Mini Challenge #121 - "Make Me Smile...Animal Edition"

billseyebillseye Major grinsPosts: 847Registered Users Major grins
edited May 29, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
Okay, animal lovers: Show me your best smile-inducing or lol animal photos. Bonus points for clever captions or text.

This challenge will run through Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm (Pacific Daylight Time).

Here are a few to set the tone....

1. Game Day Distractions
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2. Cow-moo-flage
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3. The Coy Macaw
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4. The Ever-Stylish Rat Beret
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5. Animal Park Line-Up
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OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!

2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and then passes on the baton to the new champion.

3. Any photo you have taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.

4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.

5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:

1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.

2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).

3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)

4. Give each image you enter a title.

5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!

6. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!
Bill Banning

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    #1 Driving a red car in Mexico, can be dangerous :)

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    #2 Which one is right?

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    #3 I'm gonna catchya!

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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Posts: 92Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 13, 2011
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    All my images are made with 100% recycled electrons.

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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Posts: 933Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    This is gonna be fun...

    1. "Who are you calling 'Squab'?"
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    2. "Honey, have you seen the truck keys?"
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    3. "You finished with those fries?"
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    uosuıɥ ƃǝɹƃ
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    Cheese!

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    Vote for Pedro.

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    Gotta love me.

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • FrochFroch ~~~~ Posts: 571Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    "Strange Breed......"
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  • MarkRMarkR Accused Shill. Posts: 2,099Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    1. Hey, Fred, What are we again?

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    2. She's got Bette Davis eyes.

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    3. Folsom Prison Blues

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  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    1. I Triple Dog Dare You!

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    2. Dogs Rule, Cats Drool

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    3. Sticks and stones may break my bones........

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    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
  • DeVermDeVerm Major grins Posts: 405Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    #1 - Bamboo Cat Steamer
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    #2 - Dock Master !
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    #3 - Welcome to "Turtles To Go" !
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    ciao!
    Nick.
    ciao!
    Nick.

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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,311Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2011
    Hmmm, can't think of any good captions. But here's a few anyway.

    #1 Crazy pets?

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    #2 Tired of posing

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    #3 Intruder

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  • TxFlyBumTxFlyBum Beginner grinner Posts: 9Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited May 16, 2011
    Has anyone seen Henry..... I think I swallowed Henry

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    Look out Below

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  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 18, 2011
    Nice subject.

    Go Team
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    I need my rubber ducky
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    Kilroy was here
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 18, 2011
    1. This is my pet rock and you cannot have it!
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    2.OOOHHHHHH...WHEN IRISH EYES ARE LAFFIN!.....
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    3. Seriously...do these shoes make my butt look fat??
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  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Hobbyist Posts: 1,079Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 18, 2011
    1. Give me your best Keano Reeves impression - "Whoa"

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  • rbustraenrbustraen Randy Bustraen Posts: 127Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 19, 2011
    One of my favorites of our miniature poodle, Reese.

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    - Randy

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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2011
    My Eco-Friendly Paper Shredder
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    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2011
    1. Time Out!
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    2. Who's Calling Me Proud?!
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    3. You Think You're Faster Than Me?
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  • MammaPaparazzaMammaPaparazza Just tryin to survive Posts: 221Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2011
    Weird nose picking Giraffe
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    Same Weird Giraffe but this time with an obvious ATTITUDE problem...
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    No Desire to be one of the boys...
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  • NyarthlopicNyarthlopic Major grins Posts: 274Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 22, 2011
    Looking at the shots already posted...I got nothing on ya'll. Awesome work. That said, I figured I'd post anyway. Why not, right?

    1. Everyone get ready to jump
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    2. I'm breaking up with you!
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    3. RUN! HE'S TRYING TO TAKE MY PICTURE!!!
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2011
    Is that a Nikon eek7.gif pffff
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2011
    THAT'S was a good one --I love fish jokes
    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 23, 2011
    WHAT --no fishing -no swimming ne_nau.gif why come to the park headscratch.gif
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

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  • sweetharmonysweetharmony Major grins Posts: 405Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2011
    Wish I had something fishy to follow those two, but alas, all a I have is fuzzy:

    I'm all ears
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    Operantics
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    Quite the Quartet
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    Such a fun theme!
  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2011
    1. "I said no more photos!!!!"

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    2. "Hey you, I'm talking to you..."

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    3. "This is how you play the telephone game. I whisper to you, then you pass it on......"

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  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2011
    Here are my entries.


    Is he home yet?

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    My ball is in there somewhere

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    Pucker up

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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2011
    Whoa... what have I gotten myself into? So much cool stuff here. Picking the favorites from this group is gonna be a mini-challenge in itself.

    Reminder - The Mini-Challenge ends Thursday 5/26 at 10:20 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).
    Bill Banning

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  • MeistermanMeisterman Big grins Posts: 46Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 25, 2011
    billseye wrote: »
    Whoa... what have I gotten myself into? So much cool stuff here. Picking the favorites from this group is gonna be a mini-challenge in itself.

    Reminder - The Mini-Challenge ends Thursday 5/26 at 10:20 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).


    Some very cool shots here.
    I have one its called "Are you lookin' at me ? "
  • SaffronSpiderSaffronSpider Beginner grinner Posts: 4Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited May 25, 2011
    Great Fun!
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  • MeistermanMeisterman Big grins Posts: 46Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 25, 2011
    Llamas on the Lookout
    Kind of a funny one from New Mexico a few days ago
  • ceasleyceasley Colleen Easley Posts: 96Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 26, 2011
    We have two cats that always keep us entertained.

    Nice of them to give me such a comfy bed!
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    I'll never get to the finish line at this rate!
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    Who me? I didn't do it! Must have been the other cat.
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    Colleen Easley

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    Photography is my vehicle for discovery!
  • SaffronSpiderSaffronSpider Beginner grinner Posts: 4Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited May 26, 2011
    Cats are fun aren't they. Great shots and I like you site.
    Thanks
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