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Errick L. Cameron
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April Countdown Thread


Welcome to the April Countdown Thread
I am excited to see everyone's favorites this month along side all of the new categories. This should be fun.
Now is the time to share one or two of your favorite photos from last month. There are so many fabulous photo posted on BP. So many very inspiring works of time and talent. I like this thread because its purpose is for each of us to show case your individual photo that you believe is your best or that you feel is most representative of your inner self. So... let's see your personal best!
*If you are a regular here you know what to do.
**If you are new to this thread, take some time to read our helpful hints below and join in the fun.
*** If you found yourself here because you are lost.... Hmmm.., Don't worry, this is not the Hotel California, you can escape!
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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5/14/2018 2:30:27 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  (just tagging the thread for now)


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5/14/2018 3:38:06 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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It's hard to pick just one or two...but here are a couple faves.


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5/15/2018 5:22:40 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Stellar Scope
Stellar Scope
Oil and Water with backlighting
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It's hard to pick just one or two...but here are a couple faves.


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5/15/2018 5:23:14 AM

 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Agent C
Agent C
When you have a camera in your hand and your daughter is waiting for her ride and the window light comes washing over her, you just take the shot whether she complains or not. ;)
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Forgive me I'm still figuring out submitting photos to these forums....


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5/15/2018 5:25:35 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Home
Home
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This one is my favorite for the month. It has little issues, I know, but it was sure fun to do and my first attempt at achieving movement in the sky, post process. This was entered into the Digital Darkroom category. Thank you Errick for hosting this thread, it's always fun to view other's favorites and maybe even learn a thing or two. Good luck everyone!


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5/15/2018 8:34:27 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Hillside Barn
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Here are my two favorites...


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5/15/2018 8:35:32 AM

 
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Sorry, wrong photo number..


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5/15/2018 8:39:38 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Spring and Center
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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Sorry, wrong photo number...


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5/15/2018 8:41:32 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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Baptistery
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A beam of sunlight streaks into the somber space of the Florence baptistery, where soaring overhead, the octagonal dome carries mosaics crafted by Venetian masters between the 13th and 14th centuries.
4/18 Finalist (Architecture / ManMade)

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Waiting For Dave
Waiting For Dave
A view of the recreation, by Simon Birch, of the white room which appears near the end of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". Installed at the Air & Space Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film's release.
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Best of luck in the April results.
Two favorites from my little set of entries -- a remnant from my Nov. 2017 Italy trip, and a fresh capture from a "2001: A Space Odyssey"-related art installation.


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5/15/2018 9:30:09 AM

 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   The Call of the Red-Wing #3
The Call of the Red-Wing #3
(resubmit) f/4.0, 1/125 sec, 122mm (w/teleconverter), ISO-64
image processed with PSP X7. Entered: 04/03/2018

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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Translucence
Translucence
(recropped and resubmitted) f/4.0, 1/100 sec, 6.0mm, ISO-64.
Entered: 04/15/2018

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Tough for me to choose this month, but here are 2 of "my" faves. Best of luck to everyone in the judging.


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5/15/2018 11:23:45 AM

 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   April Moon
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Here is my fave from April. Good luck everyone!


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5/15/2018 12:02:08 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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I'll reenter the picture tomorrow.


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5/15/2018 1:24:24 PM

 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   New Day
New Day
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Ok, It's tomorrow and since this is my only entry for April it's has to be my favorite.


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5/16/2018 6:38:11 AM

 
Janet Poczwa
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Black Tip Reef Shark With Bait
Black Tip Reef Shark With Bait
Whilst snorkelling in the Solomon Islands at Uepi Island, I came across this patrolling Black Tip Reef Shark, in Uepi Resort's house reef. An abundance of fish are seen here also, providing more than ample food for the marine predator. Image created with a SeaLife DC2000 camera.
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One for me


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5/17/2018 12:05:26 AM

 
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Follow Me
Follow Me
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Street Photography People 4/24/18

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My favorite for April. Street Photography.


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5/17/2018 2:04:27 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I haven't even signed in here but just saw someone say that Jackpot announcements - which usually follow SF's and Finalists and may or may not signal a Gold - for April are out? Anyone?


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Cary Rogers
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  Nikki, I haven't seen anyone report that SF's are even out (for April), so I doubt Jackpot emails are out.


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Nikki McDonald
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  My error. I saw an old message in a group and didn't notice the date. Sorry.


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Nikki McDonald
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Living Flowers - Ikebana
Living Flowers - Ikebana
Category: Bouquets (Still Life and Flowers)
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  I Mean Business
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Male greater prairie chicken, ready for a challenge
Category: Birds (Animals)

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I'm going to try putting a couple of favorites in this thread as I used to do. Fingers crossed that they don't end up as new month contest submissions.

I like the drama of this red, black, and white floral arrangement and I was lucky enough to have a prairie chicken photo shoot scheduled in "Birds" month, so I'll go with this close-up of a male. The reason it's sooo tight is that I was shooting with a long lens and he decided to come over for a visit - I could almost have touched him had I reached out my arm.


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5/18/2018 5:40:16 AM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Old Wooden Bridge at Sunset
Old Wooden Bridge at Sunset
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Bodie Island Lighthouse Outer Banks
Bodie Island Lighthouse Outer Banks
Constructed in 1972, the 3rd of the lighthouses built in this area, the lighthouse stands 164.4 feet tall. The lantern room near the top holds a first order Fresnel lens. The light can be seen 19 miles away.
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Boy, am I ever confused! I entered a number of images for this month in what I thought were correct categories eg Hills and Mountains under Nature and Landscapes. Now I see Bodies of Water as the category under these images. Likewise under Macro/Close ups I entered Flowers and see Bugs as the subject for this category!

Due to this confusion I will choose 2 images from "Man Made" which does not seem to have changed as my faves for the month!
ps. I am off to check my temperature! Maybe I am running a fever!


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5/19/2018 6:40:40 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I understand why you are confused, Margaret, but you are not delirious :)

The sub-theme in April for N&L WAS Mountains and Hills and all SF's, Finalists, and Winners should have mountains and/or hills in them - and not under water, either, even though we all know the ocean floor is far from even LOL

So far, the programming at BP has not caught up with the new contest categories and until it does (if it does), I think we will continue to be confused. Things only promise to get more and more confusing since the new categories also show up in the Winners announcement.

My suggestion to everyone has been and continues to be to add the category and sub-category in your description field when you enter the contest, whether as a resubmission or as a new upload.



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5/19/2018 7:47:53 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Nikki
You made me laugh! Thanks so much for clarifying the situation. I will follow your advice as to labeling my future submissions!

Margaret


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5/20/2018 3:22:36 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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My personal faves for April


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5/20/2018 6:00:10 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   A Crinkled Nose
A Crinkled Nose
PG101 "Black and White" Theme
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My personal fave for April, a resub of my grandaughter Althea taken when she was 4 and a half. She is now almost 7; time for another photoshoot!


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5/20/2018 6:02:17 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Nice work on the oil and water Jacquie. Love the colors!!


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5/21/2018 8:58:06 AM

 
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  and a beautiful portrait with that natural lighting.


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5/21/2018 8:59:45 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Cool Carrie, I never would have known that the sky was post process if you hadn't of disclosed it.


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5/21/2018 9:01:36 AM

 
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  Cool Carrie, I never would have known that the sky was post process if you hadn't of disclosed it.


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5/21/2018 9:01:51 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Chris, I liked both of your Space Odyssey photos and I really like the light stream in the Baptistery photo.


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5/21/2018 9:05:11 AM

 
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  Cary, I grow up on a farm with an alfalfa field out my bedroom window. I am very familiar with the red wing black bird caw.


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5/21/2018 9:07:52 AM

 
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  Cary, the iris bud on the black background is perfect. Hope it does well on the next round.


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5/21/2018 9:09:47 AM

 
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  Cary, the iris bud on the black background is perfect. Hope it does well on the next round.


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  A beautiful blue moon Dayna. I never do good with this type of shoot but you nailed it!


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5/21/2018 9:37:47 AM

 
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  Looks like a good place to wet a line Ed. I do believe that this is definitely my favorite of yours for last month! LOL


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5/21/2018 9:50:10 AM

 
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  Spectacular Janet! My favorite thus far of all of the posts her! Good luck on the nest round.


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5/21/2018 9:52:32 AM

 
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  A fun photo Susan, but who is guiding the little one out in front???


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5/21/2018 9:53:46 AM

 
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  Simplicity rules with your flower post Nikki. I hope that it moves forward. Don't tell the prairie chicken that he didn't get my pick, he might come after me!


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5/21/2018 9:57:36 AM

 
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  Margaret, the old wooden bridge is a work of art in itself. You captured it nicely! Good luck in the next round.


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5/21/2018 10:00:21 AM

 
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  the Bodie Lighthouse photo receives high marks with me. Headed to the (Southern) OBX this Thursday!


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5/21/2018 10:02:34 AM

 
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  Simply adorable Melinda!


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5/21/2018 10:03:31 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  My favorite entry for April is:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=15557757

Sorry for the link and not the picture this month.


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5/22/2018 1:23:31 AM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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  Thanks for the fun comment Errick ! :-)


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5/22/2018 8:37:32 AM

 
Janet Poczwa
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  Thank you for your comment Errick! Best wishes also for everyone for the next round!


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5/22/2018 11:05:39 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Just poured a glass of wine . . . waiting . . .

I'm as interested in seeing how the new categories display as in seeing whether I have a SF or Finalist, I think. March Winners, which were not under the new sub-category guidelines, are still displaying with April themes.


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5/29/2018 3:31:45 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Circle Mosaic #5
Circle Mosaic #5
A closeup image of cut up credit cards formed the base of this digital mosaic. The mosaic was constructed from a library of numerous images, all of round or elliptical items, using AndreaMosaic software. The base image and all of the images in the library are curated from my image archives. (If one were to look verrrrry closely, one would see some snippets or variations of some of my other BP gallery images: Arc, Antique Time, Four Tomatoes, Soft Spiral, Snail Detail, Circles in Square, etc.) Other minor adjustments were made in PS CC.
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Also sipping on wine at my house... I'm ready for Staff Favorites... Anyone else ready?
While we wait, I'll share my favorite April entry. It was hard to choose, as I really like abstracts, and they're all my babies! I chose this one because it is a new process I've been experimenting with recently.
Enjoying all the wonderful work in this thread. Good luck everyone!


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5/29/2018 6:10:18 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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  Who is still sipping wine....and waiting?


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5/30/2018 6:37:00 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Second bottle . . . uh, glass . . . now.


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5/30/2018 6:39:41 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I like that abstract Peggy! A beauty!


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5/30/2018 6:49:30 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Thanks, Errick!

I'm still sipping and waiting... Have added a little dark chocolate as well. Pairs nicely with Pinot Noir. :)


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5/30/2018 6:51:37 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Well, speak of the devil ... Staff Favorites are out!


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  Looks to be a whirl wind of activity tomorrow. Hold on to your hats!


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5/30/2018 6:53:33 PM

 
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  Well there they are! .


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5/30/2018 6:55:41 PM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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  Good luck everyone. You may wake up to good news!


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5/30/2018 7:24:00 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  And an hour later...and Finalists are out!


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5/30/2018 7:58:53 PM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Finalists ... Bam!


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5/30/2018 7:59:33 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all on their SFs and Finalists and good luck in the next round.


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5/30/2018 9:59:58 PM

 
Janet Poczwa
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  Echoing Usman's comment above - congratulations everyone, to those proceeding to the winners round! Best of luck!


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5/30/2018 11:36:29 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  I'm actually surprised by my photos that made SF and finalist!
So good luck to everyone. I'm looking forward to seeing your golds!


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5/31/2018 3:00:42 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Hello all! I am happy for all of the Finalists. I hope you all see Gold! As we have some time before the next round is posted, now is a good time to let us see your favorite Finalist that you received yesterday. This will give us all more photos to root for!


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5/31/2018 5:04:39 AM

 
G. Margaret Hennes
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Twist and Turn
Twist and Turn
These Junipers make a big statement in the Utah desert landscape.
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Here is my favorite Finalist


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5/31/2018 5:14:42 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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Stop and Enter
Stop and Enter
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I like this one


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5/31/2018 5:18:51 AM

 
Susan Williams
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Interrupted
Interrupted
B&W 4/7/18
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My favorite surprise.


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5/31/2018 5:40:52 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Wow Susan, This is AWESOME!


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5/31/2018 5:56:39 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Gnarly Margaret, Gnarly!


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5/31/2018 5:58:51 AM

 
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  A still life with a story line Jacquie, well done.


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5/31/2018 6:01:27 AM

 
Vicki Gilbreath
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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
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Play of Shadow and Light
Play of Shadow and Light
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Happily surprised with this Finalist.


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5/31/2018 6:24:33 AM

 
Carrie Pichler  
 
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Kerr Dam - Polson,MT
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My only finalist. Surprised a bit :)


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5/31/2018 6:46:30 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Jackpots are out.


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5/31/2018 8:19:16 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  What are jackpots?


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5/31/2018 8:42:59 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  My understanding is that a Jackpot are photos that have been loved by a certain number of viewers. Seven I think??? I do not believe it has any bearing on advancement to the Gold round but... not sure.


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5/31/2018 8:52:14 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  A Dam good photo Caries! Or a Good dam photo?


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5/31/2018 8:54:53 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Simple does it Vickie. Good eye!


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5/31/2018 8:56:05 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  Thank you, Errick! I do appreciate your attention to these discussion threads and all your encouragement and help. 😊


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5/31/2018 8:56:12 AM

 
Carrie Pichler   Lol ... thanks Errick!


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5/31/2018 8:57:29 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Interesting, Errick -- I'd never heard the Jackpot tag was connected to member Likes...!


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5/31/2018 9:22:54 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  I never heard that either, Errick . . . but for what it's worth, it works for mine this month. I had four Finalists with 3, 3, 9 and 13 Favorites or Likes. Got Jackpot letters on the last two, nothing on the first two.

I can also tell you that for as long as the Jackpot letters have been coming out, I don't recall ever getting a Winner for a Finalist that did not get a letter . . . though I've certainly had Jackpot letter Finalists that went no further.

I sure hope they are not tied to the winners, as I have never been a fan of popularity contests.


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5/31/2018 10:06:07 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  When I realized that I had jackpot emails, I received for four photos and each of those had 7 and 8 likes. So it made sense to me then. Lol! Newbie status here. But what this newbie is wondering is: how did these four photos suddenly receive all those likes?? They were in the contest for the whole month of April and three of them got no attention from other members. Is there some place to view the photos that have been selected as Staff Favorites or finalists?


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5/31/2018 10:17:47 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  There is no place to view photos that have been selected as Staff Favorites, but you can go to the link that comes in with your Finalist e-mail to see the Finalists.

Once the Winners have been announced, you can also look at Finalists and Winners through the Contest page.


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5/31/2018 11:05:46 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  I think that I actually got that from a post from Jim along while back. Maybe he will chime in and clear this up if am wrong. I believe that you can even get a jackpot that doesn't get a Finalist.


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5/31/2018 11:13:38 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  Thanks, Nikki. I found the link in the email.


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5/31/2018 11:57:33 AM

 
Peggy Pfister
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  Winners are out, folks. Big congrats to all!


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5/31/2018 12:26:16 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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  Yes, winners are out. When you look at them, they're listed under this month's theme categories, not the themes for April. A little confusing for this feeble brain. But congratulations to the winners.


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5/31/2018 1:47:56 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  CONGRATULATIONS to all the Winners (and Finalists)! Jacquie and Nikki: if you go to the BP Contest "splash" page, http://www.betterphoto.com/contest.asp, under the last heading on the right, called "Browse Inspiring Contest Galleries", there is a link for Staff Favorites (as well as EPs, Winners and Finalists). What's interesting is the link for "ALL Previous Contest Winning Photos": when you click on it, a "blank" page comes up with "0" Winners listed. Obviously, another programming glitch.


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5/31/2018 1:58:39 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Yes they are, Cary. But I think they are not populated for a given month until after the Winners (or maybe the Finalists) are announced. So I've never been able to see Staff Favorites anywhere when they came out. I may be wrong.

I thought Jacquie was asking about a way to see them immediately in order to add a Favorite and increase the odds of getting a Jackpot e-mail?


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5/31/2018 3:16:41 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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  Ah!: mea culpa. I have never tried to look at all the SFs for a particular month, prior to the contest ending. I wish Jim would chime in again, but I THOUGHT he'd once posted in a forum thread that a "Jackpot" meant that one judge (at least) had cast a vote for that particular photo as a 1st Place(?) Winner in the final judging rounds. (The whole judging process is clouded in mystery)


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5/31/2018 3:27:58 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Could be Cary, I may have got my information from someone like me... who didn't know what he was talking about! Hey, I don't know. But I do believe that I have gotten a jackpot in a previous month on an entry that did not make it to Finalists round.


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5/31/2018 4:04:43 PM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  Just to clarify...I didn't know what jackpot emails were and I just didn't understand how my photos suddenly got a lot of likes. Thought I was missing a gallery or some other information that announced the newest finalists. But I appreciate all your help. I did find the link in an email as someone suggested and I did see the link on the contest tab too. Thank you so much. I'll get better at this. 😉


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5/31/2018 5:58:06 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  CONGRATZ to all the Winners, Finalists, SFs and Players of April contest.


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5/31/2018 10:03:26 PM

 
Val Feldman
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  Did a BP search and came up with this regarding "Jackpots". Cary's memory served him well...This is from the June 2016 Countdown Thread:

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Owner, BetterPhoto.com, Inc.

Jackpot means your photo got selected by one of the judges. It's a way to recognize greatness even if your overall score doesn't send your photo into the top 111.
If you got that, Congratulations!

love it 7/31/2016 10:09:22 PM


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6/1/2018 4:27:52 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Jim sent me this message this morning...

Jim Miotke

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Jackpot means your photo got selected by one of the judges. It's a way to recognize greatness even if your overall score doesn't send your photo into the top 111.
If you got that, Congratulations!
7/31/2016 10:09:22 PM

From the June 2016 Countdown Thread...a response from Jim regarding "Jackpots". Hope this clears things up!


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6/1/2018 8:26:54 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Thanks Val!


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6/2/2018 4:54:07 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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  Thanks, Errick!! I appreciate your attention to my question. Thanks for all you do on these forums.


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6/2/2018 5:31:26 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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  Here is your May Countdown Thread Link. Hope to see you there.
http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43081


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