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Special Challenge #71 - "Best of 2009" - Submission Thread

Discussion in 'Challenge and Contests Forum' started by misupix, Dec 1, 2009.

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  1. jawarren

    jawarren

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    Nov 10, 2008
    Edmonds, WA
    I will give it a shot.

    A - Stairway in Queenstown, NZ
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    B - Coastal Highway in Australia
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    C - Arizona Sunset
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  2. Well here goes, it was really hard picking 3 to call my best.

    I take so many micro shots of bugs and things, I wanted to look for something different,
    maybe surprise y'all, and show that I do take other kinds of pics.

    A
    Unknown Flower. Well this was my best micro effort.
    The result of a fruitless search for dragons along the Georgia coast.
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    B
    Saint Cyprian's Episcopal African Church, built in 1876 Darien Georgia.
    Some days out shooting are just great. This and the image above were taken within
    minutes of each other.
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    C
    Easter cousins. Very unusual pic, I do not take pictures of people. To go to a park
    on Easter and get this image was very much a challenge for me, and very out of character.
    Not technically a great shot, but it is one of my favorites of the year.
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  3. Wonderful idea for a challenge; there are some truly special captures posted in this thread!

    Anyway, infrared opened up a whole new avenue for me in 2009 so here are some of my favorites...

    A. Great Falls Park, Virginia
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    B. Amtrak train in Fredericksburg, Virginia during the Scott Kelby photowalk
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    C. Cape Charles, Virginia during NikonCafe's Eastern Shore fall migration shoot
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    All taken with the Nikon D200 (IR converted) and 18-200VR lens

    Thank you,
     
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  4. Little Friend

    A -
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    Taken 11/8/09: Nikon D40x, Sigma 18-50 2.8, Lighting=reflected daylight through window, Aperture=f 5.6, Exposure=1.5 sec @ ISO 100, manual focus.
     
  5. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Anonymous Caller:

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  6. My submission

    of three I liked quite a bit...

    A - A bird in the back yard
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    B - The Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, CO. I shot this out the airplane window
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    C - Space Shuttle Discovery launch (mission STS-129, November)
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  7. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    A. One of the top Eagle shots of the season, unfortunately my best was Dec 28 2008! this one was in January 2009, a chilly chilly day only -5 F for the duration of the shoot with winds bringing the wind chill down.

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    B. Drove nearly 4 hours to see one of the few snowy owls in the entire state of Missouri, was a gamble that paid off, located the owl, and was rewarded after a long wait and the sun setting with a fly by. A higher ISO shot with the D300 and was getting mighty dark. Proper panning and a significant crop still yields a super 12x12 print. non baited bird, natural fly by, non hunting shot.

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    C. Winter Sky in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, 3:45 AM after the moon set, nice crisp 20 degree morning outside, spent about 1.5 hours photographing the night sky, non tracking shot,

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  9. Wow what a fantastic thread.

    My meagre contribution...

    A - - Favorite wildlife / zoo shot:
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    B - - Favorite sports shot:
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    C - - Favorite travel shots:
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  10. This was a bit of an off year for me - I didn't take nearly as many photos as I have in years past:

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    B -
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    C -
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  11. Best 3 of Year Challenge - Harry Lavo

    Here are my three submissions:

    A - "Found" Shadow

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    B - Michael Ford - Available Light

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    C - Home-Sweet-Home

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  12. I'll join in with a few :smile:

    A: Montezuma's Well
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    B: Bee
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    C: Surf
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    Thanks for hosting this great challenge!
     
  13. TonyM1

    TonyM1

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    Jan 26, 2009
    Woodstock GA
    A: Color of speed

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    Taken at Road Atlanta at the AMA Superbikes, it should have been Neil Hodgson but he was injured and this was his stand in.


    B: Lake Cabin GA

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    Taken at Mountain Park Lake near Roswell Georgia


    C: Blue St Georges Island.

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    This was the view from the park on St Georges island near the Lighthouse taken as the sun goes down.
     
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  14. Three of my favorite/best from 2009

    A – Frozen

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    B – Casey Attacks The A-Frame

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    C – Gandy’s Eye

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  15. A

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    Orly. Or considering how naughty he is 100% of the time, maybe we should have named him Marley?

    B

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    The purple handlebar.

    C

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    My wife. My beautiful, loving, wife who all credit (or blame, if you so wish) goes to for all of my lovely Nikon gear.
     
  16. keets

    keets

    487
    May 27, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    OK, I think these are my best 3

    A - South Beach Miami Sunrise - I've wanted to get up early to catch a sunrise on a vacation, but I'm not a morning person. This was the first time I actually did it, and I'm glad I did.

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    B - Working Together - Taken in downtown Atlanta. This is part of a beautiful sculpture that forms the shape of a figure holding a sphere, with a flag pole set right behind. I really like this close up shot, where you can see what gives the sphere it's shape.

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    C - Holocaust Memorial - This is a shot of the Holocaust Memorial in Miami, FL. I felt it was a very powerful memorial.

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  17. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
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    Snoop's Ball!

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    Glamour Girl!

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    Light My Fire!

    Super Talent In The Cafe! Happy Holiday's My Friend's!
     
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  18. I have not posted in this section before, but I'll give it a try.

    All of these are from our trip to Tanzania and the Islands of the Indian Ocean.

    A) Lilac Breasted Roller in the Serengeti
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    B) Cheetah in the Serengeti
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    C) Fairy Tern in The Seychelles
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    Bob & Nan
     
  19. o0o - I wanna play! :smile:

    A)
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    B)
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    C)
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  20. SteveM10

    SteveM10

    385
    Jun 5, 2009
    Parrish, FL
    Here are my three.

    A Rainy Day Wedding
    From a wedding I did in September. The bride was having so much fun she could have cared less that it was raining.
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    B Col. W. Horn (Ret)
    My father-in-law asked me to do a portrait of him in his dress uniform. As you can see he is a decorated veteran of the Viet Nam War. I was honored.
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    C NLEOM
    Taken at the National Law Enforcement memorial in Washington DC. The flowers were from a Middle School honoring a fallen officer from Middletown Police Department, CT killed January 28, 2000
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