Παρασκευή, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

September is over, get ready for October...


Thanks to all who have participated so far in the September PM competition, however photos can still be sent in, until October 3rd. 
So far the participation for September was roughly half of the July/August competition (participatns and photos), which was somewhat expected. Therefore, if you have some September photos that you haven't processed yet, now is the time, please send them to us!


Voting will start on October 4th and last for one week, like last time. There will be another annoucement here when it's open.


Photo gallery: September Photos
Photo submission: pbrgreece@gmail.com


Καλή τύχη στις φωτογραφίες του Οκτώβρη!


Σάββατο, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

6 days left to take September photos!


Just a short reminder, this is the last September weekend - if you haven't been out yet this month for photo shooting, this is the time to go... the biggest heat is over, and the light is as good as it gets most of the day! We only have 11 submissions so far for this month, so we are waiting for your entries! If you want to participate, please send us your photos until October 3rd at the latest.


Here is a short reminder of some important rules:
- A maximum of 5 photos can be sumbitted per person per month.
- Photos should not exceed 1200 pixels width, or 900 pixels hight.
- Please do not include any names or watermarks in the photos or the EXIF-data.
- The main subject of the photo should be wildlife (a non-domestic wild animal).
- Any wildlife (wild animal) is allowed, as long as it has been photographed within the borders of Greece.



Happy shooting!

Δευτέρα, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Winner Photo of the Month July-August 2011: Nikos Boukas-Anestis

We are happy to announce the winner of the first Photo of the Month competition, Nikos Boukas-Anestis, for his great shot of a Wood-Sandpiper: Congratulations!


1st Place: Nikos Boukas-Anestis




The second place went to Nikos Fokas, known already as the winner of two categories of the last annual Photo Bird Race, for his exellent shot of the two Pallid Swifts: Congratulations here, too!

2nd Place: Nikos Fokas




Well, I'm not going to congratulate myself, but thanks to all who voted for my photo anyway!



3rd Place: Felix Rehsteiner


First of all, we'd like to say a big THANK YOU to all the people who have participated, with their great wildlife photos, their votes, their friendly comments, or with all together!!!

It was the first edition of the Photo of the Month for everybody, so things did not always go as smoothly as wished with the voting, but finally I think we managed to come through with a fair system - which focuses on electing the best photos instead of the photographer who has the most friends. Our voting system needs to be refined still in the future, but in general it has worked well this first time.

We are also thinking of introducing animal categories in the future, but need to see first how the participation will be in the next two month. If there are enough animals for categories such as reptiles and insects, we might split the photos up into catgories, in order to make the voting easier.

Therefore: we need your participation, not only now, but in the future, too!

Thanks to all, and happy shooting for Semptember!


The full classement according to the photo numbers as well as the full voting sheet can be looked up under the links here below. The photo gallery has been updated with the photographer's names now.





Full classment according to the photo numbers: Full Results
Voting sheet: Votes

Σάββατο, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

One day left for voting...

For those who haven't voted yet, the voting sheet for the PM July-August will be open until tomorrow night, and results will be published on monday or tuesday. So far we have around 20 valid votes, but we would like to see more, so if you have 5 minutes to spare please vote!

To remind you, voting is allowed for members of the EOE, members of the Greek Nature Photography forum, or for people who have participated in at least one of the competitions.

Meanwhile the competition for September is going on, so feel free to submit photos if you have some already!

Link to photo gallery for July-August: Photos July-August

The photo gallery for September: Photos September
Submission for September: pbrgreece@gmail.com

Thanks for participating, all!



Κυριακή, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

PM: Voting for July/August open, photos for September can be submitted


Submission for the frist edition of the Photo of the Month competition has ended, while photos for September can be submitted already.


The final numbers: 
25 photographers have submitted 84 photos, of which 56 are of birds, followed by 18 insects, 4 reptiles, 5 aquatic animals, and 1 mammal. Although I'd sure like to see more mammals in the future (not easy here in Greece), I am glad we were able to cover all major animal categories. 
The quality of the photos is generally very high, so it will be extremely difficult to make a choice. Nevertheless we ask you to look carefully through them, and to vote for your 5 favorites through the voting sheet!


Once more, we would like to thank all photographers who have participated, and hope to get even more photos this month!!!


A few reminders for the voting system:
- The voting is allowed for all members of the HOS/EOE, members of the Greek Nature Photography Forum (see special links on the right side), or for persons who have themselves participated at least once in the "Photo of the Month" competition (can be the current one).
- Each voter can give 5 votes: 5 points for the best, 4 points for the second, and 3 point for the third, 2 points for the fourth, and 1 point for the fifth best photo.
- Voting for your own photos is strictly prohibited. Each voter can vote only once!



Photo Gallery (best viewed with the "Sliedeshow" button): Photo Gallery July/August

Submission for September here: pbrgreece@gmail.com

Πέμπτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Photo of the Month, first edtition: THANKS TO ALL!


August is over, so the photo-taking period for the first edition of the Photo of the Month -competition (I will use the shortage "PM" in the future) has ended. There are still three days left for submitting the photos, but one thing is already clear: it was a great success, thanks to all who have participated!

So far we have 25 photographers who submitted a stunning total of 81 photos! And what is the most pleasant thing to see, is that the quality of most photos is nothing short of outstanding ...μπράβο παιδιά!


Of course we don't stop here, after all there comes September after August... and with it the fall-migration of many bird-species! So we are already waiting for your next PM's submissions, keep on taking photos out there... we hope to increase the participation even furhter this time!


The voting sheet for July-August will be made available in around 4 days from now, around September 4th-5th. Meanwhile you can see the already submitted photos here: Photo Gallery  
If you use the "Slideshow" button, the photos look even better and can be seen at full-size.


Submission of photos here:pbrgreece@gmail.com


Happy shooting to all!
Felix