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Grumpy Old Guy

(3,305 posts)
Wed Aug 10, 2022, 03:27 PM Aug 2022


This discussion thread was locked by Grumpy Old Guy (a host of the Photography group).

Hi folks,

This is the entry thread for the August Photo Contest. The theme, as chosen by last month's winner AndyS, is as follows:

"The unseen world. The small things we walk past every day; the beauty in the bouquets in the floral department at the grocery store, the zen of stones in a garden, that lone green sprout in the compost or that small creature under your feet. Not necessarily macro but that's not excluded. Butterflies and birds reach out and grab our attention but I'm encouraging all of us to take note of the more subtle compositions around us. As for post processing, sure if it makes the image more appealing or enhances the connection between the subject and viewer. Most of all HAVE FUN with it."

Here is the tentative timeline:

August 10th: Contest entries start, for a period of one week, unless we get thirty entries sooner.

August 17th: The semi-finals start, for a period of three days.

August 21st: Finals thread, for a period of three days.

August 24th: Announcement of the winners.


The Volunteer Host is allowed to enter the Contest.

Please keep your entry no larger than 1024 pixels in its longest dimension and under 675K in file size and limit photo editing to a reasonable amount.

Once a photo is entered in a contest it is ineligible for any future contest unless the Host specifies otherwise.
Please, no comments or questions in this thread! Those throw off the numbering and make my job a lot more difficult. I will post a thread for questions and comments shortly after I post this Submissions thread! If you decide for any reason to change the photo you've already entered, please click on the "edit" button before you remove your photo. Then, simply put the link to your new photo into that same space. Thank You!

Here is the link to the comment thread:

Something new this month:

I’d like to try something new this month. Normally, the comments thread gets the usual posts about “I’m in” or “Great pics Peggy,” (who always has great pics). Those are great, but I would also like to encourage folks to maybe add a little bit about your photo if you like. You could describe how or where the photo was taken, and the nature of any photo-processing that you performed. If the photo is straight out of the camera, that’s great. If you worked on the photo for an hour straight, that’s great too. This is strictly voluntary! There may be a question about anonymity, however anyone can find the identity of the photographer by checking the original thread anyway. Also, most DU members who vote aren’t members of our forum and probably never see the comments thread. Let’s try this for a month and see if it works .


An entrant to this contest (original work), 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.

Have fun!

Grumpy Old Guy

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***ENTRY THREAD FOR THE AUGUST PHOTO CONTEST*** (Original Post) Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 OP
Reflections CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2022 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author roxybear Aug 2022 #2
only fruit w/seed on outside markie Aug 2022 #3
After high tide mnhtnbb Aug 2022 #4
Sunflower facing the rising sun. George McGovern Aug 2022 #5
Yellowstone National Park d_r Aug 2022 #6
In The Flight Path Diamond_Dog Aug 2022 #7
Awesome photo Happygram Aug 2022 #31
Under the Overpass Mz Pip Aug 2022 #8
At the vineyard. Callalily Aug 2022 #9
Stall Secret Service. LakeArenal Aug 2022 #10
Window to another world HAB911 Aug 2022 #11
Happened upon this mantle on a lunch time walk last week Soph0571 Aug 2022 #12
It's not easy being green Mousetoescamper Aug 2022 #13
Gotcha! Dyedinthewoolliberal Aug 2022 #14
Snapper edhopper Aug 2022 #15
A Stick is a Stick. Maybe. Solly Mack Aug 2022 #16
Backyard Shroom Grumpy Old Guy Aug 2022 #17
Stop and smell me BWdem4life Aug 2022 #18
Red Rock Erosion sinkingfeeling Aug 2022 #19
Rain On The Pumpkins Bayard Aug 2022 #20
All Fenced In lucca18 Aug 2022 #21
Ant on Peony urbanhermit Aug 2022 #22
Morning Dew HappyCynic Aug 2022 #23
Bison hoofprints in the mud, Yellowstone NP ShazzieB Aug 2022 #24
Green Garden Queen Tom Kitten Aug 2022 #25
Niagara Falls Duncan Grant Aug 2022 #26
Eye to eye with a Eupholus weevil. mike_c Aug 2022 #27
Clover 2naSalit Aug 2022 #28
abundance on a small scale Kali Aug 2022 #29
Blades Of Grass doublethink Aug 2022 #30
Shore feather consider_this Aug 2022 #32


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1. Reflections
Wed Aug 10, 2022, 03:34 PM
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3. only fruit w/seed on outside
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4. After high tide
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George McGovern

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5. Sunflower facing the rising sun.
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6. Yellowstone National Park
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7. In The Flight Path
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31. Awesome photo
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So cool!

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8. Under the Overpass
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9. At the vineyard.
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10. Stall Secret Service.
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11. Window to another world
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12. Happened upon this mantle on a lunch time walk last week
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13. It's not easy being green
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14. Gotcha!
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15. Snapper
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Solly Mack

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16. A Stick is a Stick. Maybe.
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Grumpy Old Guy

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17. Backyard Shroom
Wed Aug 10, 2022, 08:01 PM
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18. Stop and smell me
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19. Red Rock Erosion
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23. Morning Dew
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24. Bison hoofprints in the mud, Yellowstone NP
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Tom Kitten

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25. Green Garden Queen
Fri Aug 12, 2022, 10:32 AM
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Duncan Grant

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26. Niagara Falls
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27. Eye to eye with a Eupholus weevil.
Sun Aug 14, 2022, 02:11 AM
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28. Clover
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29. abundance on a small scale
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30. Blades Of Grass
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32. Shore feather
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