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

December 2011 Countdown Thread


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Seriously, I know they say time speeds up as we get older, but how did we reach mid-January already? I've barely gotten over the holiday craziness. I just checked my calendar and realized we're close to time, and given how early the announcements were the past couple months, I hope we have a couple days to post some favorites (not that I mind getting the results early - works for my non-patient genes). Good luck everyone - I can't wait to see your favorites from December, and am looking forward to a fabulous 2012 for all of us!


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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.
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Good luck everyone!!!


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1/14/2012 10:29:21 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Nadira and Lisa
Nadira and Lisa
Lisa is my friend who works at Sharkarosa (wildlife ranch/sanctuary) here in North Texas. She has bonded with this young zebra since it was just a few hours old. Nadira will walk behind her like a puppy.
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Happy 2012! Fingers crossed for everyone's faves - here's mine for the month...


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1/15/2012 12:49:52 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  The Cheap Seats
The Cheap Seats
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My fave for the month..Hello jinx!


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1/15/2012 7:09:53 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  I already entered for today, will post my fave tomorrow, hopefully!

UB.


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1/15/2012 9:49:00 AM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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Sunrise Beau Soleil
Sunrise Beau Soleil
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My favorite this month. Good luck everyone.


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1/15/2012 10:12:02 AM

 
tony w. austin
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ok, not my fave but I will say this might be my best chance because it is so different


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1/15/2012 10:46:50 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  I too entered already today... But will play along tomorrow... Thanks for always doing this Shell!


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1/15/2012 11:00:33 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day  
e x p o s e d
e x p o s e d

My daughter Emy, One shot, not layered.

Taken with a Nikon D2X.

Thanks for looking!!

~Monthly Theme~
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My Dec. fav... And a fav. of mine for a long time...

Good Luck All!


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1/16/2012 5:44:06 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Out the Back
Out the Back
This is the slightly revised version of an entry that was skipped for an EP last month. Thanks to my friends in the FFFP club here at BP and to Daniella for their invaluable suggestions.
Category: Elements of Design

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Even though my resubmissions are, by definition, personal favorites, I usually try to pick a new entry for this thread. However, I'm breaking with that tradition this month. My pick is one I first entered in November when it did not even get an Editor's Pick. I like both the design elements and the suggested story a lot.


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1/16/2012 8:15:24 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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Argh... Dec. is an especially hard month for me to pick from! I had quite a few resubs of favorites, as wel as several reworked, new versions of past favorites...

The one I've picked here is perhaps my most-favorite from a day of shooting last spring, at the Library of Congress, producing lots of "favorite" images I just loved. Alas, none of them have gone anywhere in the contest. This rework improved beyond the original version, I think, so I'm most hopeful for it.


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1/16/2012 2:28:20 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Beneath the Veil
Beneath the Veil

~.~♥~.~

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In December, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Jessica.
My favorite image this month.
I entered this in DD, as the original image was dark and grainy, and I played quite a bit in PS to bring it up.

Good luck, Everyone!


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1/16/2012 6:10:27 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Looks like they are enjoying making us sweat it out this time. How are you all doing? Anyone else going nutty?


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1/19/2012 8:42:03 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Me sleeps in the Shade!
Me sleeps in the Shade!
One, out of the many, flamingo sleeping in the shade in a pond at Lahore zoo. Others enjoying the morning sunshine!!
For PG 101's 'Rule of Thirds' Theme Challenge. HTD!!!

~~~
CATEGORY: Animals (December 10, 2011)

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Kinda busy lately, and thought I had already entered my fave in this thread. Looks like I never did.

So here it is, it's *abstract* feel is what I like most about.

Good luck to you all and happy sweating Shell, lol!!! I am expecting Tuesday as Finalists and Thursday as Winners announcement, but I have been known to err predicting such dates!!!

UB.


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1/20/2012 2:02:00 AM

 
Janet Poczwa
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Category: Nature & Landscapes


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1/20/2012 2:41:12 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Got my fingers crossed we'll hear the results Monday, maybe by Tues. The last 3 months were released before the 20th, but more than half of the last 72 months' results were after the 20th... as always, who knows! ;)


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1/20/2012 4:04:01 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I guess they decided they needed a nap or something. It seems like they should be done by now.


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1/20/2012 4:10:00 AM

 
tony w. austin
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  i think today may be the day


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1/24/2012 6:33:06 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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  Fingers crossed for today...
Good luck everyone!
~♥~


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1/24/2012 9:37:08 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  I like the optimism! Not sure I agree today's the day, but I'll cross my fingers with you, and hope I'm wrong!


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1/24/2012 10:52:30 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  EP's just started up again -- that's sometimes a good sign :)


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1/24/2012 11:11:51 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Not bad being proved wrong... they just released the Finalists! I see two in this thread; congratulations!

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=49029


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1/24/2012 1:42:44 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I got 2..and one was the one in this thread. Amazing.


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1/24/2012 1:47:29 PM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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  I got one for my Sunrise Beau Soleil in this thread. Very excited about this!


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1/24/2012 1:54:04 PM

 
tony w. austin
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  I got one in the monthly theme...


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1/24/2012 2:00:06 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Congratulations to all the finalists.

I got one in flowers a picture of pink lilly. You can see under the water in the picture it really different.


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1/24/2012 3:08:03 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Congratulations everyone that got a finalist and good luck in the next round!!! I got one of Lisa - but it's her and the sloths, not her and Nadira - looks like I'll try resubbing again! Managed to snag one other too - whoo hoo!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to us all! And, keep on believing!


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1/24/2012 3:22:25 PM

 
Pat Harry
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  I received two this month - such a pleasant surprise! Congrats to all!!


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1/24/2012 7:37:58 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Got two too this month. Quite a relief after not getting a single one last month.

Huge CONGRATZ to all Finalists and good luck in the next round, which should be what, a day or two away!!!

UB.


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1/24/2012 8:16:26 PM

 
tony w. austin
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  WHOOOO HOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
winners are out and I got a second place in the monthly theme.

Congrats to all the winners


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1/25/2012 3:06:27 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Big congratulations, Tony!! I managed a 2nd Place too, in EOD!


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1/25/2012 3:20:25 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  ...and a special shout out to the fantastic Grand Prize Winner, Katarina Mansson, who has pulled off the only back-to-back, consecutive months Grand Prize win, in 10 years of BP history...!


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1/25/2012 3:21:32 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  WTG Katta!!! I got a 2nd as well! Happy girl here! Congrats everyone!!!! See you in February!!!!


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1/25/2012 4:10:04 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winners. I was lucky to get one Second Place too!

UB.


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1/25/2012 6:22:16 PM

 
Janet Poczwa
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  Congrats to all the winners and finalists for December! - what amazing talent! Best wishes for the next round, regards, Janet


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1/26/2012 9:06:54 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Congratulations to all the winners.

I shoot a lot of flowers but I got to adjust my thinking when shooting flowers.

I usually do single flowers (flower portraits) but the winners are flower parts or more than one flower.

So I am going to start shooting them differently.


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1/27/2012 11:28:40 AM

 
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