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

April 2011 Countdown Thread


First of all, a thank you to Usman for reminding me how late in May we'd already gotten. This is a crazy time of year for my household with Mother's Day, spring activities and portrait sessions. I hope it's an exciting time of year for all of you too!

I'm stunned to realize we are nearly midway through May and that means summer is almost here in the Northern Hemisphere! If you are like me and live in the South, it's already feeling like summer! It's HOT!

So, grab a cool cocktail and your favorite cocktail - sit back and relax and share your hopeful from April with us while we all wait for the judges to let us know what they think. Fingers crossed!!!

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.

Good luck everyone!!!


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5/12/2011 8:03:33 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
  Whoops - guess I told you all to two fist those drinks - it's five o'clock somewhere! How about a cool cocktail and your favorite sweet treat instead! Let's pace ourselves in case the judges make us wait like last month! ;-)!


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5/12/2011 8:06:34 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
  Whoops - guess I told you all to two fist those drinks - it's five o'clock somewhere! How about a cool cocktail and your favorite sweet treat instead! Let's pace ourselves in case the judges make us wait like last month! ;-)!


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5/12/2011 8:06:34 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Delicately Bold
Delicately Bold
My first attempt at applying the Orton technique to an image. Hope you all like it!
© Michelle L. Frick
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And my hopeful for April...


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5/12/2011 2:38:21 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/29/2006
  Good Luck to All! I can't decide on a Fav....


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5/12/2011 2:59:45 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  Time does fly! I will try to remember to share a favorite tomorrow before my entry...
I think we will have to pace ourselves, if history is any indicator... the earliest April release of Finalists was May 19, during the last 5 years of contest results...
Best of luck to everyone!


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5/12/2011 3:19:54 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The CURVE
The CURVE
Happy Birthday Izza (my eldest child) and Doc.

Coming out of the local metro at Ibne-Batuta Mall in Dubai, this particular part of the ceiling caught my eye for all its color, design and details.

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CATEGORY: Elements of Design (May 31, 2011)

© Usman M. Bajwa
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Good luck to you all. I am hoping BP compensates us for the last month 'delayed' Finalist announcement 'agony' and surprises us pleasantly this time around!

UB.


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5/13/2011 12:10:21 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Three Pedestals
Three Pedestals
The currently-empty niches, traditionally for statuary, flanking the main entrance to the cathedral.
4/11 Finalist - EoD

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I've been on a heavy architecture streak for the last 6 weeks or so; needless to say, my April favorite is architecture, and from my favorite cathedral as well!


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5/13/2011 2:07:49 AM

 
Janet Poczwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/5/2011
 
 
 
"Parked Bicycle with 'Rider'" entered in the "Catch-all" category.


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5/13/2011 2:27:55 AM

 
Ellen Devenny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2004
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Hello World!
Hello World!
Brand new baby praying mantis...

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My fav for this month is one of newly emrged baby mantis.


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5/13/2011 2:42:32 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   p e a c e
p e a c e


No words, just a wish for peace.

PEACE is so delicate like a newborn baby.
© Elida Gutierrez
Olympus Evolt E410...

 
 
Last month add it the wrong picture, now got it right here is my hopeful.


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5/13/2011 10:58:59 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Runoff
Runoff
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One of my faves for the month of April.


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5/14/2011 3:49:39 AM

 
tony w. austin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2010
 
 
 
i dont feel this is my best, but I think its the best chance for a finalist. It is a family portrait in new orleans


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5/14/2011 4:38:34 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Impressions
Impressions
*Digital Darkroom*
© Jessica Jenney
Canon Powershot G1...
 
 
My pick


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5/15/2011 5:14:37 AM

 
tony w. austin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2010
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   family portrait
family portrait
a picture of my family in front of jackson square in new orleans.
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going to try to post the picture again. LOL


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5/15/2011 7:39:45 AM

 
Lola M.
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Young Robin
A Young Robin
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Here is one of my April favorites.


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5/16/2011 7:33:57 AM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   On Guard
On Guard
There is a bluebird house nearby with a mama and nest inside so the daddy sits here on guard much of the day. You should see them (mom and dad) attack the squirrel when it runs up the tree!
© Carol Teal
Olympus Evolt E500...
 
 
My fav is a bird too. I have had the most fun taking photos of the bluebirds and their babies. I have been feeding them mealworms, and the male will come sit on the fence when he sees me outside. If I don't see him around, I tap the plastic container on the fence, and he comes if he is within hearing range.


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5/16/2011 7:04:07 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 
 
 
Hi everybody... WOW.. the months just keep flying by..:) I hope you are all winners this month.... As for my fav. from April... hrmmm..... I guess I will go with...


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5/18/2011 6:17:52 AM

 
Lola M.
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  Finalists are out ~ Congratulations to all.

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=45449


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5/18/2011 4:21:10 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
  Congratulations Chris, Kara and Jessica -I've seen ones from all of you so far, and I'm sure there are many more I'm missing! So, congratulations to all the other finalists! And, a big GIANT Good luck to everyone in the next round!


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5/18/2011 4:49:49 PM

 
tony w. austin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2010
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Savannah Water Fountain
Savannah Water Fountain
A Better Photo finalist in the monthly travel competition
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whoo hoo.... I got one in travel


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5/18/2011 5:25:29 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
  My Grain Bins received a finalist. I started to post it here but then decided on my bird because my bluebird photos are some of my favs. I am soooo surprised that so many favs were passed over for finalists! I am definitely submitting some of mine again!


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5/18/2011 5:56:44 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
  Oh, I clicked submit before I said congrats to those who did receive finalists and good luck in the next round!


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5/18/2011 5:57:37 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Finalists and good luck up next.

Chris, I see you getting better each month, picking what the judges like!!

UB.


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5/19/2011 12:37:16 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Congratulations to the finalist and best of luck in the next round.

I got one in animals of a portrait of two majestic bighorn Rams. It was taken around Cody Wyoming. It the first image in my port.


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5/19/2011 1:03:04 AM

 
Janet Poczwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/5/2011
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Devil
Taken at a Wildlife Park in Tasmania, with a Nikon D80 DSLR and a 70-300mm lens : ISO 320 : Shutter Speed 1/400 sec : Aperture f/5.6 : Manual Exposure Mode, Tripod : Focal Length 130mm
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My very first Finalist in the "Better Photo" contest.

Congratulations also to other finalists this month!

Regards, Janet


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5/19/2011 1:20:56 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Hungry Baby
Hungry Baby
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Canon EOS 7D Digit...
 
 
Have not been paying attention this month, we had a death in the family and I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had a finalist!


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5/20/2011 7:59:33 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/1104.asp

Winners are out. Congratulations to all the winners.

I got second place on my Big Horn Ram Sheep picture.

Good day....


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5/20/2011 3:39:19 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winners and to everyone for playing along.

I was lucky to get two Wins this month, a record for me!

UB.


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5/20/2011 10:45:18 PM

 
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