March 2016 Theme: Close-ups (CLOSED)

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March 2016 Theme: Close-ups (CLOSED)

Post by Sambhur » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:37 am

This theme is a bit experimental, going with a technique as the theme rather than a particular subject matter. It's good to get the experimentation with this thing out of the way early on, I reckon.

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Kivia with #1

This month's theme:
MAR 2016
“CLOSE-UPS”
Close-ups are this month's theme! Can be macro or normal focus, whatever you want as long as it's a close-up, and any subject matter as long as it's within the rules.


Rules
  • A maximum of TWO photos may be submitted per user per theme.
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  • Photos, of course, must be clearly relevant to the theme.
    If they are not relevant, they will not be listed under "The Entries" and therefore will not be in the running to win. If you attempted to submit a photo and it was not accepted, you are free to attempt to submit another in its place until you have the maximum of two accepted entries in this theme.
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  • Photos submitted to previous themes may not be resubmitted to future ones.
    Show us something new!
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  • Only post photos taken by you and no one else.
    If we discover that you submitted a photograph that was not your own, you may be warned, or, in repeat cases, permanently banned from WolfQuest.
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  • Resize your photos so that they don't stretch the page.
    Recommended max width of up to 800 pixels, with absolute max width of 1000 pixels. If your photo is too big you will be asked to resize it before attempting to submit it again.
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  • Photos can be cropped, resized, brightened, and sharpened, but should not otherwise be changed/manipulated.
    However, adding your own watermark to your photos is of course, fine!
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  • Photos should only include wild animals and/or natural habitats/scenery.
    However, photos of wild animal species in captive environments such as reserves, zoos, or laboratory specimens are also acceptable. No pets or excess gore please!
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  • The submission period will last from the 1st of the month to the 23rd.
    After that, the voting period will begin and will go until the end of the month, with the winner being announced on the final day.
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  • Voting will be open to the public on the thread.
    Each member may give out 1 vote (if there are less than 10 entries) or 2 votes (if there are more than 10), and cannot change their vote once it is placed.
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  • Image
    All photos will be displayed on this first post, so it doesn’t matter if you can only post yours as links when entering.
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The Prize
The winner of each month will receive a special user rank below their username on the forums to highlight their achievement: “Fantastic Photographer”. This rank will last for a month until the next winner is announced. As well, the paw prints below their username will change to a different colour (yellow).


The Entries
Enter by posting a link to your photo/s in this thread. Titles and notes/descriptions are optional.


1. Image “Cosmo” by Kivia
“This is Cosmo, a blind Barn Owl at ZooAmerica in HersheyPark. He is basically the reason why I'm so fascinated with owls now- it was a life changing experience, to say the least. I owe him a lot for where I'm at now. Sadly though, I recently found out he passed away in 2012. He was 25 years old.”

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Re: March 2016 Theme: Close-ups (Accepting Entries)

Post by Kivia » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:12 pm

Well I suppose I'll submit something, haha. Old photo some folks may have seen before.
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This is Cosmo, a blind Barn Owl at ZooAmerica in HersheyPark. He is basically the reason why I'm so fascinated with owls now- it was a life changing experience, to say the least. I owe him a lot for where I'm at now. Sadly though, I recently found out he passed away in 2012. He was 25 years old.

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Re: March 2016 Theme: Close-ups (Accepting Entries)

Post by Sambhur » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:23 pm

I was hoping that if I left it open for as long as possible, more people would enter buuuuut I guess not. Congrats Kiv, that's a great shot. :')

(also I thought I posted this yesterday but I forgot to press submit, that's nice :/)
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Re: March 2016 Theme: Close-ups (CLOSED)

Post by Kivia » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:46 am

Yeah, was really looking forward to maybe seeing more entries this time around. xP Oh well, it has gotten a little quiet around this portion of the forum as of late.

Thank you though! =3

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