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Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,541 posts)
Sun May 21, 2023, 08:09 PM May 2023

May Photo Contest Final vote thread

There are 9 photos for you to vote on to determine if they best represent the theme of "Leading Lines"

There has been confusion and a few hiccups along the way. All courtesy of your humble host, no applause please

I rechecked the rules and broke one (contest shall be 30 photos unless voted on.....). We didn't have time to do that correctly, in my opinion, so I opted for 33. I apologize for the mayhem it caused.


This voting round will determine who gets to pick the theme for the June contest as well as wear the crown of "Winning Photo Taker" . I'm kidding, there is no crown.

So without further ado, here are the 9.

Mods- this poll is allowed in GD per DU.

CONTEST LICENSE:

An entrant to this contest, by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia or to a linked Gallery and included in a DU Calendar that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests. The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.

#1- Floating Feather


#2- The evening flight of the Hummingbird


#3- The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland


#4- Vortex


#5- The Silver Bridge


#6- Smiling while smelling the Sun


#7- Leafy Canopy


#8- Surprising Find at Biltmore House in Asheville


#9- Great Blue Heron


121 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
Floating Feather
13 (11%)
The evening flight of the Hummingbird
12 (10%)
The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
22 (18%)
Vortex
32 (26%)
The Silver Bridge
12 (10%)
Smiling while smelling the Sun
7 (6%)
Leafy Canopy
6 (5%)
Surprising Find at Biltmore House in Asheville
10 (8%)
Great Blue Heron
7 (6%)
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May Photo Contest Final vote thread (Original Post) Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 OP
Great photos, all! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #1
kicky rurallib May 2023 #2
Thank you for doing this despite the frustration. Good job Walleye May 2023 #3
❤️ littlemissmartypants May 2023 #4
Got a favorite. Although ALL entrants were wonderful....... a kennedy May 2023 #5
Damn it! True Dough May 2023 #6
Big kick. pandr32 May 2023 #7
That hummingbird is so majestic mvd May 2023 #8
I thought reach one was incredible. I almost didn't want to vote 1WorldHope May 2023 #9
how could one possibly choose?? They are all superb. niyad May 2023 #10
Yikes this is tough! I could vote for every one of these! Felt the same way about the prelims! Rhiannon12866 May 2023 #11
While The Dark Hedges is pleasing, I chose Vortex for the uncomfortable duende it helps to emote. TheBlackAdder May 2023 #12
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #13
Every contest is so difficult. MerryBlooms May 2023 #14
Kick! Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #15
K&R Solly Mack May 2023 #16
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #17
Thanks to all who contributed. Voting is rather like Hortensis May 2023 #18
What happened to Greenhouse? Had enough preliminary Laura PourMeADrink May 2023 #19
3 photos were tied for third place Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #23
Sorry just trying to understand. Third place? You mean Laura PourMeADrink May 2023 #25
ummmmm no. Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #26
Kick! Diamond_Dog May 2023 #20
Kick! Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2023 #21
Morning Kick! HAB911 May 2023 #22
Kick! Grumpy Old Guy May 2023 #24
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy May 2023 #27
Nice group of pictures! 2naSalit May 2023 #28
Kick edhopper May 2023 #29

1WorldHope

(682 posts)
9. I thought reach one was incredible. I almost didn't want to vote
Sun May 21, 2023, 09:15 PM
May 2023

Because others would be left out. But I went with my first reaction to each picture. What a gift. 🤟

Rhiannon12866

(204,532 posts)
11. Yikes this is tough! I could vote for every one of these! Felt the same way about the prelims!
Sun May 21, 2023, 09:40 PM
May 2023

We have some incredibly talented photographers here on DU

MerryBlooms

(11,754 posts)
14. Every contest is so difficult.
Mon May 22, 2023, 02:41 AM
May 2023

My final vote lways comes down to pure selfish reasoning. What would I buy to hang on my wall? This round? The hummingbird. We are hummingbird central. We have feeders and baths. Every day is a hummingbird Nat. Geo. Film with my tea. I see our Annas feed and bathe, the Rufus will be here soon. Constant entertainment.

We also have a woodpecker colony. The interaction between them, the Jay's and squirrels is something else!

We live next to a greenway, which is recovering from the Almeda fire. We now have deer, turkey and geese, right out our front deck. I have So many horrible pictures of magnificent creatures! Lol

I have also altered a clowdrer of 11 Russian Blue cats. The mom and dad are definitely life mates. There are other males that also survived the fire, but she only mated with her other Russian. Her mate has fire damage on his face, but my goodness, he's a bulldog of a cat. His tail is busted in 2 places, you wouldn't believe what his ears and face look like. But since I trapped and got him neutered, he sleeps on the big heated bed on my porch now. 🥰 I'm making progress with them all, and hopefully we'll get forever homes for some.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
18. Thanks to all who contributed. Voting is rather like
Mon May 22, 2023, 10:38 AM
May 2023

going to Ben & Jerry's -- which we almost never do -- and being forced to choose one.

Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,541 posts)
23. 3 photos were tied for third place
Tue May 23, 2023, 10:08 AM
May 2023

so I didn't include them in the final voting. I believe Greenhouse was one of them.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
25. Sorry just trying to understand. Third place? You mean
Tue May 23, 2023, 11:16 AM
May 2023

Out of all the photos, when it came to the 10th slot in finals, three photos had 28 votes? So all three were dropped?



Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,541 posts)
26. ummmmm no.
Tue May 23, 2023, 07:56 PM
May 2023

The three that were tied were from a different thread. And were not included in the final 10. I suppose, now that I think about it, I could have added Greenhouse as a 10th photo but............ you know. I didn't. For no particular reason. I was feeling that I should get the poll up and keep the contest moving so I didn't put a lot of thought into my decision. Apologies to the Greenhouse photographer.

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