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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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Getting ready for spring planting at a working historical farm in Dayton, OH.

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Wildflowers and butterflies return.

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Spring time is Trillium time in the St. Lawrence valley. I've always admire the timing of those flowers that sprout during that very short period when soil has just warmed up but trees haven't grown leaves yet

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I know it's not a universally popular concept but my favorite part of spring is the skiing!
I took last Friday off for my birthday and to do some backcountry skiing with friends. As luck would have it a storm dropped some nice new and very winter-like (in consistency) snow overnight the previous night. Made for a great day!
This is a friend of mine skiing the West face of Handies, a 14er. Not bad for late May!

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I am liking the mix of pictures so far!
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My Springtime welcome home

I was in Florida from April 10th to May 9th. My ruby throated hummingbirds have been returning like clockwork from May 5-7 for the past 4 years so I put out the feeders before I went on vacation.The morning after returning they were there to greet me and have been there ever since providing me Springtime pleasure .--charliezap
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Early spring this year (super program, 35mm DA, fuji superia 400)
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Spring is back in town.Time for relaxing and reading books on city benches

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What will the future hold for us seems to be the big question on the mind of these baby geese.

This photo was one of the first ones I took with the DA* 300mm.
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Spring flower. If you look closely you can spot a couple in the background.

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