What a week! Sorry for the delay in posting this week’s winners of the Tropical Paradise Photography Contest. Between Orchid Show preparations, some exciting site-wide design updates, and more, we have been so busy, it took us a few days to gather around and judge this week’s entrants. Apologies.
There is one big thing we have noticed in judging this year’s entrants: it has been hard for us to choose a favorite when it comes to sifting through a group of similar images. We know it can be really hard to pick just one from a series of gorgeous shots, but in order to increase your chances of winning, we suggest that when entering future contests (both NYBG and others) you do try. There were several instances where an image could have won, but didn’t because each of the judges liked a different version. We have never asked you to limit the number of photos you enter into this contest, but restraint can be a big part of art. Just a thought.
Since Tropical Paradise is now closed, only photos taken before the end of the show will be accepted into this week’s contest. So feel free to keep entering! Entering is easy–simply upload your pictures to Flickr (please limit it to your very best photographs taken inside the Conservatory during Tropical Paradise), add them to our Group Pool, tag them with #tropicalparadise, and then sit back and hope we pick your pix! And don’t think that just because you’re snapping with an iPhone, you can’t take part–all skill and equipment levels are welcome to participate.
Onto the winners!
Sense of Place
First Place (and moving on to the finals in two weeks): “IMG_5200″ by naturewillproclaim
First Runner-Up: “IMG_3568″ by purplecruise81
Second Runner-Up: “Peeking Out” by susies.genii
First Place (and moving on to the finals in two weeks): “IMG_5170” by naturewillproclaim
First Runner-Up: “IMG_5240” by naturewillproclaim
Second Runner-Up: “IMG_3471” by purplecruise81
For full contest rules and dates for entry, please read this. Good luck and happy shooting!
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