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Congratulations to @Beverly for winning the June 2017 Photo of the Month competition! (y)

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It was a close one this month - there were 3 photos tied for first place, so in the end I cast the deciding vote. But well done to everyone for a great show this month! (y)
 
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Oh, thank you to the people who voted for the butterfly. This was quite an interesting tie, dogs and turtles and a butterfly:) I actually voted for Daren's ducks and was hoping it would win. Such a lovely photo with the ever vigilant adults quietly looking after the ducklings....serene with a hint of danger. I do have a soft spot for ducks. I also have a soft spot for turtles and if Daren hadn't entered his ducks, i would have voted Esther's turtles (also a soft spot for turtles). Such a good variety altogether and thanks to everyone who submitted photos.
 
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Congratulations, Beverly!! :) (y)

It was a tough one this month, lots of pretties to choose from! :D
 
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Congratulations, Beverly! I think it's difficult to take a photo of a butterfly. I do not know how you managed!
But it looks great!
 
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@Larisa...Thank you and yes butterflies can be difficult, especially the swallowtails because they are mostly continual rapid motion. But there are little tricks...this one was taking nectar from a Tithonia rotundifolia flower and was intent on eating. Usually when they are eating, they are more easily photographed:). Do you see butterflies in Russia?
 
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That was a great shot! I dithered because once again there were so many great photos. I think I chose Esther's...I agree, many equally wonderful photos to choose from.
 
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Congrats, @Beverly . Loved the dogs and the turtles, but the sharpness of the butterfly and petunia won me over.
 
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@Beth_B i agree and for me, the process is more fun than the win or in this case 3 way tie, especially when there are so many entries and as the entries come i find myself starting to grow an attachment to one or the other and maybe technically better photos are there, i still have an attachment to this one.

Thank you @granjera coming from the mistress of fine photos, it is very nice indeed that you liked the color combo and the clarity:)

And equally well done @Tetters:)
 
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@splinx you were the other person who voted for Daren's ducks? It is nice to know the other person who voted for it, i think we have exceptionally good taste:LOL:
 
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Nice shot Beverly. And thanks all who voted for my turtles. these ties have happened before. Think a better way of handling it is to have each take a turn during the month as the winner.
 
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@Larisa...Thank you and yes butterflies can be difficult, especially the swallowtails because they are mostly continual rapid motion. But there are little tricks...this one was taking nectar from a Tithonia rotundifolia flower and was intent on eating. Usually when they are eating, they are more easily photographed:). Do you see butterflies in Russia?
Yes! I see butterflies in my barn in large numbers. They fly over there and knock about the window. I do not know why they do it, but I always go to let them go free.
There are a lot of butterflies in the garden too.:)
 
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Great shot Beverly (y)you deserve the win I love butterfly's and you got a spanking got shot. Glad you liked the Geese, I have been watching then grow up this month. I could not make my mind up who to vote for there was so many great shots ......I know someone voted for Zigs strange animal ...wonder who that was:whistle::D
 
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What a lovely photo, congratulations!
If members keep submitting all these great photos, Becky may have to change the contest to "Photo of the Week."
I had to drink two glasses of wine before I decided which photo to vote for. If I'd had three, I'd have voted for Zigs' photo.
 
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@Daren oh lordy are those geese?:) What are they doing dressed up like ducks? Well never mind, "Daren's ducks" sounds better than "Daren's geese" and i would have voted for the photo any way, by far my favorite:love: Are the little ones still with the adults? Maybe you could show us an up dated photo?

Good for you for voting for Zigs' Andy, it deserved a vote:D
 
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Nice shot Beverly. And thanks all who voted for my turtles. these ties have happened before. Think a better way of handling it is to have each take a turn during the month as the winner.
I thought of that also Esther, but all members get one vote including Becky and she reserves her vote to use as a tie breaker so in the end it really isn't a tie and i think that is fair.(y)
 
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They fly over there and knock about the window. I do not know why they do it, but I always go to let them go free.
They probably pupated in the barn as caterpillars and when they became butterflies and could fly, they wanted out.:D
 

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