April 2022 Competition - No Theme

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Timothy Mayo

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Congratulations to last months competition winners and a big thanks to everyone who took part. I'll be in touch with you soon to arrange the prizes.

1st place with 6 votes was @JC Photography with a gorgeous gray morph eastern screech owl.
2nd place with 4 votes was @WeeMalky with a lovely little robin singing its heart out.
3rd place with 3 votes was @etiennescamera with a hidden world beneath the sea.

For April there's no theme again simply because this seems to encourage the most entries for now.

Competition Dates
Entries start: The date that this post is published.
Entries end: April 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting starts: April 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting ends: April 27th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)


What Do I Get if I Win?
1st Place - The first place winner will receive a $50 (US Dollar) voucher for B&H Photo OR Amazon (you can choose depending on your country and preference).
2nd Place - The second place winner will receive a $25 (US dollar) voucher for B&H Photo OR Amazon.
3rd Place - The third place winner will receive a $20 (US dollar) voucher for B&H Photo OR Amazon.


There are no alternative prize options or cash options, so if you are unable to accept a B&H or Amazon voucher I'm afraid you will miss out on the prize.

If your local currency is something other than US dollars then the above amounts will be converted based on the exchange rate at the time.

In the event of a draw the entry date will be extended but not past the last day of the month. If there are still equal votes for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place then the entry prizes will be split. I can't think of a better way of doing this for the time-being! If this happens I may also only be able to offer Amazon vouchers since $20 is the minimum for B&H.

How to Enter + Rules
  1. Simply post your entry below. It will be best to insert the image as full-size rather than a thumbnail.
  2. Only one photo entry per member
  3. Keep the photos clean and family friendly
  4. Sony cameras only
  5. Archived shots are allowed
  6. Don't use sky replacements
How to Vote (when voting opens)
  1. Use the vote button (up arrow) to the right of the post (below post on mobile) to vote up images that you like
  2. You can vote on as many images as you like apart from your own
Feedback
I'd really appreciate feedback about how the competition is running but please don't post it in this thread. Instead please post any feedback in this thread in the Feedback Forum.

Thank you for participating and good luck!

Tim
 
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My dog Bailey in a field of Texas bluebonnets
Bailey bluebonnets-4803.jpg
  • ILCE-1
  • FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/1250 sec
  • ISO 125

stemlett

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Gannet at RSPB Bempton giving me a sly look...

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  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 600.0 mm
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Portrait of a double-crested Cormorant.

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short eared owl quartering the marshes
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Was on a short break last week, and went to the Canadian Rockies (Jasper National Park). Not a lot of birds, but there were some Ravens. I managed to capture one Raven that was winking at me with its nicitating membrane.

The nictitating membrane (from Latin nictare, to blink) is a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals that can be drawn across the eye from the medial canthus to protect and moisten it while maintaining vision. (Wikipedia)

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  • FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • 400.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/1000 sec
  • ISO 320
 
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Cape buffalo involved in a sparring contest.

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My dog Bailey in a field of Texas bluebonnets
Bailey bluebonnets-4803.jpg
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Long Eared Owl returning with breakfast for the
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  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
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waiting owlets
 
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Great Gray Owl in flight
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1990 McLaren-Honda MP4/5B Driven by Bruno Senna at the Goodwood Members Meeting
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  • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary 020
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  • ƒ/18
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Breakfast on the forest floor
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Breakfast on the Forest Floor
 
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open wide
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I know it's not a winner but I think it is an interesting shot.
So I am going for the interest side of it to win this comp this month.
Plus I will say it wasn't planned to work like this it just happened.
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Timothy Mayo

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Thanks to all who have entered this month! Entries are now closed folks and voting is enabled. You'll see the up arrow to vote to the right of each post/image on desktop and below on mobile displays. You can vote for as many images as you like, just not your own! :)
 
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Please don’t forget to vote folks! Voting will end tomorrow morning unless there’s a tie in which case I’ll extend it a few days.
 
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Congratulations to the winners from our April competition and a big thanks to everyone who took part. I'll be in touch with you soon to arrange the prizes.

1st place with 8 votes was @Angieb with a lovely shot of her dog Bailey.
2nd place with 6 votes was @Paul stuart with a cracking shot of a Short Eared Owl.
3rd place with 5 votes was @etiennescamera with a great catch of a Buffalo sparring contest.
 
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