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Old 03-31-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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bluebirdhappiness Feathered Friends & Foes Photo Contest Announcement & Rules

Feathered Friends & Foes Photo Contest
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Start: 1 April, 2010
Deadline for entries: 31 July, 2010

All members are welcome and encouraged to participate. Any subject that would fall under the classification of being a feathered friend or foe is appropriate for the contest.

Wildlife Gardeners’ editing rule:
Altered Images—Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e. hand coloring, toning, bleaching, collage and photo composites, etc.) will be disqualified.

Clarification of the above:
Minor alterations such as cropping, rotating, and resizing will be permitted.
Adding or replacing elements in an image will not be permitted.

FW, where does WG stand on basics like enhancing contrast? Assuming nothing is added or subtracted and keeping in mind much outdoor photography is done in poor lighting conditions.

Did the basic enhancement help reflect the subject matter as it originally appeared? Yes or no?
What we need to avoid is crossing that line by allowing any images that would otherwise be unattainable without digital manipulation. This is a photo contest not an art contest. We don’t want to end up in a position where we are forced to define art. All members are on their honor to submit what they believe represents what was really there. We’re keeping it simple to rely on everyone’s integrity and for the sanity of the judges.

All decisions of the three judges on placements and prize winners will be final.

By entering, participants grant permission for their winning photos to be used as an anchor photo in a forum on the Wildlife Gardeners.

National Wildlife Federation has contributed the book 'Field Guide to Birds of North America' By Edward Brinkley as a prize for the winner of our Feathered Friends & Foes Photo Contest:

Amazon.com: National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Birds of North America (9781402738746): Edward S. Brinkley, Craig Tufts: Books

Good luck with your entries, and we hope you enjoy the photo contest!

Supplemental rules for the Feathered Friends & Foes Contest per Staff:

#1 - no limit on number of entries.

#2 - photos need not be taken in the current year entered.

#3 - please include the common name & scientific name of your bird if known.

#4 - please indicate if your bird is an invasive species if known. IE: English House Sparrow, Mute Swan, European Starling.

#5 - post submissions to Feathered Friends & Foes Contest to this thread:

The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards.

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