Date: 3/4/17 8:49 pm From: <obol-bounce...> Subject: [obol] March OBA Photo Contest Open!
Hello all and welcome to another edition of our friendly OBA Monthly Photo Contest! I've already started recieving submissions, which is fantastic! I look forward to receiving everyone's amazing submissions, especially since it gives me, and everyone else the opportunity to see all those beautiful Oregon birds through their eyes. Speaking of submissions, please send them my way via email! And, as usual, here is a quick run down of contest rules:
- Contest submissions must be of wild birds only and while minor editing to crop or adjust lighting are acceptable, photographs with major modifications to the subject or background, or photo montages, will be rejected by the contest moderator, whose decision is final. - You do not need to be an OBA member to submit a photo in the contest. - You do not need to be an OBA member to vote in the contest. - Submission period for photos will be the first two weeks of every month, and must be received by our Contest Coordinator by 5 pm on the 14th day. Submitted photos will then be posted here for people to vote on. - Once the voting is completed, the winning photo will be displayed as our website home-page image for the following month. - Photographers may only submit one photo per contest (monthly). - Voters may only vote for one photo per contest (monthly). - Photo must have been taken in Oregon and within the current month or two months prior. For example, only photos from March, April, and May will be accepted for May's contest. - Please include the species name, location, date the photo was taken, and your name and email address.
Submission period is the first two weeks of every month
I would also like to remind everyone that the nesting season has begun or is starting to begin in some species and they are more sensitive to disturbance than they may be at other times of year. Even if it's not the critical nesting season, I urge everyone to practice good ethics when it comes to photographing our beloved Oregon birds and learn to read their behavior. Give them the space they need if they appear agitated or stressed. There have been a couple times when I've noticed my behavior getting close (but not too close) to this sometimes fine line. And with the hopes of not coming across as a curmudgeon, I urge everyone to send me their photos! I look forward to seeing what you've seen out there! Cheers, Zia Fukuda