May 2024 Competition - Patterns

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=== Please Read Before Submitting Your Entry ===
  • Only submit images taken during the current and previous two months (Mar, Apr, May 2024).
  • Metadata must be included and embedded with the image.
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Congratulations to last months competition winners and a big thank you to everyone who took part.

In first place with 11 votes was @dragonsdreams with his beautiful Central American squirrel monkeys taken in Sierpe, Costa Rica.
In second place with 9 votes was @etiennescamera with his cracking close-up of a Hippo in Chobe, Bostswana.
In joint third place with 8 votes was @iamdlewis with his stunning shot of a Fiery-Throated Hummingbird.
In joint third place with 8 votes was @GT12 with his majestic whale encounter.

I'll be in touch with the first and second place winners soon to arrange the vouchers.

Theme
For this month the theme is patterns. If you need a little inspiration then head over to flickr. We also have a Pattern Challenge Thread but not too many posts unfortunately.

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


Shot Taken Date
Only submit images taken during the current and previous two months. The metadata including date must be included in the uploaded image.

What Do I Get if I Win?
1st Place - The first place winner will receive a $30 (US dollar) voucher for Amazon.
2nd Place - The second place winner will receive a $20 (US dollar) voucher for Amazon.
3rd Place - The joy of taking part.


There are no alternative prize or cash options, so if you are unable to accept an 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 prizes will be split.

How to Enter + Rules
  1. Post your entries in this thread by scrolling down to the reply box then hitting the 'upload images' button, or just click here to reply. Insert image as full image not thumbnail.
  2. Sony cameras only.
  3. Camera metadata must be included in the images to verify.
  4. Only submit images taken in the current and previous two months) The date must be included in the image metadata.
  5. Only one photo entry per member.
  6. Keep the photos clean and family friendly.
  7. Please don't use sky replacements or AI image generation.
  8. You are free to change you image during the entry period.
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
Upcoming Themes for 2024
Our themes for the year have already been decided to give you a heads-up on what's coming next.
  • May: Patterns
  • Jun: Motion
  • Jul: Mechanized Machines
  • August: Reflections
  • Sep: Close Up
  • Oct: Food
  • Nov: After Dark
  • Dec: Festivities
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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Please note the rules folks, especially regarding the date of submitted images.
  1. Sony cameras only.
  2. Camera metadata must be embedded with images to verify.
  3. Only submit images taken in the current and previous two months (Mar, Apr & May 2024). The date must be included in the image metadata.
  4. Only one photo entry per member.
  5. Keep the photos clean and family friendly.
  6. Please don't use sky replacements or AI image generation.
  7. You are free to change your image during the entry period.
Thank you! :)
 
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Patterns!

Patterns UWA Roof.jpg
  • ILCE-7RM5
  • FE 20-70mm F4 G
  • 20.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/125 sec
  • ISO 200
 
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Umbrella holders.

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  • ILCE-7C
  • FE 20-70mm F4 G
  • 35.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/125 sec
  • ISO 640
 
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Broken Patterns
DSC00057.jpg
  • ILCE-1
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/200 sec
  • ISO 100
 
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Today I was at a local reservoir the textures on the water were changing all the time and I liked how it rendered with an abstract pattern.
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  • ILCE-7M4
  • E 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 A067
  • 305.0 mm
  • ƒ/8
  • 1/125 sec
  • ISO 100
 
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Water patterns at the 911 WTC memorial.

WTC_memorial-8.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/22
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 2000
 
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In motion blues.
ICLE 1 FE 24 - 70 GM 59 mm. F 9, 1/6th

Blue hues sweeping abstract-Enhanced-NR-2.jpg
  • ILCE-1
  • FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
  • 59.0 mm
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/6 sec
  • ISO 200
 
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Scoring on the pier railing from crab trap fishing lines

A7409003.jpg
  • ILCE-7M4
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2)
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/16
  • 1/20 sec
  • ISO 3200
 
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Standing inside a 132 kilovolt steel transmission line

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  • ILCE-7M4
  • FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • 202.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/2000 sec
  • ISO 2000
 
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A big thanks to all who have entered this month folks! Entries are now closed and voting is enabled. Remember you can vote on as many images as you like. Use the up arrows to vote which can be found to the right of each post on larger displays and below on smaller displays.
 
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A big thanks to everyone who took part this months competition. Not our most popular one this year but still a good number of entries for the theme and hopefully an interesting challenge for those that took part.

In first place with 11 votes was @Thommo with what appears to be the roof of a building but I could be wrong!
In second place with 7 votes was @etiennescamera with a close up shot of a yucca plant.
In third place with 6 votes was @Loke with a 132 kilovolt steel transmission line.

I'll be in touch with the first and second place winners soon to arrange the vouchers.

Our theme for next month is motion and this competition will be starting June 1st.
 
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