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PF Photo Contest - Born Free (6/18-6/24)

  1. Jun 18, 2011 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Born Free

    Our contest this week focuses on animals. But not any animals. These animals must be "free", i.e. not captived. This means that pets, zoos animals, and other animals that are confined are disqualified. Animals in the wild, or squirrels in your backyard, for example, qualify.

    Good luck!

    Zz.

    Contest Rules:

    1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

    2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

    3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how.

    4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

    5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

    6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

    7. These pictures must be something that you took, not something taken off someone else's photo albums or taken by someone else. I have no way of checking if you did this, so we'll go by the honor system.

    8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

    9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread

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  3. Jun 18, 2011 #2

    dav2008

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    do the animals have to be alive?
     
  4. Jun 18, 2011 #3

    Borek

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    Animals like anything from the kingdom Animalia?

    (as if it mattered - we all know how to win, picture of wild, cute kitten will do)
     
  5. Jun 18, 2011 #4

    AlephZero

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    ??? Captivate: 1 overwhelm with charm or affection. 2 fascinate. (Oxford English Dictionary).

    Ahh ... I guess you mean "captivated" as in "refudiated" :rolleyes:

    Hmm.... the OED definition seems to imply cuteness is banned :confused:
     
  6. Jun 18, 2011 #5

    turbo

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    Minimum cuteness, here, but maximum beauty in my eyes. I love predators that can clean up on rodents and bugs. Every year, my woodpile features at least one of the lovely garter snakes. When they shed skins, and I find them, I save them for my neighbor's grand-daughters so they can display them in their club-house.

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  7. Jun 18, 2011 #6

    dlgoff

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    I wish I could get a picture of the 6 foot black snake that lives here. He's been around for years and his main diet were my chicken eggs. I caught him in a tree two years ago eating blue jays; eating all 5 large enough to fly while still in their nest. I kept him caged for a day to show off then let him go. I hope Evo doesn't read this. Hopefully, with the cows out in the pasture, he'll say away from the chicken coop.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2011 #7

    ZapperZ

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    Yes.

    I was typing it very early in the morning here. It should be "captived".

    Zz.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2011 #8
    We've had really bad flooding this year so one day I went out to take some pictures of it. Found this guy watching me on the banks of a very swollen river.

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  10. Jun 19, 2011 #9

    AlephZero

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    Verbing weirds language :smile:
     
  11. Jun 19, 2011 #10

    AlephZero

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    Small, furry, cute lunch for snakes...

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  12. Jun 19, 2011 #11
    I found this guy digging through the dumpster this morning eating trash. Apparently deer are the new racoons.

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  14. Jun 20, 2011 #13

    Andy Resnick

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    [PLAIN]http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6636/dsc5931.jpg [Broken]

    "Born Free Bird"
     
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  15. Jun 20, 2011 #14

    Borek

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    Technically birds were hatched.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2011 #15

    Andy Resnick

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    Perhaps, but "hatched free" is not a song title. :P
     
  17. Jun 20, 2011 #16

    turbo

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    "Hatched Free?" Luckily, garter snakes don't lay eggs, but give birth to live babies - up to 90+ at a time.
     
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    turbo

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    Stand back!!! Cuteness in progress!!!
     
  20. Jun 20, 2011 #19

    dlgoff

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    Ahh. Would it be safe to give it a hug? So cute indeed.
     
  21. Jun 20, 2011 #20

    AlephZero

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    I dunno about Polish or US hedgehogs, but don't try to hug a UK hedgehog unless you really really like fleas. Hedgehog fleas seem to have only one ambition in life, and that is to live on a different animal species from hedgehogs. Humans and dogs willl both do nicely!
     
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