Winners Of Mini Challenge #2 --BIRDS

jwearjwear learning now shoot & cussLOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
edited March 22, 2010 in The Dgrin Challenges
First off thank you ALL for the fantastic responce to the mini challenge and the great shots posted here :thumb Any Critique/Discussion post away even if it is about the judge :huh Ok let get going pictures to follow sorry I had to get help there --first some comments




Richard -- I liked your GCC a lot top 10--- but you are not the only one that gets a kick out of traffic jam it was second in the humor pick :rofl

ANWMN1-- your buzz off is in my top 5 very nice work and the owl also is very good :clap

PYRY-- your shot feed me is a great capture :huh -it could be sharper and better light blah blah blah so what , I know how hard the shot was to get

articblooms -- your time to go was a very popular shot

Nick-- your [tricolor] is a great shot :D

MITCHELL-- spoon me is a top ten shot :thumb

jeffmeyers -- your feed me was picked but in my book it is a bif sorry --well done thou, :cry also your goldfinch is a very good shot


jag -- both sandhills are good but the exposure you got on the snow shot is something else :clap :huh

puzzledpaul-- nice work and that is not an easy bird to shoot ,well done top 10 but will you please id it :scratch bushtit or a verdin :dunno

colfragless-- this was a comment by almost everyone when you put a shot in for voting it does not look good the put your copy write across the center of the shot ,very distracting

spek-- your white peacock very well done only a little blow out but really nice but your Latin lover /pulp fiction wins the humor award :clap

cuong -- your hummer was well liked but the background I did not like much --sorry I was being picky :D

vandana -- woodpecker top 5 great shot well done all around owl was up there also not top 5 thou :thumb

explorish -- I liked your fight shot :D

Harry -- your greenie was a big hit top 2 shots by most but bifs was last time rules you know --your bookends is in my top 5 it is a very printable sellable shot and your silhouette is also a printable as you well know

frog lady -- your surf shot top ten well done :clap

jrnylst -- you redbreast sunrise was also in the top ten --I knew a lot of folks in the 60's that looked like your cold goose most of the time :huh


cucious camel -- your lord give me strength I liked it a lot very nice :thumb


and the winners are

humor #1 shot spek with a little help in caption:rofl you win a laugh :thumb

davev -- last but not last you are # 1 [take off ] :clap it was on most lists and when I ask what picture would you print and put on the wall you had the most votes plus mine. Harry was second [book ends]and third place [silhouette] anwmn1 your buzz off 4th and vandana's woodpecker was 5th

#5 ---VANDANA--WOODPECKER

#4 ---ANWMN1---BUZZ OFF

#3 ---HARRY ----SUNSET

#2 ---HARRY ---BOOKENDS

#1----DAVEV ---TAKE OFF

the top 5 with photos to follow I am sorry but my computer skills and aol I just could not get it done with the photos .Thanks again all of you for a great showing I hope it was fun and on to the next challenge :deal :thumb
Jeff W

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http://jwear.smugmug.com/

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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 27, 2008
    jwear wrote:
    and the winners are

    humor #1 shot spek with a little help in captionrolleyes1.gif you win a laugh thumb.gif

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    vandana was fifth.

    #5 ---VANDANA--WOODPECKER
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    anwmn1 was forth.

    #4 ---ANWMN1---BUZZ OFF
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    Harry was third.

    #3 ---HARRY ----SUNSET
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    Harry was second

    #2 ---HARRY ---BOOKENDS
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    davev -- last but not last you are # 1 [take off ] clap.gif it was on most lists and when I ask what picture would you print and put on the wall you had the most votes plus mine.

    #1----DAVEV ---TAKE OFF
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    the top 5 with photos to follow I am sorry but my computer skills and aol I just could not get it done with the photos .Thanks again all of you for a great showing I hope it was fun and on to the next challenge deal.gifthumb.gif

    OK, this wasn't supposed to happen.
    There were a ton of great shots in this, and I didn't expect this.

    Thanks Jwear for the nod.

    I will have a new challenge up in a couple of hours.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • Frog LadyFrog Lady See, I'm really not green Posts: 1,091Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 27, 2008
    jwear wrote:
    frog lady -- your surf shot top ten well done clap.gif

    wow - I can't believe it, given all the fantastic shots in this mini-challenge. Thank you for the nod - made my evening wings.gif

    And congrats to all, it was fun looking at all the different ways you can shoot a bird :D

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  • DaddyODaddyO Grins In Progress Posts: 4,466Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2008
    Congratulations to the winners. thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb Awesome photos all around.
    So enjoyed getting to see them. :D Michael
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  • pyrypyry Way up north Posts: 1,733Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2008
    Thanks for the mention and the feedback jwear, I appreciate it!
    I actually made the shot 'Feed me' look more harsh than it really was. The blue tit fledgeling and it's parent were sitting in a narrow beam of light, and I thought I'd shut the backround down to give it a 'hard work' look :D

    This was a rather fantastic set of pictures in that thread! I had to hold on to my jaw on every page. Between us all, we'd have every bird photo compo there is in the bag. Stunning work!

    Congrats to the winners!
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2008
    Thanks for the comments and for putting me in your top five.

    These challenges are fun wings.gif
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 19,018Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited May 28, 2008
    Congrats to all. You guys are just amazing. bowdown.gifbowbowdown.gif
  • NorthernFocusNorthernFocus Ignorance is truly bliss. Posts: 1,347Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2008
    Ditto, congrats to all the winners. This was my first challenge at Dgrin and it was both fun and humbling. The quality of the photography by the membership here is awesome bowdown.gif
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  • WildWallyWildWally Major grins Posts: 494Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2008
    Congrats to all the great photos entered !!!!
    Very nice entries .
    I was thrown back by ANWMN1---BUZZ OFF . That picture was awesome !!!
  • CAPTURED2HCAPTURED2H Tiger W Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2008
    I missed this one darn --First time I have seen a mod enter a contest headscratch.gif and no feed back from him ?
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2008
    CAPTURED2H wrote:
    I missed this one darn --First time I have seen a mod enter a contest headscratch.gif and no feed back from him ?


    If your talking about Harry, he doesn't need to do any feedback here.
    He does it on a daily (more like hourly) basis in the wildlife forum.

    I know that Harry doesn't like contests. He's said so many times.
    But I think this small little contest thrown together by us Dginners, and it being one of is favorite subjects,
    it was just to much for him to pass by. :D

    I'd like to thank all of you folks out there that are making these Mini Challenges fun.
    Your feedbacks in the thread, the fantastic photos, always make it one of my first looks when I open the Dgrin site.

    So keep it up, and keep showing off your best photos. (That's the reason you took them, right?):D
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,987Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 30, 2008
    jwear wrote:
    jag -- both sandhills are good but the exposure you got on the snow shot is something else clap.gifeek7.gif


    CONGRATES TO THE WINNERS!
    There were so many great shots!
    Jwear I was curious about your statement "...but the exposure you got on the snow shot is something else".....Is that something good or bad? Just wondering if you think the snow is blown out too much. I live in Alaska and always try to balance out my snow shots in the camera. I am certainly not the best at it. I thought I did pretty good on this shot. Care to expand on your thought? Thanks!deal.gif
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,621Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2008
    << puzzledpaul-- nice work and that is not an easy bird to shoot ,well done top 10 but will you please id it <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/headscratch.gif" border="0" alt="" > bushtit or a verdin >>

    Golden Eagle / Osprey or Vulture ... u/s at bird ID ... although Sherwood Forest isn't that far away :)

    Thanks for the T 10 nod ... this was really out of my normal 'comfort / interest' zone - macro ... problem now is that I've got one of the kids asking about custom xmas cards ...

    Friendly, informal comp format, btw - thx for your time and well done to all.

    pp
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2008
    Golden Eagle / Osprey or Vulture ... u/s at bird ID ... although Sherwood Forest isn't that far away :)

    Thanks for the T 10 nod ... this was really out of my normal 'comfort / interest' zone - macro ... problem now is that I've got one of the kids asking about custom xmas cards ...

    UK has birds my US book does not have --that is why I ask headscratch.gif but with the price of gas sherwood wood forest is a long way -ask robin hood if you see him:D but this ain't no eagle
    Jeff W

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2008
    Jwear I was curious about your statement "...but the exposure you got on the snow shot is something else".....Is that something good or bad? Just wondering if you think the snow is blown out too much. I live in Alaska and always try to balance out my snow shots in the camera. I am certainly not the best at it. I thought I did pretty good on this shot. Care to expand on your thought? Thanks!<img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/deal.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >

    Sorry Jag but if i no like your shot I would have not added it at the end -I think your shot in the snow was very well done not blown out and the detail you had on your bird was also very good -with snow as a back drop shooting ain't easy <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/eek7.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" > :D something else =nice job <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/rolleyes1.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2008
    davev wrote:
    If your talking about Harry, he doesn't need to do any feedback here.
    He does it on a daily (more like hourly) basis in the wildlife forum.

    I know that Harry doesn't like contests. He's said so many times.
    But I think this small little contest thrown together by us Dginners, and it being one of is favorite subjects,
    it was just to much for him to pass by. :D

    I'd like to thank all of you folks out there that are making these Mini Challenges fun.
    Your feedbacks in the thread, the fantastic photos, always make it one of my first looks when I open the Dgrin site.

    So keep it up, and keep showing off your best photos. (That's the reason you took them, right?):D

    Two schools of thought --I will go with Cap on this one ,Harry does -I think more than 2 contest a year --enoughh said
    Jeff W

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    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2008
    I am sorry I did not comment more or at best in a more clear way ,but my written word skills are not great and dgrin and aol kept locking up when I was doing the final thread . The frustration was getting me :cry .If anyone would like a feedback on their shot or why I pick who I did I will be happy to do that ,

    This idea of davev's is a good easy no frills contest ,with fun in mind wings.gif and if you have comments on the shots that are posted --lets the photogs know you liked thier shot and Jeff was crazy not pick that one as #1 rolleyes1.gif

    Thanks to those that did post in the final thread thumb.gif
    Jeff W

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,987Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 30, 2008
    jwear wrote:
    Jwear I was curious about your statement "...but the exposure you got on the snow shot is something else".....Is that something good or bad? Just wondering if you think the snow is blown out too much. I live in Alaska and always try to balance out my snow shots in the camera. I am certainly not the best at it. I thought I did pretty good on this shot. Care to expand on your thought? Thanks!<img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/deal.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >

    Sorry Jag but if i no like your shot I would have not added it at the end -I think your shot in the snow was very well done not blown out and the detail you had on your bird was also very good -with snow as a back drop shooting ain't easy <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/eek7.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" > :D something else =nice job <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/rolleyes1.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >
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    Ok...thank you very much! <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/thumb.gif&quot; border="0" alt="" >
  • TPBinKCTPBinKC Major grins Posts: 194Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2008
    jwear wrote:
    First off thank you ALL for the fantastic responce to the mini challenge and the great shots posted here thumb.gif Any Critique/Discussion post away even if it is about the judge eek7.gifOk let get going pictures to follow sorry I had to get help there --first some comments




    Richard -- I liked your GCC a lot top 10--- but you are not the only one that gets a kick out of traffic jam it was second in the humor pick rolleyes1.gif

    ANWMN1-- your buzz off is in my top 5 very nice work and the owl also is very good clap.gif

    PYRY-- your shot feed me is a great capture eek7.gif -it could be sharper and better light blah blah blah so what , I know how hard the shot was to get

    articblooms -- your time to go was a very popular shot

    Nick-- your [tricolor] is a great shot :D

    MITCHELL-- spoon me is a top ten shot thumb.gif

    jeffmeyers -- your feed me was picked but in my book it is a bif sorry --well done thou, :cry also your goldfinch is a very good shot


    jag -- both sandhills are good but the exposure you got on the snow shot is something else clap.gifeek7.gif

    puzzledpaul-- nice work and that is not an easy bird to shoot ,well done top 10 but will you please id it headscratch.gif bushtit or a verdin ne_nau.gif

    colfragless-- this was a comment by almost everyone when you put a shot in for voting it does not look good the put your copy write across the center of the shot ,very distracting

    spek-- your white peacock very well done only a little blow out but really nice but your Latin lover /pulp fiction wins the humor award clap.gif

    cuong -- your hummer was well liked but the background I did not like much --sorry I was being picky :D

    vandana -- woodpecker top 5 great shot well done all around owl was up there also not top 5 thou thumb.gif

    explorish -- I liked your fight shot :D

    Harry -- your greenie was a big hit top 2 shots by most but bifs was last time rules you know --your bookends is in my top 5 it is a very printable sellable shot and your silhouette is also a printable as you well know

    frog lady -- your surf shot top ten well done clap.gif

    jrnylst -- you redbreast sunrise was also in the top ten --I knew a lot of folks in the 60's that looked like your cold goose most of the time eek7.gif


    cucious camel -- your lord give me strength I liked it a lot very nice thumb.gif


    and the winners are

    humor #1 shot spek with a little help in captionrolleyes1.gif you win a laugh thumb.gif

    davev -- last but not last you are # 1 [take off ] clap.gif it was on most lists and when I ask what picture would you print and put on the wall you had the most votes plus mine. Harry was second [book ends]and third place [silhouette] anwmn1 your buzz off 4th and vandana's woodpecker was 5th

    #5 ---VANDANA--WOODPECKER

    #4 ---ANWMN1---BUZZ OFF

    #3 ---HARRY ----SUNSET

    #2 ---HARRY ---BOOKENDS

    #1----DAVEV ---TAKE OFF

    the top 5 with photos to follow I am sorry but my computer skills and aol I just could not get it done with the photos .Thanks again all of you for a great showing I hope it was fun and on to the next challenge deal.gifthumb.gif

    Thank you for judging..., I think you selected the winners very well.
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaPosts: 22,708Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited June 2, 2008
    CAPTURED2H wrote:
    I missed this one darn --First time I have seen a mod enter a contest headscratch.gif and no feed back from him ?

    Geez, I entered my 3rd Dgrin challenge in 4 years and now you want comments? I'm having a tough enough time keeping up with the Wildlife Forum.

    Outstanding job Jeff. Your only screw-up was not choosing one of my images as #1. :ivar

    Seriously, excellent work everyone it was a pleasure to view the submitted images.
    Harry
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  • billtaichibilltaichi Big grins Posts: 75Registered Users Big grins
    edited September 30, 2008
    Great!
    Wow lots of nice photos here, Davev that is a incredible shot. I am awed by the talent at Smugmug.
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  • deb22deb22 Major grins Posts: 428Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 21, 2010
    jwear wrote:
    Golden Eagle / Osprey or Vulture ... u/s at bird ID ... although Sherwood Forest isn't that far away :)

    Thanks for the T 10 nod ... this was really out of my normal 'comfort / interest' zone - macro ... problem now is that I've got one of the kids asking about custom xmas cards ...

    UK has birds my US book does not have --that is why I ask headscratch.gif but with the price of gas sherwood wood forest is a long way -ask robin hood if you see him:D but this ain't no eagle
    Jeff I did not follow this tread but someone directed me to look at this bird,DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS , It is the cutest thing I have ever seen and did you take this ? It is a most beautiful shot those feathers are captured like no other i've seen . AMAZING CAPTURE.iloveyou.gif
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 21, 2010
    Wow... what fantastic, beautiful birds photos!!!

    Congratulations to the winners clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 22, 2010
    deb22 wrote:
    Jeff I did not follow this tread but someone directed me to look at this bird,DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS , It is the cutest thing I have ever seen and did you take this ? It is a most beautiful shot those feathers are captured like no other i've seen . AMAZING CAPTURE.iloveyou.gif

    It is a uro Robin and no it was an entry not my shot but I do wish it was my shot :D There was a lot of great shots and really more than one winner in that challenge as there is in all of them thumb.gif
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