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Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

Countdown to May, 08 Results



Hello fellow BPers.
We found ourselves at midmonth again, and the countdown to see if we ever have a finalist or not it's here I'm posting the thread today because some where in this world it's 15 already.
Please share with us that one photo you feel is your best chance to capture a Contest Medal this time. Or, perhaps, that one special image you really WISH would bring home the silver or gold, even if you feel it won't. And, it doesn't matter if the photo you choose share here has an EP medallion or not...
One gentle reminder: Please refrain from posting half a dozen of your past entries; ideally, this thread is about sharing that one, really special, excellent, meaningful, or otherwise favorite hopeful image of yours! Best of luck, to all Contestants!
Helpful hints for attaching photos into Forum Threads:
1) Sign into BP completely (name + password.)
2) If you have NOT YET entered the Contest today, you can use the "Photo ID" to pull an existing image from your Member Center into your reply to this thread (avoiding a duplicate image upload.) Get the Photo ID# from your Member Center, come to back this thread, click Respond, enter the text of your reply, then choose "1" from the images-to-attach drop-down. Click Submit; at the next screen populate the "Photo ID" box at the right. Skip the other fields on that screen.
3) If you HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest today before replying to this thread, you can't use the Photo ID method today. You can either wait until tomorrow to reply here (before your new Contest entry!) or, upload a new copy of the particular image (from your PC) into this thread. This produces a duplicate image in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible in your Gallery.
4) If you're uploading a duplicate, maybe title it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later... This can help direct viewers to find the original image in your gallery, when they want to leave a comment. Likewise, if you want to add a comment to a photo seen here, try to tell if it is a duplicate upload. As a courtesy, try to find the original image in the member's gallery and leave your comment there instead of on the duplicate---that way, if the duplicate is deleted later, the comment history isn't lost.


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6/14/2008 9:48:07 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall

..........5/20..........
"PG 101 Theme"
"Simon & Garfunkel Song Title Theme"
She is my most precious flower, when she was five days old she was very sick, she didn't ate for nineteen hours, got dehydrated, spend 4 day in the hospital with IV and an special bead. The doctor told me if it was a bit more time with out eating she would had brain damage, maybe that is the cause for her Autism, or maybe the vaccines. But she is so determined in everything and a very happy little girl.

HAPPY THEME DAY!!!!!
~People~

© Elida Gutierrez
Kodak EasyShare Z7...
 
 

All my heart it's with my most precious Flower.


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6/14/2008 9:54:38 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Checking in.


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6/15/2008 2:34:07 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Soul Sisters
Soul Sisters

~~•~•○•~•~~
For a brief moment they were connected, and shared a glimpse into each other's world.
~~~

(I just love how, through the reflection, the gorilla seems to be wearing the girl's sweater and hair;
and the girl appears to be captive behind the glass.)

Nikkor 18-200VR ISO 800 EV+3 1/60th f6.7

© Lisa J. Boulden
Nikon D80 Digital ...

 
 
Good luck, everyone!
Here's one of my favorites, one that I re-submitted for the MT-'Connect'.


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6/15/2008 6:05:00 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
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My favorite for May was a Kodak POTD and ran on the Kodak billboard in Times Square.

A picture of Keshia blowing snow.


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6/15/2008 7:47:41 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 
 
 
Hi ELida... Thanks again for hosting this fun thread!! Good luck everyone!!!

Now for my favorite from May... HMMMMM.....


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6/15/2008 10:13:57 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/29/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   My Little Shoes
My Little Shoes
Entry For PG 101 Homepage Theme ~Fashion~
Hope you like it! :)
EFP~ May 19th, 2008~ Catch-All
EFP~ June, 19th, 2008~ Details and Macro

© Kristy A. Keene
Samsung Digimax D5...
 
 
Here's My Hopeful....


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6/15/2008 2:15:59 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Martini Study
Martini Study
© Margie Hurwich
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
I only had 1 entry for the month, so my chances of winning are pretty much zilch. But, I love this shot.


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6/15/2008 9:07:47 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Found A Peanut...
Found A Peanut...
...found a peanut, found a peanut just now.
This is our mouse, Olive. Her friend mouse, Oreo, is blk and wht, but a bit more shy.
F5.4, 1/125, 42mm, ISO 100

© Carol Teal
Olympus Evolt E500...
 
 
I have not been on BP as much in the last 4-5 months, even entering less photos than usual. So it is always such fun to come here and see the favs of so many BP friends! I have two favorites this month and they are both equally special because they are photos of two of our pets. I will post the one of Olive because this is Olive's first time to be in pictures :) My other hopeful is of our dog Hershey (Title: May Flowers)

I am wishing everyone good luck this month! Maybe our wait won't be too long!


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6/16/2008 12:30:19 AM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Let the Sunshine In
Let the Sunshine In
© Donna La Mattino Pagakis
Olympus Camedia C-...
 
 
Good luck to all of you!! Here is a favorite of mine!


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6/16/2008 1:36:50 AM

 
Melissa Papaj
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Chair
The Chair
-
© Melissa Papaj
Nikon D80 Digital ...
 
 
AMAZINGLY enough, I got so many editor's picks this month. I'm not sure which one is my favorite but this is one of them.


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6/16/2008 7:27:44 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/3/2004
 
 
 
Here is my hopeful!!! Good LUCK to EVERYONE!!!


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6/16/2008 9:43:46 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  I see many beautiful pictures here, hope to see them with silver and golden buttons soon.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!


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6/16/2008 11:17:45 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
 
 

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
 Anemones
Anemones
© Colleen Farrell
Nikon D70S Digital...
 
 
Hi everybody, wow, some fantastic photos! I see some are my favorites, too, like Carol's, Donna's and Melissa's images. Others are new to me--this is a great thread for seeing the best of the best!

Here's one of my hopefuls for this month.


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6/16/2008 12:32:51 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Little Ladybug
Little Ladybug
My sweet Katiebug saved this little ladybug from drowning in the pool.
© Michelle L. Frick
Canon EOS 5D Digit...
 
 
Good luck to everyone!! I have a couple favorites, and I think I get too personally attached to some images...so, here's my pick.


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6/16/2008 12:33:37 PM

 
Kathryn (Love) Scheet
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/8/2004
  http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=6101960
(Quaker Oats)
and http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=6200707
(surrender to time)
are my favs from my May entries...

been a long time since I have had a finalist.....they must want some $ from me ;)


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6/16/2008 1:52:43 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
 
 
 
Here's one of my favorites:


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6/16/2008 3:28:25 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  Thanks for your wonderful comments, Colleen! Anemones is gorgeous!!! Looks like a winner to me!


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6/16/2008 5:56:36 PM

 
Kathryn (Love) Scheet
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/8/2004
 
 
 
trust me to post wrong.... duh!


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6/16/2008 8:41:09 PM

 
Kathryn (Love) Scheet
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/8/2004
 
 
 
third time attempt... lol
I give up after this

must find chocolate if it fails this time!


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6/16/2008 8:51:08 PM

 
Holly J. Jackson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   What's the Matter Mike?
What's the Matter Mike?
This is from an eerie scene in a one act play called "Mike's Case"
In this scene "Mike" is discussing a "recurring nightmare" which is his reality, with his psychiatrist.

It's a little different, but I hope you like it! ;o)
© Holly J. Jackson
Canon EOS 40D Digi...

 
 
This is my hopeful... It's different, but unique. I hope they think so, too! ;o)


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6/17/2008 12:28:50 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
 
 
 
Here's my hopeful..


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6/17/2008 5:59:24 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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I only have two this month, both cats, one domestic, one captive.....both loved.


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6/17/2008 7:55:14 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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I only have two this month, both cats, one domestic, one captive.....both loved.


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6/17/2008 7:56:03 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Watching You, Watching Me.
Watching You, Watching Me.
© Leslie J. Morris
lesliemorrisphotogra...
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
 
 
I only have two this month, both cats, one domestic, one captive.....both loved. Hard to pick which one I like best, but I love the eye contact with the tiger.


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6/17/2008 7:57:06 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2004
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Flutter
Flutter
Lit by a single light, the difference created color variations in the petals.F11, 1/15. Crop and minor adj's in RAW.

5/7 ~ Flowers
© Susan M. Smith
Nikon D50 Digital ...

 
 
Such awesome images! I only had 2 entries in May but this one did get an EP. Although I don't see it in the running for a medal I thought I'd post it anyway.

Either way I will be here sharing in the excitement of the wait and the wins :)

Thanks Elida!!!


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6/17/2008 8:39:01 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Geraniums and Green Door
Geraniums and Green Door
These lovely ceramic planters of geraniums grace the porches of Claude Monet's house in Giverny, France. He was very fond of Japanese art and that's easy to see in many of the decorative touches in his home.
Previously submitted in the Catch-All category of the Free Contest. Submitted in the Cash Contest in June.

© Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful images, as always. I was out of town for the weekend+ so I'm late checking in but I sure don't want to miss out on participating in this thread. May was not my favorite month but many of my friends like this one so I'll pin my hopes on it. Good luck to everyone--wouldn't it be nice to see the percentage of finalists to total entries go back up :)


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6/17/2008 6:51:51 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2005
 
 
 
I only got one EFP this month, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a finalist. Don't think it would go past that level though.


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6/17/2008 7:59:36 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2005
  Oops, guess I can't pull it in from my gallery since I entered the contest today. Anyway, it's my "Paris Steps" photo and I'd love to see it with a medal.


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6/17/2008 8:03:30 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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Of course this one has to be my favorite, it is my great-granddaughter! :-) She is a little princess to me! I wish everyone the best of luck and I hope BP is able to get back and running again to catch up with the EP's for June!


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6/17/2008 8:20:32 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Susan, you picture is small but goegeous!!!
Same as Jessica's "Pansy Party" Wonderful effects. And don't forget that precious baby in the last picture, she is a Doll Joannie.


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6/17/2008 9:20:43 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
Sunday Drivin’

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick
David A. Camp


For my mistake David A. Camp didn't have his hopeful in this thread, so I'm adding it to here, Hope this works.


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6/17/2008 9:46:01 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  THe May Finalists are posted now!!! GOod Luck to all!


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6/19/2008 8:38:07 AM

 
Karen K. Givens
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/6/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Eating on The Run
Eating on The Run
My sister Sharons Arabian Gelding Big Mac. Edited in PS CS3, cloned out fence, adjusted curves, saturation, USM, noise ninja
© Karen K. Givens
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
 
 
Received a Finalists for Animals with Eating on the Run


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6/19/2008 8:41:02 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Wooohoo, I got 4! One for my favorite, above, and also for "California Classic," "Super Chief" and "Candied Tulips."

Big congratulations to everybody, and remember if you didn't get one, RESUBMIT!!


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6/19/2008 8:42:58 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
  WOW, COLLEEN, THAT'S FREAKING AWESOME!
Super Congrats!


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6/19/2008 8:45:47 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
  Looks like we have SEVERAL people here with 'hat tricks'. HOW TOTALLY EXCITING!
WTG, Cheri!


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6/19/2008 8:55:12 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/8/2007
  SO EXCITED!!! I got 3 too!!!:) CONGRATS ALL!


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6/19/2008 8:57:28 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  I got FIVE!!! Tied for my best month ever... Including the one from above... I'm happy..:)

Congrats everyone, best of luck in the next round!!!


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6/19/2008 9:01:54 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  None for me but I wasn't very excited about my May entries so no personal disappointment, either. Now I can just enjoy everyone else's--I am sure they are wonderful. Congratulations!!


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6/19/2008 9:02:31 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
  HOLY COW, KARA....AWESOME!!!!
I didn't get any, either, but I am SO EXCITED for everyone else. I couldn't be more pleased that the EP's were slow in getting to us cuz I wouldn't have 'met' all you fine folks in these threads.


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6/19/2008 9:05:22 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/29/2006
  Well I didn't get one on my favorite, but I did get THREE so I am VERY Pleased! Congrats everyone!!!


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6/19/2008 9:14:20 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Kept forgetting to post a favorite before I entered the last few days. Congrats to all the Finalists!


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6/19/2008 9:37:26 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  I was busy making this month's trophy that I didn't noticed that the finalists where out.
Congratulations to all the Finalists!!!!

WTG Kara!!!


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6/19/2008 10:25:01 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  3 for me, not my 2 faves, but I'm more than happy with the ones they did pick, and the others will go to the resubmit folder.


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6/19/2008 4:22:12 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Congratulations to all the finalists.

I have not been lucky for about three months. I been putting in resubmits that have the EFP's mostly and it not working for me. I have not put in very many new images.

I got a new camera (Sony Alpha 700) and I am shootig flowers and putting in new picture's this month maybe that will help.

Best of luck to everyone in the final round.


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6/19/2008 4:40:26 PM

 
HuHu Lin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2006
  For me,I have not received the surprising email for 3 months.I think its getting much harder for getting a finalist even winner for me,but I congrats on all into the next run ^^


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6/19/2008 6:42:17 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2005
  Congrats to everyone who received a finalist medal! I didn't get a thing but sure enjoy looking at the beautiful images that made it to the first round.


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6/19/2008 7:05:21 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  I got one this month and I'm pleased with their choice. Congrats to all! So, when do you think the winners will be announced? Before the weekend?


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6/19/2008 7:20:12 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  I wouldn't be surprised if the winners were announced tomorrow--just a feeling I've got. :)


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6/19/2008 8:07:41 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Just some numbers.

Total Entries 31160
179 Finalists

Nature and Landscape 4336 Entries
27 Finalists

Animals 4912
32 Finalists

People 5034
49 Finalists

Elements of Design 1505
20 Finalists

Dital Darkroom 1743
43 Finalists

Travel and Place 1988
13 Finalists

Flowers 4398
30 Finalists

Macro 2285
38 Finalists

Catch-All 2902
34 Finalists

Monthly Theme 2051
23 Finalists


FINALISTS COUNT

January 2008 526
Frebruary 2008 400
March 2008 388
April 2008 446
May 2008 329


I noticed that in Travel and Place are only 13 finalists, this means that only 2 or 1(if the Grand Prize comes from that category) didn't going to win.


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6/20/2008 6:32:07 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  The email said 329 finalists.


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6/20/2008 6:56:33 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  I don't know where did I got the 179, but you can see at the end I have "May 2008 329", Sorry for that.


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6/20/2008 10:36:10 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Winners are out! I got 2--Anemones and Candied Tulips!! Yippee--and congratulations to all the other winners and finalists!


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6/20/2008 12:27:28 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  I got 2 as well!!! Including my favorite for the month.. WOOHOOO... First time I have ever had more than one!!

Congrats Colleen! And everyone else who got one!!


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6/20/2008 12:37:27 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/25/2005
  CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS HERE. WHAT AN EXTREMELY TALENTED GROUP!


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6/20/2008 12:38:51 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  This is the first time I've ever had more than one winner, too! :)

Just goes to show, if you keep trying and entering the contest, eventually your hard work will pay off. Until next month, happy shooting, everybody!


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6/20/2008 1:53:56 PM

 
Holly J. Jackson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2007
  BIG CONGRATS to all you silver and GOLD medalists!! ;o)

(I'll keep trying...)


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6/20/2008 3:00:09 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
 
 
Congratulations to the Finalists & Winners!!!!

A big congrats to Kara and Collen!!!
Don't forget to make a note of your JUNE entries by the 30th, before BP erases them from your "Current Contest Entries" page, so you can join us here again on July. 15th, for the next Count Down!

Now all we need it's a Trophy.
Happy Shooting and Good Luck for the next month.


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6/20/2008 7:40:22 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2004
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  Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners! Beautiful work everyone!!!


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6/23/2008 12:26:14 PM

 
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