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11th Mu-43 Salon Competition - Wildlife

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

  1. grantb

    grantb Mu-43 Veteran

    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".


    Closing date: Monday, August 27th.


    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, don´t be shy...Participate and have fun.

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

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Great theme!
  3. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    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:


    E-M5    ---    64mm    f/5.7    1/80s    ISO 3200
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  4. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK

    summer evening
    E-M5    OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3    50mm    f/18.0    1/125s    ISO 200
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  5. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Nesting Red Bellied Woodpecker
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  6. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

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

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro



    This little guy was about the size of a jack rabbit. Probably less than one day old.
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  8. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand

    and this is NZ's second most important specimen after the Kiwi....The Giant Weta
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  9. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Deer in mist


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  10. Antonio

    Antonio Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 27, 2011
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Leopard in the Serengeti

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  11. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Who can resist a cute little raccoon...
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  12. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
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  13. a_foolishman

    a_foolishman Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    Kelly Graham
    Appeal to a higher power


    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

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro


    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:
  15. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    GH1+Canon 300mm F2.8 L in Serengeti/Tanzania
    DMC-GH1    ---       f/1.0    1/2000s    ISO 100
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  16. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    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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  17. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Bump Bump Bumpity Bump

    Come on y'all. Give em up. :2thumbs:
  18. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    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"> 7780140828_63148f9a23_b. "768" height="1024" alt="P1370860-1"></a>
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  19. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    He's got fleas with plague ... much deadlier than lions, etc.
    <a href="http://minus.com/lfZVAbUI5tXOK">
    <div align=center>
    http://i.minus.com/ifZVAbUI5tXOK.JPG" width="400" height="300"

    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

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
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