Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Grumpy Old Guy

Grumpy Old Guy's Journal
Grumpy Old Guy's Journal
June 22, 2024

***JUNE PHOTO CONTEST: THE WINNERS!***

https://democraticunderground.com/100219053363

Here is the link to the winners announcement in General Discussion.

Congratulations to Ms. Toad, Mousetoescamper and Me!

Thanks to all who participated!

Grumpy
June 22, 2024

***JUNE PHOTO CONTEST: THE WINNERS!***

Congratulations to the winners of the June, 2024 photo contest, “Spring.” Birds and wildlife seemed to be the favorite subjects this month.

First place goes to “Feed me!” by Ms. Toad. This photo just works on so many levels. First there is the incredible subject matter, new born baby birds waiting to be fed. What could say spring better than that? The angle of the shot and the incredible detail also add to the appeal of the image. Finally, there is the brilliant use of color, which instantly draws your attention to the gaping maws of the little creatures.



Second place goes to “Baby Owl” by me, Grumpy Old Guy. This was just one frame out of several hundred that I shot that day. Again, I love the way that the color of the eyes instantly draws the viewer’s attention. This bird’s gaze is hypnotic in my opinion.



Third place goes to "Spring Migrant" by Mousetoescamper
. Again, the brilliant color of the little blue bird instantly draws the viewers attention.



All of the finalists were strong contenders this month. Congratulations to everyone who made the finals. I couldn’t pick an honorable mention because there were just too many great photos. It was impossible to pick just one. Thanks to all who participated.


June 19, 2024

***JUNE PHOTO CONTEST FINALS ARE UP IN GD!***

The finals for the June photo contest are up in GD.

Please check them out for any errors.

Good luck everyone. The entries this month were killer!

Grumpy

https://democraticunderground.com/100219046195

June 19, 2024

***JUNE PHOTO CONTEST FINALS: SPRING***

These are the finals for the June photo contest. This is one of our four seasonal contests. The theme this month is “Spring.”

Please vote and leave comments. We love to hear what you think. This thread will run for seventy two hours. It is posted here in GD by permission of the administrators.

Thanks for voting.

Baby Owl


Pincushion Blooms


April Showers


Feed Me!


New Life


Cherry Blossom Season, Tokyo


Ethereal Rose


Momma Hummingbird sits on her nest in the sweet gum tree.


Spring Migrant















June 16, 2024

***PRELIMS ARE UP IN GD!!!***

The preliminary threads are up in GD for the June Photo contest. Please check them over for any errors. Good luck!

Here are the links.

Thread one: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039140

Thread two: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039170

Thread three: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039212

June 16, 2024

***JUNE PHOTO CONTEST PRELIMINARY #3: SPRING***

This is the third preliminary thread for the June, 2024 DU photography contest. This is one of our seasonal contests, and the subject matter this month is “Spring.”

Here are the links to the first and second preliminary threads.
Preliminary#1: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039140
Preliminary#2: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039170

We love to read your comments, so please don’t be shy. Let us know what you think.

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.

Spring Morning, Valles Caldera


Getting the nest ready


Spring migrant


Momma Hummingbird sits on her nest in the sweet gum tree


Capulin Spring Sunrise


Down on the Corner


Ladybug


Ethereal Rose


Orange Can Be Beautiful


Superbloom



















June 16, 2024

***JUNE PHOTO CONTEST PRELIMINARY #2: SPRING***

This is the second preliminary thread for the June, 2024 DU photography contest. This is one of our seasonal contests, and the subject matter this month is “Spring.”

Here are the links to the first and third preliminary threads.
Preliminary #1: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039140
Preliminary #3: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039212

We love to read your comments, so please don’t be shy. Let us know what you think.

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.

Cherry Blossom Season


April Flower


Making Blackberries


New Life


Feed Me!


Little World


Spring Sunset in the Bay Area


Sunset


Morning in all its glory


Daisy, Daisy















June 16, 2024

***JUNE PHOTO CONTEST PRELIMINARY #1: SPRING***

This is the first preliminary thread for the June, 2024 DU photography contest. This is one of our seasonal contests, and the subject matter this month is “Spring.”

Here are the links to the second and third preliminary threads.
Preliminary #2: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039170
Preliminary #3: https://democraticunderground.com/100219039212

We love to read your comments, so please don’t be shy. Let us know what you think.

These preliminary threads will run for 72 hours. They are posted in GD with the permission of the Administrators.

Pincushion Blooms


April Showers


Leaping lizard!


Baby Owl!


LIFE IN BLOOM


Pollinating!


Bronzed Common Grackle


Any day now


A New Generation
























June 15, 2024

***CONTEST PRELIMS WILL BE DELAYED ONE MORE DAY.***

Thanks for your patience.

Grumpy

June 15, 2024

Burrowing Owls!

Cross posted from the photography Forum.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1036132550


I spent some time in the desert chasing burrowing owls this month. Most of these images were captured at the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge at the Salton Sea. Their eyes are hypnotic. I drove four hours in 105° heat to get these shots.























Profile Information

Member since: Mon Jan 25, 2021, 02:27 AM
Number of posts: 3,338

About Grumpy Old Guy

Thank you Democratic Underground for keeping me sane for the last four years. I think I was probably the longest lurker here. I started following DU during the Dubya administration. I was first attracted to the "Top Ten Conservative Idiots of the Week." I've been following along ever since. I always felt guilty for not participating, but refrained from doing so because I already spend way too much time online. However, after recent events, I just can't sit back any longer. I had to log on and thank you folks for all that you do. I'm a retired TV newscast director with forty years experience and more than eighteen thousand broadcasts under my belt, most of them live. I now travel the country (when I can) shooting landscape, astro and wildlife photography. You can see some of my photos at Ross-Kestin.Pixels.com or on Instagram at @oldguywithacamera. Thanks again! Ross K. Grumpy Old Guy
Latest Discussions»Grumpy Old Guy's Journal