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POTN G-series Speed Challenge #539 - Living Creatures

 
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Jun 16, 2015 14:12 |  #1

Challenge #539 - Living Creatures
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Description of this week topic:
We have had the elements ,earth ,wind ,fire so how about the creatures that habit this wonderful varied planet.It can be anything living small,large,scaly,furr​y,slimy or feathered
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Post until Monday noon GMT June 22nd 2015.


Winner this week is Maureen with the Eagle Owl,please see my post https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=17606228 for the results and explanations Thank You all :)

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  1. Camera -- Canon G-Series Camera G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G9, G10, G11, G12, G15, G16, G1X, G1X Mark II, G7 X and Pro1 only.
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  2. Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
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  3. Size -- photo must be no less than 800 pixels and no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side, with NO BORDERS.
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Jun 17, 2015 23:26 |  #2

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Jun 18, 2015 01:43 |  #3

I otta enter this week
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Jun 18, 2015 11:16 |  #4

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Jun 20, 2015 16:50 |  #6

Mantis

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Jun 21, 2015 06:59 |  #7

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Jun 21, 2015 12:53 |  #8

Basking Sea Lions

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Jun 22, 2015 06:02 |  #9

:-) Thread closed,--- now for the hard bit --picking some photos. :oops:




  
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Jun 22, 2015 06:59 |  #10

Thank you for all the fantastic photos.I deliberately didn't look at the thread after i started it until i judged today because i wanted to see all the photos for the first time to get the initial reaction and so thank you for making it so hard to place them BUT rightly or wrongly here they are,
1st Place Maureen with the Eagle Owl--- That really hit with the WOW ,the sharpness ,the light ,just smacks you between the eyes.

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2nd place with Mr Big the spider is Teekay that made me sit back with the GASP factor, and i quite like spiders.

3rd place ,i have changed my mind so many times and i think every photo has been in that spot but i have to make a decision so it goes to Raven for the basking sea lions,bridges the gap between ,wet,dry,furry,slimy with the texture of the wood and water.

Obviously i have no idea where or how each photo was taken so my apologies if you stalked your subject for hours .
I would love to see a tightly cropped version of the Croc/Alligator with the eye and the shiny scales on it's back and front legs ,what a creature,not sure how close i would want to get though :twisted:
The Otter AWWWW, was that taken in the wild?--if so what a wonderful experience :):lol:
The Mantis - i think i saw one for the first time in the wild a year ago and was surprised how small this one was,maybe it was a different variety ,that looks regal in your photo :)
The fawn-- that hit the AWWWW button,you had that curled up in your front garden and managed to get that close? --you lucky person.
Thank you to you all for making a hard job even harder BUT even with this small selection of creatures just shows what a variety of living creatures we have on this wonderful planet.
Maureen your turn this week :)




  
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Jun 22, 2015 07:08 |  #11

Good choice, Trumper! My favorite, too, was the Eagle Owl. Beautiful! Those eyes really bring the photo to life.

Congrats, too to Teekay and Raven. Such fantastic photos!

I really loved the variety and beauty of the pics this week. Fun challenge, Trumper, though I didn't envy you the job of choosing. Great work, though.

The fawn was born in a shallow depression in our lawn last spring. As they do, it stayed perfectly still when I approached. Mama doe was within calling distance, but I circled around the baby and was able to take about 6 or 7 photos, and I've already used an almost twin photo to this one for another challenge, so this fawn's already been seen here. Later in the day, the mama came and coaxed the newborn off into the woods with her. We live in a rural part of NYS and there are always deer in our yard, but the does in spring have a sense of security in bearing the little ones near homes. I think they feel it's relatively safe from the coyotes in the woods who would make short work of a tiny newborn.




  
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Jun 22, 2015 08:50 |  #12

:-) Spoco ,Thank you for your reply and the answer to the fawn question,what a beautiful little animal.I live in the countryside and only see deer really from a distance but they are considered to be destructive pests here .Lovely stuff and as i said earlier ALL the photos at some point were in the top 3 :-) Judging is harder than taking :)




  
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Jun 22, 2015 10:38 |  #13

Congratulations, Maureen, on your stunning 1st. place photo, and I hope you'll tell us the story behind it. For example, how did you manage to get the totally black background that adds to the impact?

And thanks for the #2 spot, Trumper! "Mr. Big" had spun his web on a pathway near where we were staying and several times I nearly walked right into him at face height - imagine!:eek:

I would have found this challenge one of the toughest to judge that I can remember. All the entries were so different and all were good. I had been expecting the usual series of dog and cat photos but in fact we had a great variety of species.




  
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Jun 22, 2015 14:24 |  #14

Nice challenge Trumper, and certainly good choices. Congratulations Maureen, teekay, Raven.
The spider was intriguing, it looks so big!

My picture is old. We went to the Maquipucuna Rain Forest Reserve with a bunch of young biologists that make specialized research in that place. The best guides one can found!
It was a one day trip, we eat in a lodge dropped in the middle of the forest. My first Pro1 was new and I didn't knew how to use the macro/supermacro settings. The focus/dof were a disaster on most of the close up pictures.
The 'Leaf Mantis' was not the biggest there, but it was friendly and cooperative. :)

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Jun 22, 2015 16:27 |  #15

:-) Thank you Teekay and Rafael ,what lovely creatures these arachnids and insects are ,completely overlooked at times but so important and fascinating.:-)




  
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