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Michelle L. Frick
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February 2012 Countdown Thread


In like a lion...okay, so not really so much a lion for our Spring here in the Southern US. Texas weather is a bit nutty and we've been up and down - but the last couple of days are nearly 80 degrees. In March...Yes - you read those numbers right. So much for a slow transition to the heat. Anyone still get snow up further North in the US or anywhere else on the planet - come on down to Texas if you'd like to escape the cold. Yikes!

So, here we are, once again (ALREADY) finding ourselves in the middle of the month, and time to start wondering and waiting for what the judge's might have in store for us this month. February was a short month....although it was leap year and we did get one extra entry out of it. Here's to hoping it was lucky for everyone!

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Good luck everyone!!!


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3/14/2012 10:30:16 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  No fave this month.


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3/15/2012 8:48:40 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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Had two favorite cathedral resubmits, but since I finally got to shoot in the Library of Congress reading room, I'm going with that... let's see if I can make it display here---my browser's acting up.


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3/15/2012 3:05:25 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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Nope... will try tomorrow morning...


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3/15/2012 3:06:02 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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I almost forgot again today, but tada - here's my February favorite. I'm usually a people, animals or flowers kind of girl...but this Eiffel Tower shot taken on our first evening in Paris is very special for me. I went along on a business trip to London and Drew surprised me by planning a detour to France. He also reproposed (after nearly 17 years of marriage) under the Eiffel Tower. So, here you go...my February fave.


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3/15/2012 9:54:02 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Room To Soar
Room To Soar
The Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress opens to the touring public two days a year. The massive, 8-sided, marble-clad space is a marvel,
crowned by a giant dome and cupola, rising 160 feet above the floor.

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Wow, great story AND visit to the Eiffel, Michelle! I hope you said yes to him ;)

Trying again---my Library of Congress shot, from one of the 2 days each year they open the main reading room to walk-in visitors & photographers.


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3/16/2012 4:01:10 AM

 
tony w. austin
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i have yet to pick the right one LOL... so here we go again...

Macro


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3/16/2012 10:14:41 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Hope everyone had a fun weekend, and a good St. Patrick's Day if you celebrate it. I almost got pinched for not having green (forgot what day I was on in life).

Carolyn, your images are always amazing. I'll have to go find my favorite this month of yours.

Chris...as always your ability to find the perfect angles and light are brilliant! Good luck my friend!

And, Tony, I'm not often right with my picks either...but I love the image you chose. Fingers crossed!


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3/18/2012 8:54:29 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Thanks for hosting this thread month after month, Shell.

As usual, many faves to choose from and this month I am choosing an image which I really really like. I hope the judges do too.

Good luck to you all. I am also guessing Finalists announcement by coming Friday the 23rd of March.

UB.


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3/20/2012 12:04:53 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   ENCHANTED WATERS
ENCHANTED WATERS
The donkey and the farmers go one way, their reflection in the stream, the other.

~~~
CATEGORY: Digital Darkroom (February 20, 2012)

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Trying again ....


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3/20/2012 12:05:30 AM

 
Jen F. Petritz
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   New
New
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Hi everyone! I have never tried posting to the threads, but I thought "What the Heck? Looks like Fun!" So many of your images are so wonderful, I often wonder how the judges are able to narrow it down! Anyway good luck to everyone! And here is my hopeful.....


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3/20/2012 4:26:16 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Pretty darned cute, Jennifer; fingers crossed for ya! Welcome to the threads, too! ;)


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3/20/2012 4:56:07 PM

 
tony w. austin
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  welcome... it is a fun board.


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3/20/2012 7:55:14 PM

 
Di Kerpan
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Hunting Dog
Hunting Dog
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Hoping to see this photo of Scout as a Feb finalist. Love seeing the images on this thread....Good Luck to you all!!


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3/23/2012 8:40:28 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Twilight at the Gardens
Twilight at the Gardens

~.~.~ .♥. ~.~.~
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
during the "Night Lights" event

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Not holding my breath for any of mine to become finalists this month, but if I were to guess...

Good luck everyone!
~♥~


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3/24/2012 8:45:31 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to Lisa and all the Finalists and good luck up next. I didn't get a Finalist on my above pick, however, got a couple in MT though.

UB.


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3/25/2012 6:41:43 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  The link to the February Finalists:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=49993


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3/25/2012 6:42:45 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  One for me in Flowers. Good luck to all in the next round!!!


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3/25/2012 7:01:11 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  I picked wrong on the thread again, but did get two in people - one new one and one resub (both BW images). Good luck in the next round everyone! My fingers are crossed for everyone!!!


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3/25/2012 7:03:16 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Way to go, Lisa; you're the only one of us who got your chosen image Finalist! Two here, which is wonderful, though I had high hopes for "Room To Soar", above... next time!


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3/25/2012 7:03:44 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  3 for me..Most I've had in a loooooong time.


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3/25/2012 7:06:32 PM

 
Kristia Adams
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Harvest Morning
Harvest Morning
Cranberry bogs near Chatsworth, NJ
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Yay! Finally got one! 2nd time ever!

Nature and Landscapes


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3/26/2012 4:22:05 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Congratulations to the finalists and best of luck in the next rounds.

I got two this time. I put them first in my port. If you want to view them.

Antique hayhook hanging in antique barn
window. (Elements of Design)

Floral center (flowers)


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3/26/2012 10:08:00 AM

 
Jen F. Petritz
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  I picked wrong as well! I really wasn't expecting finalists on the two I received! Good surprise though. Good luck to everyone in the next round!


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3/27/2012 9:10:12 AM

 
tony w. austin
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  good luck everyone in the next round


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3/27/2012 11:15:35 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  ...feels like any time now, they should announce winners...! Fingers crossed for everyone!


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3/28/2012 3:18:49 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Good luck everybody..I don't have any winners again this month.


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3/28/2012 4:13:08 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  The suspense is building ... good luck to all!


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3/28/2012 4:45:50 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  THERE they are!! Congratulations to the Feb. winners! Managed to snag a gold this month :)

http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/1202.asp


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3/28/2012 7:33:32 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Congratulations to all the terrific winners!


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3/28/2012 7:41:21 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Congrats Chris and anyone else who went gold! WTG!!!


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3/28/2012 7:43:24 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Huge CONGRATZ to all the Winners !!!

UB.


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3/29/2012 5:15:43 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  ...including you, Usman, for your happy First Place!!


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3/29/2012 6:02:53 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Awwwww thanks, Chris ;)

UB.


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3/29/2012 9:00:40 AM

 
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