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Old Saturday 22nd March 2008, 12:03   #1
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Voting Booth - March 2008 - Monochrome Birds

We had 82 entries this month from which 30 have been selected for inclusion in the voting booth for members to vote upon.

Please vote for your favourite entry with the theme - Monochrome Birds

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Old Saturday 22nd March 2008, 13:49   #2
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good luck all.
my favourite three didn't make it beyond the cut
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Old Saturday 22nd March 2008, 19:17   #3
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good luck all.
my favourite three didn't make it beyond the cut
Yah, based on my feedback/comments, I thought I would have been in the top 30, but oh well. I guess it was too much on the edge.
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Old Saturday 22nd March 2008, 20:02   #4
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Yah, based on my feedback/comments, I thought I would have been in the top 30, but oh well. I guess it was too much on the edge.
I have absolutely no idea how your image didn't get in. It was perfect for this treatment. I went throught twice looking for it!

Some of them just seem to be conversions, where as your is actually better in b/w. Really shocked its not there. I actually thought the little auks I had posted had a good chance too (again with 20 or so comments), but to not have yours in is a shame as it is a jaw dropper

This is the picture I am talking of;

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...6/ppuser/58625

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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 06:48   #5
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Mine had the same amount of comments and am I bothered about it not getting through..no I am not.... and it was my Birthday as well!

When we have a competition where there is 2 and a half times the amount of entries than what can go to the final vote there is always going to be more that don't go through than do....after all it is a FUN competition and no prizes.
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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 08:21   #6
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Some of them just seem to be conversions, where as your is actually better in b/w. Really shocked its not there.
Some of them? Most of them, I'd say! There's no doubt that the Mods have a difficult job in these competitions, weeding out the best 30 shots but I think they've got it wrong this time. To paraphrase one of the commenters under |)\/8's (catchy name) photo, having seen this shot I didn't bother having a go myself as I knew I couldn't beat it. It even drew a 'fab stuff' comment from Nigel Blake
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Some having seen this shot I didn't bother having a go myself as I knew I couldn't beat it.
they were my thoughts exactly!
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This is the picture I am talking of;

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...6/ppuser/58625
Amazing piccy. Blooming sinister though! Maybe it frightened the judges off!
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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 16:25   #9
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I've never worked how the final 30 are selected.
I must admit that many this month are not ones I would have considered for selection.
On the other hand, I can't have much artisitic taste as the one I vote for never makes the top three. [I won't say who I voted for this time!]
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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 22:16   #10
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Vote cast.good entries.Yes,I saw the pic re the vulture,very good indeed.Dark,macabre,dramatic,an excellent shot,akin to a shot from an old B/W Ealing studios film
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We had 82 entries this month from which 30 have been selected for inclusion in the voting booth for members to vote upon.

Please vote for your favourite entry with the theme - Monochrome Birds

Entries can be viewed as -

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Entries will remain in place until completion of voting after which they will be moved to their appropriate forums.
The slideshow does not seem to be working at the moment. I get an "image not found" error message.

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Old Thursday 27th March 2008, 17:57   #13
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The slideshow does not seem to be working at the moment. I get an "image not found" error message.

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Should be working again now
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Old Saturday 29th March 2008, 12:16   #14
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Announcing the winners of the March 2008 photo competition

122 members cast their vote this month. Voting has been tight all the way through.

Congratulations to the winners

First place goes to -

Scottishdude with the entry Pure Grace which attracted 16/122 votes.

Second place goes to -

Tracker with the entry Optimism which ran neck and neck with the eventual winner for several days. His entry attracted 14/122 votes.

Third place goes to fishercl with Solitude which attracted 10/122 votes.

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Old Saturday 29th March 2008, 14:50   #15
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Congratulation to the top three.
Three stunning portraits!
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[Apologies to the one I voted for. As usual it was not even in the running. I won't say which one it was.]
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Many thanks to everyone who voted for me, I still don't understand how I got short listed as the two I thought were brilliant didn't get through! Black and white is such a difficult subject and I envy those who have a special eye for it! as you are aware this was originally a colour shot which I loved and seem to work pretty well as a B&W. Anyway I will stop rabbiting on now and once again thank you for all your votes, cheers Jamie
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Many thanks to everyone who voted for me, I still don't understand how I got short listed as the two I thought were brilliant didn't get through! Black and white is such a difficult subject and I envy those who have a special eye for it! as you are aware this was originally a colour shot which I loved and seem to work pretty well as a B&W. Anyway I will stop rabbiting on now and once again thank you for all your votes, cheers Jamie
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