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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Out the window (jun 27- jul 4)

  1. Jun 27, 2009 #1

    matthyaouw

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    Out the window
    Interpret as you will
    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.

    Ideas for competitions you'd like to see? Submit them here
     
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  3. Jun 27, 2009 #2

    chroot

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    Taken out the window of a cafe a few blocks from the beach in Santa Barbara, CA. Biking is very popular there, so the beach cruiser really symbolizes the town and captures its perpetual summertime feeling.

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  4. Jun 27, 2009 #3

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    Here is the alpha-male ruby-throated hummingbird holding court this summer in the wilds of South Solon, ME. May was really cool and wet, so blossoms were not as plentiful as in normal years, and he was VERY protective of the nectar feeders that I set out. I decided to grab a camera and park my butt in a chair on the back deck to catch him visiting "his" feeder, but when I got to the back door, I found that he had already claimed my chair. I shot him through the window in the back door, and was surprised to find that a tight crop yielded a fairly sharp image.

    Hummingbirds don't miss much. He saw me shooting him through the window and was giving me "the look".

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  5. Jun 29, 2009 #4
    How adorable!
     
  6. Jun 29, 2009 #5
    I took this picture out of the window of a bus barreling along at 40 mph along a dirt road clinging to the edge of a mountain range in Peru. This picture was taken near the bottom of the mountain, in one of the few places where there was actually some rocks near the edge of the road. In other places, the road was just washed out entirely. You can see more of the road below in this picture since we zig zagged up the side of the mountain. Recently, another bus had fallen off the mountain.

    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9836/lifewasgood.jpg [Broken]
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2009 #6

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    They are cute, but they are so belligerent and territorial that our house is a constant battle-zone. These little guys will fly in my face and look me over, and they will use me as "terrain" in their dog-fights. I swear, if hummingbirds weighed 5-10 pounds, we would be afraid to even go outside. They are the pit-bulls of the bird world and they DON'T stand down.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2009 #7
    turbo, your little guy's colours are amazing. That you captured them is truly impressive.

    junglebeast, your image is the wrong size.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2009 #8

    matthyaouw

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    Yup, sorry Junglebeast, that's too large. Also can you shave the border off? I guess that would come under picture editing...
     
  10. Jul 1, 2009 #9
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    This is the view out my back window.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 #10

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    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9955/img5958l.jpg [Broken]

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  12. Jul 3, 2009 #11

    Borek

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  13. Jul 3, 2009 #12

    matthyaouw

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    Out the car window
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  15. Jul 3, 2009 #14

    fuzzyfelt

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    I love the last two photos, Matthyaouw's and Marzena's, and think they look great together.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2009 #15
    Very clever, Borek!
     
  17. Jul 4, 2009 #16

    lisab

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    Aha...looking at Borek's explains Marzena's!
     
  18. Jul 4, 2009 #17

    Borek

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    Junior said Marzena looks like being eaten by a croc :smile:
     
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  19. Jul 4, 2009 #18
    Keeping the storm outside the window

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  20. Jul 4, 2009 #19

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