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August 2015 Photo Contest - Summer

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#1 Eric Mayer

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 09:07 AM

Welcome to the August 2015 Installment of our Casita Club Monthly Photography Contest!


This month's subject is:




The image you enter must reflect "Summer". 


Please read the rules and requests below, then post up your image in this thread!


The winner of this month's contest will receive a $25.00 gift card to Amazon and one short-sleeve Casita Club T-Shirt with a back print.


Feel free to post comments in this thread as well!


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The rules are quite simple and may change depending on the month and subject.


General Rules:


1)  Any photographs submitted must be owned by the member submitting the image and only one image per contest can be submitted per member.  HDR images are allowed.

2)  Images should be a minimum of 650 pixels on the longest side, if possible.

3)  The winning image may be re-posted on the front page, after the approval from the owner of the image. 

4)  Submissions to the Monthly Photography Contest may begin after the monthly topic has been posted, until the end of the month.  Submissions must be either uploaded to The Casita Club Forums, or embedded from an outside website by the owner of the image.  No outside text links to images will be allowed.

5)  All submissions will be listed and voted on by The Casita Club membership at the end of the month.

6)  The winner of the monthly contest will receive a prize to be determined by The Casita Club and listed within the monthly topic thread. 

7)  In order to give more people a chance at winning, individual members can only win once every 6 months.

8)  The winning images will be included in a **once-a-year prize**, to be determined by The Casita Club and listed within the separate quarterly voting thread. (this was changed on 10/01/2014)

9)  The Casita Club, or anyone associated with the owners of the CasitaClub.com website do not and will not claim any type of ownership or license of any images or photographs submitted to The Casita Club Forums.  Eric Mayer will be able to submit an image, but that image will not be included in the monthly votes.


Contest Requests:


I would love for folks to learn from the photographs posted here.  So, as much information as can be provided would be appreciated.  This includes some background information about the photograph, your camera, lens and settings, as well as any other information you feel would be beneficial.


Good luck to anyone who enters!  Feel free to ask any questions in this thread:  http://www.casitaclu...-photo-contest/


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#2 Leehman Wexlin

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 03:55 PM

1D Mark 111. 300mm f/2.8 58mm drop in polarizer. ISO 400

The Swans in summer having a fling !

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#3 arlon

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:51 AM

Bordered Patch butterfly on indian blanket flower in the yard. Shot with Nikon D7100 and 18-300mm Nikon lens. Shot at ISO 200, F8 1/320 sec at focal length of 300mm. 



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#4 wrogers

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:49 AM

  Summer Swimming Hole


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#5 Casita-Freak

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:39 AM

Summer sunsets.


Waurika Lake, Oklahoma


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Edited by Casita-Freak, 14 August 2015 - 07:40 AM.

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#6 wimtnest

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:30 PM

Summer...Sunrise over the casita through the blooming compass plants. Taken with iPhone6. Willow River State Park Wisconsin image_zpsrmfpwcwt.jpg

Edited by wimtnest, 18 August 2015 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:15 PM

This is what passes for summer around our place...


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

Honey Bee in the process of making Fireweed Honey


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 03:57 AM

Summer - get the toys out and have fun on the grass.

Glider launch


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Summer 2009 Frazier Lake Airpark, California.

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#10 Us burros

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:42 PM



The ideal temperature for the inside of a beehive is 94° and sometimes on a warm summer night it is just more comfortable to bee on the front porch.


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Olympus E500

F-stop     F/8

Exposure 1/60Sec.

ISO 400

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#11 Eric Mayer

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 04:32 AM

Closed for now.  I will put up the voting and the new contest today.


Thanks to all that participated!


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