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Michelle L. Frick
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April 2013 Countdown Thread


Happy Mid-May everyone! I know we've all been wondering what's going on with EPs (or lack of them) and I'm just hoping it's that they are busy looking through everything from April. So, here's our opportunity to pick our hopefuls. I'm on a diet, so I guess the alcohol and chocolate aren't really what I should be eating - but, boy do they sound delicious! If everyone could please have a drink and eat some chocolate for me, I would greatly appreciate it! Be sure to tell me what you had so I can properly adjust my envy.

I can't wait to see your hopefuls/favorites! Remember, the hints below ONLY work if you have NOT entered yet on the day you share on this thread.

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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5/14/2013 9:08:26 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Well, not a lot of EP's for me to chose from for April. This one already has a bit of gold, hopefully it will see some more.
If you want to stroll through my April entries, they start with "The Arch", and continue through "Fire Storm"

Good luck everyone!


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5/15/2013 5:27:02 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Hmmm... tough one this time - My April included 10 days of vacation where I didn't enter anything, then only about 10 new entries and 8 resubs, while I was watching/pondering the change in EP pattern.
I've posted for today, so I'll try to remember to select a favorite from my "lite" April pool of entries, tomorrow!


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5/15/2013 5:28:03 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Okay, so, here's my favorite for the month. And, if anyone wants to peek, my April entries start with At the Heart and go through Canna (I bookended the entries with some flowers to make it easier). Fingers crossed for us all!


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5/15/2013 2:03:18 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Jeff, I do like "Teapot Lake" very much. But, I really love "Trial Lake" and am picking that as my favorite from you this month.

Chris, as usual, your images are all beautiful. I'm really drawn to "Pattern of Decay" and even more intrigued once I read that you took that with your iphone! LOVE IT! Good luck!


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5/15/2013 2:17:14 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The other side of Yarra
The other side of Yarra
Looking across the pedestrian bridge on River Yarra one early morning in Central Melbourne.

Thanks to Renee Doyle for a photo-shoot together and making that day a wonderful memorable experience.


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Thanks Shell for hosting the thread. My favorite is from my Australia's visit in March /April this year.

For anyone interested to peek at my April entries, they start from "Melbourne Gold" on page 2 and terminate with "Out of Place" on page 3.

Good luck to all in the April Contest.

UB.


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5/16/2013 1:05:32 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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A favorite from my few April new images, and a favorite from my few April resubs... Best of luck to everyone!


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5/16/2013 4:10:47 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Peaceful Pink
Peaceful Pink
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
f/2.8, 1/125 secs, ISO400, 100mm, polarizer

** re-sub 6/13 Flowers **
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This one was a favorite here on BP and on the other site where I display and share images.

Good luck everyone!


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5/16/2013 7:41:55 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  tag


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5/17/2013 9:10:47 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Not many EPs among them, but mine run from Unfolding on Pg3 to Don't Ya Think I'm Sexy on Pg5


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5/17/2013 3:43:38 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Jeff: Crown And Drops
Usman: An Autumn's Sunset (another tough choice)


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5/17/2013 3:59:00 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Only a few to choose from for me(!), but at least my fave for the month got an EP. So here is my hopeful, entered in Flowers.

And here's some weirdness ... on the last day of the month, I always go to the Contest Entries link in my Member Center and print out my entries for the month. I just noticed that my April printout clearly lists 12 photos, with their info and thumbnails, but the heading says "You have entered 11 photo(s) into the contest this month". Strange. Wonder which one is missing ... :(


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5/18/2013 8:35:23 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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  p.s. ... or maybe they are all properly entered and the counter is just off. I sent the question to BP ...


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5/18/2013 8:42:26 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Jeff = I found it hard to decide between "The Arch" and "Balance", so picking two from you.

Chris = "Mother Nature" is just awesome, good luck with this beauty.

Michelle = "Christian" is the one I am picking from your gallery.

Carolyn = I absolutely love "The Car wash"

Martha = Your pick is beautiful, WOW!

Paggy = Wonderful floral capture, good luck.

Good luck to you all.

UB.


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5/20/2013 9:15:32 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Just tagging for now. I've done very little in May, just six entries so far. I almost forgot about this thread! I have 11 entries to chose from for April. I've already posted today so I'll post a fav tomorrow. If anyone wants to take a peek at my entries they run from Welcome Mat on pg1 to Sundrenched on pg2.


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5/22/2013 7:33:33 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Susan, I really like the color and details in "In the Pink".

UB.


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5/22/2013 8:29:22 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat
F11, 1/320, 18-55mm vr nikkor @42mm, iso100, natural light.

Flowers: April 30, 2013
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My fav (Usman, the Gerberas are at the top of my list too :)


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5/23/2013 4:37:25 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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I have one from element of design, one from flowers and one from people that I really like. Hard to pick so I post each of them.


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5/23/2013 7:17:41 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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  You can only post one at time so I just put them on the top of page one in my gallery. There is only one place for a number when you try to add three so just check my port out.

Sorry about that.

The first one is light and shadow. It was taken in Hawaii at our hotel and is a beautiful frame around the waterfall.

The second is of the grandbabies. They close to my heart.

Third is of apple blooms.


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5/23/2013 7:31:02 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Syd
Syd

1/200 Sec - f/8 - ISO 250 - 40mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Trial Lake
Trial Lake

1/4 Sec - f/22 - ISO 160 - 25mm
Canon 1D Mk IV - Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L

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Kerby - it is possible to post multiple images. After putting your first image number in the box, click on submit. When you get to the success page, use your browser's back button to take you back a page. Delete the image number and add the second image number. Hit submit. You can repeat this as many times as you'd like. As long as you don't leave the success page, you should be good.


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5/23/2013 8:36:38 AM

 
Ellen Devenny
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Garden LIght
Garden LIght
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One of my many favorites for the month of April.


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5/23/2013 10:05:11 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  I am thinking Tuesday May 18 to be the Finalist announcement date and Winners announced on May 30! Any takers!

UB.


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5/25/2013 7:43:41 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  oops, read 28 instead of the above-stated '18'.

UB.


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5/25/2013 7:46:11 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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  I'll take the 29th and the 31st! I'm guessing they'll need a day after the long Memorial Day weekend to finish up.


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5/25/2013 8:20:57 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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  April finalists are out!!!


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5/26/2013 5:17:19 PM

 
Paul Coco
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  I had a March entry that did not get an EP which surprised me. I resubmitted the image in April, the first time I have ever done that. Now it is an April Finalist. No EP in March, a Finalist in April!


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5/26/2013 7:11:05 PM

 
Pat Harry
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Leading Lines
Leading Lines
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Surprisingly, I got one for April. A very pleasant surprise!


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5/26/2013 7:17:43 PM

 
Ellen Devenny
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  Got two!!!


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5/26/2013 7:29:27 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Sincerity
Sincerity

Second Place - Flowers - April 2013

Sunflower in green glass bottle.
Textures from Shadowhouse, other adjustments in CS5.

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Very happy to have one in Flowers this time ... it was my fave.

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


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5/26/2013 7:30:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Congratulations to all the Finalists for April!
It has been a long time since I picked a fav of mine in this thread (let alone 2!) and they both went on to Finalist. I about fell out of my chair to find I also had 4 more Finalists waiting!
Of the 6, four were direct resubmits from my gallery - so for those who never consider or try a resubmit, this is yet another example of the value of resubmitting images you really believe in!
Best of luck in the next round!


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5/26/2013 7:51:10 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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  Congratulations everyone! And, yes Chris...resub. All three of my finalists were resins this month. Keep the faith when you believe in an image. Best of luck to all finalists in the next round.


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5/26/2013 7:59:36 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Big CONGRATZ to all the Finalists. WTG!!!

I was more than happy to have found five Finalists among my April EPs. April was a rare month for me as I entered all fresh images and none resubs, which I usually do.

Good luck to all in the Golden round!!

UB.


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5/26/2013 10:59:16 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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  Congrats, everyone! Good luck in the next round. Three for me this time around.


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5/27/2013 8:02:23 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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  Winners are out!!!!!!
Congrats to all!
(Very happy to have one in Flowers!)


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5/28/2013 8:25:19 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Big CONGRATZ to all the Winners of April contest. WTG!!!

UB.


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5/28/2013 8:40:40 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Congratulations to all the beautiful Finalists and Winners for April!!!


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5/29/2013 4:09:03 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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  Congratulations to the April winners! My 2nd Place caught me completely by surprise - always a treat!


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5/29/2013 9:29:29 AM

 
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