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Author Topic: March Competition  (Read 4430 times)

Offline Mike

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March Competition
« on: March 04, 2010, 08:37:51 PM »
According to the weather forecasters it's Spring now, so for the first time the month's competition entries should be taken between 1st-31st March 2010. It's more than likely most of us won't see any odonata this month as the earliest, probably large red damselfly, is still about a month or more away. So we'll widen the scope a little and ask you all to submit an insect. It can be any insect, a bee or butterfly, it's your choice but it must be taken this month.
And all those who have yet to submit a photo, please have a go. It doesn't have to be taken with a fancy DSLR - any camera will do, it costs nothing, and you have the chance to display your photos to thousands.. hundreds...  dozens of people.
The competition gallery is here:
http://www.ukdragonflies.com/index.php?action=gallery;cat=69
 
Happy snapping!
« Last Edit: March 04, 2010, 08:46:27 PM by Mike »


Offline LindaB

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 11:01:13 PM »
Well it wants to jolly well warm up a bit lol - I have only seen one hoverfly and one honey bee this week (both being my first for this year) and thats it!

Even mobile phone pics are decent quality these days Mike.

Lets be optimistic then, its going to get much warmer in the next week or so and we will be spoilt for choice lol.

Linda

Offline Markulous

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 11:05:28 PM »
Well, I think our snow might have to melt first but, hey, I'll be optimistic........ and hope for more snow!  :wink:
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Offline Mike

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 12:20:12 PM »
As the only entrant so far, I'm winning. So if you want to knock me off the top (only) spot, there's just over a week to go.  :smiley:

Offline Jerry

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010, 09:22:25 AM »
Ah but there is still some time left  :evil:
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Offline Paul Ritchie

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 04:14:04 PM »
Yes, still some time left - and the Butterflies are out and about in reasonable force. But I've settled for a humble Ladybird.

Is it one entry per person or can we enter more? Just in case I catch those elusive early butterflies.....

Offline Mike

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 09:22:14 PM »
Just a single photo but you can change your entry if you wish.

Offline Markulous

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010, 06:40:31 AM »
Still looking for an insect........ any insect! :(
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Offline Mike

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010, 08:09:08 PM »
Ticks on your deer? (although ticks are arachnids...)

Offline Markulous

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2010, 08:16:15 PM »
I found one (an insect that is)....... and it even had ticks!  :cool:
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Offline Zonda

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 06:53:53 AM »
I've had loads of Meloe proscarabaeus on my front grass for the last fortnight, but haven't been able to raise the interest to photograph them. :undecided:

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2010, 08:27:25 AM »
I've had loads of Meloe proscarabaeus on my front grass for the last fortnight, but haven't been able to raise the interest to photograph them. :undecided:

Get beetlin'!  :tongue:
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Re: March Competition
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2010, 09:08:29 AM »
Get beetlin'!  :tongue:
O'il second that.  :tbup:

I'm struggling with this comp, still a few days left.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 09:10:25 AM by Jerry »
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Offline Shirley

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Re: March Competition
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2010, 10:54:49 AM »
Me too Jerry, even the Bee has disappeared.  Mind you I can hear a Frog in my little pond.  Its freezing here to-day, come on Jerry you live down south its warmer down there and sheltered they must be something :huh:
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Re: March Competition
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2010, 12:50:01 PM »
Im even further south and not much about at all  :sad: 

Last Sunday there were just a couple of different bees around, I saw one hoverfly and a fair amount of ordinary flies and that was it.  I felt sure that I would see a few more things during this week, but nothing at all.

Although I work fulltime, I walk through a small park practically every lunchtime and have not seen a flippin thing.  I havent taken any insect pics this year yet.

Linda