PF Photo Contest - Year of the Rat (1/11-1/17)

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Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year this year will be the Year of the Rat. The theme of this week's contest is the Rat! (Ewwwww!)

For this theme, I will include both rats and mice (since I usually can't tell the difference anyway). Now, although the species that we consider to be rats and mice can include other types of animals, let's stick to just the animals that most people typically identify as rats and mice.

These rats and mice must be either alive, or dead. However, they must not be depiction of these animals. For example, ZapperZ can't submit a photo of Mickey Mouse, because that is only a cartoonish depiction of a mouse. Stuffed toys also do not qualify.

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. Size limitations: Your photo is only limited to the file size limitation set by PhysicsForums. However, your may want to consider reducing the size of your photo if the file size exceeds 1 Mb. If your file is being hosted elsewhere, I will have to see how it is being displayed here, and I may ask you to resize and resubmit if it causes problems.

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. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawal 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. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

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. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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These rats and mice must be either alive, or dead.
So if I manage to take a photo of a rodent in superposition it would not qualify?
(I could not resist :smile: )
 
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Year of the Rat
These rats and mice must be either alive, or dead.
(bf ital mine above)
This is an honest question (I have something in mind)- how macabre/morbid can we go here? For context: I have a killer cat.
 
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(bf ital mine above)
This is an honest question (I have something in mind)- how macabre/morbid can we go here? For context: I have a killer cat.
I have to decide that case-by-case. A mouse in the mouth of a cat, to me, is "natural", not a cruel violence.

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Damn, I have no photos of mice or rats. I guess it really do be like that.
 
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We are still lacking in rodents for this contest.

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Memento mori, people!

DSC_3130-2.jpg
 
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Yuk. 🤢
 
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No polls for this contest, because Andy Resnick wins by default!

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