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

Unread postby aster » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:59 am

Spring Anew and So Fresh! :D


Joy of life is springing from almost all branches and corners of Mother Earth already and what better than to have a challenge that addresses the abundant beauty that Spring comes bearing. : )

Please share your 'Spring' shots of 2012 as you experience your very own Spring wherever you are on Planet Earth. : ))

Looking forward to freshening up!

Good luck all!

Yildiz


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*1.. The challenge ends on April 30, 2012.
*2.. All photos are required to be 1024*1024 pixels at the most or under in dimensions and 250 KB in size if uploaded using the forum attachment feature. If you're linking your photo from an other gallery or website the size limitation does not apply
*3.. You can submit as many photos as you like.
*4.. Please make sure you have a title for your photo to make listings easier during the polls. If the photos are not titled by the deadline of the challenge I will temporarily title them until you require a certain title of your own to make the necessary changes.
Thank you all for your understanding. : )

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

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:32 am

Couldn't it be a bit longer, Yildiz?
I don't think we would have enough of a Spring to show by that time.
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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends March 30

Unread postby aster » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:42 am

Dr. Harout wrote:Couldn't it be a bit longer, Yildiz?
I don't think we would have enough of a Spring to show by that time.


Hi Dr. Harout, :D

Certainly. It can be much longer.

How about the end of April? Would that be fine for Armenian Spring duration?

I'll change the final date as you suggest.... : ) Thanks for bringing this to our attention.


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

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:53 am

Yeah, a new challenge awaits! Thanks Yildiz!

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

Unread postby aster » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:01 am

Thanks, Mark. :D

Off you go into the arms of your spring and do share what she embraces you with through your camera's lens! :D


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

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:45 pm

Yes ma'am :lol:

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

Unread postby aster » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:23 pm

mvanrheenen wrote:Yes ma'am :lol:


:D You're a good soldier of nature, Sergeant Mark Pepper!

We're proud of you and we look forward to seeing how you conquer your local's spring. : ))

Make the gorgeous finches jealous.


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

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:30 pm

aster wrote:
mvanrheenen wrote:Yes ma'am :lol:


:D You're a good soldier of nature, Sergeant Mark Pepper!

We're proud of you and we look forward to seeing how you conquer your local's spring. : ))

Make the gorgeous finches jealous.


Yildiz


:oops: :D

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

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:12 pm

Fine till the end of April. Thanks Yildiz.
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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby aster » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:15 am

Dr. Harout wrote:Fine till the end of April. Thanks Yildiz.


:D Glad to hear that.

Loking forward to your Spring shots from the region, Dr. Harout. : ) Maybe even from your lovely garden... : )



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

Unread postby DennisG » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:06 am

well it seem´s am the first one out here :)
so it´s a picture from yesterday and the first colts foots ar coming up through the old leafs and the butterfly is checking it out.

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

Unread postby aster » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:47 am

Dennis, what great pair of photos to start off the chalenge!! :D

Feels like I want to put on a pair of colourfully scaled wings like butterflies and lift off for the wild flowers of nature as well. : ))


Thanks for sharing,

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Unread postby DennisG » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:56 pm

Yildis thanx for the nice comment. :D
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Re: Challenge #46: "Spring! Fresh Anew.."- ends April 30

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:06 am

NEX-7, 18-200mm Tamron, 18mm, f/14 and surprisingly sharp at full size - down to insect legs...

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

Unread postby aster » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:58 am

Hmm, spring arrived in town there indeed, David.

Very cheerful bunch of daffodils against the urban setting. : )


Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz


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