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Title: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on February 11, 2015, 11:56:15 pm
Hi Folks, I would like to announce the BP Photo Competition for the month of February is starting today. A wee bit late again, but we are very flexible with our competition schedules.  :hehe2:  :bounce:

This month's subject/theme was chosen by Maddy (Pea), winner of last month's competition. She has chosen ~~*LOVE*~~ for our subject/theme this month and this is what she would like to see in the photos you enter:


"For the February photo competition, I have chosen the theme "Love". I'm hoping to see pictures of birds being loving with their bird buddy, favorite human, or even their favorite toy!"  :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 March'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 February 12 til midnight (Central Standard Time in the US) on the 26th of February. On February 27th I will be adding the Poll with all the photo entries for everyone to vote on their favorite entry.




Photo Competition Rules:

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 ~*LOVE*~ Photos!!  :bounce:  :woohoo: :luck:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on February 12, 2015, 12:14:06 am
Well I might as well get this month's competition off to a roaring start with my entry.  :dmblaf:

This is my Blue Throated Macaw Kachina Raye & me cuddling. Something this little guy absolutely loves to do with me!  :loveuk: Nothing pleases him more than to hang out on ly shoulder flipping one wing up & down giving a squawk in my ear that sounds like a baby eaglet anticipating being fed by his parronts.  :lol1:

Kachina loves cuddling & hanging out with me so much I have nicknamed him my "Maca'Too"! He acts more like a Cockatoo but with the calmer laid back personality of a Macaw. Love this special boy!!!  :heart:

(http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab352/Mikkwa/Competition%20Photos/007%20640x427_zpsuqvpuxpg.jpg)


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Sapphire on February 12, 2015, 07:35:24 am
This is my absolute favourite pic De  :thumb: I love it!


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on February 20, 2015, 04:32:31 pm
What a beautiful photo of you both  :heart:

Right I'm going to have to be quick with my camera, as jasper blows kisses a lot but never at the right time lol x


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Pea on February 26, 2015, 06:14:41 pm
Awwww, I love the photo of you and Kachina Raye!

Here is one of my favorite pictures of Jester, we are giving each other kisses!  :heart:

(http://i60.tinypic.com/20aot43.jpg)


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on February 28, 2015, 08:03:57 pm
Beautiful photo Maddy.  :loveuk: It is very easy to see why it is one of your favorite pictures. :grin:

Thanks for adding it here for the competition.   


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on February 28, 2015, 08:21:51 pm
OK Folks! This photo competition was supposed to have closed yesterday. My internet was not cooperating with me due to all the snow we got the last 2 days. It is still not behaving very well for me.

Now as ya'll can see there has been no interest in this month's photo competition from members except Maddy & me in entering. And only Wendy & Julie with commenting on either photos.  :sadboy3:

I am going to let you, the members decide if you want to hold this subject over for another month & give you a chance to add your photos. Or close the photo competition thread down, declare Maddy the winner of February's ~~*Love*~~ competition and discontinue having them until or unless anyone is willing to participate.

There is no reason to continue them if no one is willing to participate. And I am not planning to add a poll for only 2 photos that oneentry happens to be mine. As little interest as the competitions have been generating I don't expect very many would bother to make an effort to vote in the first place.  :sad8:

I have enjoyed these photo competitions, but the dwindling  participation has taken it's toll on this and if it is to continue I need all of ya'lls help.


So, if you want to carry this competition over into March, post a comment here in this thread letting me know this.

If you want to discontinue further photo competitions and declare Maddy the winner of February's competition, please tell me here in this thread.

I am all for Maddy being crowned the winner of this month's competition. it is the best example of ~~*Love*~~ between a parrot & its owner I have seen on here. :hugu: :heart:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Sapphire on March 01, 2015, 03:34:52 pm
Come on everyone! Surely you all must have a picture you can enter? It would be such a shame to have to bring the competition to an end  :cry1:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on March 02, 2015, 10:48:19 am
Oh dear, I'm really very sorry I've not entered. Don't seem to be having a minute just lately, the days just seem to run away and leave me behind. If you'd like to keep it open longer then I'm ok with that, and I don't mind Maddy winning Februarys comp, and then start afresh for March. It would be a great shame to lose it altogether De and in appreciate what you and Wendy do for this forum  :sad8:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on March 02, 2015, 10:53:21 am
Oh I've just thought if you do keep it open would this one be ok? Its of jasper and one of her friends chocko from a couple of years ago, I'm sure in haven't used it before so should be ok x



Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on March 02, 2015, 10:55:41 am
Jasper is on the right looking a bit surprised   :loveuk:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on March 04, 2015, 01:22:18 am
Awww, that is perfect for an entry Jules!!  :loveuk: A very fitting example of love.  :thumb:

It doesn't look like anyone else but us 4 who have participated and commented care to keep the photo competitions open. That is very sad indeed. I will give it another week and if no one bothers to comment or enter I will put the poll up for our 3 entries. Then I'm just not sure that there is any use on having  these competitions  any longer until we get some folks coming on here who actually want to help keep this forum going by posting on threads.

I appreciate your kind words Jules. It is folks like you & Maddy who make an effort to post and try to keep the forum from becoming a ghost town. Wendy, Terri & I can only do so much. But if no one cares to create threads or even comment, we can't  expect the place to survive. It takes all our members coming by and posting to make this place a success.

I thank you and the small handful who still come over for being faithful to the forum and caring that it survives.  :hugu:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Pinkbirdy on March 04, 2015, 05:55:42 am
OMG De' I want your bird. Sorry haven't entered . I had to get a new computer and it would not let  me upload pictures. We just figured it out. Where have you been ? Read through the posts  :grin:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Pea on March 04, 2015, 09:35:34 am
Awwww, Jules! That is such a sweet photo!  :heart:

Hopefully we can get one or two more entries! (:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: garden squirrel on March 04, 2015, 11:27:46 am
Hi I do watch the forum but when try post stuff I having mega probs . I can't do pictures no more even writ stuff hard to get on here. So I must admit I have given up. I have tried deleteing and re loading tapatalk but none works so not sure how to fix it anymore. I not at all computer literate so won't use big computer just be me ipad.
Maybe in summer get computer girl out and she try fix it but it costs a lot for her to sort stuff. She sorted it  for me last time but think they altered tapatalk  and since then I can't seem to do a lot.


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on March 04, 2015, 04:29:35 pm
It your iPad like a small tablet? On this tablet I can insert my memory card from my mobile phone and upload pictures from that. It is easier than I thought to do x

Hope we get a few more entries and thanks for the lovely comments De and Maddy  :heart:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Sapphire on March 04, 2015, 05:11:00 pm
Great pic Jules!

I agree with De on how it is a struggle to keep us going, but, we really do appreciate all of you that stick with us and try to keep posts going  :grin: If you would all like the contest to continue, please let us know  :grin:

Dawn, they have changed tapatalk completely  :cry1: I struggle with it too! I will have a look and see how to post pics via tapatalk now and will let you know  :thumb:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on March 04, 2015, 05:19:56 pm
Thankyou Wendy  :thumb:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: garden squirrel on March 04, 2015, 06:31:26 pm
Lol  mules I so not technical my phone is from the dark ages it don't do Internet or anythink flash. Don't know but don't think my iPad got a memory card. Wendy thanks . Not sure I be able to do it even if try as have error message come up and it refuses to post.


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on March 07, 2015, 05:37:03 pm
Awww shame that :(

My phone is just basic, with camera, memory card and internet if I want it but the screen is so small I don't think I'll bother x


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Pinkbirdy on March 08, 2015, 01:42:31 pm
Gingee and Disco(http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh522/terris526/DSCN1859_zpsmsumm2fi.jpg) (http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/terris526/media/DSCN1859_zpsmsumm2fi.jpg.html)


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Sapphire on March 08, 2015, 04:19:25 pm
What an adorable pic Terri  :heart:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Pea on March 09, 2015, 05:09:42 pm
Awwww Terri! What sweetie pies!


Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: jules on March 09, 2015, 06:03:58 pm
Awww love this one  :heart:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on March 10, 2015, 02:53:09 am
Super sweet entry photo Terri.  :loveuk:

Thanks for adding Gingee & Disco.  :thumb:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on March 10, 2015, 03:08:05 am
Thanks to everyone who commented here about keeping the photo competitions going. I have decided to start making them bi-monthly for awhile. Meaning allowing them to run for 2 months on one subject like February's and March's has turned into. Later this month I will close the competition and add the poll for the photos that have been submitted.

Thank you everyone who has entered and still wants the competitions to continue.  :hugu:

When it comes to Tapatalk I refuse to use it. My opinion of it is that it is a piece of crap and has ruined the ability for folks to enjoy or participate in forum activities. I tried it on the other forum I was on (PP) when it first became available there. I quickly uninstalled it and went back to full site when I found I had to click at least 3 extra times to get to threads or post a single thing! And I hated the plain black & white "newspaper" look the forum was in Tapatalk.

When I am away from my house & desktop computer I use my phone for internet connection. I have no trouble on any site I've been on using full site. Everything works exactly as it does when I am on my home computer. On sites that automatically put me in their version of Tapatalk mode I look for the full site button & continue in the style I am accustom to browsing in. So I see no positive use for Tapatalk, especially when no one can utilize everything a forum offers. This is my personal opinion of the App and my feelings about it's use & choosing not to  use it.  :grin:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Sapphire on March 10, 2015, 05:46:18 pm
Okay, this is the nearest pic of love that I am going to get with Codie  :hehe2: He is just not the loving type, unless of course, my Mum is here, then he goes all gooey eyed  :laugh: This one shows how much he loves her and this is how he is the whole time she is visiting  :heart: :heart:

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n639/wenz2712/Wendys%20Album/mumcodie002.jpg)


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Pinkbirdy on March 11, 2015, 06:05:54 am
Yes ,he looks smitten  :loveuk:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on March 18, 2015, 12:03:16 am
Oh yes!! The "Honey Blonde Amazon" dear Codie is head over claws "In Love" with!! :loveuk: :heart: :loveuk:

I love that photo.  :thumb: Codie is in Zon heaven when the love of his life comes round to court him.  :hugu:  :lol1:


Title: Re: February BP Photo Competition ~~*LOVE*~~
Post by: Nakia on March 25, 2015, 04:52:58 am
This Photo Competition is now closed. Join me on the Competition Voting Poll thread.  :grin: