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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:40 PM

****Comment Thread for the Summer Photo Contest****

Please post your comments about the photos submitted in this thread!

I"m hoping for 30 original photos from our amazing photographers. And I love reading what others think of the work presented.

Let's Go!

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Reply ****Comment Thread for the Summer Photo Contest**** (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 9 OP
mnhtnbb Sep 9 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 9 #2
mnhtnbb Sep 9 #3
flamin lib Sep 9 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 9 #5
MichaelSoE Sep 9 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 9 #7
Soph0571 Sep 9 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 9 #9
Soph0571 Sep 9 #10
Talitha Sep 9 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 10 #12
Callalily Sep 10 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 10 #15
HAB911 Sep 10 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 10 #18
alfredo Sep 10 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 10 #17
alfredo Sep 10 #19
mike_c Sep 11 #20
flamin lib Sep 12 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 12 #22
Mz Pip Sep 12 #23
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 12 #24
flamin lib Sep 14 #25
MichaelSoE Sep 15 #28
flamin lib Sep 15 #29
JustFiveMoreMinutes Sep 14 #26
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 14 #27
flamin lib Sep 15 #30
JustFiveMoreMinutes Sep 15 #32
CrispyQ Sep 15 #31
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 15 #33
Niagara Sep 15 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 15 #35
Niagara Sep 15 #36
flamin lib Sep 15 #37
Talitha Sep 15 #38
mindfulNJ Sep 16 #39

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:54 PM

1. First in!

I couldn't believe I had a shot taken on the first day of summer this year of Lantana I have growing in pots on my balcony.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:58 PM

2. That is just a brilliant shot, both in the colors and the subject!

You must have been subconsciously thinking of our Summer contest.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:04 PM

3. It would have to have been subconscious, indeed.

It has been a summer of confinement. I had booked a trip to the mountains late June to mid-July this year. Going to finally explore some of the little NC mountain towns. Hike. See waterfalls. Canceled it because of COVID-19. As a matter of fact, to me, the shape of the lantana blossoms is reminiscent of the shape of the virus one sees in photos.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:06 PM

4. Had to go to the archives this time.

Too damn hot or raining for the last few weeks!

Love both of the (so far) submissions.

Good start, up for less than an hour and HERE WE GO!

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:08 PM

5. Yours is gorgeous, my dear flamin lib!

And all three are floral!

I expect that will change, sometime.

It's a very good start, YES!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:42 PM

6. OMG ... it's only been an hour since you opened the thread

and it looks like it's going to be another amazing contest. I am going to wait though before submitting a shot.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:21 PM

7. I was stunned by the submissions too! The numbers and the quality.

I don't expect this pace to keep up. I'd be thrilled if it were, though!

It's fine for you to wait. I have no problem with that! I'm sure it will be wonderful.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:27 PM

8. I'm in

Obvs from the archives but it is what it is!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:29 PM

9. Hey, it's a beauty, my dear Soph! Very summery.

There are reasons we have archives. You've made excellent use of yours.

Hope your day is going well.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:36 PM

10. I bought him a bell so he did not have to try and shout out if he needed help after last night

Well that is as much a curse as a blessing

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:10 PM

11. Ok count me in, too... Fabulous images, everyone!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 02:14 AM

12. And now we have just over 1/3 of the desired photos, all in the first day!

I am thrilled to see the pace of entries.

KEEP 'EM COMING!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:24 AM

13. I'm in!

My photo was taken on a bike ride along Lake Michigan!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:10 PM

15. It's beautiful, my dear Callalily! The flowers are perfect.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:55 AM

14. I'm in, from my Pacfic Coast Highway Collection

Good luck everyone!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 04:12 PM

18. It's a great shot, my dear HAB911!

Just lovely, a truly Zen moment, so calming and serene.

Thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 03:57 PM

16. I'm in

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Response to alfredo (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 04:10 PM

17. I love your submission, dear alfredo!

Even though the flower is past its prime, the colors are great and the bokeh too. You have chosen a great emblem of the season!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:07 PM

19. Thanks

I still have to stay close to home because the state still hasnít sent back my new license So I canít drive. So I make do. Today I captured a Luna Moth caterpillar, the first one Iíve seen. Next time I try to photograph a moving caterpillar Head-on I will used sequential

I love your lily. CAAFB

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 01:57 AM

20. Wow!

I mean, wow!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:08 AM

21. Changed out my entry.

Same title. The rain settled to a soft constant drizzle, what mid western farmers call a 'lady rain', and dropped the temp to the low 80s so I put on my foulies and took the OMD, macro and flash for a walk. Found this Morning Glory and it's natural droplets which for some reason defy gravity much better than my mister.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

22. That is an amazing photo! Love how close in you got.

It blew me away!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 02:31 PM

23. I changed mine, too

Decisions, decisions. I love the summer contests.

Mz Pip

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 02:43 PM

24. Wow, how gorgeous that is! It's so beautiful that I don't remember what was there before.

Thanks for telling me!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:34 PM

25. Hey, MikeSOE!

That looks more like a midsummer's nightmare! Memories of that image are burned into my brain from 60 years ago . . .

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:36 AM

28. Good morning Lib

I had given it serious thought about titling it that but the Bard of Avon won out.

I sometimes get these flashes about photos I can create including setting up a scene. One I have had for years taking up space in my head is a disturbing Easter shot. I my mind's eye I envision a crushed basket filled with candy crushed under the wheel, tread marks imprinted into chocolate, prominent in the foreground. To the right and in the distance is the car that created the carnage with some horrified kiddies looking out the back window.

Is there something wrong with me???

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:46 AM

29. Na, you're okay. But I have to ask if you might be

related to Gary Larson who doe's the farside comix. https://www.thefarside.com/

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:02 PM

26. ALL of the photos are breathtaking... but I have a question....

I've voted MANY times over the past few years.....

but now I have to ask:

Do we vote for our 'favorite photo' which may/may not honor the Theme of the competition....

or do we give more weight to the photos who actually follow the Theme??

and do 'amateur photographers (point and click)' have ANY way to compete with photoshop and computer enhancements?

Just wondering....

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Response to JustFiveMoreMinutes (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 11:23 PM

27. Those are great questions, my dear JustFiveMoreMinutes!

We prefer that people vote for the photo that best works with the theme, but I'm sure many folks just vote for the photo that grabs them. And it's OK.

I don't think you have to vote for the photo based on how well it fits the theme.

Someone once said "It's not the pixels, it's the photo." In other words, if the photographer has taken a photo that grabs you, or that speaks to you, that's all that matters. Most of us here are amateurs. But most of us have what we call the eye. We know how to make a beautiful photo without all the photoshop or computer enhancements.

I hope this helps!

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Response to JustFiveMoreMinutes (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:02 AM

30. If I may weigh in on your questions.

Peggy answered the questions about voting & theme.

As for point n click photographers competing I know a number of regular entrants who use smart phones and do no "post processing". Straight from phone to DU. (Well, not exactly as there is a process to get the picture here but they use no computer enhancements.)

These contests aren't really a competition. They are an opportunity to show DU something you have seen and experienced. The process of picking a 'winner' is more or less a framework to allow us all to share our world with others. Simply by entering you become a winner and so does everyone who gets to share your vision and experience.

So, share with us!

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:39 PM

32. Thanks to you both! Myself, I try to pick the best 'based on theme'...

.... but as you point out, it's about sharing.

Now if I could figure out all neat features on my phone camera! LOL!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:35 PM

31. There are some stunning submissions!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #31)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:56 PM

33. They truly are! It's wonderful to see.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:37 PM

34. I'm in.

I realized that I hadn't submitted any photos since December of 2019.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #34)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:42 PM

35. It's great to have you back! It's a stunning photo.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:05 PM

36. Thank you, Peggy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:14 PM

37. Oh! IcyPeas!

Great photo and great subject. Can I grow these in N Texas? Are they house plants like African Violets or outdoor annuals?

I WANT some of these!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:49 PM

38. Looks like we only need 3 more submissions.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #38)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:27 AM

39. Just entered!

So happy for this theme. I've been home all summer taking pics of birds and bees

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