rponiarski: This is a kitten, isn't it?
Canine and feline rhyme so....close enough.
Boasty911: Colpro: thanks for the definition, you are totally correct. many of the photos are defentily not of ponds, half look more to be a picture of the side of a lake or river trying to making it look like its a pond.
DuaneV: It may be called Great pond but at that size it would be classified as a lake anywhere.
NOTE TO ALL CONTESTANTS
many of the photos that have been submitted are not ponds, or are in my opinion sides or portions of a river or lake made to look like a pond. for those of you who have done this plz be awear my challange next week is rivers and the one after that is lakes, so if you have done this plz be fair and withdraw your images and save them for those challanges.
I will be going throught all the images again soon and will disqualify any images that i belive not to be a pond, or where there is no way of telling if they are a pond or not to make it fair to the competitors who have obided to the rules.
Listen, Im REALLY not trying to be a pain, honestly. Its just where Im from we have some large ponds. I figured as long as I was posting a photo of a body of water that my State called a "pond" that that would be fine. I understand that you want a small little "duck pond". No problem.
I had an image DQ'ed too, jalywol, and I think its a little much because it IS a "pond". But hey, its just for fun.....I guess. I know its your challenge Boasty, but maybe a definition of Pond would have been nice. When a photo of an actual "pond" is submitted then DQ'ed because it didnt meet your definition, I think its just more confusion. Great Pond obviously isnt classified as a lake anywhere, because in Maine its a "pond".
And a question: If I submit my DQ'ed image to your "Lakes" challenge, am I going to be DQ'ed because its actually a "pond" here in Maine?
Colpro: The definition of "pond".An inland body of standing water that is smaller than a lake. Natural ponds form in small depressions and are usually shallow enough to support rooted vegetation across most or all of their areas.
Do ALL the photo's submitted so far comply?
I just looked through every photo and there isnt anything that I would think wasnt a pond. Being an avid fisherman and duck hunter, having fished in 3 countries and 21 different states, Ive seen some large ponds. We have ponds in Maine over 50 feet deep. Great Pond is 82.9 square miles. There are some large "ponds" out there.
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