Mini Challenge #72 Winner

jrnylstjrnylst tickledPosts: 69Registered Users Big grins
edited March 17, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
This was much tougher than I ever could have imagined. I’ve decided I think I don’t want to enter any more challenges because now I know the potential consequence! Judging is WAY too hard!

I had six more on my honorable mention list, but there also were about 11 more that could have just as easily been there. Thank you again everyone for participating. I really enjoyed looking at the photos. Again, and again, and again. I just did not enjoy at all trying to narrow down my favorites!

Honorable Mentions (no order):

This is a wonderful photo with genuine emotion, as well as meeting the theme. The title adds much, too.

Porter
"Forget puppies, I want a deer!"
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Great composition and exposure, especially considering it might NOT be posed..

davev
“1”
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I’m a sucker for lizards, and I was thrilled when this was the first entry posted. I love the story the photo tells.

JAG
“Invasion of the iguanas”
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This brought back many wonderful memories as well as meeting the theme. It’s an everyday shot, but not everyone takes the time to snap it, and some who do don’t bother with composition and exposure. You did both well.

sdways01
“Safety First”
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Third:

There were several bird shots in this challenge that caught my eye, and I think any of them could have held this position. The uniqueness of this one, the great title and the stunning backdrop made this one stand out.

Kinkajou
“the goodfeathers”
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Tie for Second (no order):

I’m so green with envy, I can’t even describe it. How lucky you were to have seen this, much less captured it so perfectly.

dlplumer
“Urban Hunter”
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Unusual, bright, captivating, makes you look twice, and great exposure and composition to boot. This came very close to winning. This is just a personal preference, but I really would have liked a formal title on this. (same for all the entries that did not have titles, for that matter)

jeffmeyers
“He really was hanging upside down in our back yard.”
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First Place:

Wow. The skyline and waterfront are powerful, the lighting and hues perfect. And how lucky you were that bird sat still for a single frame!

coscorrosa
“Heron at sunrise”
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alias Snowcatcher, but still a jrnylst at heart
http://snowcatcher.smugmug.com/

Comments

  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbPosts: 1,508Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Congrats to Ron, again, and all other participants.clap.gif

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,086Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 14, 2009
    Congrates to Ron and all the runners up. Your right that there were many super dandy photos! Thanks for the mention of my iguanas.
  • TentacionTentacion Click On ! Posts: 940Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Good Job everyone!! clap.gif
    I don't know how you could pick between some of these. They were all great. jmylst, you did a good job. I nodded my way down your list. thumb.gif
    Glad it was you having to pick.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Wonderful entries!!!

    Congratulations to Ron, and all the other participants clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
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  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Posts: 8,045Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    That's a wall hanger Ron. Gorgeous bowdown.gifclap.gifiloveyou.gif
  • PorterPorter Stephonie Posts: 12Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Congratulations Ron!
    bowdown.gif Beautiful image! I love those gorgeous colors and the silhouette of the heron. There were so many funny entries! Congrats to all who entered!rolleyes1.gif
  • grimacegrimace Twin Cities, Minnesota Posts: 1,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Congrats Ron!! Beautiful shot!!
  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Congrats to Ron! Wonderful image. Cloning that heron into your cityscape was a great idea! :poke

    Seriously, good work, Ron!

    And thanks for second place! Woohoo! I don't know what I'm going to do what all that prize money! rolleyes1.gif
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  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Posts: 2,284Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Wow! Thanks for choosing my photo, there were a lot of great ones to choose from :D

    Also thanks to everyone for the positive comments, I'll try and get the next mini-challenge up reasonably soon, just need an idea for a topic headscratch.gif
  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Posts: 2,284Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    jeffmeyers wrote:
    Congrats to Ron! Wonderful image. Cloning that heron into your cityscape was a great idea! :poke

    Seriously, good work, Ron!

    And thanks for second place! Woohoo! I don't know what I'm going to do what all that prize money! rolleyes1.gif

    Don't you think I would have gotten rid of that third leg had I cloned the heron? lol3.gif

    Here's the shot without the heron, you can see the stick on the piling that the heron was standing on:

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    Also, don't worry about the prize money, I'll split it with you.
  • bfjrbfjr Which Way Did They Go Posts: 10,980Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Way to Go ....... Ron thumb.gif
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 14, 2009
    Congrat's Ron.
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  • koushkoush Big grins Posts: 66Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 14, 2009
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    davev wrote:
    Congrat's Ron.
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  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 16, 2009
    holy cow! i've never made it to 'honorable mention' before, and here i am in third. :wow that's a complete shock! but i'm not complainin' :D

    thank you so much!

    what great entries - it seems like everyone has stepped up their game over the last few months. keeps the rest of us on our toes!

    and ron, like everyone has said, great shot. it's just beautiful.
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  • AnnasPhotosAnnasPhotos Big grins Posts: 66Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 16, 2009
    Congrats Ron! Great Photo!clap.gifclapclap.gifclap
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  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,786Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 17, 2009
    Way to go, Ron--super entry! And congrats to all finalists. This was a tough one. I'm glad I forgot the deadline!
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