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PF PHOTO CONTEST - Tropical Paradise (1/5-1/11)

  1. Jan 5, 2008 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Tropical Paradise

    Most of the northern hemisphere is now in the grips of winter. What better time to think about a warm, tropical climate? You may interpret the theme anyway you like.

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    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. 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. Jan 5, 2008 #2

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    This is from the Big Island of Hawaii.

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  5. Jan 6, 2008 #4

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  6. Jan 6, 2008 #5

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    You have posted 2 pictures. Which one do you wish to submit?

    Furthermore, the 2nd photo appears to be of a picture. This isn't allowed, since technically, it is a photo taken by someone else, or a scene not taken directly by you. A photo of a photo/picture doesn't quite fit the spirit of this contest.

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  7. Jan 6, 2008 #6
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    Photographed at night
     
  8. Jan 7, 2008 #7
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    Madagascar Moon Moth (Argema Mittrei)
     
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    Looking back on Key West.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2008 #10
    These are some nice pictures.

    larkspur, how do you always take such CRISP pictures, do you use a NIKON SLR?
     
  12. Jan 8, 2008 #11
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    4Seasons, Linai, Hawaii - December `07
     
  13. Jan 8, 2008 #12
    This photo was taken in very bright light=fast shutter speed and smaller aperture=> sharper images. However, most of the time I use a tripod and a shutter release cord to prevent vibration. The camera I have been using for the last year is a Fuji finepix S3 Pro Digital SLR. It is very heavy for me so I must use a tripod most of the time.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2008 #13

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    Took a picture of this guy while SCUBA diving in a tropical location- the Bahamas. He was trying to scare me off with a big smile :cool:

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  15. Jan 10, 2008 #14

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    Barely 2 days left to submit a photo for this contest. Get them in!

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