Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- Winners Chosen

A photo challenge starting January 5th 2009. One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Aster has been appointed moderator of this forum in recognition of her commitment to making it great fun. This does not prevent others from setting challenges!

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One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Participants should provide basic camera data (body, lens, ISO, mode, exposure over-ride or WB settings), and details of raw processing and subsequent PP.
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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby dierk » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby aster » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:02 am

Great set of the spawn, Dennis. : )

Soon those parks will be alive with frog sounds. Quite the polpulation explotion if you ask me. I can't say if it'll be good for the ears of the local park-goers or not.

Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Driek, : )

Welcome to PhotoClubAlpha forums.
Nice captures of the fresh face of Spring. That's one good lens indeed. Very nice exposures and backgrounds.


Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:38 pm

A big hello from me too Dierk. Very lovely shots, specially the second.
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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby InTheSky » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:42 am

Spring in the north of Quebec :) :

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Sorry no flowers there yet :-), but the river is starting to be clear ...

Another one:

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And the nieces looking a big one on the beach (we swing and play there in only 1 month :-) ):

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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby aster » Tue May 01, 2012 7:25 am

A neat alternetive to the meaning of spring, Frank. :)

Lots of fresh air and freshness on icy land.

Without commenting long and much, I'll suffice to say that I'll be back with the poll arrangement soon.

In the mean time, if anyone wishes to submit any other images, please feel free. :D It's already Labour Day in this part of the world, so let's give the hard workers/enthusiasts of photography a little extra time in the shape of a day...

Thanks all,

Yildiz



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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby harveyzone » Tue May 01, 2012 12:22 pm

Sorry I'm Late.

Just to make up the numbers, here are some bees, bringing in the spring nectar/pollen...
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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby aster » Tue May 01, 2012 1:35 pm

:D That's one great spirit in the Pollen-Loaded-Bees shot, Harveyzone.

Nicely captured since it probably is very, very hard to get so many in one frame.

Congratulations.

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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby InTheSky » Tue May 01, 2012 3:17 pm

harveyzone wrote:Sorry I'm Late.

Just to make up the numbers, here are some bees, bringing in the spring nectar/pollen...


Very nice work ! This is very not an easy shot, good technique !

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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby harveyzone » Tue May 01, 2012 10:09 pm

Thanks Yildiz/Frank - much appreciated. It is actually easier than you think if you have a hive in the garden. :-) You can sit near the entrance and watch them come and go for hours. It just takes a lot of patience, a large card in the camera, and a lot (and I mean a lot) of wasted shots.
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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby aster » Thu May 03, 2012 6:52 am

Hi everyone, : )

Thank you all for participating! There's indeed a fresh start in each of the photos submitted. Life is springing from each photo from different parts of the world. :D

Now please proceed to vote for the photos that you favour.
You may vote for two photos in each part of the polls.

PART 1 of POLL

PART 2 of POLL


Good luck all,

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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby aster » Mon May 14, 2012 2:35 pm

Hi everyone, : )

Thanks to your votes we have two winners: Dierk and Harveyzone.

Dierk by his 'Spring' shot and Harveyzone with his equally apt photo titled 'Bringing In The Spring Nectar/Pollen'

They both got equal amounts of votes and share the spotlights.

I'd like to thank each one of you who participated in submitting photos or voted to determine the winning parties.


See you all in other challenges.

Yildiz


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