28-300@300mm

Dale

Abyssgh0st
Apr 22, 2010, 02:37 AM
Found this cat outside.. decided to try and take a picture of it without running it off. I was trying to go for the semi-creepy haunted house theme.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4542120437_3c5083d4aa_b.jpg

oblomow
Apr 22, 2010, 07:52 AM
http://www.murphy.nl/~marca/wandelen0021.jpg

Mr Ski 73
Apr 22, 2010, 06:26 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4451665035_09ccbb610a_o.jpg

sactownbwoy
Apr 22, 2010, 10:32 PM
Taken at the Okinawa Zoo, Okinawa, Japan


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/3207843825_82aa6fae24_b.jpg

The Mad Kiwi
Apr 23, 2010, 12:32 AM
I took this shot in the weekend at Hungry beach, this 4 foot long Goanna raided our lunch boxes when we wandered away for a few minutes.

223409

NeGRit0
Apr 23, 2010, 01:26 AM
wild·life (wīld'līf')
n. Wild animals and vegetation, especially animals living in a natural, undomesticated state.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2569/4122423147_b0b6b9b028_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/be_are_why_in_knee/4122423147/)
Shot and edited by me. Top right is the original camera image.

Indydenny
Apr 23, 2010, 02:19 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4546510680_c29f120b16_o.jpg

macrumormonger
Apr 23, 2010, 02:26 PM
I think it's a pelican
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4428215461_aed22c13e0_b.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 48 mm
ISO Speed: 160
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

Razeus
Apr 23, 2010, 08:36 PM
Ivory Tusk
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4446616881_55754eb184_b.jpg

emorydunn
Apr 23, 2010, 09:44 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/3975930438_cdb9ac12c3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/emorydunn/3975930438/in/set-72157622379161295)

JDDavis
Apr 24, 2010, 08:42 AM
http://jddavis.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p910911875-4.jpg

jodelli
Apr 24, 2010, 08:44 PM
Townie Geese
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2825584322_8975975de5_b.jpg

gnd
Apr 25, 2010, 12:57 AM
http://gnd.etree.org/ZbiljeSwan1.jpg

the1sttransport
Apr 25, 2010, 01:29 AM
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs505.snc3/26546_897782120322_5136010_50105618_894345_n.jpg

CK Williams
Apr 25, 2010, 06:21 AM
On the watch (clickable for larger version)

Draythor
Apr 25, 2010, 06:29 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4550138851_ab8c270dc9_o.jpg

I don't if this counts but he's as free as we can allow him to be in the garden! I like the fact that he's a bit out of focus... Most of the time he thinks if he stands still we can't see him.

Chappers
Apr 25, 2010, 08:37 AM
Apparently these spiders are visible to the bee but serve to make the flowers more attractive.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4550832221_48625e48e1_b.jpg

OrangeCuse44
Apr 26, 2010, 11:13 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4555095988_940b42d220_b.jpg

uglybob
Apr 26, 2010, 04:33 PM
Nikon D90 Taken just after sunset with fill flash.

beth97
Apr 26, 2010, 04:42 PM
223851

compuwar
Apr 26, 2010, 04:45 PM
This is an older file, but I've always liked it.

http://209.50.252.247/~paul/GBH-sunset.jpg

Paul

someoldguy
Apr 26, 2010, 06:58 PM
Taken a while back in Belize...

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx317/61mg73/IMG_0663c.jpg

5D , 100 2.8 macro , f16 @ 1/200 , 430EX flash , iso 640

deep diver
Apr 26, 2010, 09:19 PM
Australian Water Lizard

pdxflint
Apr 27, 2010, 04:23 AM
Newport, Oregon

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/4556818355_7192378a65_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdxflint/4556818355/sizes/l/in/set-72157623485321638/)
Camera: Nikon D50 w/Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8
Exposure: 1/500
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 200mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -4/3 EV

HE15MAN
Apr 27, 2010, 06:17 AM
http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae12/jlitton85/Birds/IMG_0609-Version2.jpg

SLC Flyfishing
Apr 28, 2010, 11:20 AM
So are we going to have this judged?

SLC

emorydunn
Apr 28, 2010, 01:31 PM
So are we going to have this judged?

SLC

damov2 still has about an hour to post the winner. After that I'm not sure.

Designer Dale
Apr 28, 2010, 03:18 PM
The list of winners from the previous contest is as follows:

1: damov2

2: acearchie

3: STXSTEVE

I'm pretty sure the protocol is that #1 has 24 hours, then #2 has an additional 24. In the past the Contest has gone to volunteer judges after that. It winds up being as much as 48 hours without a new Contest. An eternity on the Net...

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Dale

Razeus
Apr 28, 2010, 03:41 PM
The list of winners from the previous contest is as follows:

1: damov2

2: acearchie

3: STXSTEVE

I'm pretty sure the protocol is that #1 has 24 hours, then #2 has an additional 24. In the past the Contest has gone to volunteer judges after that. It winds up being as much as 48 hours without a new Contest. An eternity on the Net...

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Dale

We need a new rule: if you're going to enter the contest, you must subscribe to the thread.

Designer Dale
Apr 28, 2010, 03:46 PM
I brought something like this up the last time the Contest started to fizzle.

"Participation in the Contest includes the responsibility of judging if you win."

Or some such thing...

Subscribing is good, if you check your email regularly.

dale

damov2
Apr 28, 2010, 04:49 PM
Sorry guys i will have the top three up in a little while, i have had two assignments that need handing in by tomorrow so i've been a little busy!

NeGRit0
Apr 28, 2010, 04:52 PM
Or a rule stating not to enter unless you accept the full responsibility of winning. :)

Designer Dale
Apr 28, 2010, 04:53 PM
College (Uni), I remember that. Up all night printing finals for photo assignments. I had a key to the lab...:D

Dale

Designer Dale
Apr 28, 2010, 05:00 PM
Or a rule stating not to enter unless you accept the full responsibility of winning. :)

I was a bit harsh. I said: Please don't enter unless you are willing to accept the responsibilities of winning. i.e.: Judging and choosing the next topic in a timely fashion.

Dale

damov2
Apr 28, 2010, 05:13 PM
3rd place Chappers, Great action shot of one my favourite subjects, spiders. Nice balanced colours in this shot and it's lovely and crisp. Nice shot.

2nd place Someoldguy, Love this capture, it has great contrast and it's really well lit. The subject has good DOF and looked to be in the mood for posing for the camera. Well done!

And the winner is...................

1st place NeGRit0, I'm loving this image. The original shot has a really strong composition and some great detail. The post processing is creative and well thought out, but overall i loved that you were creative with the subject.

Well done to everyone who entered and there were some lovely shots. Thanks for entering.

Well done to NeGRit0 you have the honour of the picking the next subject and judging.

Designer Dale
Apr 28, 2010, 06:40 PM
I think it's a pelican
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4428215461_aed22c13e0_b.jpg

^ A pigeon toed pelican, at that.

This is an older file, but I've always liked it.

http://209.50.252.247/~paul/GBH-sunset.jpg
^ Your heron waxed my heron hands down. Nice framing.

Dale

quantum003
Apr 28, 2010, 06:45 PM
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs505.snc3/26546_897782120322_5136010_50105618_894345_n.jpg

Too darn cute. Nice shot. :D

NeGRit0
Apr 28, 2010, 07:57 PM
Well done to NeGRit0 you have the honour of the picking the next subject and judging.

Wow, first time. Thanks! :D

Is there a list of recent topics somewhere? I think i have my topic, but don't know if its been used.

pdxflint
Apr 28, 2010, 09:02 PM
Great job, NeGRit0. Congrats, well deserved. I like the inventive and creative approach you took this week. You can look at the sticky topic near the top of the forum where many of the past contests are listed/linked. Just come up with a topic you want, don't worry too much if something similar was done before. New images, new week, fresh slate and looking forward to what you come up with!! :)

NeGRit0
Apr 28, 2010, 09:23 PM
Great job, NeGRit0. Congrats, well deserved. I like the inventive and creative approach you took this week. You can look at the sticky topic near the top of the forum where many of the past contests are listed/linked. Just come up with a topic you want, don't worry too much if something similar was done before. New images, new week, fresh slate and looking forward to what you come up with!! :)

All this time here never even noticed the stickies. Lol. Thanks for the complement. I play in photoshop when i get bored at home, and i ended up with so many edits that i liked. Originally i was going to do a Poloroid stacking thing, but wasnt happy with the results. I really like how this one came together, I'm actually using as my background on my cellular.

Yay! My idea wasnt in the list.


@All New contest is here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9788420).

Chappers
Apr 28, 2010, 09:40 PM
Well done NeGRit0 - sometimes a bold move pulls off a win. This was bold and different. Good job.

compuwar
Apr 29, 2010, 04:39 PM
^ Your heron waxed my heron hands down. Nice framing.

Dale

Thanks, it's rare that I can get that close to a stationary adult, but he was cold and fluffed up and didn't seem too interested in moving!