January 2022 Competition - No Theme

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Timothy Mayo

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First of all Happy New year everyone!

Now congratulations to last months competition winners and thanks to everyone who took part.

1st place with 5 votes was @Sdawes
2nd place with 3 votes was @Kevriano
3rd place with 2 votes was @Angieb

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

Competition Dates
Entries start: The date that this post is published.
Entries end: January 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting starts: January 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting ends: January 28th 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
 
Winner
Flap-necked chameleon-.jpg
  • ILCE-1
  • FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • 400.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/3200 sec
  • ISO 1250
Excuse me can I have a word with you? - Flap-necked Chameleon

Kevriano

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As I don't think I'll better it this month... My favourite of y Kestrel shots.
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  • ILCE-7RM4
  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/2500 sec
  • ISO 3200
 
Upvote 2

Aussie

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This is my focus tester and I know when I can get the eye right from 4 meters away that the problem with my photography is with me and not the camera.

Wreck it Me.JPG
  • ILCE-7M3
  • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary 020
  • 400.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/400 sec
  • ISO 200
 
Upvote 2

mapleleaf56

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07D15AF1-F1D4-41F0-ADCF-BA0A18FF7629.jpeg
  • ILCE-7RM4A
  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/250 sec
  • ISO 400
Pileated Woodpecker…
 
Upvote 2

Matthias

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Experimented with long exposure shots from my balcony
DSC03851.jpg
  • ILCE-6300
  • E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
  • 61.0 mm
  • ƒ/22
  • 10 sec
  • ISO 100
 
Upvote 3

NatureBoyOhio

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Nov 6, 2020
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DENNIS L SMOYER
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Batavia, Ohio
_DSC9257.JPG
  • ILCE-6600
  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 500
 
Upvote 2

Angieb

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Dec 7, 2020
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Flap-necked chameleon-.jpg
  • ILCE-1
  • FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
  • 400.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/3200 sec
  • ISO 1250
Excuse me can I have a word with you? - Flap-necked Chameleon
 
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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - Porsche Carrera Cup GB race at Brands Hatch in June.
Charles Rainford - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.jpg
  • ILCE-7M3
  • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary 020
  • 198.6 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/60 sec
  • ISO 160
 
Upvote 3

Paul stuart

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Kestrel Robs Short Eared Owl of His prize ,after a 1-2 sec spinning air tussle .
SEO Elmley-6.jpg
  • ILCE-1
  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/2000 sec
  • ISO 2500
 
Upvote 4

Doug Herr

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hybrid Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis x ruber) in my yard. These hybrids are uncommon but not rare, and my yard seems to be a magnet for them in the winter.

sphnur21.jpg
  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS (SEL600F40GM)
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/160 sec
  • ISO 1000
 
Upvote 3

Sdawes

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Female Peregrine on a mission
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  • ILCE-1
  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/7.1
  • 1/2000 sec
  • ISO 3200
 
Upvote 3

WeeMalky

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Local Motocross
Digging In .jpg
  • ILCE-7M3
  • FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
  • 158.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/640 sec
  • ISO 640
 
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Timothy Mayo

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Entries closed yesterday folks and voting is now 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.
 
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Timothy Mayo

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Please remember folks that voting ends tomorrow Jan 28th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT). A few more votes would be nice although it looks like Angie might have already wrapped up first place!
 
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Timothy Mayo

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A big thanks to all who took part in our first competition of 2022!

The winners this time around are as follows:

1st place with 11 votes is @Angieb
2nd place with 6 votes is @WeeMalky
3rd place with 4 votes is @Paul stuart

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

Tim
 
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