Challenge #56:"Spring Patterns"-Winner Announced

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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Challenge #56:"Spring Patterns"-Winner Announced

Unread postby aster » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:51 pm

Hello everyone! :D

It's spring once again with patterns sprouting afresh wherever life can germinate and generate.

Our aim will be to find the patterns in nature as Spring lends itself to warmer Summer season. Macros shot showing flowers and plants generating Fibonacci spirals; Spring rain drops creating ripple patterns on ponds, lakes, puddles are all valid and a creative approach is always welcome.

The above mentioned examples can be richened with additional finds of your own as you go along; anything that brings out patterns of Spring counts.

Good luck! Looking forward to the entries... :)

Yildiz

Specifications:

1. You can submit entries until 20 May 2015.
2. You can submit as many photos as you like.
3. Please conform with the forum image size norms.

Thank you!

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby Birma » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:37 am

Hooray! A challenge - very good topic, Yildiz. I will "put my thinking hat on" :) .
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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:15 am

Thank you, Andy. :D

Looking forward to your discoveries of patterns of Spring with anticipation!


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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:08 pm

A starter from me that depicts the Fibonacci sequence pattern on a cactus as the focus...

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby bakubo » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:03 pm

Yildiz, that's great!

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:20 pm

Thank you, Henry! :D

Kind of you. But if you say so, then it certainly must be... :) I appreciate your critical eye.


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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:28 am

I'm not sure if these fit in with the theme, but here are few shots.

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:48 am

I see patterns.... :D The fresh fern leaves definitely create repeating patterns while the little creature in the first calls for an obituary though... : ) R.I.P.

Thanks for sharing Henry.


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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby Dusty » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:53 pm

Yildiz, so glad to see you're back and setting up challenges! I really missed them!

Great job on the cactus needles and water drops!

Henry, I love the dead bug.

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:43 pm

Dusty, thank you. :D

Definitely good to hear from you and hope everything with you and yours are most pleasant. :)

Looking forward to your entries too, if you can spare the time to shoot some.


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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby Cogito » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:49 pm

Yildiz, nice challenge. Question(s). Any restrictions on camera body. lens mount or date of capture?
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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:48 am

Cogito wrote:Yildiz, nice challenge. Question(s). Any restrictions on camera body. lens mount or date of capture?


Hi Cogito, :)

Thank you.

No, there are no restrictions except the necessity to find some type of pattern that occurs in the Spring. Experimenting with any camera body, lens mount and type (wide, macro, zoom..etc.), range or date of capture is welcome. Too much processing may be getting away from the purpose of the challenge like shooting IR but if the shooter finds some intriguing appeal to that also then that's also acceptable.

: ) Looking forward to your shots.

Yildiz

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:26 am

Hi everyone, :D

A giant, almost-40-day period has gone by...
The last call for those who wish to submit any photos to this challenge. :D

By the time of the deadline, if we have no other submissions, I'll unashamedly announce Henry/Bakubo and myself the unchallenged winners of this challenge. :D

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:30 pm

Come on, folks, post some more photos! :)

We are still traveling in Spain. Going on 3 weeks so far. In Cordoba now.

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Re: Challenge #56: "Spring Patterns"

Unread postby aster » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:48 am

Two more days to go.... :D


Hi Bakubo, :D

Good to hear from you. How's Cordoba? I'm sure you'll share some photos when get a chance to upload. : )
Looking forward to that.

Yildiz


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