I didn’t get enough entries for the #80 Fair challenge, so alas I can’t pick any stand-outs nor can I fill a page in Sunday’s paper.
A big shout-out to those who took the time to enter, your shots were lovely and thank you for taking the time to enter and my apologies if it now seems for nothing since they aren’t being showcased.
This is the second busted challenge of late so we need to get revved up and get back on track so it is a good thing that it is time for the annual WILDLIFE challenge.
This challenge theme always nets the most entries and quite frankly the strongest and most interesting of photos. This challenge is also really tough to choose stand-outs because we have some amazing wildlife photographers in our midst so I am giddy with excitement to see what is entered.
There is a wide variety of nature right outside of our doors. To prove that, here’s a top secret newsroom tidbit: if you see a photo in the paper of a critter or bird, and the cutline/caption beneath the image has the following phrase in it: “…in a yard/tree/field near Brownsville” that almost always means I shot the photo at my house. And if that amount of wildlife is hanging out at my house then goodness I bet there are others out there who have country bear jamborees going on, on their patios.
Grab your camera (film, digital or even a simple iPhone) and get outside and show me what you see; be it birds, creatures with fur or those slimy snakes and toads hiding in the mud. Maybe you’ve recently been on a whirlwind vacation to Yellowstone this summer and shot a bazillion photos of bison wandering around doing their bison thing, if so show me the best bison of the bunch.
“Stand-Outs” be published in the October 12th edition of the Kitsap Sun.
Per usual you have a few rules/regulations:
My definition of wildlife is: animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and/or sea creatures living in a natural, undomesticated state.
That means unless your guinea pig “Pearl” has left the luxury of her cage and has joined the ranks of the local wild guinea pig herd and is roaming the forest then I don’t want to see Pearl’s photo.
***I AM NOT COUNTING BUG/INSECTS/SPIDERS as “wildife”.
I always encourage you to shoot the challenge in the time-frame that it is posted, I will accept any photos of wildlife that you have shot in 2014, but they cannot have been entered for any of the other challenges that we have had.
You may send me a maximum of 7 photos for this challenge, so edit your work down to 7 images MAX shutterbugs.
Deadline for entries will be October 3rd.
Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : email@example.com
A lone baby raccoon sits in the grass at the future site of the Marvin Williams Youth Recreation & Community Center on Park Ave. in downtown Bremerton on Thursday. The youngster seemed to have gotten separated from its family and was picked up by the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A barred owl perches on a highway sign near Viking Way and Highway 305 in Poulsbo just before sunrise. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
A pod of transient orcas visit Liberty Bay on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A buck deer walks along the Hurricane Hill trail in the Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles, as the morning clouds burn off over the Olympic Mountains. (Larry Steagall / Kitsap Sun)
A deer munches on the tall grass at dusk in East Park near the Bremerton YMCA. (LARRY STEAGALL | KITSAP SUN)
A sea lion and a trio of cormorants hang out on one of the navigational buoys along Bainbridge Island. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
A small mouse sits in the early morning sunshine in a gravel driveway in Brownsville. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN
A finch perches in a budding tree along the shore of Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
A bald eagle looks out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the Salt Creek Recreation Area in Port Angeles, Wash. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A coyote stands in a field off Day Rd. on Bainbridge Island Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers help a black bear escape from a cage in the Central Cascades as their Karelian bear dogs get ready for the chase on June 10. 2011. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)
A male osprey returns to a waiting fledgling with a fish in his talons at their nest on top of one of the lights at Gene Lobe Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 12, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
A blue heron is silhouetted against the morning sky as it perches on a piling in the Bremerton Marina. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)