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Saturday, March 6, 2010

We have a Winner!!!: February's Photo Contest Results

We have a WINNER!!!






I have contacted three seperate judges from my e-mail list.






I explained the contest.












I wished them good luck, telling them I had just given them a very, very tough job to do.








But they came through, bravely choosing their favorite!






(Bless their hearts, because I couldn't narrow it down to only ONE winner!)








So, without further delay....







(drum roll, please.....)











The WINNER IS:




Congratulations, Judy (Squirrel Queen)....you did a WONDERFUL JOB!


She has TWO blogs which you can find HERE and HERE.



(If I were you, I'd send this to a company that does prints on canvas and get this baby done in a 18X20 and hang it on my wall, like a masterpiece!)


I am sending you (by e-mail) your FEBRUARY 2010 winner's widget which you can proudly display on your blog.




I want to thank ALL of the people who entered, you did a fantastic job.




I also want to mention that other honorable mentions were:




--Ratty for his deer photo




--Kim for her grasshopper photo




--Lynn for her dog's nose photo




and




--Mark for his giraffe photo




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Don't forget to enter the MARCH 2010 free PHOTO CONTEST.




The theme is "Something Green or Something Irish".


Enter by following THESE RULES by March 31st, 2010, midnight.




Thanks everyone!

21 comments:

Jientje said...

Congratulations to the winner and the runners up! The judges did a great job, I fully agree with their choices!

Brian Miller said...

woot woot...i knew that one would win!

DJan said...

That had to have been a hard one, but that picture definitely is amazing! Not to mention the duck!!!! It almost doesn't look real, does it?

The Retired One said...

Jientje: Everyone who entered did a great job...this one was really fantastic! That duck is amazing!

Brian: You called it! It is gorgeous.

DJan: They don't look real in person, either, and I think Judy did some texturizing when she edited it, although I don't know for sure, we will have to ask her..but it is amazing!

Eva Gallant said...

that definitely was a fab photo!

Cathy Clementz said...

It is a beautiful photo and the colors are so bright! Congrats!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats to Judy (Squirrel Queen). She never takes a BAD picture... I love both of her blogs.

Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

Thank you Joan, and a big thanks to the judges. Congratulations to the runners-up and all the wonderful entries. Everyone's' photos were excellent.

BTW, the photo was lighten just a touch but otherwise it was not enhanced. This little fellow was strutting his stuff for a lady friend.

L. D. Burgus said...

That is a beautiful bird. I have seen them at zoo's but don't know what kind it is. Keep up the good work with the contest.

TechnoBabe said...

Congratulations to the winner and the honorable mentions. I think the judges deserve congratulations as well because this was a very difficult choice this month.

The Retired One said...

Eva: It sure was! And Miss Eva, where are your entries??? There have been two months now and I haven't gotten an Eva picture...c'mon now!

Cathy: yes, they were...and I liked yours too! Make sure you enter this month too!

Betsy: Yes it is beautiful. Now this month, I fully expect BOTH you and George to participate with sending in a photo to the "Something green or something Irish" theme..no excuses now that you have gotten new cameras!

SquirrelQueen: That is so interesting because it looks so texturized it could be an oil painting...that is why I encouraged you to order one on canvas..it would look SO beautiful, like it had been painted...you did a fantastic job..congrats..your widget is on the way. Don't forget, you can enter every month, so you need to get busy and enter one for March.

L.D. Yes, it is gorgeous...I liked your bird, too! Please keep entering each month.

TechnoBabe: yes, I will pass that on to them, they did a great job with a difficult task.

Bernie said...

Congratulations to Squirrel Queen, it is a lovely picture. In fact I thought all of them were really good.
Have a great weekend sweetie..Hugs

Ratty said...

This was an excellent choice as the winner. I knew my chances weren't good when I saw that picture. Congratulations to Squirrel Queen! Her photography is always excellent.

The Retired One said...

Bernie: It sure is a lovely picture! And they were all good,I could never have judged this one, it was too close!

Ratty: And congrats on the honorable mention! One judge picked yours as No. 1, but majority rules... You did a GREAT job, make sure you enter again!

Grannyann said...

The colors are magnificant on that duck.

otin said...

That was a tough contest to choose. I thought all of the photos were fantastic.

Tes said...

Congratulations to two of my friends, Judy and Ratty! Cool contest, Joan! I would love to join next time. :)

BeaderBubbe said...

Hi - this is a great blog. I am following it and will even enter - looking for green! I just bought a new Olympus DSLR camera to get away from my point and shoot, so as soon as I learn how to use it, will enter. Been taking pix of family but now that weather is getting better here, will get out and shoot some green.....

The Retired One said...

Grannyann: They sure are!

Otin: So did I...I am glad I am never the judges in these! When are YOU going to enter?

Tes: Thanks for Following my blog and PLEASE do join the contest and send me an entry before March 31st at midnight...the more the merrier and we all learn from these and love each and every picture submitted!

BeaderBubbe: Thanks for following! And I would LOVE it if you would enter every month! Go for it. I am thinking of getting a DSLR too...do you like it? Does it have an automatic function to help you with the zooming? I am so anxious to upgrade my camera and am curious to see if you like yours!?

Insanitykim said...

Congrats to Squirrel Queen, the honorable mentions (thank you!) and thanks again for hosting such fun and fantastic photo contests Joan! Hugs!

The Retired One said...

Insanity: You are welcome! Thanks for thinking of ways to increase my blog...did you see...it worked...I am up to 236. Woot!

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