Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Voting Booth - April 2014 photo theme challenge - Perched Bird

Register to see Poll

There is a poll attached to this thread. You must be a fully registered member and active member of the community to be able to view or vote in this poll.


 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Monday 21st April 2014, 18:03   #1
IanF
Moderator
 
IanF's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Billingham, NE England
Posts: 55,866
Voting Booth - April 2014 photo theme challenge - Perched Bird

From the 72 entries we had this month 30 photos have been selected for inclusion in the voting booth.

Please cast your vote for your favourite entry -

Entries can be viewed individually from the individual links above or by using the options below -

1. Thumbnails

2. Slideshow


.
IanF is offline  

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 01:59   #2
contini
Registered User
 
contini's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney
Posts: 973
Very hard to choose only one!!! This is the toughest one I can remember.
__________________
Scott Contini on Flickr
contini is offline  
Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 02:25   #3
DaveAitch
Registered User

 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Merseyside
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by contini View Post
Very hard to choose only one!!!.
It's pretty easy to discount two of the final thirty as they do not conform to what was requested "Entries should be of a single perched bird. This is defined as a single bird...."
DaveAitch is offline  
Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 15:53   #4
Chimeara
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bolton
Posts: 5
You can discount four. Three have more than one bird and the Barn owl is wearing jesses
Chimeara is offline  
Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 18:44   #5
hole
Registered User

 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: yeovil
Posts: 9
not able to vote

Hi,
I'm a registered member and have been posting photos, including an entry into the competition, but I do not see the voting booth. Can you assist?
Thanks.
hole is offline  
Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 19:01   #6
IanF
Moderator
 
IanF's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Billingham, NE England
Posts: 55,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by hole View Post
Hi,
I'm a registered member and have been posting photos, including an entry into the competition, but I do not see the voting booth. Can you assist?
Thanks.
I'm afraid you come under the new member restrictions. whilst you've been a member for long enough you haven't made the required minimum of 10 posts in the forum section of the site.

I dare say there's plenty of time in which to make up the post number and then be able to cast your vote.
IanF is offline  

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 20:48   #7
Archie Opteryx
Registered User
 
Archie Opteryx's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: norfolk
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chimeara View Post
... the Barn owl is wearing jesses
Yep, that ain't fair mods!
__________________
Website & blog
Archie Opteryx is offline  
Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 21:03   #8
IanF
Moderator
 
IanF's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Billingham, NE England
Posts: 55,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Archie Opteryx View Post
Yep, that ain't fair mods!
Must admit that I hadn't noticed them until it was pointed out. But they do appear to be jesses. I've contacted the poster to see if they can shed any light on the situation. If it's a captive bird still then it will be removed.
IanF is offline  

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 22nd April 2014, 22:44   #9
IanF
Moderator
 
IanF's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Billingham, NE England
Posts: 55,866
Jon has got back to me about the Barn Owl. It sounds as if it's a free flying bird. From the jeeses it's obviously at some time been in captivity but doesn't appear to be now. In which case the entry still stands.
IanF is offline  

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 09:25   #10
Dave Williams
Registered User

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Wales
Posts: 2,559
Ah, just noticed there is already some discussion on the Barn Owl picture to which I added a comment only minutes ago. Wouldn't have had I know the situation was already clarified as a free flying ex captive still wearing jesses.
Dave Williams is offline  
Old Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 09:35   #11
Dave Williams
Registered User

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Wales
Posts: 2,559
Looking at the final selection, I see what is meant by some shots breaching the qualification rules.One's actually in the air it appears ! No easy job moderating the comp, much easier to criticise though. What was nice to see was that if the right theme is chosen the entry is significantly higher. Why not just have anything goes all the time then there would be no problems other than selecting the final ones for voting ? On the other hand, instead of a vote why not just count who gets the most comments as the winners !
Dave Williams is offline  
Old Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 15:29   #12
Jon1977
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 364
I disagree, Dave. It's a good idea to have varied themes to test the different skills required in photography, e.g. capturing a bird in flight requires different skills than using macro to capture an insect. It is a photography competition after all!
Jon1977 is offline  
Old Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 15:50   #13
Dave Williams
Registered User

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Wales
Posts: 2,559
Fair point Jon but I don't think a bird hidden in the middle of a bush demonstrates any photographic skill nor does it demonstrate natures ability to camouflage.
Looking at the themes, in fairness most are "anything goes" but with the added emphasis being on monochrome,silhouette, humour (I have yet to see a funny one!) or with some Christmas greeting on .
January - Anything Goes
February - Camouflaged Birds
March - Birdscapes
April - Perched Bird
May - Birds and Water
June - Mammals, Retiles and Amphibians
July - Bird Silhouettes
August - Birds in Flight
September - Insects and Spiders
October - Humorous Bird Photo
November - Monochrome Birds
December - Holiday Card
Dave Williams is offline  
Old Friday 25th April 2014, 22:01   #14
IanF
Moderator
 
IanF's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Billingham, NE England
Posts: 55,866
Whilst they are photo competitions they're not just about the best technical photo taken with the best equipment - though in most there is a bias that way. We try to cater for a wide range of ability, camera equipment, locations as regards habitat and other interests beside birding in an attempt to encourage more members to participate.

Insects was requested a few years back and usually proves a popular subject. Likewise with Humorous Bird Photo - even if the subject matter isn't always funny, some of the captions/comments are.

Holiday Card was introduced as a theme for December can be a busy period for everyone, especially towards the end of the month, hence the subject and no voting booth.

We're always open to suggestions though for new themes as there's been little variation the last few years.

Apologies for the entries that made it to the voting booth that perhaps shouldn't have been included and especially to those members who's photos complied with the rules and should perhaps have been chosen instead. We usually allow a little latitude on the rules but I recall tightening them up a while ago for this particular theme but didn't apply them. I've been a little bit too busy on other projects this last month and haven't had much spare time to spend on Bird Forum. I rushed things getting the entries sorted and trying to get the voting booth in place in a timely manner.
IanF is offline  

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 28th April 2014, 19:46   #15
IanF
Moderator
 
IanF's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Billingham, NE England
Posts: 55,866
The winners are -

First place -

johnvx with Wren. A Touch of Frost with 12/58 votes


Second place with 6/58 votes - Rafaellau with Perched Coquette


Third place with 5/58 votes - Jon1977 with Twilight at Barn Owl in early evening



Congratulations to the winners

The entries will remain in place for a few days before being moved to their respective gallery forum.
IanF is offline  

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 1st May 2014, 20:16   #16
Helios
Registered User
 
Helios's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hillingdon
Posts: 3,138
Congratulations to all! Very good competition.
Helios is offline  

BF Supporter 2010 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
 


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Voting booth - March 2014 photo theme challenge - Birdscapes IanF Monthly Photo Competition Details 3 Sunday 30th March 2014 12:38
Voting Booth - April 2013 photo theme challenge - Perched Bird IanF Monthly Photo Competition Details 4 Thursday 2nd May 2013 18:47
Voting Booth - April 2010 theme challenge - Perched Bird IanF Monthly Photo Competition Details 8 Saturday 1st May 2010 22:24
Voting Booth - April 2009 - Perched Bird Photo IanF Monthly Photo Competition Details 9 Tuesday 5th May 2009 15:04
Voting Booth - April 2007 - Theme: Perched Bird IanF Monthly Photo Competition Details 16 Monday 30th April 2007 02:28

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.20047593 seconds with 29 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 13:26.