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Here are your finalists from the first round!
Comments are encouraged, we'd like to know what you think. Please vote, and recommend and kick the threads.
Thank you all for your interest and participation
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Shooting the breeze
Guard Duty
Ascendance
Birds of a Feather
Say What?
Bath Buddies
The Puffin poses
Willow ptarmigan wear white after Labor Day
Da Bears
Nightwatch
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Shooting the breeze  
17 (18%) 

Guard Duty  
4 (4%) 

Ascendance  
28 (30%) 

Birds of a Feather  
7 (8%) 

Say What?  
5 (5%) 

Bath Buddies  
11 (12%) 

The Puffin poses  
7 (8%) 

Willow ptarmigan wear white after Labor Day  
2 (2%) 

Da Bears  
9 (10%) 

Nightwatch  
2 (2%) 

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annabanana
(52,791 posts)I'm a sucker for puffins. .
ellenfl
(8,660 posts)they are all great pics.
i need to watch the photo forum and enter some pics. i keep forgetting and wildlife is my preference.
maybe next time.
ellen fl
Auntie Bush
(17,528 posts)I realize the turtle was beautiful but much easier to capture...if you're in the water.
The Puffins make a beautiful scene...makes me want to paint them. The bath buddies are also a favorite along with the bears. Those racoons must be hard to capture! Oh hell...I like them all!
Patiod
(11,816 posts)Wished I could have gotten a picture  but this is pretty close. All so beautiful  the puffin, the bluebirds, all of them.
NV Whino
(20,886 posts)Hell Hath No Fury
(16,327 posts)Pool Hall Ace
(5,850 posts)CaliforniaPeggy
(151,361 posts)The amount of sheer talent here is breathtaking...
nadinbrzezinski
(154,021 posts)Aerows
(39,961 posts)But I had to go with the bluebirds. They are just so beautiful and precious in their bath.
All of them are awesome, though. I love the Llama, too!
ellenfl
(8,660 posts)Aerows
(39,961 posts)They are all camelids, however, so it can be confusing It's a specific Family that includes Camels and Llamas.
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lamp_shade
(15,035 posts)There's something eerily symbolic about it.
CTyankee
(64,520 posts)were just beautiful. A lovely "moment."
Celebration
(15,812 posts)Solly Mack
(91,715 posts)Great photos!!
SnowCritter
(836 posts)I was torn between "Shooting the Breeze" and "Ascendance", but I had to vote for "Ascendance". The colors and the play of light on the subject was what won me over. But it was close  ask me again tomorrow and I might go the other way.
jannyk
(4,810 posts)aquamarina
(1,865 posts)They are all spectacular. Fantastic photographs. Lots of talent here.
cynatnite
(31,011 posts)I think both of them are amazing, but Bath Buddies did it for me because the colors are just amazing and the photo spoke to me.
Everyone did an amazing job here. I wish I could take such wonderful photos.
Thank you all!
a kennedy
(31,401 posts)Bath Buddies is the winner for moi.
Spazito
(53,148 posts)They are all #1 in their own right, beautiful photos.
matt819
(10,749 posts)Amazing photos  I wanted to vote for all of them.
surrealAmerican
(11,453 posts)...love those animals...
GeorgeGist
(25,383 posts)Auntie Bush
(17,528 posts)I think they deserve recognition too.
Curmudgeoness
(18,219 posts)Even if one doesn't get the most votes, it is something to be proud of.
bluedigger
(17,131 posts)Every one is a worthy entry. Great job, folks!
ninehippies
(30 posts)Difficult to choose a favorite, but I love the motion and seamlessness of the birds and grass of "Birds of a Feather."
pacalo
(24,726 posts)of daisies, & the location of the bird. He seems to be standing on the edge of a cliff or near a shoreline.
In "Ascending", it's the fact that the tortoise is gravitating toward the beam of light that is awesome, as well as the details of the tortoise's skin captured by the camera.
For cuteness, I especially liked "Bath Buddies" (beautiful color, too), "Guard Duty", & "Say What?".
They're all good; it's hard to pick one.
Congratulations to all you talented photographers!
fishwax
(29,291 posts)barbtries
(29,421 posts)thanks for the thread.
JohnnyRingo
(19,061 posts)That's an amazing mix of perspective, focus, and lighting.
I don't know how anyone could capture the perfect image of a living and moving animal.
Incredible
TahitiNut
(71,611 posts)HappyMe
(20,277 posts)joanbarnes
(1,847 posts)alphafemale
(18,497 posts)No Contest.
CaliforniaPeggy
(151,361 posts)66 dmhlt
(1,941 posts)Skittles
(157,006 posts)the are ALWAYS all so damned good  not a bum in the lot!!!
CrispyQ
(37,595 posts)Top 3 faves:
Birds of a Feather
Willow ptarmigan wear white after Labor Day
Da Bears
Outstanding talent, every one!
ellisonz
(27,716 posts)judesedit
(4,499 posts)balance, and the very clear detail is what made me choose "Ascension". You can just feel the determination of the turtle gliding up through the water.
one_voice
(20,043 posts)I narrowed it to Da Bears and Ascendance. Da Bears won.
All of you are very talented!!
SunSeeker
(53,147 posts)obxhead
(8,434 posts)MADem
(135,425 posts)northoftheborder
(7,592 posts)haydukelives
(1,230 posts)Number 3 looks too staged.
CaliforniaPeggy
(151,361 posts)Ino
(3,366 posts)Greybnk48
(10,324 posts)How the heck can anyone pick just one? My vote is, all of the above.
CaliforniaPeggy
(151,361 posts)Rhiannon12866
(216,971 posts)I really like the one I chose, but they're all so good that it's hard...
CaliforniaPeggy
(151,361 posts)Samantha
(9,314 posts)They are all exquisite.
Sam
RushIsRot
(4,016 posts)CaliforniaPeggy
(151,361 posts)ManiacJoe
(10,136 posts)Catbird
(723 posts)The photo contests are always a pleasant break from the regular DU discussions.
Little Star
(17,055 posts)Dang real life interfering with this contest!