Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Help a girl out, would you?



I'm so excited. Our zoo is sponsoring a photo contest. The grand prize is a camera. A BIG camera. I'm daring to believe you don't have to OWN a big camera to WIN a big camera. Because what would be the point of that?

I need your opinion. I may need several opinions on different categories before it is all over. Not to mention VOTES. But first I have to be in the running.

There are some extremely photogenic animals on the trail...take this amur leopard, for example. Handsome, no? I bet he poses like this for all the girls. If you had to vote, which pose would you choose?












OR...

would you poke the sleeping bear instead?



18 comments:

Tiger said...

it's hard, they're all good, but #3.

:>D

Melissa Mae said...

I like #2

Rita said...

My mom was an artist and I love wildlife. My choice would be #1. A full color picture of an absolutely beautiful leopard. If this were chosen it could be made into prints easily. I also liked the third one but think number #1 is the winner. :)

Rita said...

Just thought of something. Ask Pioneer Woman she would know for sure.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

#2 - it's not the "usual" picture and that makes me like it.

Dea said...

OH! They are all so great. One or three would be my choice but I cant seem to choose between them two lol

Betty said...

I like Nr. 3 the best. They are all good though! Good luck!!

Britney said...

Thanks for your comment on my post! :) which zoo is holding the contest? My vote would be the 2nd or 3rd of the leopard. Great shots!

Givinya De Elba said...

You must win! That would be great!

I'm for leopard #1 ... but I see that everyone has a different idea so who knows what the judges will want?

Yeah - I wonder what Ree would say? (WWRD?)

Elsie's Daughter said...

I have to say #3, The color and the detail stand out. It looks like there is a butterfly just out of view and the leopard is intent on that.

Michelle said...

I would say #3! The fact that you can see the eye color makes it look like you were in the cage with the leopard!

Megan Grunder said...

Thank you so much for your comments. It's great to hear you spent time in Haiti too... it does change you forever doesn't it?
I would say the second leopard shot myself, but they're all great.

Dea said...

Yay! I know! Angie gave me the chance and I am so grateful she linked it in! I threw that post together and was so excited to still get it linked!

Skeller said...

#3 is my absolute fav. great focus, great clarity, great expression, strong composition.

Gosh, Tracy - I hope ever so much that you win!! A nice camera would be well loved and well used by you!!!

jen said...

my daughter and i were just there today taking pictures too!
i love the second leopard one.
but that bear is almost huggable too.

stefanie said...

2 or 3. Did you adjust the color in 3? I'm wondering, if you fiddle with the contrast a bit can you get the richer color of 2 and pop him out of the background a little more?

That said, I love the bottom of the bear's foot. So interesting!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think #3 has the best contrast but I do love the expression in #2. :) blessings, marlene

Joy said...

I'm liking the 3rd one for the contest, but all are so good Tracy,
♥ Joy