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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 03:54 PM

***** Finals for the Feb Photo Contest ***** NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS Time to vote


We usually take the top three vote getters in each preliminary thread for the final voting - plus the next highest vote getter to make it 10 photos.


I am pleased to show you the 10 finalists, and tell you that in the run-off the “Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico” prevailed
BUT at the very end
the “Rocky Mountain Reflects” ended up to be the 10th one having the highest vote count by one vote. So they both got in for the finals.


Here they are:

Please vote, keep them kicked, and enjoy.
We love your comments.
Thank you all!


The finalists for "National and State Parks":


Steam Rising From the Spring - Ichetucknee Springs SP in FL



Big Bend National Park


Rocky Mountain Reflects



Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico


Spring in the Tetons



Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas


Old and Faithful Friend



Morning on Yellowstone Lake


Death Valley



Sunset, Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin Florida




169 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
Steam Rising From the Spring - Ichetucknee Springs SP in FL
36 (21%)
Big Bend National Park
54 (32%)
Rocky Mountain Reflects
13 (8%)
Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico
16 (9%)
Spring in the Tetons
8 (5%)
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas
6 (4%)
Old and Faithful Friend
11 (7%)
Morning on Yellowstone Lake
11 (7%)
Death Valley
7 (4%)
Sunset, Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin Florida
7 (4%)
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Reply ***** Finals for the Feb Photo Contest ***** NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS Time to vote (Original post)
Mira Feb 2021 OP
Squinch Feb 2021 #1
BeerBarrelPolka Feb 2021 #5
Harker Feb 2021 #6
snacker Feb 2021 #20
2naSalit Feb 2021 #2
Solly Mack Feb 2021 #3
madaboutharry Feb 2021 #4
patricia92243 Feb 2021 #7
UpInArms Feb 2021 #8
MelissaB Feb 2021 #9
procon Feb 2021 #10
lamp_shade Feb 2021 #11
planetc Feb 2021 #12
JohnnyLib2 Feb 2021 #13
mnhtnbb Feb 2021 #14
northoftheborder Feb 2021 #15
steventh Feb 2021 #16
llmart Feb 2021 #17
alfredo Feb 2021 #18
Omaha Steve Feb 2021 #19
Squinch Feb 2021 #21
IcyPeas Feb 2021 #22
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2021 #23
Jarqui Feb 2021 #24
Traildogbob Feb 2021 #25
Butterflylady Feb 2021 #26
erronis Feb 2021 #27
wryter2000 Feb 2021 #28
Biophilic Feb 2021 #29
BarbD Feb 2021 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #31
dmr Feb 2021 #32
rdking647 Feb 2021 #33
a kennedy Feb 2021 #34
Mira Feb 2021 #35
Xolodno Feb 2021 #36
mnhtnbb Feb 2021 #37
leftyladyfrommo Feb 2021 #38
Callalily Feb 2021 #39
Mira Feb 2021 #40
mnhtnbb Feb 2021 #41
rdking647 Feb 2021 #42
Mira Feb 2021 #43
Wawannabe Feb 2021 #44
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #45
Mira Feb 2021 #46
HAB911 Feb 2021 #47
Mira Feb 2021 #48
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #49
electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #50
sakabatou Feb 2021 #51
mnhtnbb Feb 2021 #52
Mira Feb 2021 #53
William Seger Feb 2021 #54
Mira Feb 2021 #55
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #56
Mira Feb 2021 #57
mnhtnbb Feb 2021 #58
Mira Feb 2021 #59
Callalily Feb 2021 #60
FakeNoose Feb 2021 #61

Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 03:58 PM

1. This is the best batch ever! How do you choose?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:02 PM

5. Right??

They are all so beautiful!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:07 PM

6. I'd hit the "all of the above" button if I could. n/t

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:31 PM

20. Agreed. nt

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:00 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:00 PM

3. K&R

Great job, Mira!

Excellent selection of finalists!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:00 PM

4. It is hard to choose.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:09 PM

7. k/r

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:11 PM

8. That was just not fair

I clicked on the thread ... and was just transported ... and besotted at the absolute beauty of each of those photographs ... and ... then ...

Wham!

I realized you expected me to choose!?!

I did ... but I wanted to pick ALL OF THEM

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:18 PM

9. Every single one of these is beautiful.

Thank you all for sharing your talent and passion with us mere mortals.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:26 PM

10. All of them are so beautiful it's hard to pick just one.

This is one of the best selections ever. Good work everyone!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:32 PM

11. kick

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:00 PM

12. All of the photographers see the world as I do. They're stunned too.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:25 PM

13. I wanna go! Any and all.


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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:26 PM

14. Kick

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:32 PM

15. Just exquisite, beautifully composed photographs. I cannot choose. Thanks to all you wonderful

photographers.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:38 PM

16. kick

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:45 PM

17. K&R

I want every one of these framed and on my wall so I can pretend that I'm vacationing in each park. Every last one of these photos is amazing!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:55 PM

18. KNR

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 05:57 PM

19. K&R!


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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:34 PM

21. I'm a little sad because the ones getting the fewer votes are also SUCH fabulous photos!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:38 PM

22. our national parks are incredibly beautiful

all the photos are winners.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:39 PM

23. Rising steam is the best composition, but

Big Bend is the most challenging and mesmerizing. Kudo's to everyone who entered.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:39 PM

24. K&R

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:45 PM

25. These stunning photos

Show what actually Makes America Great.
Without the impact of people.
Nature is how to make it great.

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:45 PM

26. Death Valley would make a fantastic mural

On a wall or side of building. Hard to pick only one.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:47 PM

27. What, in my mind, is masterful is keeping the ravages of humanity out of these photos.

That's why we need the parks. To show us what is possible without human destruction and pollution.

I'm enjoying the clear skies in northern New England without all of the contrails of jets carrying people who think they are important, or who have money and time to waste.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:52 PM

28. So hard to choose

They're all so fabulous. Some are breathtaking.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:54 PM

29. What a great selection of national park photos.

All of these are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your work.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 07:10 PM

30. Absolutely spectacular!

Impossible choice.

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 08:46 PM

31. Kick!

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 08:54 PM

32. Kick

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 09:20 PM

33. kick

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 09:24 PM

34. Kicking......

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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:21 PM

35. Kick

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:30 AM

36. I've been to six of those parks.

Preservation of our parks is important.

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 06:33 AM

37. Good morning kick.

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 06:58 AM

38. How do you choose? They are all wonderful. nt

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 08:39 AM

39. Kick for voting.

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 10:12 AM

40. Kick

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:48 PM

41. Kick!

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:37 PM

42. kick

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:56 PM

43. Kick

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 02:25 PM

44. Kickin. nt

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 04:01 PM

45. Midday Kick!

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 04:59 PM

46. Kick

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 09:23 PM

47. NIGHT OWLS VOTE!

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 11:30 PM

48. Kick

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 02:11 AM

49. Kick!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 02:58 AM

50. Tough choice!

Finally went for the Petrograph.
Love the deep sharp focus from the 'graphs all the way to the mountains. The rhythym of the mid hill, to mountains, to the clouds above.

There was wonderful stuff in all three original posts.

Here also love the composition of the "steam rising".
So busy looking at the tree branches of Death Valley didn't notice the sunrise glow on the mountains in the distance. Lovely.
Spring in The Tetons was another favorite. Lovely contrast of bright yellow flowers in the he front and cool blues of the Tetons in the backgroubd.
Big Bend. Around what was your exposure if you remember?

All are quite nice in their own ways. 👍

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 03:03 AM

51. These are beautiful

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:46 AM

52. Please vote!

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 11:26 AM

53. Kick

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 05:54 PM

54. Kick

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 07:43 PM

55. Kick

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 11:08 PM

56. Kick!

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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 11:44 PM

57. Kick

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:32 AM

58. Still time to vote!

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Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:52 AM

59. Kick

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Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:25 PM

60. Kick for voting.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:33 PM

61. They're all so great, it's hard to have a favorite

Well done everyone!

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