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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:18 PM

***SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST -- FINAL POLL***

These 10 photographs got the most votes of all 30 entries! It was challenging to decide, but you all decided!

This poll will run 72 hours and the DU Administrators have given us permission to run it here in GD.

Please vote for the photo that you feel meets the meaning of Summer, however you see it.

Colors of Summer on 6/20/2020


Summer rain


My pup fetching a stick in Kinzua Reservoir, Pennsylvania



Delicious Mango Sunset



Lake Michigan


Midnight Sun



Perfect ending to the day


Mom's African Daisy



Hummingbird Feeding from a Rose of Sharon



Warming her wings before flying to Mexico







217 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
Colors of Summer on 6/20/2020
30 (14%)
Summer Rain
7 (3%)
My pup fetching a stick in Kinzua Reservoir, Pennsylvania
17 (8%)
Delicious Mango Sunset
6 (3%)
Lake Michigan
25 (12%)
Midnight Sun
27 (12%)
Perfect ending to the day
17 (8%)
Mom's African Daisy
7 (3%)
Hummingbird Feeding from a Rose of Sharon
51 (24%)
Warming her wings before flying to Mexico
30 (14%)
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Reply ***SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST -- FINAL POLL*** (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 19 OP
Zoonart Sep 19 #1
MH1 Sep 19 #2
a kennedy Sep 19 #5
MH1 Sep 19 #6
JimGinPA Sep 19 #3
a kennedy Sep 19 #4
Beringia Sep 19 #7
Coventina Sep 19 #8
SheltieLover Sep 19 #9
Solly Mack Sep 19 #10
BobTheSubgenius Sep 19 #11
2naSalit Sep 19 #12
Shrike47 Sep 19 #13
SMC22307 Sep 19 #14
duhneece Sep 19 #15
Rhiannon12866 Sep 19 #16
trueblue2007 Sep 20 #23
IcyPeas Sep 19 #17
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 19 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 19 #19
JohnnyRingo Sep 20 #20
mnhtnbb Sep 20 #21
7wo7rees Sep 20 #22
mindfulNJ Sep 20 #24
Dyedinthewoolliberal Sep 20 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 20 #26
lostnfound Sep 20 #27
crickets Sep 20 #28
mnhtnbb Sep 20 #29
Niagara Sep 20 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 20 #31
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #32
montana_hazeleyes Sep 21 #33
mnhtnbb Sep 21 #34
Callalily Sep 21 #35
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #36
mnhtnbb Sep 21 #37
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #39
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 22 #40
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 22 #41
mnhtnbb Sep 22 #42
oasis Sep 22 #43
urbanhermit Sep 22 #44
mnhtnbb Sep 22 #45

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:19 PM

1. Thank you Peggy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:29 PM

2. They're all beautiful, but I want to give a special shout out to the last one.

Yes, that is a female Monarch butterfly. ("her" is correct )

And yes that one surely means to fly to Mexico.

Thank you to all the photographers, but especially the fellow Monarch enthusiast.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:32 PM

5. How do you know she's female??? Absolutely beautiful.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:36 PM

6. Thick veins and absent dot

https://journeynorth.org/tm/monarch/id_male_female.html

(pictures at link)

Male or Female?

Males have a small black spot on the top surface of the hindwing. Females do not.

You can see the spot when the wings are open; sometimes it's faintly visible when the wings are closed, too.

Males also have slightly thinner wing veins.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:30 PM

3. This Was A Very Tough One

I could have voted for any of them.






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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:31 PM

4. and as usual, it's so darn hard to choose.....they are ALL beautiful and winners.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:02 PM

7. kick

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:05 PM

8. They are all beautiful. I had to vote for "Mom's African Daisy"

because the geometry is so stunning!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:06 PM

9. TY, Peggy & All

WOW! Such amazing talent our photographers have!

Really tough choice to pick just one.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:33 PM

10. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:37 PM

11. As has been said, and said again...

...every photo entered was a potential winner, and it was as hard as it ever is to choose one. In the end, I imagine them, each one in turn, hanging on my wall, and I choose which one I would want that to be.

Congratulations to all these photo enthusiasts - all those with the artist's eyes, the steady hands and the patience!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:55 PM

12. Beautiful pictures!

God luck to all entrants!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:18 PM

13. These are all great. It was very hard to choose just one.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:22 PM

14. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:26 PM

15. Beautiful beautiful

Mango Sun was close runner up to Midnight Sun.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:44 PM

16. K&R! This may be the toughest one yet! I love them all!

Beautiful job, DU photographers!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:22 AM

23. you all took beautidl pictures

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:13 PM

17. kickety kick

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:44 PM

18. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:44 PM

19. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 03:16 AM

20. K&R

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:22 AM

21. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:55 AM

22. Thanks to all....these are all stellar!!

K and R!!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:09 AM

24. KICK

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 01:17 PM

26. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:04 PM

27. I can't even choose one. Too beautiful. Nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:21 PM

28. Thanks Peggy, and to all of the talented photographers.

Every time, it's almost impossible to choose. All of them are so beautiful!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:22 PM

29. Kick

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:49 PM

30. Every single photo is a winner.

It's always a difficult choice.









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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:23 PM

31. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:57 AM

32. Late Night Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 06:15 AM

34. Good morning kick.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:11 AM

35. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:06 PM

36. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:34 PM

37. Kicking for the end of summer

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 05:59 PM

38. Kick!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:53 PM

39. Kicking it for the last day coming up!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:14 AM

40. Thank you for running this contest, Peggy.

Even though all these photos are good, I always try to stay faithful to the specified theme. In this group, only four could be identified with summer with little doubt, remembering many flowers can be hothouse grown in winter.

Thanks to all these great photographers who submitted their lovely work!.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #40)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:53 AM

41. I wanted to help the group, and it was my pleasure!

It is a stunning group.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 06:35 AM

42. Last day to vote!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 06:39 AM

43. K and R.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 11:47 AM

44. Kicking for the first day of fall

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:40 PM

45. Last chance for Summer!

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