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

billseyebillseye Major grinsPosts: 847Registered Users Major grins
edited June 1, 2011 in The Dgrin Challenges
This was fun! What a joy to share the smiles and laughter that animals and pets can bring. Raider and I appreciate the opportunity to share our choices with you all and declare the next winner.

First, let me say thanks to ghinson for picking my May Flower photo last round. Second, I can say that each photo in this round did make me smile and several elicted a true lol response. Third, let's get down to the highly biased and largely random choices for honorable mentions:

HONORABLE MENTION in the traditional "no particular order" format:

As a die-hard Canonite, I had to like this one from jwear
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Seriously, my lovely wife made me pick this one one from JAG as a lesson in how to answer any similar question in only one word: "Whoa."
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So, it appears that SimpsonBrothers has the idea. I think his rodent-like version of Keanu Reeves saying "Whoa" was looking at the above horse's butt...
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How could I ignore the convergence of username and image content in this melodious story from sweetharmony?
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ghinson, I knew there must be a good explanation for what happened to my keys last summer. Now I know...
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I loved all three of yours, davev, but somehow this one kept catching my attention... Kinda reminds me of the bozo who'll always try to pop into your perfectly framed shot with a goofy grin at precisely the wrong moment.
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Okay, dlscott56, this is just plain creepy... but for some reason I kept coming back and staring. I'm assuming no black cats were harmed in the creation of this image. :rolleyes
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Well, DsrtVW, I love this one. I'm hoping Kilroy returns soon and kicks the a** of some of the taggers around my community!
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Man, this cat's got a BIG head.... Not that all cat's don't suffer the same fate to some extent, but this one's exceptional. A fun shot from DeVerm with a different POV that works really well...
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Froch, I really liked this one when you submitted it for DSS #69 and I still do. Remind me though... are you the one in the middle?
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Now for the TOP THREE

Third Place: Meisterman - Llamas on the Lookout

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There's something about this image that looks like street photography in the middle of the desert. Llama hanging out doing what llamas do. Caught in the moment. I wonder, though, if the serious street photogs might get caught up in a debate about whether the llamas that seem to be engaging the photographer have spoiled the true essence of the candid desert-street scene?

Second Place (Runner-up): KevXman - My Eco-Friendly Paper Shredder

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Okay, I'm a cat person AND a dog person. This photo is the essence of kitten in B&W. Sitting in the shredder. Perfectly at home. An expression of curious disinterest. And a clever title to boot. Nicely done!


First Place: rbustrean - Reese

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This is such a fun shot. There's such a "Who, me?" attitude belied completely by the remains of something fuzzy all over the place. The processing and composition is really good. It makes me want to see just what it is that's been sacrificed to doggie amusement. Congrats rbustrean... you're up for the next round!
Bill Banning

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Comments

  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2011
    Congrats rbustrean! Thanks for the Second Place Bill. Could not have been an easy choice. I really enjoyed watching this thread the last two weeks.
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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Posts: 1,311Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 28, 2011
    Great job everyone and thanks for all the work Bill.

    PS - All animals in our house are treated like royalty. We love 'em iloveyou.gif.
  • DeVermDeVerm Major grins Posts: 405Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2011
    Congratulations rbustrean and thank you for the HM Bill clap.gif

    cheers,
    Nick.
    ciao!
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2011
    Beautiful, cute winning photo - Congratulations!!! :D

    Congratulations to all winners, and entrants clap.gif
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  • NyarthlopicNyarthlopic Major grins Posts: 274Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 29, 2011
    This had to be a tough one to judge, Billseye! Congrats to all the honorable mentions, Meisterman, KevXman, and especially our winner, rbustrean!

    Great shots guys!
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,083Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 29, 2011
    Thank you for the mention Bill! Congrates all the HM and runner ups and congrates rbustrean! The baton is passed to you! Bill be sure to PM rbustrean to let him know he won so he can set up the next mini challenge!
  • MammaPaparazzaMammaPaparazza Just tryin to survive Posts: 221Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2011
    Congrats to all ya'all!!!!
    my favorite was the meer cats with the goatee's...sorry forgot to get the name...but I lmao at that one! rolleyes1.gif
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  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 30, 2011
    JAG wrote: »
    Thank you for the mention Bill! Congrates all the HM and runner ups and congrates rbustrean! The baton is passed to you! Bill be sure to PM rbustrean to let him know he won so he can set up the next mini challenge!

    I sent a PM as soon as I posted. I note in his profile that he's not posted since May 21. At what point do we pass the torch to KevXman?
    Bill Banning

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,083Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 31, 2011
    Well I guess we need to pass the torch since its been over 72 hours (as per the minichallenge rules). So Kevin is it! I will PM him to let him know....
  • rbustraenrbustraen Randy Bustraen Posts: 127Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 1, 2011
    Thank you so much! I would have never expected to win and forgot all about this with being out of the country for work and training. My apologies I didn't respond soon enough... yelrotflmao.gif

    On a plus note, I've edited my profile to e-mail me of messages - deal.gif
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,083Super Moderators moderator
    edited June 1, 2011
    rbustraen wrote: »
    Thank you so much! I would have never expected to win and forgot all about this with being out of the country for work and training. My apologies I didn't respond soon enough... yelrotflmao.gif

    On a plus note, I've edited my profile to e-mail me of messages - deal.gif
    Well so glad your ok and that you fixed the problem and a potential future problem! Now you gotta win another so you can challenge us all! thumb.gif
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