<Mini challenge #71 winner

cj99sicj99si Major grinsPosts: 880Registered Users Major grins
edited February 28, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
This is hard work picking through all these great photos. So dont be mad I'm only one person and one opinion, if I didnt pick your photo it doesnt mean a thing:D

My mentions are pretty much in the order they were posted. I'll try to leave a comment about them all, but if I dont it just means I liked it and wasn't smart enough to say something intelligent (still doesnt mean its inteligent if I did leave a remark:dunno)

Coscorossa- I like how sharp the main head is but how much motion you can see in the paws.
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AJ9886S- This one is great and has a serious but comical feel to it. Maybe its just because Ive been through boot camp myself though:rofl
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Grimace- Great capture, definitely a dog I would want
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Dnie- What can I say thats one weird looking creature!
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IC4U- Really awesome photo, I really see the story here!
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Cookies- Really strong image beautiful horse, just needs a shallower DOF.
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Trevlan- Great Idea, the only frame that bothers me is you watching yourself. Its really distracting. Well done though
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Sdways01- I really love the color and texture in this, what an intense photo another example of why this was tough to judge.
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Climbike- I love the DOF, beautiful colors, and super sharp where it counts. Great image.
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Jeffmyers- honestly the only thing keeping this from a perfect photo for me is the green pole:cry This one was tough, I love it!
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Andman- awesome perspective this brings you right in, you could probably boost this with some straitening and minor PP
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Davev- What can I say..... this is a super sharp image.
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Leahe- Now thats some serious stopping power! Is this cropped? Would love to see it less centered.
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-TOP 5-
#5 Roaddog 52- The PP really works here. You really captured the emotion.
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#4 Pexi- this is a seriously engaging photo I love it, awesome use of flash and slow shutter:thumb
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#3 Maxamillion- There is so much happening here but I love it(please tell me thats his radiator exploding). Great Job!
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#2 Jrnylst- Basically this is my favorite. This looks like a very well thought out photo, with perfect timing. My eye flows through the photo so easily...... So why didnt you win? You did the hard work the last bit of the Job just needed to be pulled out in PP. It looks like its a couple stops underexposed, and could have the flowers pop just a bit. Composition wise I love it!
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#1 Derosaphotography- The PP swirl and centered framing work well here, That combined with very good DOF, great action, clean background, and awesome color put you at the top. Nice work!
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Great job everyone!

Comments

  • aj986saj986s Major grins Posts: 1,104Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2009
    Great pictures! And great comments & feedback from the judge. Nicely done! clap.gif
    Tony P.
    Canon 50D, 30D and Digital Rebel (plus some old friends - FTB and AE1)
    Long-time amateur.....wishing for more time to play
    Autocross and Track junkie
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  • BillyTomBillyTom Big grins Posts: 62Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 23, 2009
    Congrats to Derosaphotography!! What a great shot and PP!! clap.gif
    What a tough job to judge....so many very cool shots!!
    Bill James
    www.BillJamesPhotography.com
    Attempting to find beauty in the simple things!! :huh
    Nikon D80 - Nikkor 55-200 4-5.6 VR &
    Nikkor 18-70 3.5-4.5
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2009
    OMG!!! These are all fabulous! clap.gif Congratulations!
  • leaheleahe Shooter Chick Posts: 168Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2009
    Congratulations everyone! I'm always glad that I am not a judge and this challenge isn't any different.

    cj99si, yes "The Slide" is cropped and I thought about it being too centered after I actually entered it. I should have fixed it and uploaded the better one. Thank you for the HM.
  • MaxxamillianMaxxamillian Big grins Posts: 60Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 23, 2009
    Kudos!
    Congrats to Derosaphotography! (Just love it!)

    cj99si--the radiator popped off right after the black car coughed fire through the top-mounted exhaust pipes. The driver was wildly manic in this event, and ended up winning the heat and becoming the crowd favorite.

    Thanks so much for making this fun and for taking the time for constructive feedback! Can't wait for the next one :D
  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2009
    Congrats to Derosa on a fantastic shotclap.gifclap
    I think everyone had an image worthy of acknowledgement, definitely hard to judge! Fun topic, can't wait to see what's next.
    Thanks for the HM cj99si, made my day:D
    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2009
    Great choices! Thanks for including my puppy in the honorables!

    And congrats to Derosaphotography for a great motocross action shot!
    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • manfredmanfred Big grins Posts: 29Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    great job with the judging and congrats to everyone who got a mention - and those who entered !!
    Being part of the "pond life" is OK - just keep aspiring

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    Canon 40D. Canon - 100mm macro, 24-105 IS USM, 70-300 IS USM DO, Speedlite 580EX
  • AndManAndMan Major grins Posts: 1,252Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    Congrats to Derosaphotography - great image.

    Thanks for the HM & the constructive feedback cj99si.
    A lot of seriously cool images, I wouldn't have wanted to judge this.
    Peter

    www.andmanphotography.com

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    "Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment." Ansel Adams
  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    Congrats to Derosa for a great image , the PP was very well done. clap.gif Congrats to all the entrants for making the effort. thumb.gif

    Thanks to cj99si for including me in the top 5. :D Looking forward to what comes next.
    I don't know where I'm goin, but I'm goin anyway.
  • PexiPexi One stroke man Posts: 85Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    Must have been a frustrating task to select the winner from this set of cool photos, cs99si! Merci beaucoup for including my shot in the top 5 wings.gif!

    Congratulations to everyone who participated!
    Life is pretty straight without motorcycling
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,783Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    Congratulations to derosa--incredible action shot! So many of them were superb, and great explanations from the judge as to why the top ones were the best. There is simply awesome work being done by DGrinners--I am inspired more and more every day when I check in!! clap.gif
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    excellent choices! congrats to the finalists!!!
    Aaron Nelson
  • jrnylstjrnylst tickled Posts: 69Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    Thank you for such wonderful feedback on the images, too. I wish we all had time to give each other feedback like that. Definitely helpful.

    Congrats to all who participated! That was a fun assignment.
    alias Snowcatcher, but still a jrnylst at heart
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  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    This was truly a challenge for the judge. Great job to all who participated. And the winning photo is truly amazing. When I saw the entries, I didn't even want to participate. I was floored when I found out I was an honorable mention, thanks for this challenge.
    Frank Martinez
    Nikon Shooter
    It's all about the moment...
  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Posts: 2,284Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2009
    Thanks for the HM, and congrats to Derosaphotograph, great photo and well deserved victory!
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,006Super Moderators moderator
    edited February 25, 2009
    congrates to Derosaphotography and all the runners up! So many awesome pics!thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
  • cj99sicj99si Major grins Posts: 880Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2009
    Hey derosa have you figured out how to post the new challenge? Anything I can help with? its getting close to the 72 hr mark. Just let me know if you need some more time or if you want to pass it on to someone else.
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2009
    i will PM Derosa and see what i can do to help..thumb.gif
    Aaron Nelson
  • cj99sicj99si Major grins Posts: 880Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2009
    i will PM Derosa and see what i can do to help..thumb.gif

    I just PM'ed him as well just in case hes not looking at the thread. Poor guy, hes brand new and gets thrust right into the thick of itrolleyes1.gif

    Thanks!
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2009
    thats what they get for taking such awesome shots! i dont feel bad for'em at all:D
    Aaron Nelson
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2009
  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2009
    headscratch.gif I was wondering where the next mini was...
    Frank Martinez
    Nikon Shooter
    It's all about the moment...
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2009
    the baton has been passed to 2nd place winner....

    ne_nau.gif i dont know what happend to Derosa... multiple pm's, posts from me & CJ99si
    Aaron Nelson
  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2009
    the baton has been passed to 2nd place winner....

    ne_nau.gif i dont know what happend to Derosa... multiple pm's, posts from me & CJ99si

    He's probably busy and didn't think he was going to win. LoL.
    Frank Martinez
    Nikon Shooter
    It's all about the moment...
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