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Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

Countdown to March, 09 Results


Hello fellow Better Photo Addicts.



Welcome back to the March Countdown thread.


Tax day is an annual stress test for millions of Americans, but today's Internal
Revenue Service filing deadline may be the toughest one yet for many who can't
pay their mortgage or rent, let alone a big tax bill.


let's distract ourselves with the countdown.
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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.
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 you can add a link to you photo, if you donít know how you can learn
here or I can post the picture for you, all you need to do is ask.



Please donít post pictures that are not belong to you, only when you have the owner permission to post it.



If you are not conform with the winners, you can express yourself, but please not direct attacks, we donít want this thread to be removed from the regular flow.




 



Listen to your heart and post your favorite picture from March. Good luck to everyone.






But most of all HAVE FUN!!!


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4/15/2009 7:41:19 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Orphans of the Storm
Orphans of the Storm

March 20, 2009

For the Photogoup Classic Movie Title Theme

Orphans of the Storm.
Silence movie from 1921.
Two sisters are lost in the French Revolution, with a hold-the-guillotine finale. Directed by D.W. Griffith.

Inspired for all those sad and unfortunately stories of orphan children that after losing everything have to suffer in bad foster homes.
You are always in my heart and my prayers.
FINALIST†MARCH 2009

>PEOPLE<

© Elida Gutierrez
Olympus Evolt E410...

 
 
In the recent months I haven't got much luck concerning to finalists, but today I'm posting my most favorite this month even if it doesn't to be finalistit has a very special place in my heart.


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4/15/2009 7:44:49 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Surreal Surroundings
Surreal Surroundings
A dream like snow scene nestled deep into the country.
© Tammy L. Newcomb
Nikon D40x Digital...
 
 
Elida, As always I am truly hoping that you get finalist and better on the photo above.

One of my favorit photos this month was an random shot I took going down the road. I am amazed the photo turned out as well as it did since I was not able to stop and focus. I had to snap quickly with NO time to think about it.



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4/15/2009 8:59:25 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

THREAD CONTEST


This to pass the time until finalists and winners are announced and it is a work in progress so I'm open to all suggestions to make it better.



RULES AND GUIDELINES



    ♥ It is a photo contest, with a different theme every month.


    ♥ This month theme is "LOVE ALWAYS" (if you have an idea for a theme, you can send it to me)


    ♥ You can enter up to 3 pictures, by sending me a personal mail with the link to your entries and why this picture fits the theme, for example: "I'll always love my kids". You can extend your description as long as you want. The only rule here is that it has to be a February entry, EFP or not, it just have to be special for you and your think that is a good picture


    ♥ All the entries must be submitted from today until the 20th.

    ♥ You have to add you adress.


    ♥ If you want to be a judge please send me a personal mail to, but don't tell anyone. The links to the pictures and judging guidelines will be sent privately to all judges, and yes you can enter the contest and be a judge too.


    ♥ A screen shot of all the entries will be posted the 21st in a private, lock protected gallery, only visible to the judges. If you prefer you can send me small file of your entries.


    ♥ This month prize will be a precious mini photo album and a 4x6 print of your winning picture (optional).


    ♥ If you have any questions, please just ask.


Send entry links, judging requests and all suggestions to: elida_alina@hotmail.com, or thru "contact" link


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4/15/2009 11:32:56 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Forgot to say the next month theme will be:
BABIES


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4/15/2009 11:35:25 AM

 
Les Rhoades
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2004
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  Good Luck Everyone!


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4/15/2009 11:41:50 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Sorry guys, it has to be a March entry. Thanks Nikki!!


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4/15/2009 4:50:57 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Buggety at 10
Buggety at 10
Another shot from Kate's 10th birthday. She's so used to posing, but she likes to be a goof, so sometimes it takes awhile to get a genuine smile out of her. She's standing on the bottom stair of our staircase here, and the natural light from the front door and overhead window are just perfect on my little angel. This one makes ME smile!
© Michelle L. Frick
Canon EOS 5D Mark ...
 
 
Good luck everyone!! I haven't picked the ones the judges have chosen lately, but...I'm going to go for my personal favorite. My Katiebug turned 10, and well, this one just makes me smile!


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4/15/2009 5:41:14 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
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Here is my favorite EP from last month.


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4/15/2009 6:48:36 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
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  Hope it works this time...!




Reflecting reflections
DD category



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4/15/2009 6:54:52 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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PickYourShots.com
  Lots of faves for last month..Can't pick.


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4/16/2009 2:43:49 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/19/2005
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I really love a few of my flower images that got EFPs but this one is my favorite and it is in elements of design.

We were in Washington DC in the capital building and I found this staircase that was so beautiful.


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4/16/2009 4:20:44 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
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  I have two I like myself and others seem to like them, too, but I decided to go with a third. I've just started trying to take tripod images with an HDR conversion in mind and this is one of them. I'm not exactly sure how I ended up with these tones, but I think they are quite nice and I also like the composition.
Loess Is More


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4/16/2009 7:18:52 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Ribbons of Light
Ribbons of Light

Smoke and light.
A detail within a smoke trail.
Nikkor 105/2.8 VR macro
ISO 100. f16. 1/180th. EV+1.
On camera flash plus two speedlights.

© Lisa J. Boulden
Nikon D80 Digital ...
 
 
I have a few favorites, but I think this one's at the top of my list.
(D&M entry)


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4/17/2009 5:39:51 AM

 
maria Warren
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/26/2006
  good luck everyone :)
here is my favorite one:)


"***************"


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4/17/2009 10:55:05 AM

 
Holly J. Jackson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Those EYES!
Those EYES!
Yes, ANOTHER... There will be several more entries from this shoot. CUTE GIRL and happy to give permission to post. ;D
© Holly J. Jackson
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
 
 
March '09 was my best month for EPs yet!! Unfortunately, I didn't have an opportunity to start entering until the 14th of April and haven't gotten ANY this month... I think they're currently stuck on the 14th-15th. LOL!!

I really tried to evaluate my images more to come up with one, instead of listing several. I chose this one because it's beautiful and yet not the typical cheesy grin smile photo.

Good luck EVERYBODY!!


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4/21/2009 1:32:53 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

 FINALISTS ARE OUT!!!!


Congratulations everyone!!!


Here is the link!


FINALISTS


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4/22/2009 12:07:46 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  One for me..I'm reallllly disappointed that my fave didn't make it.(Oklahoma Breezes)...I'm going to put up an alternate version this month.


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4/22/2009 12:11:54 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

 FINALISTS ARE OUT!!!!


Congratulations everyone!!!


Here is the link!


FINALISTS

When I open the link with firefox ir works but notwith IE.
Hope this time works


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4/22/2009 12:20:09 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  OK copy and paste, here is the link:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=31935


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4/22/2009 12:21:26 PM

 
Karen K. Givens
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/6/2006
 
 

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Jaguar Portrait
Jaguar Portrait
Edited in PS CS3, adjusted curves, added vignette, cropped, and sharpend when resized. 3-24-09
© Karen K. Givens
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
 
 
Got one. :)


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4/22/2009 12:32:47 PM

 
Sharon F. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Taking a Break
Taking a Break
My Husband Bob taking a break in the barn with a couple of friends.
© Sharon F. Morris
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
 
 
Got 2 :D


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4/22/2009 12:34:58 PM

 
Sharon F. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Ruffled
Ruffled
American Bald Eagle from Little Rock Zoo
© Sharon F. Morris
Canon EOS 40D Digi...
 
 
#2 :D


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4/22/2009 12:36:17 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/2/2008
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Kiwi slices
Kiwi slices
© Anne McKinnell
Canon EOS Digital ...
 
 
Congratulations to all the finalists!!

I wonder if anyone could give me some feedback on my photo that was my hopeful this month? I know it isn't particularly unique and I would have thought this to be the reason to not get a finalist. But there is a photo very similar to it in the details and macro category that got a finalist. Congratulations to the photographer, I certainly dont want to put down that photo. I just wonder if you can see something in my photo that I am not seeing? Is there something wrong with it? I did do some cloning, is that a problem? I appreciate any feedback you have. I have another similar photo that didn't even get an EP this month.

Thanks.


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4/22/2009 2:42:55 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
 

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Tough Times
Tough Times
March 18, 2009

SECOND PLACE WINNER MARCH, 2009


>CATCH-ALL<

© Elida Gutierrez
Olympus Evolt E410...
 
 
I got three and all where my favorites.

Congratulation to all the Finalists and Good Luck in the next round!!!


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4/23/2009 8:06:44 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  Winners are out.
http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/0903.asp

But every time I that want to see any pictures it send me to and error page or it just frazes the page and I recieve a non-responding message, it happens to any of you or it just me?


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4/27/2009 10:55:32 AM

 
Anne McKinnell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/2/2008
  Hi Elida, the same thing is happening to me.


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4/27/2009 11:41:19 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

Still having problems to see the pictures, the only way is to search for the
name and go to the galleries and then to the picture, so I'll be posting my
comments tomorrow because today I didn't have enough time.


CONGRATULATIONS
TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!


Purple Crystal Tr...
Purple Crystal Trophy
April 24, 2009
Congratulations to all the March Winners!!!!
>DIGITAL DARKROOM<


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4/27/2009 12:17:38 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
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"LOVE ALWAYS"

Top
Winner

Priceless Smiles


Priceless Smiles

Tammy L. Newcomb
Discuss


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4/28/2009 10:00:50 AM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  Sweet picture. Congratulations Tammy


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4/28/2009 11:07:13 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  Thank you so much ANN and everyone here on this thread.

I just want you all to know why this photo is special to me... As most of you all know, my son has HF autism and anytime I can capture my son without an odd look on his face is great. This photo is special becuase my son is showing the emotion of love for his dog whom he loves so very much and the timing of the dog yawning made it look as if he was smiling too. It truly was a priceless moment.

Again, thank you....


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4/28/2009 11:39:33 AM

 
A P
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2008
  It's as if they shared a special joke together. Thanks for sharing your story Tammy and giving us the background to your capture. It really does make it that much more special.

Congratulations on a well deserved Thread Win!!


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4/30/2009 9:26:55 PM

 
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