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May EPs, SFs, Finalists


Ready for comments about May Contest.


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4/30/2015 3:40:56 PM

 
Brenda Beatty
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  I've been gone for about a week.
When I left I had 11 EP when I went there via the pancake on the left top of the screen. Now I only have 3 any idea why. Do they start over every month?


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5/5/2015 7:59:00 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Brenda, I'm not sure what you mean when you said "I had 11 EP when I went there via the pancake on the left top of the screen. Now I only have 3."

If a photo gets and EP, it's associated with the photo forever, unless it becomes a Staff Fav or Finalists, etc. Or if you delete it. Can you share the links of the photos that no longer have an EP?


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5/5/2015 8:22:12 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Looks like the judges have started dispatching hopes. Got EPs for May 1, 2 and 3rd.

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5/6/2015 2:22:12 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Entered 2 per day and got 6 EPs out of the 10 entered through the 5th.
Miserable showing for April, but this looks a little better.


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5/6/2015 3:03:18 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Entered 2 per day and got 6 EPs out of the 10 entered through the 5th.
Miserable showing for April, but this looks a little better.


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5/6/2015 3:04:05 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Entered 2 per day and got 6 EPs out of the 10 entered through the 5th.
Miserable showing for April, but this looks a little better.


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5/6/2015 3:04:39 AM

 
Brenda Beatty
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  I entered 5 last night and got one new EP.

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?Favpt=EPs&mem4gall=487996

Here is the link to my ep there was 11 in this gallery a week ago now there are only 7 and one's a new one this am.


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5/6/2015 3:58:51 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  4 EPs for 4 May entries... :-)
How's my banter buddy, Joannie, doing??


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5/6/2015 6:21:46 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  One for three and this is about like April for me. You kids behave...You know who I am talking to. Do make me come back there! Haven't had to say that for a few years. :-)


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5/6/2015 10:03:41 AM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  DON'T make me come back there.... See I am out of practice.


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5/6/2015 10:04:38 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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  Two entries so far in May and EP's on both. I think I'll quit while I'm breaking even. lol


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5/6/2015 12:09:45 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  As long as you bring beer, Harriet, you'll be welcomed... :-)


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5/6/2015 12:47:16 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  The Brat says...out of three enteries I have 1 EP! I'm happy! :-) Harriet, you brought back some fond memories with that line! :-)


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5/6/2015 6:45:48 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  And, Joannie, HAPPY is all that matters.. :-)
I remember those days, too...when I'd go into the garage, get a small stick, bring it to my dad, and say, "I know I was bad, spank me now"......


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5/6/2015 8:12:37 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  I was raised in the South by Southern parents. The most terrifying line was, "go get a switch". That means that I had to go out to find my own switch for my spanking. This didn't happen too often and maybe that was because when I pondered some mischief, I would remember what the consequences would be. I am glad I had parents who cared enough to discipline and enforce consequences. Did I feel loved? You bet. But Bob, I never volunteered. You had more courage than I did. I know that Joannie never had to "go get a switch" because she was a good little girl. :-)


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5/7/2015 6:04:04 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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  I could go for a beer right now...


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5/7/2015 6:26:04 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Well, through 5/5 I'm batting .500 and did pick up another for last month. Bob comments reminds me of our son! Dayna I don't drink, if this keeps up I may have to join you.


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5/7/2015 7:47:40 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Harriet, you are now my favorite! :-)


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5/7/2015 11:32:36 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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My first entry and EP for May on 5.6.15

Animals - Dawn's Early Flight


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5/8/2015 7:41:54 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all getting EPs.


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5/8/2015 8:36:05 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Brenda, Perhaps you have received a good explanation on the ep thing, but in case that's not the case, I'll take a shot. First once an ep always an ep unless it get promoted to a higher reward, (staff fav, finalist, etc). Then there is the ep reporting too called "my eps" which is a gallery of your current eps that were picked over approximately a three month period. (Actually, I asked tech support more than once and could never get an exact time period that it should cover. But I sort of calculated that it appeared to be around three months.) The period matched the time period covered by the site-wide ep reporting gallery. On the beginning of each month, that gallery and everybody's "my ep" gallery. Drops a month's worth of eps. That's when your "my ep" gallery went from 11 to whatever the new number was. However, if you check your main gallery you still see those photos carrying the ep badge. They just are no longer in your "my ep" report. Hope this explains it.


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5/8/2015 8:49:54 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Harriet's your favorite now just because she's sucking up to you?? How fickle!!

Good work, Susan, I really like the light/egret in silhouette/and the water falling off it's feet.... :-)


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5/8/2015 8:58:14 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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  I'm interested in the mention of the "My EP" list. I don't see it anywhere - I have the "Classic" gallery (lowest level) - is that why?


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5/8/2015 10:25:54 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob, that's how it works! :-)


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5/8/2015 4:29:45 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Lindley.....do you have the 3 "pancakes" on the left side near the top of your screen? Click those, then, "my photos" , your "my editor's picks" is 5th or 6th down..... I don't have the basic gallery, so I don't know if yours has that.


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5/8/2015 7:49:31 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Bob, I'm a Basic Gallery owner and we only have three options under My Photos: Upload, Manage, and Contest Entries. We don't have the EP option.


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5/8/2015 8:25:30 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Thanks, Ken.
I guess you don't have a "brat alert" option either.... ;-)


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5/8/2015 8:38:30 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  BOB...You be BAD!


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5/8/2015 9:09:54 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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  Thanks Bob and Ken - it's what I suspected - we "classic" gallery owners don't have that option. I just wondered if I was missing something somewhere.


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5/9/2015 5:22:41 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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  Anyone know what date they are up to on the May EP's?


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5/9/2015 10:00:29 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Susan, Looks they are up to May 6.


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5/9/2015 8:16:19 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Happy Mother's Day
5/9/2015
Monthly Theme


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5/10/2015 3:05:28 PM

 
Susan Williams
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  The Editors are doing a fantastic job keeping up with EPs for May and I believe they did a third viewing for April. Congratulations to all who receive them and good luck in the coming rounds!


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5/10/2015 4:25:00 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cadillac Ranch
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Historic Route 66, Amarillo, Texas.

Man Made: 5.7.15

Staff Favorite: May 2015
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5/7 - Cadillac Ranch, Man Made


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5/12/2015 10:02:51 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Tropical Stroll
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The boardwalk through the forest at Juniper Springs, Ocala National Forest, Florida. Taken January 2015Contest: Catch All 11/25/18
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5/8 - Tropical Stroll, Man Made


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5/12/2015 10:04:25 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  May 5th and 6th got skipped. Got one for May 7th.

UB.


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5/13/2015 8:33:55 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Ahhhh, the mid-month slowdown. What do ya want to talk about, Joannie??


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5/15/2015 10:22:28 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Well Bob, y'all getting any rain! North Texas is catching up on rain that hasn't been around for quite a while! Weather is always a good thing to talk about! :-)


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5/15/2015 11:10:38 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  They don't call us the Evergreen State for nothing! Although, this year, I think a quarter, or a third, of the state is in a drought...several popular boating lakes are barely mud puddles; no snow accumulated in the mountains, so we'll probably be on water restrictions this summer.
Are you near any of the heavy rain/tornadoes?


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5/15/2015 12:04:02 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  We are getting thunderstorms and a tornado hit Van Texas which is about an hour east of Dallas! Our daughter-in-law has family there but everyone was all right! We are expecting heavy rains this week-end...I mush check my feet for webbing! :-)


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5/15/2015 1:43:02 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Well, if you all are bored, you can come to my house, where all I can see out the windows is water. The lake is 13.3' above normal, and my shed is underwater, my back yard is under water, my front yard is close to going under, it's all around the place. It's got big trees floating around in it, too, which I'm going to have to get rid of once it goes down, and we have the same forecast as Joannie for the weekend. Anybody need a roommate?


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5/15/2015 3:01:08 PM

 
Harriet Feagin
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  Heh, I have been under severe weather alerts for two weeks and tornadoes are in there as well. I have a great basement and a weather radio so I feel relatively safe. They say that "El Nino" will last the rest of the year. Better build on stilts if you are near the water. Take care, Joannie and Carolyn. I have family in Garland, too. Oklahoma gets more than their share of bad weather it seems.


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5/15/2015 3:06:35 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Our Governor just declared a state wide draught emergency..... :-(
About 10-15 years ago, when we were really dry during the summer, and couldn't water, my neighbor painted (WITH PAINT) his grass green......
Is Joannie on facebook?


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5/15/2015 4:57:43 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  No Bob I'm not but my husband, Jim is! Feel free to friend him! The Brat! :-)

Harriet, where in Garland is your family? I could be a neighbor! :-)


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5/15/2015 5:46:56 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Joannie, does he have a profile picture of a short/chubby guy with a striped shirt? Bob Cournoyer Photography just sent him a friend request....


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5/15/2015 6:07:06 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Yes Bob that's Jim! :-) I'm on it!


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5/15/2015 10:12:18 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  How wonderful to see an EP discussion thread turn into a weather channel, hehehe....must be due to the drought of EPs!!

UB.


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5/18/2015 6:12:40 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Well, Usman, would you rather read about the weather, listen to me and the Brat bicker, or get another EP? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know the answer to that one.... ;-)


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5/18/2015 5:12:30 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Usman would much rather hear you and the Brat bicker Bob! :-)


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5/18/2015 5:51:58 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I think Usman would rather have another EP! Why, Brat, do you always have to be so contrary? HAHAHAHAHA
On a BP related note, I sure hope they get going again soon on the EPs, so some good stuff doesn't get missed/skipped in the rush......


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5/18/2015 7:39:37 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Bpob you are right. An EP would be nice but I don't mind in tuning into the weather channel every once in a while ;)

UB.


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5/19/2015 4:17:00 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  And that 'p' is silent, heheheh!

UB.


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5/19/2015 4:17:28 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  The Brat is a female so she can be contrary if she wants...besides she grew up in an all female family! Why is she speaking in the third person? :-)


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5/19/2015 4:38:11 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Good thing, Joannie, that I'd already swallowed my mouthful of beer, otherwise, after reading your reply, I would've spit it out laughing.... ;-)


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5/19/2015 7:48:14 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  We're moving again.....just got an EP for May 11th... :-)


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5/22/2015 7:27:59 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob you think you are so smart...I got one for the 11th too! :-)

Mother's Day Flowers
5/11/2015
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5/22/2015 9:54:53 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Looks like they're up to the 20th. Two more for me overnight..... How's the Brat doing?


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5/24/2015 8:34:30 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  The Brat got an EP over night! :-)
Two In A Vase
5/17/2015
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Congrats on your two Bob!


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5/24/2015 10:16:23 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  So far for me this month:

5/9 Man-Made City Living

5/12 Monthly Theme Beautiful Music

5/23 Details & Macro Eucalyptus & Blue Bowl

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


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5/24/2015 8:35:19 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  I have an EP for a photo entered on the 22nd.


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5/24/2015 8:35:20 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  They are really up-to-date for May! :)


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5/24/2015 8:37:03 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  Yes Peggy, they are moving right along. Like you I have one for the 23rd.


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5/24/2015 8:38:28 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  I've got to post more photos...the judges are about to pass me up! :-) Received an EP for Floral Garden, 5/23/2015, monthly theme!


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5/24/2015 8:44:24 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  I'm liking the timeliness we're seeing! WTG BetterPhoto! :)


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5/24/2015 9:07:26 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  I agree. Love the way BP has structured the judging process. Kudos to BP.


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5/25/2015 9:30:49 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all who have received EPs and good luck to all to get them.


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5/25/2015 9:32:22 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Bp is staying up to date on judging. Great job!


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5/26/2015 9:24:35 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Painted Flowers
5/24/2015
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5/26/2015 10:11:32 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I've got to take more photos, or resub, or something!! I can't let the Brat beat me, I can't let the Brat beat me........hahaha


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5/26/2015 10:44:44 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  :-)


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5/26/2015 3:21:48 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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  I can't believe that our sweet Joannie deserves to be called a brat......what's up with that Bob? haha


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5/27/2015 8:41:37 AM

 
Irene Colling
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  Joannie certainly looks cherubic in her profile picture but maybe looks can be deceiving. Big Smile.


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5/27/2015 10:36:57 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Dayna, Bob has been teasing me into calling myself a Brat but it's really my younger sisters fault! :-) Irene, of course I'm all angelic...right Bob? :-)


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5/27/2015 6:38:35 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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5/24 Flowers


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5/27/2015 6:40:10 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Totally all in fun, and jest, Dayna. If I thought for a moment that she was a real Brat, I wouldn't be talking to her. Yes, Brat, completely angelic!!
4 more days (including today) left of May....get those images entered in the contest... :-)


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5/28/2015 6:53:27 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  It's been a few days off for the judges. So don't think you've been past over on EPs. I'm sure they'll be judging again soon.


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5/29/2015 6:06:02 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  I' still battin' about .500 as of latest judging. Joannie and Bob are battin' 1.000 in the banter buddy contest and I'm enjoying every minute. I'm guessing Joannie doesn't live anywhere near Padera Lake!!


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5/29/2015 8:25:00 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Ed, I'm in the Dallas Texas area trying to tread water! :-) We are okay though!


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5/29/2015 9:18:38 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Bashful
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5/29 Monthly Theme (Floral Creativity)

Wow, they are really keeping up to date this month with EPs.

Glad you're okay, Joannie. Here in the Houston area we are growing webs between our toes!


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5/30/2015 8:01:02 AM

 
Susan Williams
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  BP is on top of its game and has put the fun back in the contest. Good luck to all!


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5/30/2015 2:34:03 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BP still keeping up to date!

5/30 Monthly theme (Floral Creativity)


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5/31/2015 6:49:17 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cuppa Sun
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... and here's the photo ... :)


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5/31/2015 6:50:38 PM

 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Dahlia
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May 31st - MT


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6/1/2015 1:22:01 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Folks, ya'll reckon we'uns will have a second run through?


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6/1/2015 1:39:50 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I darn sure hope so, Ed.... :-)


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Lindley Johnson
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  I hope so, too!


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Joannie Bertucci
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  Heck yeah! :-)


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6/2/2015 2:43:49 PM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Well, you have your wish. The second round has begun. Good luck everyone.


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6/2/2015 6:05:21 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Quintessence
Quintessence

Single wildflower, converted to black and white in PS CC.
The colors of the flower and background were such that the B&W conversion produced the isolation
of the flower against an almost perfectly black background, with very little modification needed.

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Yep, second round is apparently underway. EP just showed up on this image, which was passed over the first time. Yay!

5/10 Monthly Theme (Floral Creativity)


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6/2/2015 8:13:22 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Two more EPs showed up...thanks to the second round picks :)

UB.


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6/2/2015 9:41:39 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Woo Hoo, I got 3 more overnight..... 13 EPs out of 17 entries.... :-)


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6/3/2015 6:41:25 AM

 
Bill Johnson
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  Congrats to all and maybe even more to come...


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6/3/2015 7:46:03 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Two more EPs showed up for me as well.

5/29 Monthly Theme
5/30 Monthly Theme

This makes 9 out of 10 for me for May, the best month I've had in a while! :)

Good luck everyone!


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6/3/2015 10:20:37 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Oops, well I really messed up those links! Trying again ...

Bashful

Cuppa Sun


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6/3/2015 10:23:14 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  One more time!!!

These are the new EPs from last night, not the flower ones ...

5/25 Elements of Design Light & Shadow

5/27 Monthly Theme Intimacy

And if I've messed it up again, I'm giving up!! :)


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6/3/2015 10:28:08 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  No new ones for me! :-( 6 out of fourteen, I'm happy! :-) The Brat


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6/3/2015 2:44:56 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Yay, all! Yay, The Brat! May we all go gold!!!
Two weeks from this very minute, I'll be sitting down in a 5 day photo workshop in the Palouse region of eastern Washington State... :-)


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6/3/2015 3:46:54 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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  I hit the jackpot this month with EP's. I snagged 11 out of 11. That's a first for me! Best of luck to you all in the next round!


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Bob Cournoyer
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  Wow, Dayna!! Way to go... :-)


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Joannie Bertucci
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  I'm not one bit surprised Dayna! You are one amazing photographer! :-)

Bob, don't forget your camera carrier! :-) The Brat


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6/3/2015 7:59:31 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  This month was a month of quite a few resubs for me. However, out of the 15 new images which I entered in May, 9 have been allowed to enter the EP dance hall while 6 are still waiting in the long line outside the EP dance hall :)

PS: and noticed that the bouncers were really very nice this month, hehehehe!

UB.


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6/3/2015 8:06:55 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Sorry, Brat, I checked with the hotel....they have twin/queen/king size beds, no Brat size... :-( I'll keep you in mind for the next workshop, and see if I can find one to rent... hahaha!
Did anyone else get an email this morning from BP Jim about new interactive classes?


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6/4/2015 9:22:11 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  I'm batting about .750, extremely unusual for me! Either I'm getting better at this picture takin' stuff or............ It can't be the last because you folks are just toooo good!!!! Godspeed and good hunting!!!


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6/4/2015 9:54:24 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Bob, I didn't get an email about classes. Maybe I'm not invited. :(


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6/4/2015 5:58:25 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  I'm still battling email server problems but I was able to get off a few hundred emails the other day...

...before Gmail said "no, no, no more emailing for you" :)

I think we should clue everyone in, right Bob?

Here's the gist of what I said:


******
Would you please do something for me?

Pop me a quick email (at bpsupport at betterphoto ) IF YOU WANT TO:

* Get pro feedback on your photographs
* Connect with like-minded folks from around the world in a truly dynamic environment
* Create "OH-LA-LA" photos (you know, the kind that take your breath away)... consistently

Let me know... because it means you might be a perfect candidate for my course.

Just think about it...

Do you miss the interactive courses as much as I do?

How would you like to work directly (and closely) with me and a group of enthusiastic photography fans from around the world?

Then send me an email and say yes.

Feel free to let me know what you'd MOST like to learn.

*** Here's a question I really want to know...

WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST FUN ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY?

I love controlling aperture and getting isolated focus, among many other things.

How about you? What do you love the most about creative photography? Do you love color, or the outdoors, or controlling shutter speed, or HDR, or having something to do or an excuse to go traveling.

What do you love?

Okay...

Enjoy your own summer travels!

I look forward to seeing your photos at BetterPhoto!


*****
Off to England in two days, but I'll still be connecting online as much as possible :-)


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6/5/2015 12:28:22 PM

 
Irene Colling
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  Wow!! Totally surprised, Staff Favorites for May are out already. Fun.


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6/5/2015 9:07:21 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  One staff favorite for May! :-) Purple Spring


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6/5/2015 9:44:23 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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  Bob, looks like we are tied for Staff Favorite! :-)


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6/5/2015 9:46:22 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Wishing safe travels and great light. And thanks for the early SFs announcement.

UB.


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6/6/2015 12:35:59 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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  Congrats to those of you who got Staff Favorites. As for me, mine all crashed and burned after the EP round! lol Good luck to you all as you move on in the next round!!!


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6/6/2015 4:29:18 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Thanks, Jim, for adding that. I wish the notification box at the bottom of this page would start working again.
Yes, Yippee Skippee for earlier SFs.....it'll work a lot easier now for resubs, and peace of mind... :-)
I got 2 (two) SFs, Brat....congrats on yours... :-) Sorry, Dayna.....I remember in the past, or maybe it was a fluke, that images without an SF, did move on, though........


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6/6/2015 6:22:32 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Wow, SFs already ... This is amazing, thanks BP!

Two for me ... Congrats to all who got them, and best of luck in the next round!

Man-Made City Living

Flowers Soft Spiral


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6/6/2015 6:36:29 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  BP's on fire today!!!
My two SFs just became Finalists!!
Good luck to all, even The Brat, in the gold round, which might be only 5 or 10 minutes away..... ;-)


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6/6/2015 7:09:38 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Soft Spiral
Soft Spiral

Second Place - Flowers - May 2015

Pink rose, with a wee bit of Topaz Glow and texture by Shadowhouse.

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Whoa ... Faster than a speeding bullet ... Finalists now !!!!

One for me ... Flowers

Good luck everyone!


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6/6/2015 7:10:02 AM

 
Pat Harry
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Letters
Letters
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It's been a long time since I've had a Finalist, so this is exciting! (Granted, I haven't been out shooting much in the last year, so haven't entered much until a month ago.)


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6/6/2015 7:30:31 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Congratulations to all of you on your SF's and Finalist!! Hope to see a lot gold from all of you!!!


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6/6/2015 7:59:58 AM

 
David L. Godwin
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Notified this morning of one finalist for the month of May


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6/6/2015 9:30:02 AM

 
David L. Godwin
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day  
 Hula Photo Shoot
Hula Photo Shoot
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here is the image


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6/6/2015 9:32:17 AM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
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Cute and Cudly Boys!
Cute and Cudly Boys!
These are King Penguins taken at Salisbury Plains, South Georgia Island in November (their late spring). They are about 3 feet tall, very curious, and cousins to the 4 foot tall Emperor penguins that live deep in Antarctica. This colony alone had over 300,000 penguins!
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Strange month here. I had 14 EP's of which only 1 SP. However another odd thing happened. I had a photo which never made the EP round (to my surprise) which out of the blue showed up with an SP and a FINALIST. Has that ever happened to anyone? I'm certainly glad, however, I wasted entering a lot of other good photos (thus the 14 EP's) when that photo was simply discarded, which many of which I would never have entered this month.


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6/6/2015 9:43:00 AM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Lillies
Lillies
Monthly theme 5/8/15
Natural light.

© Susan Williams
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Congratulations to all who received EPs, SFs and Finalists!


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6/6/2015 11:23:19 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Two things:

1) Contest winners have been posted for May!

WHAT?!?

Yes, it's true.

Let's congratulate the winners, finalists, favorites, and picks!!!

2) Bob (and friends), I think I got the notifications working again.

If you got an email about this post, that means that it's working and that you have the notifications turned on for this thread.

Enjoy!


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6/6/2015 5:22:47 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I got a notification about this thread!!! Thanks, Jim C...... ;-)


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6/6/2015 5:24:27 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Great job at producing early Results, Jim. Thanks.

I also did receive the notification email as well.

UB.


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6/7/2015 12:30:13 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Yup, me too ... got the email.
Thanks, Jim!


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6/7/2015 6:06:58 AM

 
Brenda Beatty
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I've received to 2nd place in the last 4 weeks.


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6/7/2015 7:30:20 AM

 
Brenda Beatty
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I've received two second place winners in the last few weeks.
I think one was for April and one for May


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6/7/2015 7:36:32 AM

 
Brenda Beatty
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 

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I've received two second place winners in the last few weeks.
I think one was for April and one for May


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6/7/2015 7:39:17 AM

 
Brenda Beatty
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BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
The Player
The Player
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Here is the first one


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6/7/2015 7:42:15 AM

 
Beth W. DeBor
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  Congrats to all the May winners! Nothing but EPs for me. I haven't been on here in a while and I sure did get a kick out of the banter I missed. Keep it coming.


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