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Cranium Competitions => International Weekly Comp Entries => Topic started by: michaelb104 on February 24, 2013, 07:16:55 PM

Title: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: michaelb104 on February 24, 2013, 07:16:55 PM
CHAT

This week's topic for the competition is...

Flora and/or Fauna

I know it is cold and miserable outside but see if you can find something to lift the spirits in nature.

No restrictions on Post Processing

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 25th Feb 2013 to 23:59 Sunday 3rd Mar 2013.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 4th Mar 2013.
Poll will be up Tuesday 5th Mar 2013.
Winner to be announced Saturday 9th March 2013.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to
Post a topic on the Sunday following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc.)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.

Photos to be taken during the specified dates, ie Monday xx to Sunday xx

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59 Monday night
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: DigiDiva on February 25, 2013, 08:53:24 PM
A lovely idea to lift us into spring. Not sure Ican enter, but I will try.
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: michaelb104 on March 01, 2013, 12:25:26 PM
Just for a bit of inspiration see Andy’s thread http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=3269.msg37114;topicseen#new (http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=3269.msg37114;topicseen#new)
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: Reinardina on March 01, 2013, 04:03:51 PM
I've combined life and death for my flora and/or fauna entry.
I will probably enter this:

Flora and Fauna.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11140/normal_Flora_and_fauna_2237_enh_plastic_wrap_res.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13276)
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: Hinfrance on March 03, 2013, 02:54:51 PM
I had been hoping for some sunshine so the daisies would come out, and when I got back from the car club meeting the opportunity presented itself.

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_DaisyFlora_IGP2806_flickr.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13291&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: michaelb104 on March 03, 2013, 05:27:11 PM
Gorgeous day yesterday, so I wait for today to go out with the camera when it is all overcast and grey……………… >:(

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10256/normal_Hellebore%7E0.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13293&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: Beaux Reflets on March 03, 2013, 08:14:08 PM
Nothing opening in the cold but Purple Dead Nettle

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11049/normal_LamierPourpre.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13294&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: Oldboy on March 03, 2013, 11:14:58 PM
Was taking pictures of Snowdrops when I spotted a Bee on a single Snowdrop in the sunshine. I mean how special was it to see at this time of year sunshine?  :o

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10149/normal_DSC_7113_Bee_on_Snowdrop.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13295&fullsize=1)

Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: jinky on March 04, 2013, 11:28:58 AM
Only had my compact with me and terrible light so let rip with a bit of different  processing for me on this crocus in the park
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10154/normal_Flora.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13299&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: spinner on March 05, 2013, 01:55:50 AM
You people have green plants, flowers and insects in your gardens? I hate you! I still have 2 ft. of concrete like snow piled up in mine.
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: Hinfrance on March 05, 2013, 07:53:25 AM
'Garden' is a gross exaggeration in my case Spinner - it's a largish area of mostly moss surrounded by what are currently lots of leafless oak trees. But there were a few daisies pushing their way through the moss, so that is better than 2 feet of snow, I'll agree. And it was 17C here yesterday afternoon  :legit:
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: Oldboy on March 05, 2013, 09:01:42 AM
You people have green plants, flowers and insects in your gardens? I hate you! I still have 2 ft. of concrete like snow piled up in mine.

Concrete snow wow! That would make great snowballs.  :dance:
Title: Re: Chat – Flora and/or Fauna Weekly Comp 25th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013
Post by: spinner on March 05, 2013, 11:54:20 AM
You people have green plants, flowers and insects in your gardens? I hate you! I still have 2 ft. of concrete like snow piled up in mine.

Concrete snow wow! That would make great snowballs.  :dance:

Sure, as long as you have a jackhammer to break it up into snowball size bits.  :(

Oh, and I see from my local forecast it's going to get a covering of freezing rain, I'll bet that will be pretty.
Pretty darn hard to get around that is.  :doh: