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Michelle L. Frick
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March 2010 Countdown Thread


It's almost tax day (in the US at least) and it's time to start the countdown for March Finalists and Winners! I look forward to seeing your favorites, and hope to see badges under them all soon!! So, break out the chocolate and the cocktails if you are so inclined. Let's be eager together!

Good luck to everyone!

Share here that one photo you felt was your best or favorite entry of the month. That one special image you are proud of, or really would like to have recognized with a medal, whether or not it made Editor's Pick this time around.

One gentle reminder: Please refrain from posting half a dozen of your entries; ideally, share that one excellent, meaningful, or otherwise favorite image of yours! Best of luck, to all the 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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4/14/2010 9:02:01 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Man in the Window
Man in the Window
EFP~ March 5th, 2010~ Catch-All
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Thanks for the Countdown, Shell!

My Favorite~


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4/15/2010 12:45:37 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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As usual, I can't decide, so you will have to put up with 4 of my faves..I have more, but I do like these.


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4/15/2010 3:29:15 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  A Handsome Lad
A Handsome Lad
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  Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
© Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Canon EOS Rebel X...
 
  Light On Ice
Light On Ice
© Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Canon EOS Rebel X...
 
  OMG, I Shot Murry
OMG, I Shot Murry
© Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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4/15/2010 3:38:10 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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I have several favorites too, but i'm going with this handsome little new man!!!


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4/15/2010 4:44:07 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Deep Thinker
Deep Thinker
Natural window light in the family's living room.

So young to be thinking so hard about things! I love baby wrinkles!
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Oops...let's try this again.


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4/15/2010 4:48:07 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Doh! I forgot to come here first, before making today's entry... I'll have to try to remember to post here first tomorrow, then enter my daily image...
But, my fingers are already crossed for everyone ;)


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4/15/2010 12:28:11 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  I don't know how to get the picture from the port to the thread.

My favorite is on page two the third row first picture. You have to go there if you want to see it.

It a picture of a goose running across the water and it shows his strength and beauty.


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4/15/2010 2:42:52 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Though I love color and my gallery is full of it, my favorite this month is a black and white as are several of my 'hopefuls'. Shouldn't be long now -- good luck to all of you.


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4/16/2010 3:56:13 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Tilling Sandy Land
Tilling Sandy Land
(Finalist - Travel & Place - March 2010)

Some where in the Central West of Punjab province, where camels are mostly used to till the arable land.

Shot just after the sun-rays lit the sandy burrows.

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Wow.. beautiful favorites, good luck to all of you!

My guess for the March Finalists announcement day/date is Friday April 23rd. What are yours...? Fingers crossed!

Among the many favorites for me this month, 'Tilling Sandy Land' ranks at NO. 1 primarily because of following three reasons:

1. I had to walk this sandy land quite a bit to reach here with sand in my socks and shoes.

2. I like the composition of it all and was lucky that the camel looked at me just at the right time.

3. Love the light falling on the burrows.

Hey, who took my chocolate bar ....!


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4/16/2010 4:20:58 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Southern Cemetery
Southern Cemetery
An old, yet lush cemetery in Charleston, SC.
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Fingers crossed... I personally thought my Feb. entries were better overall than my March, yet I left the stage empty-handed in Feb. For March, I missed a third of the month and had several resubmitted entries. So of my new entries in March, this is my favorite. The cemeteries down south are so unlike the ones in the northeast...! I really liked the decaying, overgrown look, vs. the perfectly manicured lawn style.


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4/16/2010 5:10:45 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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d e l i g h t
d e l i g h t
From last fall.. Texture added in PS.. Thanks for looking!!

~People~
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Hello All!!! I see some wonderful shots here and hope the judges award you all a GOLD!!

As for my fav. from March... I will have to go with this shot of my daughter again... I re-edited it and am trying again... I just love it..:)

Best of luck to you all!!


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4/16/2010 6:12:12 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Dear God...
Dear God...
March 2, 2010

On this difficult moments let's pray for Haiti, Chile and China.


THANKS FOR LOOKING!!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
>PEOPLE<


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just time to post favorite, good luck to all!!!


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4/16/2010 9:20:44 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Carolyn, all the four are wonderful images. My pick from your picks is "Oh Yeah"...absolutely fabulous capture of the LOOK!!

UB.


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4/16/2010 10:13:15 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  I'm loving all these favorites! Since it's Friday, I'm guessing if we don't hear soon, we'll have the whole weekend to fret. Not a big surprise since it's still early, and I'm sure most everyone (judges included) have been busy with taxes. Good luck everyone! Keep posting those favorites! I'm going out for a giant margarita tonight to tide me over!!


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4/16/2010 2:16:36 PM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
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Gorgeous work! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. :0)
-Chevy


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4/16/2010 9:47:32 PM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
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Lisa
Lisa
3/20
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Gorgeous work! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. :0)
-Chevy


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4/16/2010 9:48:49 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  The weekend is almost over, and then the countdown is back on in full force. Anyone thinking it will be tomorrow, or do you think we might have a few more days of torturous waiting. Fingers crossed for us all!


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4/18/2010 4:30:53 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Michelle, you know I can't resist an opening question like that... :) So, looking back, past indicators are reasonably good for a 19th release date---6 times in 52 months. And, Mondays lead the pack for Finalists---12 times in 52 months. It isn't the "perfect storm" of Date+Day (that would be a Monday, 21st) but it isn't too shabby...


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4/18/2010 4:44:29 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Someone was watching us Chris! FINALISTS are out!!!

Here's the link - Congratulations everyone!!!

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=38204


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4/18/2010 4:51:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  oops -- just getting ready to put my date into the pot when I got the notices: three for me and none of them close to my favorites. Matter of fact, I was ready to take one of them off display if not to delete it. Won't complain, though -- the other two are growing on me fast LOL


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4/18/2010 4:54:27 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Well, that was unexpectedly fast!
And a pleasant surprise, as I picked up two---one for a resubmit (it often pays to resubmit ones you love!), and a new image.
Congratulations to the Finalists, and best of luck in the next round!


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4/18/2010 4:57:33 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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  Congrats to All!
None for me but I am getting use to that.


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4/18/2010 4:59:56 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Two of mine were resubs - so, it always pays to keep believing in those images you know have merit! Congratulations to everyone and good luck in the next round!!!


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4/18/2010 5:40:43 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Just saw the Finalists announced so early, BP beat me big time on my guess above!!

Got three this time and one of them was the one where the main subject was not even in the frame.

Good luck to all for getting golden! Got a very busy Monday at work. Will browse all the Finalists in the next couple days, hopefully before the Winners are out!

UB.


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4/18/2010 8:15:59 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I got 2 also..none of my faves...as usual.


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4/19/2010 4:43:35 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  I been shooting ducks and geese on the RIver and I got one in animals.

The image is extremely crisp, clear and detailed of the goose.

It is posted first in my port if you like to view it.


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4/19/2010 7:29:34 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Wow... Look at all the favs. that went finalist...:) Congrats everyone... I am happy to finally see this shot of Emy get one... It's my all time fav. so far...:)


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4/19/2010 7:52:57 AM

 
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