WINNER Mini-Challenge #120 -- May Flowers

ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdnRegistered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
edited May 15, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
Wow.

Just. Wow.

How am I supposed to choose between all of these excellent flower photos? They were all so beautiful!

I enlisted the help of several local photographers and friends. And this is what we came up with...

By way of "Honorable Mentions", these are the photos that grabbed my eye, and became the finalists that I chose from...

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But from there, it was TOUGH.

Nonetheless, here we go...

#5.
MichaelLockhart
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Led off the challenge, and set a strong precedent.

#4
Photo-bug
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Wonderfully seen, poking through the fence, and the shallow DOF.

#3
ceasley
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Simply striking. Looking forward to seeing more from you!

#2
sweetharmony
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The colors here are so rich!

#1.
Billseye
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Love the composition, the colors, the details of the flower. Eye-catching.
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Comments

  • WhatSheSawWhatSheSaw Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,221 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    That was fast!

    Congrats, Billseye! clap.gif

    Thanks for the HM, Greg! Great choices!
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasRegistered Users Posts: 1,801 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Wow - that was fast! Love that shot billseye - the detail, texture - just sweet! Tons of beautiful shots! Great mini!

    & Thanks for the HM also :)
    ~Lillian~
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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,098 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Wow! That was fast! I don't know how you did it, because I had already decided that I liked them all and would not be able to pick a winner. Lol.

    I'm thinking your collage would make an awesome poster.

    Congrats to billseye and the other finalists and thank you for my honorable mention. :D

    Sherry
  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXRegistered Users Posts: 1,455 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Congrats billseye! When I was scrolling through the winners, my daughter(she's 5), was sitting next to me
    and instantly said ooohh, I really like that one mommy! She has a great eye already!
    Karin


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  • DeVermDeVerm Major grins Registered Users Posts: 405 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    After seeing those last minute entries coming in, I was surprised to find my tiger orchids getting HM :D

    There's no losers this round so congrats and thanks to all clap.gif

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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Registered Users Posts: 945 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Congrats to all. And that IS one stunner of an image Bill. bowdown.gifbow

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  • konomaniackonomaniac Major grins Registered Users Posts: 335 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Lots to choose from - excellent choices. thumb.gif

    Congrats to all clap.gif
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  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    How did I decide so quickly? I made the poster from random photographs submitted, put it on the wall across the room, threw a dart at it and, fortunately, hit a "BILLSEYE!"

    :)
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  • StueveShotsStueveShots Major grins PNW MountiansRegistered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Well done, Greg! And congratulations, billseye!!! clap.gif
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,718 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Greg, thanks for initiating a great challenge and coming up with a winner so quickly. There were so many stunning photos in this mini! Congratulations to the photographers whose images made the top 5 and especially to the winner, Billseye! clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif

    Also, thanks for the HM!
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    ghinson wrote: »
    How did I decide so quickly? I made the poster from random photographs submitted, put it on the wall across the room, threw a dart at it and, fortunately, hit a "BILLSEYE!"
    rolleyes1.gif Nothing beats this quick pick method of yours.

    Cuong
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,545 moderator
    edited May 11, 2011
    Congrates to all the runners ups and to Billseye! Awesome pics for all who entered! Greg...great idea for picking easily when the choices are so difficult! ;)

    Ok Bill, your turn to come up with something. Let me know when you get it up and I will add the challenge to the mini challenge sticky post.
  • ghinsonghinson pǝuɹnʇdn Registered Users Posts: 933 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    JAG wrote: »
    Congrates to all the runners ups and to Billseye! Awesome pics for all who entered! Greg...great idea for picking easily when the choices are so difficult! ;)

    OK. I didn't actually throw a dart. I just liked the "billseye" - "bullseye" pun!

    I loved the photo. But it was tough...
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  • clickin girlclickin girl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 278 Major grins
    edited May 11, 2011
    Beautiful picks everyone! Ghinson, I do not envy you at all for getting to choose! Thanks so much for the HM and congratulations to all of the winners! Great job everyone!!
  • sweetharmonysweetharmony Major grins Registered Users Posts: 405 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2011
    Great fun! And easy on the eyes too~visually, this round is a delight.......so very pleased that you enjoyed the poppies, Greg and the winning entry is a knock-out. All entrants should give themselves a pat on the back.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 7,854 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2011
    Fast and easy :)

    Congratulations Billseye and thank you for the #4 clap.gif
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 7,545 moderator
    edited May 12, 2011
    ghinson wrote: »
    OK. I didn't actually throw a dart. I just liked the "billseye" - "bullseye" pun!

    I loved the photo. But it was tough...
    yeah I got the pun part but wasn't sure because there were so many awesome entries! Did you pm bill with the news? I notice he hasn't acknowleged yet.
  • JustRamblingJustRambling Big grins Registered Users Posts: 26 Big grins
    edited May 12, 2011
    Congratulations Billseye! Really beautiful picture! So glad I didn't have to pick a winner, everyone had such awesome pictures! :D
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  • NyarthlopicNyarthlopic Major grins Registered Users Posts: 274 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2011
    Congratulations Billseye! That is a really good shot!

    Ghinson, thank you for the honorable mention. I'm thrilled to have gotten that far with this group of shots.
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Registered Users Posts: 847 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2011
    Thanks to everyone for the nice comments on my photo. I'm glad I didn't have to pick the winner among this strong field of flowers. I wasn't expecting to be the winner. I'll put on the theme-choosing hat and post the new challenge later this evening.

    Such cool entries this time... as always. Love this forum - I learn something everytime I log on!
    Bill Banning

    Check out billseye photos on SmugMug
  • MichaelLockhartMichaelLockhart Big grins Registered Users Posts: 23 Big grins
    edited May 13, 2011
    Congrats to the winner and thanks for the honorable mention!!! I wouldn't have wanted to be the one to have to choose but you did well.
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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,315 Major grins
    edited May 15, 2011
    Congratulations Billseye and all the HMs! What a great set of beautiful photographs.
  • 1scrappychic1scrappychic Big grins Registered Users Posts: 53 Big grins
    edited May 15, 2011
    Well done to all who participated. Very nice to the finalists and the winner. Stunning images.
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