This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of 1 Oct to be featured on the main site. This contest should showcase your best quality work, demonstrating at least moderate skill with a camera and a general understanding of the artistic aspects of photography. Remember, the selected photo will be displayed on our main site header for a week. Submit something that you and the members of our site will want to look at and admire for seven days!  This contest is for the community to choose what they LIKE (not what they dislike), with the most liked being displayed on the main site header for a week.  .: Voting Closes on October 1st at 9:30pm EDT (UTC-4) :.

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9 Answers 9


Big Sand Lake

Big Sand Lake

D7000, 10-24mm at 10mm
0.6s, f/16, ISO 100

LEE .9 Hard Grad ND

See on flickr here

  • You have to win! :)
    – garik
    Sep 26, 2012 at 7:34
  • I would love to! I think I've taken 2nd the last few. And when I posted my Owl picture, it got almost enough but landscapes kept beating it...now a bird is going to beat the landscapes :P. so it goes :-)
    – camflan
    Sep 26, 2012 at 15:36
  • Perhaps, but perhaps not! :P I'm surprised my Chickadee received as many votes as it has. Well, here's to the battle for the win! :)
    – jrista
    Sep 27, 2012 at 2:29
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    Haha! I jumped in front somehow. I like a good battle :-) good luck!
    – camflan
    Sep 27, 2012 at 5:05
  • great atmosphere, +1 Sep 28, 2012 at 19:50
  • my congratulations
    – garik
    Oct 2, 2012 at 18:27
  • Congrats on the win! :)
    – jrista
    Oct 2, 2012 at 20:26

Black-Capped Chickadee

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See full size (slightly different frame)

An energetic chickadee in my back yard that was storing seeds under bark for winter gave me the prime opportunity to get some frame-filling photographs with the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS lens and my Kenko 1.4x PRO 300 DGX teleconverter a couple weeks ago. This is one of the many shots taken with my Canon 7D and the 300mm rental lens. A 100% crop (only the top was chopped off to fit the site header.)


  • Canon 7D
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS
  • Kenko 1.4x TC PRO 300 DGX


  • 1/800 second
  • f/4.0
  • ISO 800
  • -2 EC (Av mode)
  • 420mm
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    Great capture! Personally, I think this frame is more interesting. Sep 21, 2012 at 15:12
  • Thanks. :) I guess we'll see if people are interested in seeing a bird on the home page. (Seems landscapes are historically the favorite picks...but I thought I'd throw in something new and different to see how it went.)
    – jrista
    Sep 21, 2012 at 17:22
  • It would be a refreshing change. Personally, I don't take bird/animal pictures but I do appreciate them. Sep 21, 2012 at 17:40

A Gorge

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Magic Fountain

Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark. Larger version here.

Beautiful colors and well-maintained. Looked out of place in northern Europe :)


On the river

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Larger version here


Near Point Reyes in California. Canon 400D with Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens.


Larger version

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    What software did you use to resize the image? The edges of the boat appear distorted. Maybe try resizing again?
    – Leah
    Sep 21, 2012 at 3:24
  • Fixed. I had resized it with the wrong setting for extreme shrinkage. Sep 21, 2012 at 9:39

Leysin, Switzerland

Swiss mountains and a few trees.

EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20 @10mm


Sunset by the bay

Sunset by the bay

Location : Mumbai, India




I had some problem with the resizing and sharpening of the flowers hopefully it came out ok. Larger

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