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Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
 

September 2010 Countdown Thread


Welcome to the Countdown Thread - aka "Cocktails and Chocolates" - pull up a chair and SHARE! It's fall y'all and the weather is finally cooling off down here in the South. I wish I could see some of those beautiful fall scenes like I know all of you up North get to see - so, I'm hoping I'll see them on here!

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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.

Good luck everyone!!!


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10/3/2010 9:47:41 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  I posted today already Shell... I'll catch it tomorrow!!..:) PROMISE!


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10/4/2010 1:04:27 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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Wow, does time ever fly! Thanks for the thread as always, Shell!
I'm breaking the suggestion of just one fav, because I used 2 cameras in Oct., and have a fav from each---which is odd, cuz the 2nd camera was the one built into my Apple iPhone4! So, the stinkbug ("Specimen") is my fav from my SLR, and the "Eponym" image is my fav (of a few in Oct entries) from my iPhone; I was very surprised how nicely it came out!


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10/4/2010 4:33:39 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Specimen
Specimen
EF100mm, f/11, 1/10th Second, ISO100, RAW, tripod.
A brown marmorated stink bug (halyomorpha halys) that landed on my balcony wall late yesterday afternoon.
As it was on the inside wall (fully shaded) I actually used the face of my watch to reflect sunlight onto the bug
(resulting in the shadow being cast) while shooting from a tripod w/ shutter cable.
My balcony panels are off-white, so I pushed the highlights heavily in PS to give a total-whiteout background.

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...clearly, that didn't work right ;) Here's the SLR fav


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10/4/2010 4:34:56 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Eponym
Eponym
A massive, 55 feet tall 'obelisk' by artist Robert Indiana, located in the Indiana State Museum.
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Apple iPhone
 
 
...and if this works, here's the iPhone fav...


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10/4/2010 4:35:38 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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o u t r a g e
o u t r a g e

A personality flip for Emy..:) I just love the variety I can get from one session, SHE ROCKS!

Textured and saturated in PS.

Thanks for looking!!

~Monthly Theme~
© Kara L. Hendricks
Olympus Camedia C-...

 
 
ok, I am going with this one as my fav. fr September...

Good luck guys!!! Let's hope for an early finalist release again...:))

And YES Shell... thanks for hosting this yet again!!


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10/5/2010 7:48:10 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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sweetness
sweetness
October 22, 2009
Another one from the other day
Studio strobes.
THANKS FOR LOOKING!!!
AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!

>PEOPLE<
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Olympus Evolt E410...

 
 
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

Here is is my hopeful.


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10/5/2010 1:01:24 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   FLOW SHOW
FLOW SHOW
I stood precariously by the bank of this stream as the sun was rising behind me.
35mm (52mm on a full frame), f/22, 1/2 sec, ISO 200 and CP Filter.
~~~
CATEGORY: Details & Macro (December 16, 2010)

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Thanks Shell for hosting the thread. Many faves as usual, but picking just one.

Good luck to you all!

UB.


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10/6/2010 12:03:55 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Birdies?
Birdies?
Butterscotch watching things out the window.
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Gorgeous entries as always everyone! Guess I should share my favorite too! Hmmmm...I have several sentimental faves and resubs that my fingers are crossed for, but Butterscotch tends to be my lucky charm! I'm going to pick her this month!


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10/8/2010 9:47:47 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Just wondering, where are the other usual suspects?... Well, as I wait I'll just grab this tropical fruity shake which goes so well with this sumptuous tuna sandwich.

Any guesses for the Finalist date, I would say coming Tuesday or Friday!


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10/9/2010 4:42:01 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Mon/Tue/Wed are the most popular days to release Finalists... I'm hoping for one of those, rather than Friday! ;) But with this being a holiday weekend, who knows...
Did anyone see how many Entries were in, on Sep. 30th?
I'm always curious to see what % of Entries make it to Finalist, as it has been steadily increasing over the last 12 months... we nearly hit 10% in the Aug. results.


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10/9/2010 3:09:29 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Since mine were all clouds, I don't really expect to see any finalists, but I'd happily take whatever one they like, should they actually like any. So, good luck to all of you!


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10/9/2010 4:01:01 PM

 
Lola M.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Monarch Beauty
Monarch Beauty
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Here is one of my September favorites.


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10/13/2010 7:23:06 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Chris, I think Dominick shared the end of month stats at 101... I will go back in the messages and try to find it...:) Check 101..:)


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10/13/2010 7:32:06 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  I'm running low on caffeine and have absolutely no chocolate in the house! This situation is getting dire! I hope we get some exciting news soon or else I'm going to have to invest in Hershey's stock!

Smiles to all!


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10/13/2010 5:50:10 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Thankfully, my mom arrived tonite, bringing dark chocolate from Italy... so I can go to sleep not quite so wound up on when the Finalists might come out... ;)


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10/13/2010 7:15:22 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Usman, you may be right about Friday at this point...! Fingers crossed...


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10/14/2010 10:36:27 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Anything from Italy appeals to me, but I am not a fan of dark chocolate. Perhaps it's that they tell me it's healthy! Hopeful for Friday and the 15th - another weekend of waiting might force me into the Halloween stash!


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10/14/2010 2:21:14 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Chris, Friday is already here in Pakistan as I write this. But still a few hours to go for the west coast of US to welcome Friday.

Yesterday's POTD was dated Sep 23, 2010, could it be that the judges have finalized the Finalist till the last week of September! If its true, then I think they have a big task of sorting through the last week of September EPs in just one day. I hate to think and hope I am wrong, but if my assumption is correct, then we might be looking for a Finalist gallery on Saturday, at least for this part of the world.

Any stats on Saturday's finalist historically?

UB.


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10/14/2010 7:41:59 PM

 
Sandy Hawkins
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  Finalists are out!


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10/15/2010 9:35:09 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  I got two finalists in my mailbox on Sept 8 and Sept 25 but only one has a finalist award on it. So not sure if I have one or two?

Both are flowers.

Congratulations to all the finalists.


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10/15/2010 9:53:37 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Got TWO. Good Luck to all Finalists for the next round!

UB.


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10/15/2010 9:58:41 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to the Finalists! Fingers crossed for the next round!


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10/15/2010 10:24:06 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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sci10b 0330
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Member of Fou Fou Ha - Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/7.1 @ 150 mm, 1/640, ISO 320, No Flash
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This is an image of one of the Fou Fou Ha members taken at SCI-Hornings :)

SCI-Hornings


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10/15/2010 2:19:43 PM

 
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