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Michelle L. Frick
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July 2012 Countdown


Oh my goodness, this month is disappearing and I almost forgot to post on the 15th (in some time zones, I know I'm late already). Time to break out the chocolates and cocktails and start wondering when the judges will make their selections for the finalists and then ultimately the winners from our July submissions.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful year, and I cannot wait to see the favorites you've each picked from this past month. Fingers and toes crossed for us all!


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Good luck everyone!!!

8/15/2012 9:43:49 PM

 
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I haven't had much luck predicting the judge's choices the last few months, but I'm pinning my hopes on this one this month. Smiles to all!

8/15/2012 9:47:40 PM

 
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  The Look
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Shot from inside our jeep. The intense look of a mountain girl while expertly balancing a 20 liters can (filled with fresh spring water) over her head while climbing the slopes to the jeep track. This is right beside a nearby Lulusar lake in the Northern part of Pakistan in Kaghan Valley.
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Thanks Shell for hosting the thread each month.

My favorite this month is a mountain girl which I shot during vacationing in the Kaghan Valley this past July.

Good luck to all in the July Contest. I somehow have this gut feel of July Finalists being just around the corner. So put your faves early this month!!

UB.

8/16/2012 12:39:42 AM

 
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Wow.. Another month down.. Can't believe it! Good luck Shell on your pick, it too is my fav. of yours for last month, and I so rarely go for a B/W image...:) Best of luck to you as well Usman... For me I have to go with this fav. of mine.. Seems I am beating these baseball shots to death but can't seem to give up on them...:) Good luck all!

8/16/2012 4:24:40 AM

 
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Cosmo, a mixed breed dog, breezes through the weave poles on his way to (I hope) a FINALIST!!

8/16/2012 5:43:30 AM

 
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Trying this for the first time, lets see if it works. Good luck to us all!

8/16/2012 8:18:17 AM

 
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Here is my favorite from July - Good Luck to Everyone!!!

8/16/2012 8:59:15 AM

 
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No doubt for me this time. This is the one I love and I'm sticking with it.

8/16/2012 10:04:55 AM

 
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  Forgot to check the box.

8/16/2012 10:07:42 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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  Wow, it seems that just yesterday we were doing this for June! They are sure moving fast now on current EFP's hope that means we won't have to long to wait this month.

I am having a hard time picking, I uploaded already so will wait til tomorrow...maybe one of the Green Heron shots. Its hard to guess what will catch the judges eye and I don't think I have anything to unusual this month.

My EP's are on page 2 starting with Beautiful Barn Owl ending on Page 6 with the Canada Geese. Except Otterly Irresistible which is an entry for this month.

Good luck all!

8/16/2012 1:13:44 PM

 
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  Leslie, I like your Greater Yellowlegs. They are all good, but that one caught my eye.
Mine start on Pg 2 with May's Palette and end on pg 6 with Bliss (above)

8/16/2012 1:34:15 PM

 
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  Carolyn - I like "Bliss" as well - but if I had to pick a second it would be "What a Night". Good Luck!

8/16/2012 2:49:39 PM

 
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  Beautiful pics Leslie and Carolyn.

Leslie your "Swainson's Hawk" is an amazing in-flight capture with great details and tack sharp focus throughout, making it a fave from your entries in July.

Carolyn, the wonderful wispy clouds, serenity and the mood in "Wonderful Weekend Weather" is delightful and heartwarming.

If anyone is interested to peek at my gallery, the July entries start from "Looking Down ..." on page 2 and end at "AWAKENING II" on page 3 of my gallery.

UB.

8/16/2012 11:22:18 PM

 
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  I don't know how you pick from those beauties, Usman! I guess my fave would be In the Lap Of Mountains.

8/17/2012 2:32:37 AM

 
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  Usman - It is indeed always hard to pick from your gallery - I like both Celebrating Love and Night Lights. My guess is that you will have several finalists!

8/17/2012 7:59:51 AM

 
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I got two I really like this time. One is an animal and the other a person image.


The animal image is of two baby owls we had inour tree. I had a similar image up last month but this one is alot better.

The people image is of my grandbaby Kailyn at the Denver Botancial Childs gardens.

8/17/2012 5:38:59 PM

 
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  I had computer issues last month and got behind on my editing, so I only ended up entering a few. I'm not very hopeful.

Good luck to everyone!

8/17/2012 7:13:42 PM

 
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I was going to try and put up my owl and Kailyn images. I tired earlier and it did not work.

8/17/2012 11:25:27 PM

 
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i can not seem to get the pictures up but they are July 17 (Kailyn with the nest) and July 26 the owl babies. Everything is dated in my gallery. I try again to put them up. But if it doesn't work these are my favorites.

8/18/2012 9:39:23 AM

 
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  Both charming, kerby, but my pick would be Kailyn, July 6. Adorable!

8/18/2012 11:33:38 AM

 
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  All adorable, Kerby, but I like the one from July 11..Kathryn..Too cute.

8/18/2012 12:58:38 PM

 
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  Thank you Martha and Carolyn. I had my daughter and the grandbabies for two weeks and kept the camera on most of the time.

I never did find an off switch on them and was exhausted after they left.

One of the picture's of Kailyn sucking her foot sitting on a bench somewhere in my gallery took the top picture at our fair this year. It was the big winner.

So you can bet whenever I get the chance I am going to have my cameral on them. They make such fun models.

8/18/2012 1:26:32 PM

 
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  Kerby, like Martha, I am picking Kailyn July 6 as my fave. Her sweet lively smile and the surroundings gives it real impact and is nicely done.

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8/19/2012 6:42:14 AM

 
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  Summer Celebration
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July 4 Fireworks over Pier 39 in San Francisco. The bright lights in the water are boats lined up to watch the display.

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I'm picking one of my July 4th fireworks shots for this month.

If anyone would like to weigh in, my July images start with "Stillness in Motion" on page 5 and end with "Curves" on page 7.

Excellent work as always, everyone! Good luck!

8/19/2012 7:30:08 AM

 
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  I'm with ya on this one, Martha. I like it best, too.

8/19/2012 7:37:23 AM

 
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  Very nice work, Martha. My pick would be "Emerging" for its fabulous back-lighting against the dark background and great details. A close second is "Transluscent" which I can't figure out why it interests me, but it does! Good luck!

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8/19/2012 7:09:53 PM

 
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I've been busy this week with a club photo outing, I'll try and review some galleries before the judges get around to finishing their job. If you want to check out the ten entries I made, you can look at my gallery, they start with "Becca's Friend" and end with "A Bit Of The Sun" My personal favorite for the month is this one.

8/19/2012 7:27:46 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  Thanks for the feedback, Carolyn and Usman!

My picks from your galleries:

Carolyn: Down the Beach
Usman: In the Lap of the Mountains

8/19/2012 7:30:55 PM

 
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  Jeff, I love your painting with light images a lot and do feel a bit intimidated trying this myself. So "Guard Station Orb" is my fave pick, good luck!

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8/19/2012 7:56:27 PM

 
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How Many Black Ones?
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Taken in the sutler's store at Fort Atkinson, Nebraska.
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I have several others that made my short list including Tin Cup and Nature Encroaches in C-A and Rainy Day at Peggy's Cove in T&P. These are all new entries. Of my resubs, I like Bobcat and Reach (which I have resubmitted before) For my single choice for this thread, I'm going with a People entry.
My July entries are all on p. 6 right now - soon to be pp 6 and 7.
Good luck all!

8/20/2012 6:59:42 AM

 
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  Hi everyone, great picks so far! I'm just tagging the thread. Will post my pick later. I don't think they'll be early this month. There was pretty much a week without EP's and they seem a bit behind now. I think we'll go to the very end of the month again :(

8/20/2012 11:38:33 AM

 
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  just waiting around like everyone else... wishing everyone luck..

8/20/2012 5:37:32 PM

 
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  I am thinking, the Finalists are just around the corner, if not today, hopefully by tomorrow!

And Nikki, if I had to pick just one fave from your very beautiful entries, it would be "Nature Encroaches" for its fabulous composition and wonderful mood, good luck!

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8/20/2012 8:25:35 PM

 
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  Carolyn Bliss makes me smile. We have a llama named Tica that makes that kind of face and it so funny.

Martha your firework display is a beautiful element of design image. Very crisp and clear. Nice work.

8/20/2012 9:10:03 PM

 
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  Nikki love the interaction between the young women and the child. Shows caring, kindness and love.

8/20/2012 9:13:37 PM

 
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  Usman the image of the young lady shows the hardships of people of ohter countries. Love the bright colors and very nice image.

Kara the baseball image is wonderful. Very uniquely done to represent the game. Love it.

8/20/2012 9:20:51 PM

 
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Since I hit my goal of getting a medal my first month back (yay!), I'm setting a new goal - two (or more!) Finalists in one month! It's always hard to pick what I think will stand out for the judges, but here are the two I think have a chance. Hopefully I will have the time to go thru everyone's galleries and pick a fave. Mine run from Misty Morning Mum on page 1 to Be Fruitful on page 2.

Good luck everyone!

8/21/2012 7:33:32 AM

 
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From a '38 Oldsmobile Sedan. Outdoor light (sun was facing me, hence the sun rays) F7.1, 1/125, 18mm.

Elements of Design: July 26, 2012
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Since I hit my goal of getting a medal my first month back (yay!), I'm setting a new goal - two (or more!) Finalists in one month! It's always hard to pick what I think will stand out for the judges, but here are the two I think have a chance. Hopefully I will have the time to go thru everyone's galleries and pick a fave. Mine run from Misty Morning Mum on page 1 to Be Fruitful on page 2.

Good luck everyone!

8/21/2012 7:36:08 AM

 
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  The Old Master
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An old lock on our shed. F7.1, 1/60, 18mm. Raw conversion with minor adj's.

Catch-All: July 19, 2012
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Couldn't upload 2 from my gallery. Here's the second:

8/21/2012 7:37:52 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  I pick The Old Master. Good luck!

8/21/2012 7:42:07 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I'll go with the car.

8/21/2012 8:25:47 AM

 
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  Well, since we can't seem to make up our minds, guess we'll just have to join you in hoping they both go on, Susan. Welcome back :)

8/21/2012 9:52:49 AM

 
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well I have yet to guess right so here is my WRONG pick for this month LOL

8/21/2012 11:26:08 AM

 
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  "Child's Bouquet" really caught my eye, Susan. Its a very well done floral, IMHO. Good luck!

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8/21/2012 1:01:13 PM

 
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  Wow, they just gave a boatload of days in August Badges, hope that means July Finalists soon! Good luck everyone.

8/23/2012 6:40:09 AM

 
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  Wishing everyone good luck; you all have some really beautiful work. I don't have high hopes for this month, but the hopes I have are for one of these two (sorry no links):

Reflective Perspective - Elements of Design 7/14, because I love to shoot architecture

Early One Morning ... Long Ago ... - Digital Darkroom 7/17, because it's my first try at playing with light in DD

8/23/2012 6:59:31 PM

 
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Not feeling confident about any possible finalists for July.

Here is one I liked.

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8/24/2012 11:48:56 AM

 
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another try

8/24/2012 11:50:34 AM

 
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  Jackie...Along The Rocky Creekbed is the one.

8/24/2012 12:08:44 PM

 
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  Is everybody on a diet this month, what happened to the shakes and smoothies and cocktails and chocolates, lol!!

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8/26/2012 7:19:49 AM

 
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  Its early, I think I will start with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread...

8/26/2012 7:27:05 AM

 
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  Love the chocolate, but I'm trying to cut down on the sweets. (It's not working).

8/26/2012 9:04:32 AM

 
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  Let's dig into my blueberries!!

8/26/2012 9:08:00 AM

 
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  Melinda, your blueberries are beautiful. Congratulations on your POTD!!! Leslie, I love anything with pumpkin. UB, you're welcome (from way up in the thread) and I need to be dieting, but I'm about to put away some cotton candy! I have a terrible penchant for all things sweet!!!

Tomorrow? Anyone think it's coming?

8/26/2012 9:20:19 AM

 
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  I'm hoping for tomorrow but betting on Tuesday...

8/26/2012 9:26:31 AM

 
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  i just saw that Krispy Kreme doughnuts has cotton candy doughnuts now... OMG>. I have to go try one

8/26/2012 9:45:15 AM

 
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  Tony, our Krispy Kreme closed down. Their pumpkin spice donuts (fall seasonals) were my absolute faves!!!

8/26/2012 9:47:44 AM

 
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  Michelle, Starbucks are starting up their Pumpkin Spice Latte already! If you have a Great Harvest Bakery in your area, do try their Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread...

8/26/2012 9:53:06 AM

 
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  I love pumpkin spice lattes!

I've yet to pick one of mine that made it to finalist. I'm always surprised by what the judges pick. I didn't submit too many in July (or August) - traveling, work, and too hot! :)

8/26/2012 11:04:39 AM

 
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  Pumpkin is like Turkey, too yummy to have only on the holidays! I am definitely going to look for some pumpkin muffins. Donuts sound awesome!

My choco for now is Keeblers dark chocolate cookies :) No alcohol for me but man, I can tear up some sugar :)

My bet is on tomorrow for the announcement!

8/26/2012 11:17:12 AM

 
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  I think the Finalists are just around the corner..... thats what I have been saying for the past fortnight, lol!

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8/26/2012 8:08:54 PM

 
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  It's Tuesday... the day of my prediction... waiting with bated breath!

8/27/2012 12:31:30 AM

 
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  Oh wait... I'm jumping the gun... it's only Monday, lol! (The things MS does to one's brain, lol.)

8/27/2012 12:32:54 AM

 
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  Perfect timing...a fellow employee is selling chocolate bars for a fundraiser for his daughters school. Had that with coffee. yum

Thanks Carolyn for the pic selection. I would love to get a finalist this month.

8/27/2012 7:12:40 AM

 
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  You'll get one. I'd bet on it.

8/27/2012 7:16:02 AM

 
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  Shoot!! Here it is Monday (the most likely day of the week for Finalists, and the last Monday of August to release July) and I forgot to post my July favorite before uploading today's entry. I blame the jetlag of coming home from Iceland last night. ;) Best of luck for the July results---hopefully they'll come out today!

8/27/2012 7:19:42 AM

 
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  Welcome back, Chris!

8/27/2012 8:03:16 AM

 
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  Good to know you are back, Chris. Now give us some stats!!!

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8/27/2012 12:21:37 PM

 
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  Stats, Stats...something would be great during this wait.

8/27/2012 12:47:22 PM

 
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  I shall come up with some when I get home in 2 hours... ;) I do remember Monday's are the most popular day, and I think Tuesdays are right behind...

8/27/2012 12:54:19 PM

 
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  Welcome home, Chris! I look forward to seeing some awesome pics from Iceland.

8/27/2012 1:16:10 PM

 
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  Thanks, Susan (and Jeff & Usman!) The trip was far and away the most singularly amazing excursion I've ever taken. I only hope I managed to capture a fraction of the awe-inspiring beauty...! I should be done offloading my chips tonight, and can start reviewing the thousands of images!

8/27/2012 1:39:33 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Phew---just finished transfer of all 3,410 images from Iceland onto my laptop. Now Bridge is generating the thumbnails so I'm free to dig into stats:

Yes, Mondays are the most common day to release... it could still happen tonight, since BP has 7 hours of Monday left...

The 27th has only seen Finalists released one time before (surprisingly, years ago---July 2007 results.) However, the 28th, 29th and 30th have also only had 1 hit each---so we're in rare territory no matter what happens tonight.

8/27/2012 4:45:52 PM

 
tony w. austin
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  well I will be out of luck as far as knowing.. my internet will be down for almost 2 weeks... the only time I will get to check is at work after all the bosses leave LOL.

8/27/2012 4:57:17 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Doh! I forgot to post here again, before entering today! Of course, after 10 days in Iceland driving a stick-shift car, I still tried to use the clutch this morning on my automatic... so clearly, I'm not quite back to normal yet...

Anyway, my July favorite/hopeful is a shot of the spiral stairwell inside the US Supreme Court. It is in my gallery here:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=13118446

8/28/2012 8:17:34 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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  Beautiful photo, Chris.
Geez, I'm trying not to, but I'm getting a little impatient. Guess I'll have some chocolate ice cream, and see if it helps ... :)

8/28/2012 5:27:35 PM

 
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  Don't eat too much guys, we might be waiting another day or two..Save room for extra chocolate!

8/28/2012 5:39:02 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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  yummm ... nom nom nom ...

8/28/2012 5:53:51 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Haha Peggy, you been reading teh lolcats ;)

They gotta quit taking so long...I'm trying to diet!

8/28/2012 6:01:02 PM

 
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  And they are out. . . .

Congrats to everyone that received a finalist!

Usman, you picked it on mine.

8/28/2012 10:44:25 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  None for me.

8/29/2012 2:32:27 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Supremely Elegant
Supremely Elegant
Elegant curves with a little flourish of the handrail at the end, of the final flight down to the ground floor, inside the 7-story oval-shaped,
white marble, self-supporting spiral stairwell inside the US Supreme Court.
07-12 EOD 2nd Place

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A few hours too late... Here's the image I was talking about, and happily, it just got Finalist!

8/29/2012 3:51:31 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  And congratulations to all the Finalists! I woke up to a personal best---6 Finalists, much to my delight (and utter shock!) Best of luck in the next round!

8/29/2012 3:53:07 AM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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Along The Rocky Creek Bed
Along The Rocky Creek Bed
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Congratulations to all the Finalists! I was excited to have three one of which Carolyn selected along the rocky creek bed.

8/29/2012 4:04:23 AM

 
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  Congratulations to all the finalists and most of all thanks to everyone who posted in this thread and kept things lively during the wait. I love the upbeat tone. Got one on the favorite I posted in the thread plus three more so I'm very happy.

8/29/2012 4:55:25 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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  I used to think it was a jinx for me to post here... but this time my post got a finalist!!! Plus three others!!! Holy crow... I've NEVER had FOUR FINALISTS before!!!!! It was worth the wait...

8/29/2012 5:24:41 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Geez, you guys all must have each got one of mine. Obviously my gallery has disappeared from their view. Oh well.

8/29/2012 5:31:07 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  I doubt that, Carolyn! You know the vagaries of the contest as well as I do---and besides, only 7 people in the history of BP have more Finalists than you---and you enjoy 24th place for most gold wins, too! ;) Call me jealous!!

8/29/2012 5:38:23 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Guard Station Orb
Guard Station Orb
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Here's mine for July. . .

8/29/2012 5:47:32 AM

 
Leslie J. Morris
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
The ponds have pretty much dried up on the Consumnes River Preserve for the summer and the wading birds have moved on, but the raptors are getting plenty of rodents to dine on. This young Swainson's Hawk was out hunting early this late July morning.
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Good morning and congratulations to all the finalist! I have a record three and Usman you picked one! Here is the one you picked since I did not pick a favorite. The other two are Beautiful Barn Owl and Western Kingbird Ambassador.

8/29/2012 5:56:24 AM

 
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My little friend
My little friend
this little guy lives on the palm tree in my front yard.
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whoo hooo... I really didnt expect any this month but I got one...
Good luck to everyone in the next round

8/29/2012 6:17:28 AM

 
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  I am excited to have gotten three this time around and am very thankful for each one of these.

Good good luck to all of you for landing in the Golden territory ;)

UB.

8/29/2012 6:56:06 AM

 
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  Two for me, including one Usman selected, Translucent. Maybe Usman and Carolyn should do all the selecting on this thread! :)

Congrats to everyone and good luck in the next round!

8/29/2012 7:16:59 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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Be Fruitful
Be Fruitful
Apple blossom tree from my yard. F7.1, 1/400 at 300mm. (playing with the 70-300mm Nikkor VR)

Finalist: July 2012
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I got one. Congrats to everyone and those who set new personal records. I was trying for a new personal record, two in one month, but I realize I did set a record: two consecutive months! Progress...I haz it!

Here's mine (which I didn't pick). Good luck to all in the next round!

8/29/2012 9:16:21 AM

 
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  I'm pleasantly surprised to have three this time, a personal second-best. (And I didn't pick any of the three.)

Congrats to all and best of luck in the next round!

8/29/2012 9:26:43 AM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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  Last month it seemed like the judges were busy commenting on the finalist. This go around I haven't heard any one mention a comment left. Anyway, best of luck to all on your beautiful images.

8/30/2012 10:49:58 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  They did some yesterday - got 2 myself; always a treat!

8/30/2012 10:56:26 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Fingers crossed we see Winners before the holiday weekend starts! Good luck to all the Finalists for July, and to everyone in the upcoming August results...!

8/31/2012 10:40:14 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Yay! Winners are out tonight, so we can relax this weekend ;) Congratulations to all the Finalists that made gold - I managed two, including my pick here! Love that!! Best of luck for August results---seeya in 3 weeks!

8/31/2012 7:50:20 PM

 
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  Congrats to all the fantastic winners!
Looking forward to August!

8/31/2012 7:56:30 PM

 
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  Congratulations to all the Winners and the Finalists for July! I look forward to next month, when we will have perfected our ability to pick the winners...lol ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!

8/31/2012 8:37:24 PM

 
Jackie M. Sajewski
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  Congratulations to all the winners. I am very excited I got a 2nd on one of mine. "Birthday Celebration"

~Jackie

8/31/2012 8:40:20 PM

 
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  Big CONGRATZ to all the Gold Winners, and specially to Chris who picked one right and bagged two altogether, WTG!

I am so very happy to have got one. See you all right here by mid September!!!

UB.

8/31/2012 9:12:52 PM

 

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