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  1. #1
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    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    "Happy"

    The year has been a year with so much that's negative, this month we want you to post something positive. We are looking for photos that make you smile/happy. Food, happy kids, parties, funny signs, animals, peaceful streams, etc. It is wide open as long as the photo makes you smile, laugh, or just plain ole happy.

    How you create it is up to you. The idea is to challenge you to think outside of the box. Be creative and artistic for this one. Set it up, stage it, enhance it in post processing, or just get lucky. Your creativity is limited only by your imagination.


    IMPORTANT TO READ THE FOLLOWING:

    There ya go, let's get shooting! CREATIVITY/TECHNIQUE rules in this challenge, but there are a few guidelines:


    1. Any photo submitted for a monthly assignment must be taken using a Nikon Camera!

    2. All submissions must be taken during the month specified in the assignment thread and taken by YOU! (Please insure that EXIF is either posted with the photo or if it gets messed up, hold yourself to the honor system and add the minimum Exif data of the Camera used and the date the photo was taken to your post)

    3. Obviously, for this challenge, your photo must have a topic of
    "HAPPY." Other than that, it's all up to your interpretation of the theme. Any photo will be accepted, SOOC or edited, doesn't matter.

    4. Photos must be posted in this thread to be considered. Links to photos will not be considered an entry (In other words, no Flikr, Photobucket, or similar links)

    5. Only THREE entries per member for each assignment. Please post entries separately (1 photo per post) and number the entry.

    6. Entries will be judged by the number of likes received.

    7. The top 5 shots will be displayed in a separate thread, and will be displayed in no particular order.

    8. This is intended to be a FUN challenge. No critiques unless specifically asked. Also, please limit posts to just photos and brief descriptions/titles. Any comments/discussion should occur elsewhere, PLEASE.

    As listed in other challenges, please note: NO CASH OR PRIZES will be awarded for this Monthly Assignment.

    HAVE FUN, can't wait to see the results!

    *To clarify times for start and finish of the assignment, it is 0000 UTC/GMT similar to the weekly challenges.








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    Walt

    D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II





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    Re: Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    This one is live
    Walt

    D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II



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    ♫ All You Need Is a Dove ♫

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy
    Entry #1

    For me, the bad year of 2020 started a few months early, when I broke my leg in early September of 2019. About five weeks later, in October, my pet dove passed away.

    I had never before been inclined to have a bird as a pet, until one very cold night in December of 2002, when a dove showed upon our doorstep, badly injured. My wife and I didn't know anything about caring for birds, but we took her in, and did the best that we could, not being optimistic that she would survive.

    As it happened, she recovered amazingly well, and was a happy, healthy, loving pet for almost seventeen years. It seemed to me that having a dove in the home just seemed to make for a more peaceful, comforting environment.

    It was at a very dark time in our lives when Ava came to us, and it was in another dark time that she left us.

    After a wait of nearly a year, having not had enough during the usual dove season for all the customers that were waiting for them, the local Bird Shop finally came though a few days ago, from a breeder who had an unusual out-of-season batch of white doves.

    I'm still recovering from my broken leg, and in fact, today is one year to the say since I broke it. I just had a second surgery on it about two and a half weeks ago.

    But finally, once again, we have a peaceful, loving, comforting dove in our home, and this makes me much happier than I otherwise would be.

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy-zsc_1035n.jpg
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    ♫ All You Need Is a Dove ♫

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy
    Entry #2

    During much of the latest Year of Hell, my wife and I have been without the comfort and peace that a dove had added to our home for almost seventeen years. Our previous dove passed away last October, about five weeks after I broke my leg, and when we really could have used the presence of such a peaceful creature. Of course, little did we know, at that time, how much more insane the coming year was going to turn out to be.

    During the last week, we finally obtained a successor to our previous dove, perhaps finally a sign that things are going to turn for the better.

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy-zsc_1057n.jpg
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    Re: Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    Just a reminder of the rules - not sure if you don't remember your previous post where this was addressed or if you are testing the waters, Bob.

    8. This is intended to be a FUN challenge. No critiques unless specifically asked. Also, please limit posts to just photos and brief descriptions/titles. Any comments/discussion should occur elsewhere, PLEASE.

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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    Flickr
    and My 2020 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  6. #6
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    Re: Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Just a reminder of the rules - not sure if you don't remember your previous post where this was addressed or if you are testing the waters, Bob.

    8. This is intended to be a FUN challenge. No critiques unless specifically asked. Also, please limit posts to just photos and brief descriptions/titles. Any comments/discussion should occur elsewhere, PLEASE.

    Sometimes, a picture needs a description to put it in context. I do not seem to be terribly good, in particular, at taking pictures that are easily understood without some explanation as to what they mean and how they are relevant to a particular topic.

    Surely, it is counterproductive, and contrary to the purpose of a challenge such as this, to irrationally prohibit or restrict such description.

  7. #7
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    Re: Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy
    Entry #1: Miss Vivian
    This is my first (and currently only) grandchild, Vivian. She is a little ray of sunshine, and very much papaw's girl. She will be 2 in mid-October and has a personality as big as all outside. Goes without saying - she makes me happy. Here she is cheesing for the camera. Hopefully she makes you smile.


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    Re: Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy
    Entry 1
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    Woody Green

    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

    D500, D7200, D7100, D70

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    Re: Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy-happy.jpg

    Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy-750_6574.jpg
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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/pups_pleasure/


  10. #10
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    Re: Sep. 2020 Theme: Happy

    Entry #1

    Nikon D7100
    September 17 1:50pm
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