Mini Challenge #178 - Pets

Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grinsPosts: 346Registered Users Major grins
edited December 14, 2013 in The Dgrin Challenges
Welcome to Mini Challenge #178 - Pets

This theme is photographs of "pets", either yours or someone else's, straight portrait, cute, funny, stylish or otherwise. The shot can include people, but the pet must be the star or equal star of the photo. If your pet is something other than a cat or dog such as lizards, snakes, small furry critters etc then I will generally take your word for it. I'm not sure if it is PC terminology for either owners or others, but I will also consider that a horse can be a pet - but again ... the horse itself should be a major star in the shot.

This mini will run from now until December 11th 1pm UK time.

Ps – If you have not yet taken a nice photo of your (or friends) well-loved snuffely, fluffy or scaly one, then perhaps now is the time to give it a go.

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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 becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve 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.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. 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.

IMPORTANT: ENTRIES DUE NO LATER THAN 9PM PACIFIC TIME ON SATURDAY, 9 NOVEMBER!!!

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. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!

Some of my examples:

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Comments

  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2013
    pet santa
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2013
    getting to close to your pets eek7.gifD
    Jeff W

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

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,082Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2013
    I think you are going to have a hard time judging this one...I have a feeling you will get lots and lots of entries!

    Here are mine:

    1. Who can resist a cute kitten? This is Cotton at 6 weeks.
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    2. Cotton's brother at 5 weeks. We named this one Dirty Harry after the Clint Eastwood character. This little guy was the first one to jump out of the box and start exploring. He wasn't afraid of anything!
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    3. A grown-up Cotton doing what Cotton does best--sleeping in MY chair!
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    I cannot wait to see everyone's fur babies! :D

    Sherry
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 1, 2013
    slpollett wrote: »
    I think you are going to have a hard time judging this one...I have a feeling you will get lots and lots of entries!

    Such is my plan and I hope so on all counts.

    Alan
  • xaeinsteinxaeinstein Newbie grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited December 2, 2013
    My entry #1 of 3: Terran
    Here's entry#1 of 3:
  • xaeinsteinxaeinstein Newbie grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited December 2, 2013
    My Entry #2 of 3: Max (aka the General)
    Entry #2 of 3: Max (aka the General)
  • xaeinsteinxaeinstein Newbie grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited December 2, 2013
    My Entry #3 of 3: AppleJack (don't ask)
    Entry #3 of 3: AppleJack (don't ask)
  • xaeinsteinxaeinstein Newbie grinner Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited December 2, 2013
    This is NOT an entry - just a commentary
    This is NOT an entry - just a commentary...
    Our collective reaction to this contest
    (raspberry sound)
    :)
  • lifeinfocuslifeinfocus Phils Imaging Posts: 1,461Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 2, 2013
    Prince - Siamese
    Prince - our grand champion Siamese. One smart kitty.

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    http://www.PhilsImaging.com
    "You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams
    Phil
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,717Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 2, 2013
    I don't expect I'll do very well at this one. I have lots of photos of pets, but I'm not sure who took some of them.

    Anyway I have to include Bob's feral cat

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    And this is the toes of one of Hemingway's six toed cats

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    And taking the challenge of a horse as a pet - here is one that shows he's a pet horse (taken back in the early 80s with a point and shoot camera)

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    He is my daughter's Trakehner and their brand is this antler thing (not part of the contest)

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    So she kept putting her gloves on his ears to be moose antlers. The other horse that is falling asleep is my son's
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • DitchDocDitchDoc Big grins Posts: 12Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 5, 2013
    Christmasy Kitty
    Kitty

    Barrel Horse
    Copper

    Roping Horse
    Kindle1 (1 of 1)
  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 8, 2013
    You would think this is an easy subject… but I do not have pets (for various reasons including allergies) and strangely I realized that none of my friends have pets either…
    So the only ones I could find were of the dog of the brother-in-law of my brother…

    1. Multifunction teddy bear
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    2. I already had that one in another mini but I just love the expression
    Patience… she will get bored…
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    3. But I forgive you
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    Claire
    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

    Travel Blog English: http://www.zigzagonearth.com
    Travel Blog French: http://zigzagvoyages.fr
    Infoproduct Creation Blog : https://structurinfo.com
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,082Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 8, 2013
    Claire--your second shot is hilarious & #3 is just precious.

    Sherry
  • ShootingStarShootingStar Major grins le HavrePosts: 145Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 8, 2013
    slpollett wrote: »
    Claire--your second shot is hilarious & #3 is just precious.

    Sherry

    Thanks Sherry
    Nature can be so different around the world but it is always amazing!

    Travel Blog English: http://www.zigzagonearth.com
    Travel Blog French: http://zigzagvoyages.fr
    Infoproduct Creation Blog : https://structurinfo.com
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USAPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 10, 2013
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    -Jack

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • brancaleonebrancaleone Big grins Posts: 55Registered Users Big grins
    edited December 10, 2013
    Mini Challenge images
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    Hi I'm Pilot.

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    Hello we are Blanc et Noir.
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 11, 2013
    This competition is now closed - Thank you everyone for the wonderful images.
    I will announce the results shortly in a separate thread and put a link to it in here as well.

    Alan.
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 11, 2013
    I have posted the results here ...

    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=1930078#post1930078

    Alan.
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,332Administrators moderator
    edited December 14, 2013
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited December 14, 2013
    Ian, were you able to get the ball unstuck out of his throat?? Awesome image btw!
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,332Administrators moderator
    edited December 14, 2013
    Laughing.gif! Joyce, he is a ball hog. It all fits...

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    If it's round and it moves, it's all good.

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited December 14, 2013
    Years ago I had a dog like that! It was before digital cameras though, so not many pictures of her playing ball! All I have now is my Chihuahua Chuy and all he likes to do is make funny faces...

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,332Administrators moderator
    edited December 14, 2013
    Laughing.gif! How does Chuy stay warm during those cold Alaskan winters?
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited December 14, 2013
    Does this answer your question? :D
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    of coarse, this is his fall wear. He has booties and a winter coat and snow "pants" if its sub zero!
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,332Administrators moderator
    edited December 14, 2013
    Too funny! That is awesome.
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