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PF Photo Contest-You Still Don't Bring Me Flowers(6/4-6/10)

  1. Jun 4, 2016 #1


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    You Still Don't Bring Me Flowers

    This topic is one of the more popular ones that we have each year. It is all about flowers!

    Please note that it must be real flowers, not artificial flowers, a drawing/painting of flowers, etc. They may be cut flowers, or flowers on plants/trees/etc.


    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 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 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. 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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    Luv ya, petal.

    (This is entirely made with petals).

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    How big is it? Japanese, I assume.
  9. Jun 9, 2016 #8
    You Still Don't Bring Me Flowers

    (Edit: Got Photobucket working.)
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    It is about 3 m or more wide. This will show scale


    A series of maybe about 20 of them cover a street (overview below) during the very well attended festival "Infiorata di Noto" at Noto, one of the baroque gems in Sicily, third week of May. Google that and you can find very many pictures and information.


    It was just that particular year, 2013, that the theme and the artists were Japanese.

    Other years there are other themes.

    This festival is not all that antique at Noto. This art and custom is traced back to an origin in Rome, specifically the Vatican, in the 18th century.

    It is difficult for the visitor to get a good vantage point for a photo. And then there is the contest theme – so that was the best I had. :oldbiggrin:
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    Those are cool flowers, @Marzena! Reminds me of fractals. Do you know what they are called? I did a picture search on Google (using your photo) and Google said the best guess was just "flower"...:smile:
  14. Jun 11, 2016 #13
    It was some kind of dahlia (either ball dahlia or pompon dahlia).
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