February 2021 Competition - Macro / Close-up

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Timothy Mayo

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First of all congratulations to last months competition winners.

1st place with 5 votes was @WeeMalky - that's two times in a row now!
2nd place with 4 votes was @Paul stuart
3rd place with 3 votes was @Sdawes

All of these images have been added to our Competition Winners Gallery.

Thank you very much to everyone who took part. I know the competition is fairly quiet right now, but the benefit here is that it increases your chances of winning! :)

Since WeeMalky was last months competition winner he also received the job of choosing this months theme, he has decided to go with Macro / Close-up.

Changes to This Months Competition
Closing the entries early then having a period for voting didn't work out so well last month. So for this month we will go back to the previous format and you can vote from day one.

Competition Dates
Entries start: The date that this post is published.
Entries end: February 25th 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.

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


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.

All winning photos will also be added to the Competition Winners Gallery.

The first place winner will also have the job of choosing the topic for the next competition. Don't worry, a list will be provided!


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. You can't change your photo entry once submitted
  4. Keep the photos clean and family friendly
  5. Sony cameras only
  6. Archived shots are allowed
How to Vote
  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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Honey Bee on forget-me-nots
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Honey Bee on forget-me-nots
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Wings Of Gossamer
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Timothy Mayo

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Thanks to all who have taken part in this months competition.

The winners this month are:

1st place with 4 votes is @Sdawes with his Honey Bee on forget-me-nots.
2nd place with 3 votes is @Paul stuart with his Brazilian Tree Walking Frog.
3rd place with 2 votes is @WeeMalky with his Wings Of Gossamer.

Well done everyone and thanks for taking part. I know that the entries are pretty limited right now but hopefully as the forum grows you'll all have a little more competition! :)

I'll be in touch with the winners soon to arrange the prizes.

Tim
 
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