Wild Photo Competiton - vote

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.

Vote for your favorite picture

Poll ended at Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:53 am

Plover in Pebbles
16
33%
Gulls over water
6
12%
Horrible nature
8
16%
Hawk moth feeding
10
20%
Mining building returned to nature
9
18%
 
Total votes: 49

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Post: # 204759Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:53 am

Just for a reminder of all the pictures here are links below. I must admit it was VERY difficult as the pictures were of an amazing standard. I have spent a couple of days deliberating. I did think about having a list of ten but in the end decided on just 5 to make the voting easier. Please don't take it personally if you have not been picked, I mean I personally think every photographer below could make a proffesional carrer from taking pictures if they can as consistantly good as these have been. Anyway best of luck to the 5 below. Voting will close just before 1pm (UK time) on 16th August. I've allowed 2 votes each as there will be two prizes (both very good books) The wild life and wild drugs.

Silver ether http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 15#p199816 (top picture, Plover in pebbles)

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Dready sam http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 30#p201727 Gulls over water

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Shirley http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 45#p203943

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Gollum http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... 45#p203947 (just hawk moth)

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Nomada http://www.flickr.com/photos/45920418@N ... 597179052/

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Post: # 204762Post Millymollymandy
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:22 pm

Can we just clarify that the first photo is the Little Ringed Plover on pebbles? The 2nd photo is a Goldcrest in a tree. It is the first one you mean isn't it?
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Post: # 204780Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:43 pm

Cough, yep it says Plover and has all along cough.... I of course know the difference and yes thats why it says plover on Rockes. Er yep, slightly caught out there I really must learn more bird names. Cheers for pointing it out.
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Post: # 204795Post Odsox
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:55 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:The 2nd photo is a Goldcrest in a tree.
Umm, I don't want to split hairs here (or feathers) by isn't that "goldcrest" a goldfinch ? :wink:
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Post: # 204796Post Silver Ether
Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:13 pm

:lol: definatly a gold crest and little plover ...
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Post: # 204799Post Odsox
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:09 pm

Well I wouldn't mind having a half crown bet on that :iconbiggrin:
I have both in my garden and a finch of any sort has a thick short seed eating beak and the goldfinch has a bright crimson patch on it's face.
The goldcrests around here are the size of a bluetit and have a thin insect eating beak and has an orange "mohecan" crest across it's head.

Definitely a Little Ringed Plover though, and very professional pictures of both. :salute:

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Post: # 204803Post Christine
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:05 pm

I'm with you - that's a Goldfinch. The photos are amazing, though, and it's difficult to know where to 'spend' my vote. If I'd read the forum before I voted, I wouldn't have checked only one - which is a lesson to me not to be so hasty!

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Post: # 204806Post Thomzo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:58 pm

So difficult to chose. All the photos were amazing.

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Post: # 204823Post Millymollymandy
Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:07 am

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdgui ... index.aspx

It's a Ringed Plover not a Little Ringed Plover. :lol:

And yes it's a goldfinch but I wasn't looking at the piccy just bird up a tree and what was written in the title. I can tell the difference between goldcrest and goldfinch but I do need a guide for the difference between the two plovers. :mrgreen: Saw my first not little Ringed Plover in Spain this year - very hard to tell unless they fly off and you see the white wing stripe. :iconbiggrin:

Anyway so glad the ringed plover is in the final cos it's my favourite and has been since the moment I saw it! :cheers:
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Post: # 205385Post Silver Ether
Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:30 am

hangs head in shame ... sorry guys the bird in the tree is a gold finch ... I knew what I meant but my fingers did the rest ... :oops: :oops: :oops: I was halfway to Norfolk when It came into my head ... :roll:
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Post: # 205403Post boboff
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:27 am

Can we have a gallery of the pics, finding it impossible to view with technical things like page expiring and board unavailable messages. Please.
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Post: # 205442Post Shirley
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:28 pm

photos now included in Andy's original post.
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Post: # 205485Post Andy Hamilton
Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:44 pm

Shirley wrote:photos now included in Andy's original post.
Ah thats much better, thanks!
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Post: # 205518Post boboff
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:28 am

Thanks you, my steam powered windows 3.11 was havin' a bit of trouble.
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Post: # 205688Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:56 am

Congratulations to Silver Ether and Gollum! Will send you both a PM to get your addresses. Silver Ether as you came first you will get the choice of Wild life or wild drugs. Both are great books and wild drugs has been signed.
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