February Photo Competition: Animals

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by girasol, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. lighterthief

    lighterthief Well-Known Member

    ^ What he said ^
  2. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    oh dear.
  3. chooch

    chooch ladled with fail

    ^And what he said^
    Here at least, there is a photographic corner that is forever weymouth.
  4. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    1. Aleph - cow that fell to earth
    2. Mauvais mangue - swans
    3. Cybertect - quench
  5. alef

    alef Needs to take more photos

    Whoa, chill out guys! There are more than enough votes each month, I really can't see that there's some special need for everyone to vote. This competition has always run in a friendly spirit, without presuring anyone to do anything. We've worked by general consensus for years, with no obligations on any individual.

    Picking on Paul is even more out of order as he's done the thumbnails -- which is a hell of a lot of work! Hiccup has quietly been getting on with them month, after month, with hardly anyone else helping him. Paul has done more this month for the competition than anyone else, set your minds to a wider depth of field before you criticize him!

    Firky & exosculate, perhaps you're very keen to see how someone of Paul's talent votes, fair enough -- but there should be zero requirements on anyone here to vote, enter, or anything else! I believe the only fundamental rule should be positive encouragement to take pictures and healthy criticism of photos when requested. Comments on whether anyone votes or not, for me at least, are not welcomed. I hope the two of you are alone in this point of view, if it did become the majority stance that we all *have* to vote and that it's acceptable to attack those that don't then I don't think this would be a competition I'd want to keep entering either. Sheesh.
  6. alef

    alef Needs to take more photos

    Feeling guilty for continuing the derailment of this competition I've started a poll and thread for discussion of voting obligation here:

    Back to voting for animals... would be interesting to see a breakdown of how different species have fared. I think farm animals and birds are getting more votes, while dogs and cats are underperforming.
  7. boskysquelch

    boskysquelch Banned Banned

    ha!ha!ha!...lot's of bullshit and flogging dead horses round 'ere!...v apt! :D
  8. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    I'll get on with counting the votes, got a nice spreadsheet going! :)
  9. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    Are you voting for Frosty nag or Misty morning?
  10. Yokohama

    Yokohama New Member

    So very very difficult but I go with my gut instinct and the ones that shone to me are:

    No 1: Spooky in Water (Snadge) lovely energy in that pic
    No 2: Fox (Danski) he/she just looks so cute
    No 3: Gizeh Camel (Biddly Bee) weird looking animal that...

  11. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu


    Currently cow, fox, bird, goat and otter are forging ahead (though not necessarily in that order) while the domestic animals are lazily strolling towards the finishing line :D - although one of the dogs is in with a chance!

    This is so much more fun than my real job... :cool:
  12. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    How about whoever wins it has to do the thumbnails in future, if they cannot do it due to some inability of the head to code up a simple piece of html then i or some one else could provide a simple template and instruction on where to stick images on the page then all that's needed is a usable host...

    part of winning should be the responsiblity for the competition other than settign the theme, essentially you are the chair of the competition for that month setting the theme the limitations or not of that and also responsible for the thumbnails...

    However, until such a thing is agree there is no obligation for anyone to vote in anything ever, however it doesn't justify the hissy fit of indignace either
  13. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

    I was under the impression that it would have been my job to do the thumbnails this month (I even asked for a template), but was quite glad when Paul Russel said he'd be doing it...

    I don't know, if someone enjoys doing the thumbnails then I don't see a problem there, but if it becomes a chore then perhaps we ought to get the winners to do them instead...
  14. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    1. Mudchute City Farm - Robster970
    2. Lizard - Thefuse
    3. Stray kitten - Maestrocloud
  15. thefuse

    thefuse New Member

    i'd put this down to wild food being more nutritious
    what say the panel?
  16. Skim

    Skim has retired

    This attack on Paul for not voting in the competition is pathetic. He's contributed loads to this forum, why the unreasonable demands?

    Please don't go Paul, your presence on this forum is appreciated by many.
  17. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap R.I.P.

    My votes are:

    Spooky in water

    Seal of approval
    Keeper of dragons

  18. GarfieldLeChat

    GarfieldLeChat fucking awesome but wrong

    tbh i don't think it was an attack until he started to get all precious about not having to vote and how his time wwas unfairly taken up etc... as though he was under some inordinate amount of unreasonable pressure to produce the thumbnails, under duress...

    Personally i can't stand maryters who take on work and then complain bitterly about how hard the hand they have been delt with it's all a bit to tartar for my liking...
  19. Skim

    Skim has retired

    Tartar? What are you talking about?

    There was nothing "precious" about his post, he was just reponding to a pointless attack about his voting habits. He's spent plenty of time enough already doing the thumbnails as, as he said, doesn't spend that much time on the boards, so what's the problem? He wasn't acting like a martyr, that's utter bollocks.

    And if we're talking "hissy fits"... well, it was you who flounced off these boards in a fit of pique not so long ago to start your own discussion group, was it not? :p
  20. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    What 'attack' on Paul?

    All I said (like I have said in the past), is that I think that those who submit photos to the comp' should also vote, of course I don't expect people to vote every month - some people have families, restricted net access or what ever. But it would be nice to return the courtesy by voting.

    He could of just told me to fuck off rather than having a hissy fit and taking his footblall home.

    Garf TTBOMK has never flounced or started another discussion group.
  21. Random One

    Random One Gwanin

    Man this is hard!!!

    1. Quench by Cypertect
    2. Bee by Danski
    3. Misty Morning by What
  22. Skim

    Skim has retired

    That attack there. Not a massive one, granted, but calling Paul the worst offender was a bit over the top when he's contributed in other ways.

    I wish he hadn't stomped off so soon, either. Perhaps he was having a bad day. Who knows...
  23. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    -repsponse added to alef's thread to avoid further derailment-
  24. Skim

    Skim has retired

    But we're getting a fair amount of votes in the competition, it's not the end of the world if some people don't vote. I agree it's good if they can, but if not... fine. The photo competition's been growing over the past few months regardless.
  25. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

  26. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    1. Quench - Cybertect

    3. Bee - Danski

    2. Birds on a wire - Maestrocloud

    Loads of brilliant entries. took ages to pick just 3.
  27. exosculate

    exosculate a stagger with a beat

    I think you are getting things out of proportion. I have merely expressed an opinion. It is in no way a personal attack or whatever it is that you are trying to construe it as.

    You are right about one thing though - because I think paul is a good photographer I would be interested in what he thinks of others work.
  28. exosculate

    exosculate a stagger with a beat

    I've worked out my first and second vote, but can't work out my third vote.
  29. Addy

    Addy cooking...

    A tricky one this month, but here goes...

    1. Spooky in water - Snadge
    2. Quench - Cybertect
    3. Jellyfish - Elliot

    Good work people!
  30. cybertect

    cybertect It's grim up north (London)

    Good stuff! I've had a hard time making up my mind, but here's my vote...

    1. Pony - Snadge
    The image just leaps out at you

    2. Southsea Swan - Firky
    Beautiful light

    3. Misty Morning - What
    a very atmospheric capture

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