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    Smile 'Shooting Wildlife with your camera' promotion

    Dear fellow 4/3 forum members, ladies and gentlemen, bots and spiders:

    I am pleased to start a shooting promotion with the assistance of the judges of this event.

    The duration of this event is 4 weeks, starting from February 1 to 28, 2010.


    Aim: Promote wildlife photography and show your photos to all members located in different part of the world. This is neither a contest nor a competition, it is all about photography and fun.

    Rules: I made it as simple and open as possible and listed below:



    1. Photography of wild animals (i.e., not domestic, captive, or tame animals) that appear in front of the camera by their own free will. It can be in the sky, in the water or on the ground.
    2. Nothing may be added to a photograph and any removal of elements from a wildlife photograph must be declared. (watermark allowed)
    3. Participant(s) can have maximum of 3 entries, please kindly caption each entry with the photographers forum alias and a number. If you have more than one entry, try to edit your first post and attach/include all photos to it.
    4. Photos size not bigger than 1,200 x 900 pixels.
    5. Photo(s) should be taken with 4/3 or micro 4/3 camera(s), lens(es) can be any brand, any focal length, that said, from supertele to macro.
    6. Photo(s) should be taken between Feb 1 and 28, 2010, therefore EXIF-data must be kept intact with the submitted photo. If you need time to do PP after the promotion close, please kindly let us know (PM me), in general we allow 3 days for PP.
    7. If there are more than one photo with same votes, I will add my own vote, the one and only, otherwise I will stay neutral.
    8. The copyrights of the photo(s) always belongs to the shooter.
    9. Please kindly do not comment on any photo(s) before the event ends, however, after the price announced, do anything you like but make it a positive one.
    10. Any judge can participate too, only cannot vote for his/her own photo(s).


    If you have any question(s), please ask at this link, this thread is solely for posting your entries, which allow us to manage it easier.

    Our team of Honorable judges:
    jebir - Jens
    Don Baldwinson -Don
    mco_970 - Michelle
    Bill Turner - Bootstrap
    Godfrey
    Rand47 - Rand
    BHamm - Bruce

    The team of judges will vote for each photo according to their own experience and personal angle of view and the final vote will be announced on March 15, but if there are a lot of photos for our judges to vote, could be the date will be postpone a little bit.

    Make more photos and have fun, enjoy!

    The price is only a small piece of glass paper weight with the renowned E-1 inside and doesn't cost much, wish the winner accepts this humble gift.
    The price will send to the winner by airmail parcel at my cost, wherever the location.

    The price (gift), the Macbook is not included.



    And some even smaller value souvenirs [small pouch, neckstraps, LCD monitor cleaning pads] for the first runner up and onwards (Macbook and the small clock also not included.



    Happy shooting and have fun !!!
    Last edited by Johannes; 01-31-2010 at 12:04 AM.

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    Arrow Re: 'Shooting Wildlife with your camera' promotion /// Afraid of heights

    Starting off this contest off, here are my submissions
    E-3, P-mode or A-mode,lens Sigma 135-400mm ,EV+3,ISO125-160 or Auto,S-AF , hand held.Good luck everyone! cheers Pete
    Click on thumbnail
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    The first of three I will be entering

    Barkly - No.1. Water dragon taken Feb 7 2010


    Barkly No. 2

    A wild King Parrot visiting my backyard today (12/2) to avoid heavy rain and have a rest.



    Barkly No. 3 - Big buck Kangaroo and joey Feb 20. I have removed a small twig which was interfering with his privates.

    Last edited by barkly; 02-20-2010 at 02:30 AM.
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    Taken Feb. 12. I removed a small tree twig hanging down in PP to improve composition.

    E-3, 50-200 + EC14, handheld



    Taken Feb. 24. E-1 + 400mm Tam, tripod, cable release


    E-3 + 400mm Tam + EC-14, window pod, cable release


    Last edited by mco_970; 02-28-2010 at 10:06 AM.
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    White tail deer #1



    Male downy woodpecker portrait #2



    Chickadee landing # 3



    Cheers, Don
    Last edited by Don Kondra; 02-25-2010 at 12:11 PM.
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    Here is my first entry. Taken Feb 5th-2010

    Cityscape with a Juvenile Bald Eagle!

    E410 + Tamron 300mm + 1.4 teleconverter, on Monopod, ISO100, 1/800th, JPEG.




    E620, 50-200mm@208mm + EC14 on monopod. Exif intact.



    E1 + 50-200mm + EC 14 on monopod. Exif Intact
    Last edited by Lowa2; 02-28-2010 at 06:54 PM.
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    My three entries.

    All taken with an E-510 and 70-300mm

    #1 - All hail!!

    EXIF DATA

    #2 - Run for your lives!!

    EXIF DATA

    #3 - What you lookin' at?

    EXIF DATA
    Last edited by Stetr24; 02-23-2010 at 08:31 AM.
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    Both shots full frame, no crops

    Number 1

    If exif doesn't pass through,
    link to Smugmug http://www.hillbilly-photo.com/Photo...88263085_zu8mR



    Since lens exif isnt available due to being Legacy glass,
    Sigma 400mm f5.6 lens +EC14 at f11

    Number 2



    Sigma 400mm +EC14, f5.6
    Link for exif http://www.hillbilly-photo.com/Photo...91527169_Wbg5S

    #3

    E510, Sigma 400mm+EC14
    ISO200 1/500 @ f11 link for exif http://www.hillbilly-photo.com/Photo...99485888_sU2cn
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    I thought I might give this a try.


    White-winged Crossbill ... taken with E-510 and 70-300 lens.

    ISO 100 .. 1/1250 sec .. F6.3 .. Exposure -0.3 EV .. at 239 mm .. ESP metering mode.



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    Attachment 25562


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    Here are my entries. Exif data should be intact, if not let me know (I have had problems with this in the past).

    Jack

    Last year's fawn (male) with it's mother. These two spent about 20 minutes licking each other's neck and face. Meanwhile, the fawn's twin (female) was about 25 ft away munching on the brush.
    Attachment 25800

    After awhile the fawn tried riding the doe, only he didn't quite know what he was doing yet! After a couple of minutes the doe got tired of this, pushed him away, and walked off.
    Attachment 25801

    This female Belted Kingfisher was keeping a keen eye out for any flying fish that might pass by!
    Attachment 25802
    Last edited by jddoyle22; 03-19-2010 at 09:53 PM.
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    Taken with the E-520. EXIF data should be intact or on my Flickr site. Any problems, just ask. Thanks.
    Last edited by ShepherdLady; 02-28-2010 at 09:37 PM. Reason: Adding a photo
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    Hi All,


    some picture from New Zealand:

    White Fronted Tern



    Clapping Cicada



    Tomtit



    Cheers,

    Harm Broekema
    Last edited by harmbr; 02-28-2010 at 05:40 AM. Reason: typo

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    I finally got something to enter. Good luck everyone. There's some beautiful entries.

    #1: The Golden-fronted Woodpecker says, " I'd like to bring your attention to the spacious new nursery"
    Sigma 50-500, cropped for portrait & sharpened a tad only.


    #2. Mockingbird
    Sigma 50-500 - Cropped for comp & sharpened a tad only.


    #3. The Tufted Titmouse
    Sigma 50-500 - Cropped about 30% for comp, brightened the bird & sharpened a tad.
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    Everything is now sold.
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    A selection from a couple of cold (-25 - -30°C) mornings in Yellowstone must begin with a Yellowstone Icon - the Bison:

    Caption: Jens-1 - The Bison


    Second is a male Barrow's goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) in nice company of a mix of females of Barrow's and common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula):

    Caption: Jens-2 - Always Warm in Nice Company


    Finally; a couple of male Barrow's goldeneyes:

    Caption: Jens-3 -Looking Good!
    In this 3rd photo, I have cloned out a splash of water emerging right behind the head of left bird (caused by another bird diving at the moment the shutter tripped).


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    Here are three that I like - EXIF should be intact!

    Some really nice entries posted, Good Luck to all!

    #1 - Gull soaring overhead!



    #2 - Ringneck duck on the pond!



    #3 - Just an old Coot, kinda like me!

    Last edited by JRM60; 02-28-2010 at 11:19 PM.
    Best Regards, Jim


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    Unfortunately my computer was down most of the month and I lost a lot of my best shots....but it's all in fun anyway and I did have fun shooting outdoors.





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    Thanks to the members who participated this promotion, it is now closed.

    For those who had their photos taken before the close date but need time to PP, we allow 3 days, you still can post your photos here within 3 days (till March 3rd) with intact exifs.

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    Just discovered this "contest"...and three wild cats from me.

    sarc #1: Lioness in tree, Serengeti, Feb 2nd.


    sarc #2: Lion in all his glory, Ngorongoro Crater, Feb 1st


    sarc #3: Leopard in action, Serengeti, Feb 2nd


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    Getting a bit squirrely....

    EXIF should be intact. Shot w/ E-520 and 14-54mm Mk. I; cropped and sharpened for screen upon resize to 1200px wide.

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    Result and Winner list here.

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