April 2014 Assignment

Our monthly contest where you get to share your photography skills with the world!

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Vote for your favorite entry!

Poll ended at Thu May 22, 2014 5:19 pm

JeepnDave
1
13%
mikeroch
3
38%
oldCarlos
2
25%
Sunil.G
1
13%
warth man
1
13%
 
Total votes : 8

April 2014 Assignment

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:26 pm

MAY 1st - The poll is up, time for votes to be cast. I've included mikeroch in the poll as well, given there were few entries.


Hi folks, and welcome to April's assignment.

This month's theme is: Flight.
Matthias Messer, February's winner, specifically requested insects in flight, but I know that's a tough and narrow theme, so I expanded it a bit. Have fun!

In case you haven't joined our community but would like to showcase your work then why not Register now. It's free and we'd love to see what you can do.

Prize
The winner will receive a free copy of our Wildlife Photography eBook, a downloadable PDF worth $9.97 which you can read on computers, laptops, tablets,
iPads, phones, or anything which can open a standard PDF file! You'll find more details here.

Rules
1. You can only submit one picture, and it should be no longer than 1024 pixels on it's longest side.
2. The picture must be taken in April 2014 or during the last six months.
3. Exercise good judgement about what is appropriate on our forum (see our Forum Rules for more information).
4. Please include a sentence or two describing your picture or the process of taking it, and share some technical info such as the camera, lens, settings and processing.
5. If you have any questions, comments or pictures older than six months, please post them in the Comments and Questions thread.
6. Submissions will close at midnight GMT on April 30th 2014, after which you can vote for your favorite entry. Good luck!
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Re: April 2014 Assignment

Postby JeepnDave » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:54 pm

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Pelican over Lake Houston on Christmas Eve 2013
Taken with Canon 70D at 200mm
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hovering terns

Postby mikeroch » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:26 am

OK, I'll come clean.... this was taken last autumn just before the terns migrated south, so it misses the 6 month deadline by a month, I've put it into keep the numbers up in poor old OA. By all means disregard it from the voting. It was a grey day, with a grey sky and the birds are mostly grey so, although it appears to be a monochrome shot, it is actually full colour. My luck being what it is, they all chose to turn their backs on me as they hovered over a school of small fish hoping to grab a meal.

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Pentax K20D ISO1600 1/1000 sec @f8
PP: Crop, downsize to 1000pix
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Re: April 2014 Assignment

Postby oldCarlos » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:33 pm

There was a local (ish) balloon festival on over the Easter w/end (which I didn't know about until they appeared in front of our house!) 14 or 15 balloons in total. Great to see in the early eve sunshine.

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Re: April 2014 Assignment

Postby Sunil.G » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:11 pm

Technically the topic is flight.. but the sparrow in my below pic i think i spent around 5 hrs and a trip of 800KMS during this weekend and unfortunately i was not able to get this tiny bird in flight even after several tries but i just got it when it was landing with some food in its beak..

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Re: April 2014 Assignment

Postby warth man » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:19 pm

Well, these were flying, but I'm sure they were on a wall at home when I was a kid. Caught the pic as they whizzed overhead while I was walking locally earlier today.

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Re: April 2014 Assignment

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Thu May 22, 2014 5:49 pm

May 22nd - The poll is now closed. Congratulations to mikeroch for winning this assignment!

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Re: April 2014 Assignment

Postby oldCarlos » Thu May 22, 2014 7:27 pm

Congratulations Mike. 8)
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