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Title: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 11, 2014, 10:07:36 pm
Hi Folks, I would like to announce the BP Photo Competition for the month of December is starting today. A wee bit late, but "Hey" it ain't everyday we have a 2nd tiebreaker poll and end up with a double winner month!!  (http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/Smileys/treelit_zps2u03faqv.gif)

This month's subject/theme was chosen by Wendy and Maddy for co-winning  last month's competition. They have chosen ~~*Happy Holidays*~~ for our subject/theme this month and this is what they would like to see in the photos you enter:

Wendy and I have chosen the theme "Happy Holidays" for this month's photo comp! Pictures of your birds with your Holiday decorations, like your Christmas tree or Menorah, and so on! :grin:

All photos need to be entered right here on this page. Only one photo entry per competition. Every member including staff is eligible to participate. The winner of this month's competition will choose the subject/theme for January's photo competition. And the winner will also get one of our 'Best Photo Award' Icons  added to their signature area. This Icon will remain on their signature and each new win will get another Icon added to their signature.  handshappy

The Competition will run from today December 11th til midnight (Central Standard Time in the US) on the 26th of December. On December 27th I will be adding the Poll with all the photo entries for everyone to vote on their favorite entry. (http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/Smileys/rudolph_zpsyevwdpmn.gif)

Since this competition started a little late this month and is about sharing 'The Holidays' with our feathered kids as well I want to extend the photo entry date to include Christmas Day. So, if ya'll happen to snap a few photos of your bird/flock enjoying in the fun of unwrapping of the presents and want to enter one for the competition, please do! Or maybe you might just catch Santa Macaw sharing a birdie treat with your feathered kids when he stops by on Christmas Eve. What an awesome photo that would be!!   :flyingmacaw: (http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/Smileys/xmastreespin_zpsggn0ph02.gif)



(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/BP%20Photo%20Award/award_zps8e92d8d8.jpg)


Photo Competition Rules: (http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/Smileys/snowflake1_zpscazcdn5m.gif)

1. No copy write photos - Please make sure you have permission to use the photo you submit.
2. No photos depicting birds in dangerous situations.
3. Only one entry per competition - If you need to remove or change your submitted photo, please contact one of the staff members with your reason to do so. It is at our digression to determine
    the need for changes.
4. Keep photos within the subject/theme topic.
5. All photos need to be entered here on this page.
6. And last but not least - Let's all have fun!!


Good luck everyone and let's see those ~*Happy Holiday *~ Photos!!  (http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/Smileys/merrymoose_zps2m6zokio.gif) :xmas:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: jules on December 12, 2014, 09:37:18 am
I'll have the tree up and decorations next week, so hope to take one or two of jasper with the 'pretty tree' as she calls it, or even opening her presents for once (stranger things have happened)  :lol1:

I'll see what we can do :)


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 19, 2014, 08:14:13 am
Sounds great Jules. We will be anticipating some fantastic photos for this competition.  :thumb: :grin:

That will be awesome if everyone can get a photo or two of the feathered kids opening their gifts or chewing the wrapping paper or the box the gift came in or tree or...  :2funny2:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Sapphire on December 19, 2014, 12:38:28 pm
It's a pity I couldn't have got a pic of Codie sitting in my Christmas Tree the other day  :hehe2:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 20, 2014, 03:29:26 am
Yes Wendy, just why didn't you get a photo of Codie's debut as "A Partridge In A Pear Tree"?  :lol1:  :dmblaf:

That would have been a super photo. Everyone would be taking a look at it wondering where the Green Bird was in the Green Tree!!  :sad8: :dknow: :laffhrd: :2funny2:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Rita on December 20, 2014, 07:22:36 am
"hello2" BP-members,

You haven't heart from me for a while, because I've been very bussy.
I have a temperary job till the 1st. of February 2015 which takes a lot of my time.
So lack of time has been te reason why I wasn't active at BP.

I and my pets (U2 Maxi, CAG Alex, DYH Amazon Beertje, Jenday Conure Jopie, Greencheek Conure Kiwi, my Cockatiels a.o. Chico, Happy and Angel, my 2 Pacific Parrotlet brothers, my 2 Chihuahua's Vicky & Lisa and my two new kittens Lulu & Bram) wish you all "Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!".
At my printed this years Christmas-card my U2 Maxi is representing us all with her cute picture dressed up as Santa Claus! Here is that same picture of her I used at my printed Christmas-card.
It's perfect as my entry for this months BP-photo-competition! I hope will all like it!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Rita Wien


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Sapphire on December 20, 2014, 09:28:54 am
What a fantastic pic, Rita! I love it  :thumb:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Sapphire on December 20, 2014, 09:30:03 am
Yes Wendy, just why didn't you get a photo of Codie's debut as "A Partridge In A Pear Tree"?  :lol1:  :dmblaf:

That would have been a super photo. Everyone would be taking a look at it wondering where the Green Bird was in the Green Tree!!  :sad8: :dknow: :laffhrd: :2funny2:

LOL, I have to admit, he blended in very well  :hehe2:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: jules on December 20, 2014, 10:59:07 am
Yeah would have been hard to spot Codie wouldn't it?  :lol1:

Rita that's fantastic of Maxi in his Santa suit, looking very smart and festive  :hugu:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 20, 2014, 04:23:41 pm
Super photo to start our ~*Happy Holidays*~ Photo Competition Rita!!  :okay:

Maxi is adorable as Santa in her sweet red suit. Thanks for getting us started on this month's contest.  :grin:
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~~And a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you, your flock and all your furries Rita~~



Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Rita on December 21, 2014, 05:09:52 am
 "hello2" Wendy, Julie & De'Andrea,

Thank you very much for your enthousiastic responces at my photo of Maxi dressed up as Santa Clause.
That's the one for the photo-competition. But added is another one of her now.

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Rita


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Rita on December 21, 2014, 09:43:00 am
"hello2" to you all,

Here's another Christmas-photo (not for the photo-competition!) from me, my U2 Maxi and my two Chihuahua's Vicky & Lisa. Hope you all like this photo too.

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Rita


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Rita on December 21, 2014, 09:46:29 am
"hello2" there,

And here's another photo (not for the photo-contest!), now joined by my CAG Alex too.
That's it for now Buffalo Parrot Squawks Forum-freiends!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Rita


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Sapphire on December 24, 2014, 04:03:14 pm
Here is a pic of Codie last year near the fibre optic tree sitting on his stand with his bell on his head LOL

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n639/wenz2712/Codie%20My%20Yellow%20Crowned%20Amazon/IMG_0259.jpg)


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: grey782163 on December 24, 2014, 04:27:33 pm
Such a party animal! :monster: :monster: :monster:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Sapphire on December 24, 2014, 04:33:04 pm
Such a party animal! :monster: :monster: :monster:

 rofl2


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Rita on December 25, 2014, 03:04:18 am
Ohhhhh Wendy,

What a funny  :hardlaf: and cute  :heart: photo of Codie!  :mgc:

Enjoy Christmas 2014!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Rita


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Pinkbirdy on December 25, 2014, 10:08:22 am
I love that picture of Codie [now we have to see Opie  :grin:] . Rita very nice :grin:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: jules on December 25, 2014, 01:32:22 pm
Finally got a few of jasper opening her presents. Couldn't get one of her near the tree, never mind. Think I'll use this first one for the comp, if Jasper looks a bit bald its because she had just had a shower  :bounce:



Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: jules on December 25, 2014, 01:36:52 pm
Jasper was growling at the big hoop with the till roll, silly girl. Hope she gets used to it  :heart: a couple more pics



Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Sapphire on December 25, 2014, 02:56:42 pm
Great pics Jules  :thumb:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 25, 2014, 10:51:36 pm
Those are really beautiful photos you have added of your flock & puppies for us to enjoy, Rita. We will be sure to remember that your first photo is your "official" entry for the ~*Happy Holidays*~Photo Competition.  :thumb:

 :hehe: Wendy, me thinks Sir Codie of <Wendy-Land> had a bit too much cheer celebrating the holidays last year in your entry for the competition.  :lol1: Either that or he slipped a little of your Bailey's Irish Cream into his drinking bowl when you weren't looking.  :dmblaf:  :laugh:

Jules those photos are adorable of Jasper and her 'suspicious' toys! Looks like she was not buying it that Santa Macaw is coming around to all the good little parrots and bringing them huge toys to play with. :2funny2:  :lol1: Love her look as she decides if that huge play thing won't eat her.  :laffhrd: And we will remember that Jasper's first photo you added is her entry for our ~*Happy Holidays*~ competition.  :grin:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 25, 2014, 11:14:17 pm
Well as you all know I rarely decorate for Christmas any longer. With just Jerry and me here with no one coming out, I just find no reason to put decorations up.  Since our photo competition this year is based on showing our birds enjoying the season in some way, I had to drag the old 'fake' tree out to be able to participate!  :lol1:

I decided to use my flock & 'wolf pack's Secret Santa gifts as a focal point with the glowing 'fake' tree watching over it all. And since Kachina Raye is basically my Christmas bird coming home in November, I felt it was fitting to let him pose for my entry in the~*Happy Holidays*~ photo competition.  :grin:

Just ignore the mismatched backdrop.  :sad8: This photo shoot, complete with pine cones that this fake tree of mine could not have possibly grown, was throwed together in about an hour start to finish.  :dmblaf:  Yep it was all staged for you my loyal member friends to have a laugh & giggle over. :2funny2:

Kachina Raye sitting pretty amongst all the more than generous Secret Santa gifts.  :loveuk:
(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/Competition%20Photos/011479x640_zps9a805c9c.jpg)



Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 26, 2014, 03:27:43 am
  :hi5: Just wanted to remind everyone who hasn't entered yet in this month's ~*Happy Holidays*~ photo competition that you still have until midnight tonight to get your photo over here & post it!!  :bounce: Actually I won't be setting up the poll til sometime tomorrow. So ya'll basically have another day to get your photos on here. I want to give everyone a chance to enter!  :hugu:

We so need a bunch more entries as we only have 4 right now & I know there are way more birdies who got to enjoy Christmas with their favorite humans. And I bet there are some neat photos you have forgotten about you could enter of the fun.  :thumb:

It's ok if you didn't get any new photos of your bird enjoying his Christmas gifts this season. The photo can be from any year. We just love having these competitions and want every member to join in & show off your sweet widdle angel!  :littleangel:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Sapphire on December 26, 2014, 08:45:33 am
Love this pic De  :smile3:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: jules on December 26, 2014, 05:28:39 pm
Aww thanks folks, Jasper is still growling at the blooming thing, with 'ooooos' in between, and she says 'trust me'  :laugh:

At least she is attempting to touch it and I feel she really does want to play with it, and her little presents which are two mini cross and a sneaker, and one unopened present which are two maize mats. Think I'll have to open it  :roll:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 26, 2014, 08:30:37 pm
Well at least Jasper is attempting to overcome her fear of the "monster" toy!  :hehe2:

You go Jasper girl, growl at that big  :monster: Conquer & devour that thing.  :pacino: :rambut: :grey:


Title: Re: December BP Photo Competition ~*Happy Holidays*~
Post by: Nakia on December 27, 2014, 11:21:00 pm
Super entry for our competition Blanca!  :thumb: Love the look on Coqui's face. She does look excited and surprised Santa Macaw brought her a gift.  :hehe2:

You are definitely not too late to get your photo in. And to tell the truth I forgot I was supposed to get the poll set up today. No biggie since we are very flexible with the competitions here.  :dmblaf:

Looks like this is all the entries we are getting this month, so I shall get busy on the poll in a few minutes.  :grin:

I would like to thank everyone who participated in this month's ~*Happy Holidays*~ photo competition.  :okay:

Good luck everybody and join me over at the poll to vote for your favorite entry!!  :luck: :woohoo: