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Errick L. Cameron
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March Countdown Thread



March Countdown Thread

Welcome to the March Countdown Thread
I am glad to see your participation. Selected one or two of your last months entries and share them with all of the photography lovers here.

Some helpful hints for attaching photos into a BP Forum Thread, if you're unfamiliar with the process:
1) Sign into BP. IF YOU HAVEN'T entered the Contest for today, you can use the "Photo ID" method to pull an existing image (from your Member Center) into your reply here.
a. Jot down the PhotoID # of the photo you wish to share. To determine your PhotoID, go to the little Pancakes icon, then click “My Photos”, then “Manage/Enter.” The PhotoID is right below the number.
b. Go to the Countdown Contest thread. Click “Respond” at the bottom of the page.
c. Type in whatever you wish; e.g., “Here’s my Fav image for the month.”

d. Click the “Select” button below the text input box, and select “1.” Toggle on “Notify” box if you wish to be notified. Click “Submit.”

e. The Image Uploader appears. On the right-hand side, you’ll see an input box for the PhotoID (from step 1a). Type it in then click “submit your photo.” Then, return to the forum thread and you’ll see your photo.

2) IF YOU HAVE ALREADY entered the Contest for today, you can't use the Photo ID method *today*. Either wait until tomorrow to reply here first, or upload a copy of the image (from your PC) and attach to this thread. This produces a duplicate image in your Member Center; however, you don't have to make that duplicate visible in your Gallery.

3) If you're uploading a duplicate, I suggest titling it "For Forum" so it stands out in your Member Center, for easier housecleaning later on. This can also help nudge BP viewers to go find the original image in your gallery, if they want to leave a comment. Likewise, if you want to add a comment to a photo seen here, first 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... which may one day be deleted.


Errick


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4/7/2016 1:45:41 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Royal Couple
Royal Couple
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Hope you have a great time, Errick. My March favorite is a rare animals entry. Good luck to all in the March contest.

UB.


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4/8/2016 5:37:19 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Ready to Pop
Ready to Pop
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My hopeful for the Month. Just getting back into photography again after a long break, so I am hoping to snag a Finalist :)


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4/8/2016 10:39:13 PM

 
Janet Poczwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Mount Maroon
Mount Maroon
Mount Maroon, in the heart of the Scenic Rim, Queensland, Australia.
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One of my March entries
Regards
Janet


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4/9/2016 3:48:28 AM

 
Janet Poczwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Hope, Orphan Koala Baby
Hope, Orphan Koala Baby
Hope, approximately 8 months old, was found on the ground, abandoned and alone. She is cared for by the Ipswich Koala Protection Society and will be released into the wild when she weighs approximately 2.5 kilograms.
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Sorry about the blank posts above as I have not posted for quite a while!

Here is my 2nd entry for March,
Many thanks,
Janet


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4/9/2016 3:50:23 AM

 
Jennifer A. Darrell
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Lonely Road
The Lonely Road
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Here's one of my faves from the month! Good luck to all!


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4/13/2016 2:29:50 AM

 
Ken Smith
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Summertime
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Rural Cass County, Nebraska.
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Errick, thanks for hosting this thread. Here's my fav for March.


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4/13/2016 3:47:33 AM

 
Susan Williams
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Lily
Lily
Flowers 3/11/16
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My fav for March.


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4/13/2016 5:16:56 AM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
 
Here is my choice(s). Could not decide this month.


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4/14/2016 1:30:03 PM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
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King Penguin Mating Ritual
King Penguin Mating Ritual
Taken in Salisbury Plains, South Georgia Island
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How about this?


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4/14/2016 1:34:12 PM

 
Cindy Koller  
 
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All the rage in design
All the rage in design
Rainbow Boa Constrictor
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Or this?


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4/14/2016 1:36:19 PM

 
Cindy Koller   I'm getting ready to leave for a trip to the Camargue in France early next week and won't be back until 5/1.


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4/14/2016 1:41:56 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Blue Doors
The Blue Doors
Staff Favorite
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2nd resubmission for April 5, 2016
Category: Man-Made

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Grandpa's Hat
Grandpa's Hat
Tessa tries on "Papa's" hat for size.
Resubmitted for September 18, 2016

Category: People

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Here are my two, a sentimental favorite that's a new upload - portrait of our granddaughter - and a resub that I like for its color and because I'm always partial to Southwestern themes.

Good luck to all.


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4/17/2016 6:36:51 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Hi everyone. Haven't been on BP for a while. Here are my 2 Favs for March:


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4/17/2016 10:51:47 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  Sorry: The Image ID# box is not appearing on my screen. I'll try again later..


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4/17/2016 11:01:32 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Hi everyone! I am back. Looks like I have some catch-up to do here in our forum. I have been watching all of your fabulous posts but have saved any commenting until the process would be easier.


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4/18/2016 6:10:04 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Speed
Speed
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Here are a two of my favorites from last month.


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4/18/2016 6:10:50 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Down Town
Down Town
Architecture Theme Day - Group 101
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Down Town


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4/18/2016 6:13:07 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Autumn on the Mesa
Autumn on the Mesa
Photo taken on Grand Mesa near Grand Junction, CO
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1st fav


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4/18/2016 1:31:17 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Autumn Foliage #31
Autumn Foliage #31
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2nd Fav


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4/18/2016 1:32:58 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Cary, your Colorado shot is fantastic. I like the negative space with the complimentary ribbon of highway.


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4/18/2016 3:12:51 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nikki, I can see that Papa is blessed! Top notch portrait.


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4/18/2016 3:14:07 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I vote for the penguins Cindy. Can't wait to see what treasures you bring back for us to enjoy from your trip.


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4/18/2016 3:17:01 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Your composition and post treatment really highlight your Lily well Susan. Nice control of your lighting.


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4/18/2016 3:19:29 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  A royal couple indeed Usman but your "Little Explorer" photo still takes my pick for the month.
Here is the link:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=15095484&cn=&catID=&rowNumber=7&sortBye=New&contestCatID=&camID=&mem4gall=0&favMemID=127005&Favpt=fpics


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4/18/2016 3:22:14 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I presume tis was a monthly theme entry Kristy. Fantastic isolation by focus control. The enlarged link to the photo is crisp in detail. Well done!


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4/18/2016 3:25:26 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Superb Nebraska landscape photo Ken. Should certainly see this advance.


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4/18/2016 3:27:39 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Adorable Koala bear portrait Janet. Sure to capture the eye of the judges as well as many other BP viewers.


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4/18/2016 3:29:48 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nice use of back lighting Jennifer. Love it!


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4/18/2016 3:32:09 PM

 
Susan Williams
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  Very cool architectural abstract, Errick.
There are a lot of outstanding images in the running here. Good luck to all!


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4/19/2016 7:41:38 PM

 
Susan Williams
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  Wow! And I especially like "Speed," Errick. I do hope (and expect) that it will go Gold.


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4/19/2016 7:44:45 PM

 
Cindy Koller   Usman, I agree with Eric 100% on the photo you did not show us. It's awesome, and Eric, love the blur on speed.


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4/20/2016 1:33:21 AM

 
David L. Godwin
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Here are 2 of my favorites for the month of March. These images were taken last summer during my photo workshop to Iceland.


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4/20/2016 3:22:03 PM

 
David L. Godwin
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Image One


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4/20/2016 3:25:40 PM

 
David L. Godwin
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  Image 2


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4/20/2016 3:26:16 PM

 
David L. Godwin
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Image 2


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4/20/2016 3:26:45 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Finalist - Flowers - March 2016

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Welcome back, Errick, and thanks for hosting the thread.
Beautiful work, everyone!
Here is my favorite for the month, entered in Flowers.
Good luck, all!


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4/21/2016 8:08:55 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  Politicians...Stop Talking
Politicians...Stop Talking
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  Pondside Purples
Pondside Purples
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I didn't enter many in March. My computer was in the shop most of the month. Here are a couple I like.


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4/22/2016 4:15:24 AM

 
Jill Odice
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  Dawn's Early Light ( for the forum)
Dawn's Early Light ( for the forum)
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  Poppy Field (for the forum)
Poppy Field (for the forum)
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My 2 favorites from March. Dawn's Early Light was shot using a film Nikon, and was entered into the MT category. Poppy Field is a composite of several images and was entered into the N&L category.


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4/22/2016 10:48:30 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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Space
Space
A 7-frame stitched pano of the nave of Washington National Cathedral. A thousand or so chairs were removed from the nave for a week in February, dramatically affecting the sense of space. That, along with the stained glass window in the center of the image, known as the Space Window (featuring a piece of moon rock from Apollo 11) suggested the title.
3/16 Finalist

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I had a mix of resubs, new reworks, and all-new images -- picking from the all-new, this would be my favorite from March, in no small part just for the sheer relief of getting it stitched successfully, after many failed attempts in PS! Best of luck to everyone!


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4/23/2016 4:34:56 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Definitely worth the effort Chris. Your results are superb!


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4/25/2016 8:27:21 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I will have to go with your poppy field Jill. The white fence cresting over the hill with the clouds really add to this making the scene unique. Well seen and worked.


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4/25/2016 8:30:39 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Both images are top notch Carolyn but I laugh and solute you on your politician take!


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4/25/2016 8:37:23 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Move over Vango!!!


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4/25/2016 8:39:06 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  David, your Iceland photos are great but Triple Falls is golden!


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4/25/2016 8:41:52 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  As we move into this last week I marvel at these wonderful photos that have been presented here. By placing higher or not in the next round, I believe that you all have created works to be proud of. Good Luck!


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4/25/2016 8:45:56 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Friday (late Thursday San Fran. time) SFs, and Saturday both Finalists and Winners.....so lots of action in the next two days or so. Fingers crossed and good luck to all participants :)

UB.


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4/28/2016 8:49:19 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Happy Friday, everyone!
Looking forward to seeing Staff Favorites soon ...
Good luck to all !!!


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4/29/2016 1:55:14 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  "Soon" is a relative term in the BP world...... :-)

Love ya, Jim!


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4/29/2016 3:34:50 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Yes :) 30 hours or less from SF's to Winners if my math is right . . . I am hoping for SOMETHING to post on Facebook LOL


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4/29/2016 3:37:00 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Two choices here...
Buckle you seat belt and hang on...
or....
Grab a beer!


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4/29/2016 4:43:47 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  We all know Bob's choice, Errick...... ;-)


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4/29/2016 5:07:09 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  SF's finally out. Good luck to all in the next rounds. Fasten your seat belts is right .


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4/29/2016 8:36:01 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I see that we have quite a few Finalists here. Congratulations to al of the Finalists and good luck in the next round. Looks like we have some amazing photos that I hope to see as resubmits - very worthy!


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4/30/2016 10:50:19 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winners and to Cindy who successfully picked a Winner here in the thread. Keep up the inspiring work, see you all and more in April Countdown thread!

UB.


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5/2/2016 12:18:15 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Big congrats to all, and many thanks to Errick for hosting the thread!
Stay inspired, and happy shooting everyone!


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5/2/2016 7:35:02 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Yes, thank you, Errick - and everyone else for sharing and participating. I look forward to this get-together every month :) And congratulations to all who managed SF's, Finalists, and/or Wins. Well done.


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5/2/2016 7:42:14 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  June theme has been posted:

Contest Themes for the Monthly Photography Contest

I think it'll be challenging. My hope is that this will pull you into some new and exciting photo shoots.

Have fun!

Jim


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5/2/2016 10:32:44 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Threes in Nature ... That does sound fun and challenging, Jim. Good one!


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5/2/2016 11:03:31 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I like it, too. General enough not to be impossible but limited enough to encourage creativity.


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5/3/2016 4:34:49 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Thanks Jim for the heads up. This gives me something to shoot for. I often find that I can go out to my favorite sites and see things completely different when I have a goal such as this in mind.


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5/3/2016 5:00:06 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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  Threes in nature....this will be challenging and FUN! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Awesome monthly theme Jim!


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5/3/2016 5:46:27 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Its going to be definitely challenging for me for sure ..... as I am hitting a blank right now.


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5/3/2016 11:50:53 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Well, you have two months Usman and I know that you will not disappoint us! I like the idea of having a challenging theme topic. There is plenty of room for entries in the other categories but this monthly theme will probably generate less entries but yet very thought out entries with much attention on composition. Should be fun to watch.


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5/4/2016 5:08:15 AM

 
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