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New 72 Hour Challenge (3-6 Jan '13): Exotic

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by badcatgary, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. badcatgary

    badcatgary Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Denver, CO
    Originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country.

    An exotic plant or animal.

    The theme for this challenge is: Exotic

    Here is an example of one interpretation of the theme:
    DMC-G3    LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6    42mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    ISO 800

    Hope you all have fun with this challenge. I'll name the winners the evening of January 6 (US time).

    Please refer to the comprehensive list of previous topics and winners via the link below:

    72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012)

    72 Hour Challenge Rules

    As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72 hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge.

    For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on to the runner-up.

    At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a blue ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner.

    To make sure we don't break any Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for the 72-hr Blue Ribbon Challenge.
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  2. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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  3. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Here's one:

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  4. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Non cultivated Phoenix palm in an Negev desert oasis.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/73403162@N00/8238032080/" title="P1080200-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8238032080_855a1a7109_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1080200-Edit.jpg"></a>

    This rare bird lives only on a few isolated streams in the Negev desert.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/8236960595/" title="P1080158 by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8236960595_6857846290_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1080158"></a>
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  5. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
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  6. some1saychicken

    some1saychicken New to Mu-43

    Jul 5, 2012
    Elgeet 12mm 1.2 on le gh2. :) 

    Point Dume in Malibu, California. 1AM.

    Attached Files:

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  7. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Shores of Lake Harris, Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand.
    (A lake approx 1000m above sea level among the alpine mountains there)

    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 12-35/F2.8    31mm    f/7.1    1/400s    ISO 200

    Rough Gecko (Naultinus Rudis) of New Zealand

    E-M5    OLYMPUS M.75mm F1.8    75mm    f/1.8    1/200s    ISO 200
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  8. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    A grey egret in snow. Is this exotic enough?
    E-M5    LUMIX G VARIO 35-100/F2.8    100mm    f/4.0    1/200s    ISO 200
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  9. Bertie

    Bertie Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 28, 2012
    Austin, Texas

    What a fun challenge!
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  10. stonetape72

    stonetape72 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    I thought I'd have to sit this one out, but then I remembered I had these shots of belly dancers; one at my local folk festival, the other in my hometown Christmas parade! Pretty exotic...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/8015340473/" title="P6246265.jpg by S P Collins, on Flickr"> View attachment 249551 "500" alt="P6246265.jpg"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/75427647@N07/8346108439/" title="PB308907.jpg by S P Collins, on Flickr"> View attachment 249552 "500" alt="PB308907.jpg"></a>
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  11. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Brown Pelican (maybe not as exotic depending on where you live) :smile:

    G5 + 100-300
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8219134259/" title="Ft Lauderdale by jloden, on Flickr"> 8219134259_be3df53950_c. "600" height="800" alt="Ft Lauderdale"></a>
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  12. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Couple of not-so-friendly Jaguars

    G5 + 100-300mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/8219145955/" title="Ft Lauderdale by jloden, on Flickr"> 8219145955_b8a4d06786_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Ft Lauderdale"></a>
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  13. badcatgary

    badcatgary Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Denver, CO
    That is the primary reason I chose this topic!

    We have a diverse membership here, and I thought it would be interesting to see what people from all over the globe find 'exotic.'
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  14. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    many ways to define exotic.... for europeans Las Vegas can be as foreign as anywhere on the planet

    PC110082 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    then again you can find this in your own town

    P1040520 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    exotic is what you have never experienced... it may be far away or it maybe closer to home :) 

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  15. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2011
    A place that looks "avatarish" has to exude much exotic feelings. This is home for me, gardens by the bay, Singapore.

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  16. badcatgary

    badcatgary Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Denver, CO
    2 hours to go!
  17. badcatgary

    badcatgary Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    Denver, CO
    Results time!

    I've decided to name two Honorable Mentions: elavon and hkpzee

    First Runner-Up: jloden

    And the Blue Ribbon for the Reflection challenge goes to: wonglp

    I really enjoyed seeing the varied entries in this challenge. Thanks to everyone for participating, and congratulations to elavon, hkpzee, jloden and wonglp!
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  18. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Congrats all! These challenges are a lot of fun, looking forward to the next one already :smile:
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  19. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Excellent choices! That was a fun challenge. Too bad I was on vacation in Vegas and missed it. Didn't get to shoot as much because in-laws were with me -- I'm the designated driver and they can't stand the cold nights so we always retire early. :p 
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  20. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2011
    Agreed. Great choices! Yekimrd, if you're still in Vegas with a car I recommend both Red Rock Canyon (17 miles from the strip) and the Neon Museum (about a mile from the Fremont Street Experience, downtown) as great places to shoot (and visit) during the day. PM me for more info if you like, and I hope you share your pics. :) 
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