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.: Voting Closes on Feb 5th at 11:59pm EDT (UTC-4) :.


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  • Every week there are many submissions with wrong image dimensions. Maybe you should consider reformatting your question so the rules are first and in those rules the image dimensions comes as the first rule. People are lazy and only read the first couple of lines and keep on reading only when it interests them ;) – Stormenet Feb 3 '12 at 14:43
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    @Stormenet: We had the same problem when the rules were first. Some people just don't read the rules... – jrista Feb 3 '12 at 16:16
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At Camp

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  • That's beautiful. It's the trail leading us through the snow and into the scene that makes it. – Mark Whitaker Feb 1 '12 at 23:46
  • Thank you @Mark. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Feb 2 '12 at 14:38
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Sharp look-out

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An image of one of multiple booths that shelter the dam flow control machinery of a hydroelectricity power plant through the river Rhine.

They always seemd to me like guards looking out for problems - like a Meerkat - in their case maybe for the big wave?

larger versions on flickr or 500px

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    I like this, and in fact have upvoted, but it isn't quite straight, and that bothers me. With a completely symmetric shot like this, straightness is important. It is more obvious upon enlarging. – BBischof Jan 30 '12 at 14:14
  • @BBischof, absolutely. Unfortunately I noticed the flaw also while scaling down for this submission. So I fixed the straightness in post for the image here. But since I had bad experiences with updating an image on flickr (comments, views, links removed) the larger versions still have that flaw of not proper straightness. Thank you for your comment and of course for upvoting :-) – el_migu_el Jan 30 '12 at 17:22
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    I like the photo. Looks like an owl to me. – Vian Esterhuizen Feb 1 '12 at 15:50
  • @Vian Esterhuizen: thank you, yeah could be an owl too :) – el_migu_el Feb 3 '12 at 7:22
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(battle of the oranges!)

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This is my Mango!

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in big here

  • I like this photo but I didn't know you could eat a mango with the skin on – fluf Feb 1 '12 at 7:54
  • @flur and neither without washing the hands before (see nails) :-) – gsharp Feb 1 '12 at 8:38
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    I didn't even notice that :P (lol @ flur) – fluf Feb 1 '12 at 11:07
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2 To GO!

Purple Beauty

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iN deep thoughts

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Straight from the horse's mouth

Straight from the horse's mouth

Lensbaby Composer, Double Glass, f/5.6

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Orange Bubbles

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I can walk in Snow

I can walk in Snow


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    "Images must be 210 px high and up to 375 px wide" – Rowland Shaw Feb 4 '12 at 15:04

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