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trigonus
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PostSubject: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptySun Apr 06, 2008 6:34 pm

I am proposing a competition where members take a picture or pictures of their prized cacti specimens and post them in the gallery. Please create a personal album in the gallery and upload your pics to that. The entries should read "Comp entry #1" etc. Also the photo description should display the category the pic is entering into. Max 3 photos entries per member.

I haven't decided the prizes yet, but they will be decent. If anyone would like to donate any plants or seeds to the comp please PM me or email me trigonus@auscactiforum.net with donations.

The comp will run for (6) months from today, so get those cameras cracking.

I will create a poll thread near the end of the comp period and we will have the winners decided by public choice.

Categories are...

FLOWERS: Best flowering cactus (most attractive flower display on a single cactus)

FORM: Best looking cactus (body form, spination, un blemished etc.)

FREAK: Most bizarre cactus (freaks, monstrosities, chimerae & crests etc. the freakiest cactus around)

Look foward to seeing those pics. Feel free to post questions here.

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Last edited by trigonus on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:42 pm; edited 7 times in total (Reason for editing : Edited to 6 months as only one entrant doesn't qualify as a competition)
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptySun Apr 06, 2008 9:02 pm

Oh I forgot to mention. Please post your intention to enter the competion in this thread.

Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyMon Apr 07, 2008 1:14 pm

Also please add one of the following to your 'photo description' for category entries.

FLOWERS

FORM

FREAK

So we know what category you want to be in.

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PostSubject: FLOWERS   COMPETITION EmptyMon Apr 07, 2008 8:16 pm

Okay,
I've put on three photos of some of my treasures. Registering / letting you know that I am in for the comp.
cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyWed Apr 16, 2008 10:35 pm

can we use freaks for the form entry? a crest for the form tpye for example? a lot of freaks have good form, or should form be left to "normal" types?

i can give some prizes for none AUS members, if there are non Aus winners...i just cant ship anythign into AUS cause customs are so harsh Smile
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyThu Apr 17, 2008 1:25 pm

Yeah form is reserved for non freakish cacti.

Sounds good Kada, not sure if many will enter this comp?

Surely a small amount of seeds could be overlooked ???

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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyThu Apr 17, 2008 5:46 pm

I will be in this.
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyThu Apr 17, 2008 6:34 pm

i have had pollen in a baggie seized by Aus customs....nothing gets by them Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri Apr 18, 2008 6:53 pm

i love growing competitions and will be in eventually but not sure if i will have anything that great this round.
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 4:58 pm

Beautiful this sounds great,im in Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 5:25 pm

ok so the gallery is full, so just post your entries here and please write the category you are entering above the pic.

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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 5:36 pm

Sounds good mate but you need to edit the last few lines of your initial post to save confusion.

Ok lets see some entries !! Comp ends 6 October still a while yet. Any limit to number of entries for each catagory trig ?
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 5:44 pm

3 entries per person, in whatever ever category you desire, though obviously it's better if you can have one for each category, just to mix things up a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 5:45 pm

HAha I should have left it unedited, just to spin people out Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 5:50 pm

oh.. lucky we have till 6 october...

I broke my lens Sad so I am waiting for a new one to arrive...

I am very keen to enter...
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 5:54 pm

Maybe I should shorten the time frame? We have much more interest now.

When do you get your lens?

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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 5:57 pm

The lens is probably not suitable anyways trig - tho it is a 300mm capable of macro - so maybe if I am far enough away from the cactus I can get a good shot haha...

I broke my 14-45mm lens - fell off a tripod Sad was most saddened!

But the new one has just left Kentucky bound for Aussie!!! Yay for international suppliers and UPS internet tracking!

The next problem is - and this is the biggest issue... I only have baby cacti and no flowers or anything yet exceptional to photograph... I guess I will have to get artistic.

What season is the most common for flowering (overall - if there is one). You could make the end of the competition then Smile
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 6:21 pm

It's too long to wait till next spring.

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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyFri May 02, 2008 6:31 pm

Hmmmm... ok.. will have to make do with artisitc flare then!
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptySat May 24, 2008 10:03 pm

Soo who's going to kick things off :bom:
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptySun May 25, 2008 11:23 am

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OK, here is my first entry for the flower section Smile
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptySun May 25, 2008 11:59 am

Couldnt get the pic to work here Mad


Echinopsis flowers

Thats entry number two btw.
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptySat Jun 07, 2008 1:16 pm

bumpity bump
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PostSubject: my first entry for compettiton   COMPETITION EmptyMon Jun 09, 2008 12:41 pm

Here is my first pic for the competition, pic taken early morning .
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2303/2524331576_311065c637.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: COMPETITION   COMPETITION EmptyWed Jun 11, 2008 9:25 am

Best flower, entry.

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