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Winners #439 - Birds, they are extraordinary creatures
Posted By: Bruce Clark, 11-21-2018, 05:28 AM

Thanks to all entrants a truly wide and varied collection of photos just as expected.

In order of receipt.

Jacamar:- Penguins in the river, hang on don't they normally hang out on icebergs?
Vaskebjorn: - That is one startled looking bird. Beautifully lit.
Charliezap: One right in the face.

aacb: Good timing. Something I have not been able to capture is a bird with prey like this.

ramseybuckeye: There is a multitude of stories in this one.

Sqideyes: A feathered ET for sure, well spotted.
SpecialK: The caption says it all.

RGlasel: That is one scary chicken.

Photolady95: Certainly this qualifies. By heck I wish I could get to that annoying itch.

eva: One unhappy looking little bird.

mingdie: Certainly one malevolent look you have there.
Mike L: I have not seen a Spoonbill outside of the zoo for quite some time. Thanks for showing this one.

noelcm: A well balanced bird and well balanced composition too.

Tough decision but I have to go with Vaskebjorn for the framing and lighting on the bird. Simply wonderful.

A close second is ramsbuckeye

Vaskebjorn, over to you for the next challenges.

Rules are below.

he fine print:
Every week, a new theme is picked and judged by the winner of the previous week.

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 select and be the judge for the next week's challenge.
6. This challenge runs for 7 days plus an additional day for the judge to choose the winners.
7. Any Pentax/Ricoh (DSLR) camera can be used as well as P/S cameras.
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

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11-21-2018, 06:57 AM   #2
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Congrats Vaskebjorn.
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Yes, Congrats Vaskebjorn. Super shot, worthy winner! As noted the lighting is super! And congrats extended to Ramseybuckey. Thanks Bruce, for the challenge and the CC's. Super stuff once again.
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Thanks Bruce and all the participants. I really like this contest and all the photos that turn up in it. I will now have to think of a subject but will come up with one shortly.

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Thanks Bruce for the comments on mine and congrats to Richard on the win!
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Well done Richard!, cracking image, excellent choice Bruce, and thanks for the honor!

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