11th Mu-43 Salon Competition - Wildlife

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by grantb, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. grantb

    grantb Mu-43 Veteran

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    Ok Mu-43ers, let's see your best wildlife shot!

    I'm looking for wild animals in their natural habitat: elephants and giraffes are great, but insects, birds, fish, reptiles, etc. are all in there. I wouldn't mind seeing some macro and underwater photography entries.

    What I'm not looking for are pets, farm animals or zoo pictures. The animals don't have to be exotic, but they do have to be wild and free.

    This salon will be open over a period encompassing three weekends so hopefully everyone who wants to participate will have a chance to get out there and find something that moves. As usual, photos taken before the competition are ok as well. However, this subject should be a great excuse to get some fresh air and enjoy the "hunt".

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    Closing date: Monday, August 27th.

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    The Rules:

    1. Either take a picture that matches the nominated theme or select one from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the picture in order to enter it.

    2. Shots can be uploaded from any gallery, Mu43 or whatever is your preference.

    3. To enter your photo after uploading, copy the code in the Linked Image box and paste it into a reply to to this message. You can use the Quick Reply box at the bottom of this page.

    4. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you intend doing.

    5. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo challenge, after all!

    6. The person who submitted the chosen picture will assume the responsibility of curator and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the Mu-43 Contests and Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. That opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules.

    7. The curator can't enter his or her own salon.

    8. Please, donĀ“t be shy...Participate and have fun.

    9. Each salon should be open for about two weeks.
     
  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Great theme!
     
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    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer Charter Member

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    Lumix 14-140, free roaming bison at the National Bison Preserve, Montana. I think I got a little tooooo close for his comfort - mine prolly, too. But the image was worth the risk. :wink:

    "Intrusion"

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    dogs100 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    calm

    summer evening
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    Nesting Red Bellied Woodpecker
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    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Phooey, why try? You've obviously already won. :2thumbs:
     
  7. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Fawn

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    This little guy was about the size of a jack rabbit. Probably less than one day old.
     
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    and this is NZ's second most important specimen after the Kiwi....The Giant Weta
     
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    Deer in mist

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    Leopard in the Serengeti

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    Who can resist a cute little raccoon...
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    Appeal to a higher power

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    From Costa Rica. It's not the sharpest photo, but I think it's power and quality are not diminished by that.
     
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  14. nueces snapper

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    Bump

    We need more entries. I know its August. It's too hot to get out from under the AC. So post something from your hard disk. :2thumbs:
     
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    GH1+Canon 300mm F2.8 L in Serengeti/Tanzania
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    Uh Oh! I'd hate to choose between this image and the Bison. Sheesh! This image gave me goosebumps. :2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:
     
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    Bump Bump Bumpity Bump

    Come on y'all. Give em up. :2thumbs:
     
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    spatulaboy I'm not really here

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    Can't top the lion or bison, but here's my best attempt:

    A Great Egret contemplating the meaning of life. Maybe he was just looking for fish... Minolta MD Telerokkor 135mm f2.8 on Lumix G2.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7780140828/" title="P1370860-1 by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr">[​IMG]"768" height="1024" alt="P1370860-1"></a>
     
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  19. RobWatson

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    He's got fleas with plague ... much deadlier than lions, etc.
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    If you can zoom in on the eyes note the reflection ... I shot a photo of that[URL="http://i.minus.com/iKr9EvCw1lR31.JPG"] scene [/URL]for reference.

    PS I know the campsite actually belonged to the critters and we were just intruding so I do consider that to be the natual setting.
     
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  20. rhoydotp

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    seems like a fun thread ... great photos here!

    here's a humble chipmunk watching over us as we hike around Algonquin Provincial Park.

    GX1 w/ PZ 14-42mm

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