FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/Andy

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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Your favourite "Summer Flowers / Fields" ?

Poll ended at Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:49 am

#1.. "Yonder Fields" by Dewarp
2
13%
#2.. "2013 Cornwall - Corn Meadow Flowers 1" by Birm
1
7%
#3.. "Mustard fields of Napa Valley" By Sury
1
7%
#4.. "Highland Gems 4" by Marcell Nikolausz
3
20%
#5.. "2013 Blackstone - Sunrise Poppy 2" by Birm
1
7%
#6.. "Windpump - Kammieskroon" by Dewarp
1
7%
#7.. "Natural Light" by Sury
0
No votes
#8.. "Sweet-Pea-Carpet" by Ossie
1
7%
#9.. "2013 Bewdley - Sunrise Poppy Field 1" by Birm
5
33%
 
Total votes: 15

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FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/Andy

Unread postby aster » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:49 am

Welcome to the final poll of Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers / Fields". :)

Every photo that got '12% and above' of the votes from the previous 3-part polls gained the right to enter the final poll. The listing below is randomly selected by a draw.

Please vote for your favourite photo and let's find the winner/s. :D

You can select up to 2 photos.

Thank you all for your contributions and participation.

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#1.. "Yonder Fields" by Dewarp
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#2.. "2013 Cornwall - Corn Meadow Flowers 1" by Birm
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#3.. "Mustard fields of Napa Valley" By Sury
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Unread postby aster » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:51 am

#4.." Highland Gems 4" by Marcell Nikolausz
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#5.. "2013 Blackstone - Sunrise Poppy 2" by Birm
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#6.. " Windpump - Kammieskroon" by Dewarp
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Unread postby aster » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:53 am

#7.. "Natural Light" by Sury
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#8.. "Sweet-Pea-Carpet" by Ossie
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#9." 2013 Bewdley - Sunrise Poppy Field 1" by Birm
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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers" ends Sept 12

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:27 pm

#3 & 7 are the same, please fix.
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Unread postby aster » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:54 pm

Thanks. Fixed...


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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers" ends Sept 12

Unread postby aster » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:54 am

Congratulations to the winner and the runner ups of Challenge #54. :)

By getting 33% of the votes Birma/Andy is the winner of the challenge with his " 2013 Bewdley - Sunrise Poppy Field 1".

Second most votes by a 20% went to "Highland Gems 4" contributed by Marcell Nikolausz.

And third place by 13% of the votes is won by " Yonder Fields" contributed by Dewarp.

Congratulations. It was great seeing your wonderful shots everyone who contributed to the challenge. :D

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Here are the winning parties respectively:

#1." 2013 Bewdley - Sunrise Poppy Field 1" by Birm
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#2.." Highland Gems 4" by Marcell Nikolausz
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#3.." Yonder Fields" by Dewarp
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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/A

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:45 am

Congratulations Andy, Marcell and Dewarp! Well deserved!

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Unread postby dewarp » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:28 pm

Congratualations guys, and thanks to all who participated.

regards - Peter

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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/A

Unread postby Marcell Nikolausz » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:49 pm

Congratulation to the winner. That poppy field photo was my favourite and it well deserved the first place.
I was a bit surprised by the silver, because in the first round I didn't get too many votes as I remember. I barely made it to the final.

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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/A

Unread postby aster » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:05 am

Hi Marcell, :)

Congratulations. Your purple mountain flower was beautiful and deserves its place among the most favoured.

Actually you didn't 'barely make' it to the final poll. You had an other flower which also got some votes which decreased the number of votes for the purple flower. For those who submit more than one image which are equally good, there's a risk of the votes being divided between them and that reduces the chance of maximising the votes to enter the final poll for a certain image.

By selecting the photos that you believe have a good chance before submitting them to the challenge, you can narrow down the choices the voters have to make because choosing a photo to vote for over an other presents a challenge in itself. In this challenge that's what we had in our hands; many, many good entries. Even Birma's submissions suffered the same issues... :)

You rightly made it and it's always a pleasure to see so many good entries in a rolll. :D

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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/A

Unread postby Birma » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:20 am

Wow! Thanks everyone. I feel really honoured :) . I loved all of the entries in this challenge as I am a complete sucker for a pretty flower shot. I was really lucky to be in the right place at the right time for my poppy field shots. Its impossible to say if I'll ever get those conditions again.

A massive thank you to Yildiz of course for all of the work she puts in to these challenges that we can take part in. It takes a significant amount of effort, and I am really grateful that she does it, and with such aplomb!

Roll on the next one :)
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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/A

Unread postby aster » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:44 pm

Birma wrote:Wow! Thanks everyone. I feel really honoured :) . I loved all of the entries in this challenge as I am a complete sucker for a pretty flower shot. .....
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Roll on the next one :)


Roll on the ideas for new challenges then! :D We always need good ideas and now Autumn is well into shaping the Northern Hemisphere while Spring is still the ruler in the Southern. Just share your ideas or start a challenge of your own. I'd be happy to help on the way to the finals. :D

Andy, by dedicating yourself so selflessly to your ambition and encountering a lot of natural obstacles on the way, like so many of the flower fields lovers here you got many a members' votes and deserved they are too. Congratualtions once again to you and to all that contributed becase all entries were beautiful to my eyes. Different approches but same purpose. : ))

Great work. Thanks. (Complements are much appreciated and very honouring as well as gratifying and grounding. Thank you. I learned a great deal on the way from you guys too, do not ever forget. Seeing is learning.)


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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/A

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:47 pm

Congrats to all and specially the winners. Birm old chum, I knew you would be the winner on this one.
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Re: FINAL POLL-Challenge #54:"Summer Flowers"-Winner Birma/A

Unread postby Birma » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:20 am

Thanks Doc :)
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