I Won a Grand Prize

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  1. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

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    A while ago I posted a link, thanks for your suggestions..
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/nature-wildlife/209316-prairie-dogs-leopard-eagle-contest.html

    None of those photos made it to the finals, but one of my son and I by a dolphin did (and another image which didn't make to the last round), and I won the grand prize. This summer I decided to enter some contests, so this is my first "win", kind of exciting.
    Here's the press release on MSNBC... Minnesota Zoo announces 2010 photo contest winners - Local News - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN - Minneapolis-St. Paul - msnbc.com

    NOTE: I asked the zoo if it counted if I framed the shot and adjusted all the camera settings for exposure, etc. but someone else actually pressed the shutter release, they said it counted.

    This is the image from a zoo "Dusk to Dawn" overnight sleepover at the zoo. It was a very memorable time for my son and I, now made even more memorable. They are also going to display the image on a wall at the zoo (which I may get when they eventually take it down).

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  2. mwcfarms

    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congrats, timing is sometime everything lol. Cool capture.
     
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    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

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    Thanks! Since we were there on an overnight there was a trainer there, so the dolphin was around reacting to trainer commands and stuff.

    Hey, your blog is fantastic. Your collection of images there is super!!
     
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    Well, congratulations!
     
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    Thanks. Thanks for your vote too! Sorry that last competition got deleted, what a weird thing to happen! I voted for your image again this time! :)
     

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