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Tom Kitten

(7,343 posts)
Mon Apr 17, 2023, 01:45 PM Apr 2023

***April Photo Contest Final! Vote Here! UP CLOSE!***

We have for you the final round of our lovely selection of photographs submitted by members of our illustrious forum depicting the fascinating world of macro photography and now it is time for the winner to be chosen by you, the voting members of the GD forum!

Macro photography are photographs of small items larger than life size, by the way.

Voting shall remain open for 72 hours, the conclusion of which will culminate in the crowning and honoring of a new photography contest champion!

And now, without further ado, may we present the ten finalists vying for this cherished honor...


$5.00



A World of Pure Imagination . . .



Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis



Bee Cosmos



Frost



A Lacy Leaf



Ga Ga Zania



Grasshopper



The Rose



Decorations



124 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
$5.00
12 (10%)
A World of Pure Imagination . . .
11 (9%)
Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis
12 (10%)
Bee Cosmos
12 (10%)
Frost
18 (15%)
A Lacy Leaf
15 (12%)
Ga Ga Zania
5 (4%)
Grasshopper
5 (4%)
The Rose
21 (17%)
Decorations
13 (10%)
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***April Photo Contest Final! Vote Here! UP CLOSE!*** (Original Post) Tom Kitten Apr 2023 OP
It's been a wonderful contest! Thank you, my dear Tom Kitten, for running it. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2023 #1
Quite a variety, and all are winners....... a kennedy Apr 2023 #2
The Green Anole snake winked at me I think. panader0 Apr 2023 #3
Anoles are lizards, although you can't tell that from the pic, lol. ShazzieB Apr 2023 #6
Congrats to all on such great submissions mvd Apr 2023 #4
I loved the variety of interpretations! brer cat Apr 2023 #5
Very very beautiful. FalloutShelter Apr 2023 #7
Okay, I pinned the picture names to a wall, and, blindfolded, threw a dart. planetc Apr 2023 #8
This is the best/hardest contesting group of photos ever! Bristlecone Apr 2023 #9
Magnificent pictures. Tough choice. BarbD Apr 2023 #10
Separated at birth ... aggiesal Apr 2023 #11
👀 underpants Apr 2023 #12
Very difficult choice burrowowl Apr 2023 #13
K&R Solly Mack Apr 2023 #14
Kick Tom Kitten Apr 2023 #15
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2023 #16
Knr alfredo Apr 2023 #17
Kick for the early morning crowd. Callalily Apr 2023 #18
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2023 #19
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2023 #20
Kick alfredo Apr 2023 #21
kick HappyCynic Apr 2023 #22
Really difficult choice! But fun. Thanks to ALL. Hortensis Apr 2023 #23
What's wrong with you people? The anole is clearly the best... by a long shot. Goodheart Apr 2023 #24
Once a photograph is selected to be put on display, the quality of the image is no AndyS Apr 2023 #28
What utter nonsense. Goodheart Apr 2023 #29
Do you have a dog in this fight? Have anything up for judgement? AndyS Apr 2023 #30
No, I do not. And, no, I do not. Goodheart Apr 2023 #37
Love them all! Thank you, photographers! K&R crickets Apr 2023 #25
Kick urbanhermit Apr 2023 #26
Kick! Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2023 #27
Kick for the late night crowd! Tom Kitten Apr 2023 #31
Kick! Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2023 #32
how could one possibly choose?? niyad Apr 2023 #33
Kick burrowowl Apr 2023 #34
Kick for votes! Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2023 #35
Kick! Tom Kitten Apr 2023 #36
Kick! urbanhermit Apr 2023 #38
Kick! Tom Kitten Apr 2023 #39
great photos! GoneOffShore Apr 2023 #40
Wonderful photos. Thanks Photographers. NT akbacchus_BC Apr 2023 #41
Good luck to the finalists! 2naSalit Apr 2023 #42

ShazzieB

(16,331 posts)
6. Anoles are lizards, although you can't tell that from the pic, lol.
Mon Apr 17, 2023, 02:27 PM
Apr 2023

But if you say that one winked at you, I absolutely believe it, scout's honor! 😉

mvd

(65,169 posts)
4. Congrats to all on such great submissions
Mon Apr 17, 2023, 02:18 PM
Apr 2023

Again very hard to choose. My choice was based on a liking for a certain season.

planetc

(7,796 posts)
8. Okay, I pinned the picture names to a wall, and, blindfolded, threw a dart.
Mon Apr 17, 2023, 03:28 PM
Apr 2023

It was the dart that actually chose one pic. They all remind us how many things in our world repay close inspection.

Goodheart

(5,314 posts)
24. What's wrong with you people? The anole is clearly the best... by a long shot.
Tue Apr 18, 2023, 03:38 PM
Apr 2023

The others were just too easy in comparison. Takes some guile to get that close up to an anole, and then it's a stunningly beautiful creature.

Full disclosure: it's not my photo, and I don't know the person who took it.

It's a travesty that the rose is in first place at the moment. It's an easy photo and quite frankly a bit boring. Sorry, photographer.

Get real, folks.

AndyS

(14,559 posts)
28. Once a photograph is selected to be put on display, the quality of the image is no
Tue Apr 18, 2023, 09:42 PM
Apr 2023

longer in question. It has passed the highest and most critical standards in the eye of the one who made it. What is in question is the taste of the viewer.

As my mother, and probably yours as well, said if you can't say something nice . . .

AndyS

(14,559 posts)
30. Do you have a dog in this fight? Have anything up for judgement?
Tue Apr 18, 2023, 10:12 PM
Apr 2023

Want to put something up for others to critique?

Asking for a friend . . .

Goodheart

(5,314 posts)
37. No, I do not. And, no, I do not.
Wed Apr 19, 2023, 07:11 PM
Apr 2023

The rose photo is mundane, truly. I'm certain that I've seen hundreds and hundreds of such photos. And I'm also sure that whoever took the photo is a great person, but I'm new to this: is the purpose of these threads just to heap praise or move along? Since it's a CONTEST I think that discussions of relative merits is quite fair.

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