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01/04/2010 10:03:55 AM · #1
was thinking it was open---my bad
01/04/2010 10:00:16 AM · #2
Originally posted by rider:

... You have to remember that there are voters that aren't members too which has a bearing on how the challenge turns out that doesn't necessarly show what the members think. ...

Only members can vote in a member challenge.
01/04/2010 09:43:44 AM · #3
Originally posted by MelonMusketeer:

The voting results show that the challenge description did not have much to do with anyone's definition of "portrait". Some of the low voted shots were impressive, and some of the higher voted ones were not. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Posthumous may have a tough time with this one.
The brown was the only one that finished exactly as it should. It made me smile though, and that makes it a good entry LOL.
If we have the "Bird Portrait 2" challenge next week, it will all be the same thing over again.
We hashed over the description pretty well in the earlier thread before the challenge deadline, and it didn't resolve the issue at all, so now it's another dead horse.


which is why i'm trying to clear this up a bit in the other thread. You have to remember that there are voters that aren't members too which has a bearing on how the challenge turns out that doesn't necessarly show what the members think. I personally gave all flight shots lower scores as they were not portraits in my opinion.
01/04/2010 09:38:55 AM · #4
The voting results show that the challenge description did not have much to do with anyone's definition of "portrait". Some of the low voted shots were impressive, and some of the higher voted ones were not. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Posthumous may have a tough time with this one.
The brown was the only one that finished exactly as it should. It made me smile though, and that makes it a good entry LOL.
If we have the "Bird Portrait 2" challenge next week, it will all be the same thing over again.
We hashed over the description pretty well in the earlier thread before the challenge deadline, and it didn't resolve the issue at all, so now it's another dead horse.
01/04/2010 09:06:09 AM · #5
Originally posted by zohar-halfon:

Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by zohar-halfon:

Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by zohar-halfon:

i cant believe that 90% of the photos disregard the fact that it suppose to be a PORTRAIT of a bird not a WHOLE bird. this is ridiculous!!!
i guess the majority is going to make its own rules and go by them...

huh?

huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh??????????????????
what dont you understand about the word "portrait"?

from above you (or perhaps below, depending on how your preferences are set)

Originally posted by karmat:

I guess I'm confused because to me, a portrait could be a full-body shot or just the head, either one. Just the head, from what I understand, is a portrait called a head shot. . . .

a portrait in art & photography is a portrait by its good old definition - head & shoulders.... not really open to anyone's personal interpretation, sorry.

True to his word. :-)

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01/04/2010 07:44:54 AM · #6
I simply can not believe a flight shot won a portrait challenge!!!!!!!and so many flight shots in the top 10!!!! I guess people don't care what the challenge is
01/04/2010 07:27:09 AM · #7
Place: 76 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.6480
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 5.5493
Avg (non-participants): 5.7040
Views since voting: 8
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 196
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

I'm truly perplexed on this one...
01/03/2010 11:41:20 PM · #8
I'm guessing a second consecutive Top-5, no ribbon result...
01/03/2010 10:37:35 PM · #9
Votes: 190
Views: 315
Avg Vote: 5.7474
Comments: 10

just here...look me up when this is done and wave...(only kidding)
01/03/2010 10:13:18 PM · #10
The last couple of days have been, well lets just say less than desirable. My score has fallen from a one time high of 6.97 to..
Votes: 196
Views: 416
Avg Vote: 6.8469
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 01/03/10 10:08 pm

Thought it had a chance to reach that magic 7.0 for awhile, but it wasn't to be. Oh well, still happy with it. There were some very, very nice images in this challenge, way to go everyone.
01/03/2010 10:05:10 PM · #11
Originally posted by MaryO:

I had no idea they could be gelded! I don't blame you at all for fainting upon making this discovery =:-0

Off to find the smelling salts ...


Oh! Do those smelling salts contain...10's?!!!

I'm sure to be revived then...::BEAMS::
01/03/2010 10:00:39 PM · #12
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Man, last minute votes are always brutal. You always sense it's the "contenders" trying to manipulate the results, but of course you could never prove that and it could be nothing like that.


Mine took hits all day yesterday and last night to the tune of almost a tenth and a half. That's a lot once you get over 160 votes. The last couple hours it's gone up a bit so maybe the last minute votes haven't gotten to me yet.

I generally don't vote in challenges that I enter.

Message edited by author 2010-01-03 22:02:46.
01/03/2010 09:44:02 PM · #13
199 votes
5.323
9 comments.
This one is pretty steady.
01/03/2010 09:43:32 PM · #14
Originally posted by hihosilver:

::snip...snip::

Aaaaack...some mean voter gelded my poor bird...:-(

::promptly faints::


I had no idea they could be gelded! I don't blame you at all for fainting upon making this discovery =:-0

Off to find the smelling salts ...
01/03/2010 09:17:34 PM · #15
Votes: 192
Views: 324
Avg Vote: 5.6406
Comments: 8

Down about 0.2 since the last time I checked. I knew I shouldn't have had the New Year's fondue!
01/03/2010 09:15:42 PM · #16
::snip...snip::

Aaaaack...some mean voter gelded my poor bird...:-(

::promptly faints::
01/03/2010 09:12:37 PM · #17
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Man, last minute votes are always brutal. You always sense it's the "contenders" trying to manipulate the results, but of course you could never prove that and it could be nothing like that.


They're killing me too.
01/03/2010 09:04:33 PM · #18
Man, last minute votes are always brutal. You always sense it's the "contenders" trying to manipulate the results, but of course you could never prove that and it could be nothing like that.

Message edited by author 2010-01-03 21:05:28.
01/03/2010 07:53:04 PM · #19
well it looks like i'm goimg to get a personal best score out of this challenge that i suggested and also be shot in the foot for a ribbon cause too many people think i cheated!! What a world this is nobody is ever happy till they make everything suck! best part for me was shooting for the challenge there fore i believe i probably will not be entering any more! goodnight
01/03/2010 01:50:28 AM · #20
I'm right behind you with 184 views
5.326
9 comments
01/03/2010 01:07:26 AM · #21
Really not doing nearly as well as I would have liked, but it will no doubt be my PB (thus far, I will beat this ;) ).

Thanks to everyone who commented, I might have gotten a crap-score, but the comments made it absolutely worthwhile for me..

Votes: 176
Views: 353
Avg Vote: 5.3352
Comments: 11
01/01/2010 08:39:40 PM · #22
I gotta say, there are a number of great entries in this challenge. I didnt have the highest expectations when the challenge was first announced, but those of you who entered did an outstanding job. Kudos.
01/01/2010 06:48:16 PM · #23
There sure are some angry voters today! Great comments though.

Votes: 160
Views: 268
Avg Vote: 5.5188
Comments: 9
01/01/2010 11:27:32 AM · #24
Same here, down a tenth today, to 5.296.
It has 9 comments thought : )
01/01/2010 10:03:03 AM · #25
Maybe our Bird scores will start holding steady. It appears the trolls are pissing all over the Free Study scores now.
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