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County Fair Photography Entry

Post by gbeck » August 8th, 2014, 9:08 pm

I'm posting this a little late for adequate feedback, but if you can help at all, it'd be great. I want to enter some photos into the photography division at my local county fair, but I am having a hard time deciding what to enter. I can enter 3 photos, in various categories. Which is your favorite?

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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by John Martin » August 9th, 2014, 6:25 pm

I really like the Great Basin head shot, but that tiny flaw of cutting off a bit of its tongue sorta ruins it for me (I realize I'm nitpicking); same with the garter. Be careful when framing your subject! The lighting on the isopod is really cool. I guess my favorite would have to be the Phidippus :thumb: Good job all around :beer:

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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by Stohlgren » August 12th, 2014, 8:21 am

What are the categories you can enter photos?

I like the rattlesnake head shot and the pill bug the best.

I like the lighting on the spadefoot shot, but the open mouth seems unusual. The gopher snake in hand has interesting lighting and would be good in some kind of people interacting with nature category, if one exists. The leaf beetle and the jumping spider don't do much for me.

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Post by justinm » August 12th, 2014, 1:48 pm

The Gopher snake in hand is well done with the flash fall off. I like that one, along with the spadefoot. The Scorpion is pretty cool as well, but I don't think you're going to win hearts at a County Fair with the inverts. I would say the Toad is your best bet for winning.

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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by chrish » August 15th, 2014, 12:22 pm

I think it depends on the categories available.

I think the rattlesnake should be one of your entries.
The gopher snake or spadefoot would be good entries if you can generate a catchy title for the pictures. A clever title can give a picture a better chance of winning. The gophersnake shot is particularly well done, but it will take a good title to get judges to appreciate it fully.

The jumping spider would be a good entry for a macro category.

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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by gbeck » August 19th, 2014, 7:38 pm

Thanks for all the feedback, everyone. I entered 3 categories, 1 image per category, and got 3 blue ribbons!

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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by ADCIII » August 19th, 2014, 8:45 pm

Great, which pics in what cats?

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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by gbeck » August 20th, 2014, 6:54 am

Artistic / Other
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Wildlife
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Macro
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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by jamison » August 20th, 2014, 1:13 pm

Nice work, Gavin. That's great!

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Re: County Fair Photography Entry

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » August 20th, 2014, 2:05 pm

Congratulations on your blue ribbons! Outstanding!

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