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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Green With Envy (3/17-3/23)

  1. Mar 17, 2007 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Green With Envy

    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day this weekend, our theme for this week will be the color GREEN. Your picture must have the color green as the dominant color in the picture.

    Good luck of the Irish.

    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. But other than that, 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. 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. Mar 17, 2007 #2

    SpaceTiger

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    A squirrel treefrog:

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  4. Mar 17, 2007 #3
    Eh, not my best work, but the center of attention is green...

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  5. Mar 17, 2007 #4

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    Well, this is no contest-winner, but it's interesting in a way. I was snowshoeing though my wood-lot a week or so ago and saw this collection of white pine and fir needles in a depression in the snow. The temperature had not been out of the high 20's since the last snow fall, yet these had melted themselves into the snow. They were in the middle of an old logging road and got plenty of sun every day, and apparently re-radiated enough of that energy away in the infra-red to melt the snow in the immediate area. I suspect that the melted-out hole constituted a bit of a micro-climate, too and hastened the melting even more as long as there was not enough of a breeze to sweep out the warmed air.

    Edit: Maybe I can get a couple of sympathy votes for invoking some physics, at least. The image isn't pretty, but seeing this little grouping of organic stuff huddled in the snow made me stop and think for a while. The thermal mass of that material can't be much, but the IR radiation sure had an effect on the snow.

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  6. Mar 17, 2007 #5
    Not a winner either, but I selected this green lakeside guardian, because it is clearly visible at Google Earth, branch for branch.

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    Paste
    47.70368N 9.19123E

    into the Google Earth "fly to" field and descend to some 1400 feet AMSL That's the tree, and while you're there, why not explore Manaus *flower* island a little, one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Not being able to visit it could make you .... green with envy...of those who do.
     
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  7. Mar 17, 2007 #6

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    Nice image, and you can't get much greener than that! It ain't easy...not that I'd know. OK, growing up in Maine in the 50's-60's and being of predominantly French-Canadian heritage, I did get called "frog" a lot.
     
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  8. Mar 17, 2007 #7

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    This is the "Emerald pool" at Yellowstone NP.

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  9. Mar 17, 2007 #8
    Lime green

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  10. Mar 18, 2007 #9

    Monique

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    Wow, they did some nice things with Google Earth! Can anyone just add pictures and locations to it? Now you can really virtually explore entire cities.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2007 #10
    Unfortunately that super high resolution is limited to that NE area of Lake Constance (Bodensee) for now.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2007 #11
    Pyrenees
    message too short blah blah
    edit: errrg
     
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  13. Mar 18, 2007 #12

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    If you intended to participate in this contest, please read the rules in the first post, especially on how to submit your photo. Attachment is not accepted.

    Zz.
     
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  15. Mar 18, 2007 #14
    Thanks DDMC! It is a bit overexposed but I liked that color green versus the correctly exposed one.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2007 #15
    woa, i didn't know google earth had images that high resolution! i've never seen anywhere in north america imaged that good even the cities...is there anything else really high res like this, guys?
     
  17. Mar 21, 2007 #16

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    The lush forrest along the Columbia River valley.

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  18. Mar 21, 2007 #17

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    Okay, by now everyone can guess where this was taken without me telling them. :rolleyes: I don't have anything else notably green unless I went for another shameless attempt at getting cute cat "awww" votes with pictures of Ember on the couch that's green plaid. This seems to better fit the theme anyway.

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  19. Mar 21, 2007 #18

    Integral

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    Medows edge trail on Marys Peak Or.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2007 #19

    turbo

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    Mr. Gump was not a drinker, as far as I know. :rofl:
     
  21. Mar 21, 2007 #20

    Integral

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    Not to be a nit picker... Well ok to be a nit picker.. that is most likely in the Columbia River Gorge... Valley just does not sound right to these old Oregonian ears....:biggrin:
     
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