Weekly #595 - Trios Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 16/12/2018
Judge: Perspicador

This is Three of a kind, so would you please submit images containing three kindred or related objects? These will be judged not only for the quality of the picture but also for the perceived difficulty in obtaining your shot. So anything from Aardvarks to Zebra - in groups of three, taken with Pentax or approved related equipment. from your archives or especially for this competition. Judging will take place a week today. Good luck Everyone!
Competition Entries

Perspicador

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 08:13
Weekly #595 - Trios

1. John Riley
2, tyronet2000
3. Noelcmn

Everyone else is Highly Commended.

Thank you to Everyone who submitted to this competition. Taking part is such a big slice of the action. There are some thunderously good captures here. Some adjudication follows:-

1. JAK - One Tree, Three Cows What a quiet, understated peaceful scene to kick us off with! Our bovine friends take a well-spaced similar shape in the foreground and the fields fall away in harmony. I cannot fault this.

2. tyronet2000 - Who Dares Wns High Drama Leaps out of this frenetic chase. It is easy to underestimate the challenge of witnessing such a contest as this, but it is a major contender which I rate very highly, This is so difficult to do well. A great achievement,

3. John Riley - The Original Jersey Boy A really intriguing triple-take on a famous performing icon which works wonderfully well in highlighting the central figure so he stands out. A beautiful poster and again, far from easy!

4. Davidwozhere - Teeny tiny drops on a money spider's web This [i][macro/i] is completely mesmerising and fills me with fascination when I see a part of the world that is beyond the naked eye. with iridescent reflections that dazzle! Beautiful.

5. drofmit - Where's the Building site? A rare sighting of transitory Common Cranes. opportunely captured and well spaced, I think we all wish we could observe the complete journey of such creatures.

6. Nigelk - Three Arches and a Visitor The green spook that fills the centre arch of these dimly lit ruins tickles me pink! Full marks for a florid imagination in creating this - with three such spooks you would have won the competition.

[7. JudithAnn - Once Upon A Time there were three little pigs/b] Another agricultural theme. I love how attentively different the porkies are, yet an undeniable trio. A good close-up.

8. GlymM - Three Old Buses I had just been waiting for a bus - now three come along at once! Good attention to detail - and crystal clear,

9. newbie50user - Three Wheels Yes, three wheels do constitute a tricycle, and with the extenuating circumstances you describe. I'll give you this. I would, of course, be completely happy if it was three tricycles! Nice try.,

[10, Aitch 53 - Red White & Blue/b] I am looking at these three cubes and still wondering what they really are. I will leave others to wonder why you are freezing washing up liquid.

[b]11, Smudge - Three sailing boats
This is a beauty which nearly upsets the apple-cart at this late stage. It puts us in mind of barmier days than today in Merrie Old England,

[b12, Retsoor - Threesome]
Beautiful Butterflies, I am getting a sense of copy and paste from this picture. but it fulfils the specification, so I am not about to make an issue of it

13. EricD1306 - 3 Penguins Penguins are great contortionists. which sometimes make them look a bit gawky.

14, noelcmn - Rictvlei Rhino The gentle giants are so vulnerable and globally threatened. Recognizing this, your picture is a remarkable rarity - and with regret, the world is not doing enough to protect the poor rhino. Would that Mankind was more far-sighted than these poor myopic creatures,

15, Abe_Normal - Three Hussite Warriors Some intriguing works of Art round off our competition.

That completes the roundup. Thanks again, Everyone.

Rod,

tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 09:26
Congratulations to the Winner and other podium Places espcially for awarding me the coverted 2nd spot. Thanks to Rod for the interesting subject the judging and the comprehensive comments. Well Done all who entered.
Regards
Stan

PPG

GlynM

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 10:07
Many thanks Rodney for a great competition that certainly attracted a good number of excellent images. I believe that this was you first competition to judge and I think you did it really well, congratulations & welcome to the Judges club .

Congratulations as well to John, Stan & Noel. I am certainly in awe of that fantastic Rhino shot!

An excellent set of images all round.

Glyn
Last Edited by GlynM on 17/12/2018 - 10:11

Aitch53

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 10:51
Perspicador wrote:
Weekly #595 - Trios

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Everyone else is Highly Commended.

I don't mind sharing - thanks!

Perspicador wrote:

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10, Aitch 53 - Red White & Blue I am looking at these three cubes and still wondering what they really are. I will leave others to wonder why you are freezing washing up liquid.

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1. Spirit of scientific curiosity?
2. I had the makings for another picture and decided on something different for this comp?
3. See my sig
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.

Nigelk

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 12:24
Well done the winners some great shots from all and thanks to Perspicador for an interesting topic and judging.
I have to agree, three ghouls would have made a much stronger trio

johnriley

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 13:26
Thanks for the judging and another great competition.

I'll be back with a new competition in a short while......
Best regards, John
Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 17:45
There was no copy and paste involved in the butterfly shot They were exactly as I came across them. had to hand hold as I did not have a tripod. Quite happy to supply Raw file

Perspicador

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 18:44
Aitch53 wrote:
Perspicador wrote:
Weekly #595 - Trios

...

Everyone else is Highly Commended.

I don't mind sharing - thanks!

Perspicador wrote:

...

10, Aitch 53 - Red White & Blue I am looking at these three cubes and still wondering what they really are. I will leave others to wonder why you are freezing washing up liquid.

...

1. Spirit of scientific curiosity?
2. I had the makings for another picture and decided on something different for this comp?
3. See my sig

Yes, afraid of some afters on this: Red White & Blue Take three beakers, pour Cherryade into the first, some milk into the second and some of that disgustingly blue mouthwash into the last. Take your photo. Was job done methinks, unless you want to lead a complicated life? To elucidate, my eyes were telling me you have some pieces of a mysterious children's construction set ( pull the other one? Lego!)

Perspicador

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 19:00
retsoor wrote:
There was no copy and paste involved in the butterfly shot They were exactly as I came across them. had to hand hold as I did not have a tripod. Quite happy to supply Raw file

Apologies for this - I was trying to account for the white border and your explanation is too plausible to be in doubt!
Quote:
... the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
W.B Yeats

Noelcmn

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 20:58
Congratulations John, as noted, poster worthy image, and super PP. Worthy winner. And extended to my fellow podium placed Tyronet2000. Appreciate the 3rd spot, and even more appreciative of the connection made with the plight of these gentle giants. I am sure you noticed the horns have been removed, a move to minimize them becoming victims of poaching. Some of them are growing again, so probably in a few weeks time the same process to remove the horns will happen. Pity though, just does not look the same. But then again, I'd rather have a hornless Rhino than a dead one! Super challenge, as usual high quality entries. Thanks for the challenge, the judging exercise and CC's Perspicador.

drofmit

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 23:52
Thanks for the competition and quick judging... there is something about numbers that attracts photographers...
And you should have seen me creep out of the car, camera in hand to get that shot of the cranes... through the gateway we'd just driven past!!

Congrats to Mr Riley for a masterful bit of post-processing... try doing that in the days of chemicals!!
Stan's picture gives the lie to "Pentax cameras can't do action".... they can... you just have to know how to take a photo!! I had that down as the winner....
And Noel's lovely Rhinos.... good job they were gentle giants.... given the persecution they've suffered, I would attack anything if I had their small brain.
Congatulations to the two runners up... and nice to be amongst the HCs...
oh, we all are?
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.

drofmit

Link Posted 17/12/2018 - 23:59
Perspicador wrote:
retsoor wrote:
There was no copy and paste involved in the butterfly shot They were exactly as I came across them. had to hand hold as I did not have a tripod. Quite happy to supply Raw file

Apologies for this - I was trying to account for the white border and your explanation is too plausible to be in doubt!

Rodney, that white border is correct... one of the distinguishing features... it just appears odd and extra bright when oof... it should be just a little brighter when in focus... but the common [not very] blue males have the brightest border...
as a butterfly recorder for our area, I have to count these... and their close relatives... and I use that strange flash of white as they are flying.....
We even get the Large Blue just here... plenty of Marjoram and the correct ants!
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/12/2018 - 00:12
Fantastic breadth of subject matter here from the enormous to the tiny. Congratulations to the podiums and, as Rodney says, highly commended everyone else.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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