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Timothy Mayo

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First of all congratulations to last months competition winners and thanks to everyone who took part.

1st place with 6 votes was @WeeMalky
2nd place with 4 votes was @liggy
3rd place with 3 votes was @Kevriano

So because we sill seem to be struggling with the number of entries, I've decided to try running this months competition without a theme. So feel free to submit any photos that you wish, well providing they are safe for work!

I've also extended the entries by 5 days until September 20th.

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

Voting starts: September 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT)
Voting ends: September 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
 

Timothy Mayo

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Entries are open until September 20th at 3am Eastern Time (9am GMT), then the voting begins.
 
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Preening Cormorant in absolutely perfect light. The wing spread is how they dry them out, by shaking them and putting their back to the sun.
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OK. I have uploaded this before but never as a contest entry. Some of the folks outside the Columbian Theater in Astoria waiting for the doors to open for Drag Night. It was a lot of fun and left me guessing, laughing and entertained. Great photo opportunities. I am hoping they have another soon. The drag queens need to let off that steam and the area needs the venue and audience to make it all worthwhile.

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Fellow rescuer Victor Lablee (A.K.A. "The Machine") on break during search & rescue mission last month.

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The Old Fashioned...
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No sweet vermouth?
Not for an old fashioned; Bourbon (or Rye), simple syrup, bitters, twist of citrus zest, serve over large ice cube. Also, though the cherry is decorative only, many people complain at bars if its not included.
 
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Not for an old fashioned; Bourbon (or Rye), simple syrup, bitters, twist of citrus zest, serve over large ice cube. Also, though the cherry is decorative only, many people complain at bars i

Not for an old fashioned; Bourbon (or Rye), simple syrup, bitters, twist of citrus zest, serve over large ice cube. Also, though the cherry is decorative only, many people complain at bars if its not included.

You are right. I was thinking of a Manhattan. I guess I get to write a hundred lines of Latin now about bar recipes. LOL
 
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Punk Pelican Portrait. a6400 + 200-600.
 
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Ivanturas

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Victor looks like a serious guy as I guess you all are in your line of work.
Yeap, we all do! But only while dispatched :sneaky:

PS: It's just partly our line of work... we're all volunteers. Prepared, certified, etc... but we all have our jobs besides tending to wildland emergencies.
 
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Goanna taken on the 07-12-2019 this one was about 5 foot long.
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Cuckoo staking out his territory upon arrival back in the UK this spring
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The Ghost Bus
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I don’t shoot people very often but with my niece’s wedding coming up it seemed like a good idea to practice.
A good friend gave me this statue as I’m a saxophonist (my band played at her wedding way back) :)
A1 at 50mm with a boatload of grain added and some other noir effects.

Direct LED lighting.
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