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Borrego Springs, CA

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The results are in

Back at the beginning of September, I entered five photos in the Tamarac NWR annual Photo Contest.  Some of you may remember my submissions.  The final vote was taken on Sunday, and today I found out the results.  I was very pleased.

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                                                                         “Where’s Mom?”

                    This was my entry in the Wildlife category, and it received an Honorable Mention.

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                                                                   “Pelicans in the Mist”

                                              In the Scenic category, I earned a Third Place ribbon.

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                                                                       “Damsels in Caress”

                    And, finally, in the Nature’s Abstract category, I garnered a Second Place finish.

Considering that photography is just a hobby for me, and this was the first contest I ever entered, I was thrilled to be recognized at all.

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                                                          “Meanwhile, back at the cabins”

To top it all off, my daughter Robyn submitted this photo of the two grandgirls that was shot during their visit at Tamarac in July.  Robyn earned a Second Place standing in the Recreation category!  Cool beans!

I didn’t know what she had titled the photo until today, and I had to chuckle.  You see, we visited those early settler’s cabins before the girls had their imaginary drive, and during that time four year old Phoebe asked what happened to the people living in the cabins.  We had to tell her that eventually they died.  She thought about that for a moment, and responded, “Meanwhile, some of them lived, and some of them died.”  It was the ‘meanwhile’ from a four year olds mouth that brought that memory back to me.

This morning, I packed everything up and left Casa Grande RV Resort for Imperial NWR.  It was an interesting journey of 200 miles.  I’m too pooped to talk about it tonight, but suffice it to say that I made it here.  The minor trauma along the way paled to finding out the results of the contest.  I will leave you with tonight’s hot sunset taken from my site however.

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                                                                             THE END!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

45 comments:

  1. Congratulations on winning awards in the photography contest -- your pictures deserved awards. (Robyn's, too)

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  2. Congratulations! I would never guess you're an amateur by those photos. I especially like the photo your daughter took, it's like an old fashioned pic.

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  3. Your photographs are always so good and the captions just perfect, so I'm not surprised that you won those awards. Congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations Judy! Awesome pictures.
    Hope you get settled in at Imperial NWR soon.....

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  5. Now I have to get your autograph, you're famous!!! :c)

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  6. Congratulations! Those pictures are beautiful but then ALL your pictures are beautiful :-)

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  7. Congratulations! All of those pictures are awesome!

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  8. Great job on the awards. Love the little chicks! Becki

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  9. I have always felt that you were an award winner! Congratulations! It is so nice to be affirmed by others.

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  10. WOW....CONGRATULATIONS....THOSE JUDGES KNOW A GREAT SHOT WHEN THEY SEE ONE..... AND IN SEVERAL CATAGORIES ........THAT IS " COOL BEANS " !!!!!

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  11. Good for you they were all great photos! Hope you settle in okay at the new place:)

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  12. Congrats1 to You and Your Daughter!

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  13. How nice to be recognized for your excellent photography!

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  14. Congratulations and good job with those photos!

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  15. congrats on your recognition!!! good job!

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  16. Congratulations on your photos. All your photos are great.

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  17. Congratulations to both you and your daughter. The photos are all excellent and you deserve the wonderful results that you both received. Well done!

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  18. Congratulations to you! And to your daughter! You did GOOD!!! Home the minimal trauma is over and done with now.

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  19. Whoo hoo and we were with you when you got those damsels. Congratulations!!! That sunset looks very promising for your new digs.

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  20. We here in blog land think you should have won a first place! Congratulations, it is great your skill with the camera was recognized!

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  21. they were all wonderful shots. Congradulations. You have brought much pleasure to many eyes.

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  22. Congratulations ... recognition of hobbyist photos I think mean a lot. I know I'm always tickled pink when one of my photos garners attention. Did I miss your impression of Casa Grande RV Resort? Or you have you not written them yet?

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  23. Congratulations on your photo entries!! You always have incredible photos that you share on your blog. Also congrats to your daughter on her entry. Thanks for sharing all the photos with us.

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  24. Congrats, Judy! They all looked like winners to me!

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  25. Congratulations. Your pictures are so amazing, I can't even imagine how they found anything that could beat them. You are definitely a winner.

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  26. Congratulations, Judy! Sandie and I commented about your photography skills. Your photos are always beautiful. I'm not surprised at all that you got recognition.

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  27. Well done, both of you! That sunset looks promising!

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  28. Congratulations! great pictures one and all ...

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  29. Wow, Judy, Congratulations! That's wonderful, but no surprise. You take fabulous photos all the time. Which we all tell you - but being recognized officially, well - that's even better! Good job!

    I'm glad you made it to your final destination, and am looking forward to future posts and pictures. :)

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  30. Congratulations on the recognition of your work with a camera. Your readers already knew you did good stuff. Glad the judges agreed.

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  31. I like photo of the two girls best. They are adorable. The damsels are very lovely and unusual to my eyes. Good going!

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  32. Congratulations!!!!!! Very exciting!!!

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  33. Congrats, I can see even more camera gear in your future:)

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  34. Well, congratulations. All those photos are winners in my book. Can't wait to see what you submit next year.

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  35. Judy, so happy for you in receiving these awards with your photos! Great job and what a fun experience! Glad you are safe in your new location.

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  36. Congrats on the photo awards and a beautiful sunset.

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  37. For some reason my comment on Tuesday didn't register. Just wanted to say great job on the photos & it goes to show one does not have to be a professional photographer to come up with great photos. Keep up the good work:))

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  38. Outstanding news- they are all great photo's! Glad you made it to your new post.

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  39. Hi Judy, I posted some not-so-good photos to my blog this morning, of what I think might be a Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow. I surely would appreciate you taking a look and giving your analysis. Thanks!

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  40. YAY Judy, I thought your photos were amazing so I'm thrilled for you that they did so well!

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  41. Great photos Judy...Emma must be proud of her momma.

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  42. Nice Post.Thanks for Sharing this in your Blog

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