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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:04 AM Apr 2020

😀The April Photography Final Vote Is Now Open For Business😀 [View all]

Hey all

We have had a marvellous April contest to date. The images have been awe inspiring. Based on "bokeh, the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light" the glorious photography of an exceptionally talented group of DUers has been a blessing in a time of uncertainty. Managing this contest has certainly lifted my spirits.

The poll will stay open for 72 hours and I will be announcing the winner shortly thereafter.

We have 10 entries in the final this month as on one thread we had a tie for third place. We had 636 votes in total and thank you to everyone who turned out to vote in the first round. You have chosen the following pictures for the final round. So without further ado…




Up close and personal

April Showers



Portal to another world!

Cherry Blossoms


Hearty Congratulations to everyone who made it to the final round.
Posted to GD as per Skinners permission

81 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
14 (17%)
7 (9%)
22 (27%)
Up close and personal
2 (2%)
April Showers
4 (5%)
1 (1%)
8 (10%)
Portal to another world!
6 (7%)
Cherry Blossoms
4 (5%)
13 (16%)
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I think this month's contest tops the list as "toughest ever". lamp_shade Apr 2020 #1
Thanks, Soph, for managing this one. Well timed and needed, indeed! CurtEastPoint Apr 2020 #2
I have really enjoyed hosting this time round Soph0571 Apr 2020 #3
This was really a difficult cut. Zoonart Apr 2020 #4
K & R femmocrat Apr 2020 #5
TY Soph & Entrants SheltieLover Apr 2020 #6
As usual, I haven't figured out how to planetc Apr 2020 #7
Kick democrank Apr 2020 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author 2naSalit Apr 2020 #9
Good luck everyone! 2naSalit Apr 2020 #10
Very, very beautiful photos. Scarsdale Apr 2020 #11
Got my winner picked out.......although all could be the winner. a kennedy Apr 2020 #12
It is very difficult to choose this month. I want at least 3 of them to win. Beautiful photos. Shrike47 Apr 2020 #13
As usual, a difficult choice. BobTheSubgenius Apr 2020 #14
REALLY hard to choose Kali Apr 2020 #15
Kick burrowowl Apr 2020 #16
K&R IcyPeas Apr 2020 #17
I need to think about it and come back after I whittle the choices down to 5. GemDigger Apr 2020 #18
LOL Soph0571 Apr 2020 #25
I am now down to three. I am not kidding, it's tough. GemDigger Apr 2020 #26
Thank you to every photographer - all of this month's photos are gorgeous. crickets Apr 2020 #19
K&R for visibility. nt tblue37 Apr 2020 #20
kick Soph0571 Apr 2020 #21
Just a wonderful collection of photos. Thank you!!! Fla Dem Apr 2020 #22
Kick! mnhtnbb Apr 2020 #23
K & R icymist Apr 2020 #24
Kick Niagara Apr 2020 #27
as usual, not a bum in the lot Skittles Apr 2020 #28
K&R! I wish I could vote for each one of these, great photos! Rhiannon12866 Apr 2020 #29
K&R SMC22307 Apr 2020 #30
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2020 #31
kick Soph0571 Apr 2020 #32
kick steventh Apr 2020 #33
One of the most difficult choices, yet. GoCubsGo Apr 2020 #34
Please vote! Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2020 #35
kick Behind the Aegis Apr 2020 #36
These are all wonderful! hermetic Apr 2020 #37
Like many here tiredtoo Apr 2020 #38
First past the post I am afraid Soph0571 Apr 2020 #41
I understand that tiredtoo Apr 2020 #44
Punt Tom Kitten Apr 2020 #39
kick Soph0571 Apr 2020 #40
K&R! horseshoecrab Apr 2020 #42
Kick flying rabbit Apr 2020 #43
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2020 #45
Kick! mnhtnbb Apr 2020 #46
Good morning kick. mnhtnbb Apr 2020 #47
Back again mnhtnbb Apr 2020 #48
18 hours left to vote! Tom Kitten Apr 2020 #49
Come me hearties and vote for your favourite Soph0571 Apr 2020 #50
My eyes are bleeding alfredo Apr 2020 #53
Kick! Talitha Apr 2020 #51
Only 4 hours left to vote Soph0571 Apr 2020 #52
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