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Weekly Challenge #388 Spring
Posted By: StephenHampshire, 05-22-2017, 02:05 AM

Here we are in the UK nearly at the end of May - Spring in metrological terms. Although we have had a little sunshine, we have also had frost thunder and hail storms this month, so definitely not Summer yet!
So this week's theme is Spring....however, don't be confined to the season. A spring is a source of water, a spring is a mechanical device to absorb shock and dampen vibration, to spring is to leap.....I will welcome YOUR encapsulation of "Spring"

1. Post ONE photo (max 1024x1024).
2. The photo must portray an interpretation of the theme.
3. Post your single picture in this thread and explain what motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly theme (especially if it's not obvious).
4. The challenge is interactive. Any response is welcome.
5. The judge will pick the WINNERS and choose one of them to be the judge for the next week.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax/Ricoh camera can be used.
8. Pictures can be from any time frame, not just within the week of the current theme.
9. In case the winner of a challenge is unable to become the judge for the next challenge, they will PM the #2 winner for that person to be the judge.

Read more at: About the weekly challenges -

Read more at: Weekly Challenge #386 Chiaroscuro -

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05-23-2017, 01:25 AM - 1 Like   #16
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I love the spring colors.

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I took last Friday off for my birthday
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Spring, sunshine, flowers, insects-some of which sting or bite, pollen, hay fever-sneezing-runny nose-watery eyes-misery.
Sometimes spring is the best.

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Raindrop-bejeweled poppy bud was captured with smc Pentax M Macro 1:4 100mm on Pentax K-S2.

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Thanks! I'm satisfied with how it turned out.
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Grand Prismatic Spring, largest (~200ft dia) in Yellowstone.

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Every year we'll always have some flooding of farm land with the Spring Rains. This is a field from just a few weeks ago on an evening when it finally stopped raining after several days. The rmaining clouds produced a colorful sunset sky.
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Spring down south of the Equator means loads of new life everywhere

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Inspiration from the color and delicacy of Mother Nature in springtime.
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Late Autumn here but this is from late Spring in 2015 at the Mt Buffalo Chalet, Victoria Australia.

Soldier Beetles inspecting a fern frond uncoiling itself.
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Hummingbirds Season!

i see a lot of little guys these days in my yard so i officially call it The Hummingbird Season!
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Spring in Czech Republic

This picture was taken last weekend during an unexpected stop here: Category:Kámen Castle - Wikimedia Commons
First weekend with my new K-50 and 18-55 WR

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About to spring:

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Nearly over, I will close the thread in an hour....thanks for all the entries, I will need a bit of time to judge them all!
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