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Nature's Gift-Wrapping Challenge finished on Saturday, 04 Jan 2014 Here's a challenge, at this time of gift-giving, to show us interesting ways nature wraps its treasures. The subject may be the outer wrapping OR the treasure inside, or both. This might be a seed pod, a case moth (or bagworm), a shell, a bud just opening, a rock with crystals hidden inside.... Macro and close-up shots welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
Winner: Clouds over the road
Lonely Car at an Empty Road Challenge finished on Saturday, 04 Jan 2014 Very simple: just submit your best picture of a car in an empty road. There should be only 1 car at the road. Please refer to the sample photo and please read the rules carefuly
Winner: Ayyappa boy - South India
Saranam Ayyappa-III Challenge finished on Friday, 03 Jan 2014 Ayyappan is a Hindu deity who is believed to be an incarnation of Dharma Sasta, the offspring of Shiva and Vishnu.Ayyappa's annual festival is a time of pilgrimage for ever-growing numbers of men from throughout South India. The most prominent and famous Ayyappan shrine is the one at Sabarimala, in the hills of Pathanamthitta in Kerala, with over 30 million devotees visiting it every year, making it one of the largest pilgrimage sites in the world. I Invite any picture relating to this Ayyappans adoration.Any images of Ayyappans Temples and devotees arewelcomed.
Winner: Unfurling Squash Bud
Flowers - But Different Challenge finished on Friday, 03 Jan 2014 The flowers of Vegetable Plants ( also some Fruit, for example - Tomato, Chilli Pepper)..... No flowers of Trees or Shrubs ...... ( For example, Apple Tree, Orange ).... No Herbs .... ( for example, Lavender, Chives ).... So ONLY Vegetable plants flowers ( for example Onion, Potato, Tomato, Pumpkin, Carrot etc etc the list is endless )....... So that's Any Culinary Vegetable Flower in this challenge....
Winner: Heading home in the blinding sunset, Marrakesh, Morocco
North Africa: Their People Challenge finished on Thursday, 02 Jan 2014 My challenges will move through Africa, roughly from N to S. We've already done Egypt, so the next two challenges will be for the following countries and regions:  Western Sahara; Morocco;  Tunesia;  Algeria,  Libya;  Mauritania;  Mali;  Niger;  Chad;  Sudan; [ South Sudan. It is my sense that very few people have been to many/all of these countries, so I don't think we'll hit the 35-entry maximum. If we do, then I'll probably add more spaces, so everyone who wants can enter. Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants post with Rules questions or clarifications, and (3) follow each of the challenge rules...including voting WITHIN THE FIRST SIX DAYS of the challenge.
Rough Sea Challenge finished on Thursday, 02 Jan 2014 Very simple: just submit your best picture of rough sea scenes. Please refer to the sample photo and please read the rules carefuly
Winner: monastery, in center of frozen lake
- Frozen Lakes- (Full Colours Only + Border + Title watermark) Challenge finished on Thursday, 02 Jan 2014 Take a dayshot of the what appears to look like a body of water. There can be human provided they cover a small area.Put a Border and Title Watermark on the photograph itself. Photo can be taken with any camera, i.e DSLR, SLR, Mirrorless, Compact, Smartphone, etc... Sunset/sunrise shots are acceptable provided they are not those silhouette type of shots.
Beautiful Bangles Challenge finished on Wednesday, 01 Jan 2014 Photoes of any women's/Girl's Hands with Beautiful Bangles are welcomed here.Full Colours Only. One hand, two hands or any number of hands may be included in the photo but they must all be worned Bangles and only the Beauty of the bangles is to be emphasized.