Rachel Hollander
04-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Hi Everyone,

It's time to start posting your April Theme images - "Black and White or Toned Images." Anything goes within the normal Wildlife Forum rules.

As always, please use the "Theme" prefix from the dropdown menu. Theme images will be critiqued just like other images and are eligible for IOTW honors.

We are also thrilled to announce the winners of March's theme "Head Shots." Our special guest judge for March was Arthur Morris. Thanks Artie! Bragging rights go to:

1st Place: Ashleigh Scully, "Billy the Kid": http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/118270

2nd Place:Thinus Schoeman, "Biyamiti King (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/118312-Biyamiti-King)": http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/118312 (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/118312)

3rd Place: Gabriela Plesea, "Wild-eyed Wonder": http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/118288

Congrats to Ashleigh, Thinus and Gabriela.

We're looking forward to everyone's B&W/toned images in April. Finally, we're pleased to announce that the May Theme will be "Captive." Forum rules still apply so no pets, etc.

Rachel, Steve and Morkel

Thinus Schoeman
04-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Hi Rachel

To yourself and all the moderators, thank you so much, this was a real big surprise. Congrats to Ashleigh and Gabriella as well, great images both of you.

Now for the next theme, we will do our best!


Gabriela Plesea
04-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Hello Rachel, Steve, and Morkel,

Thank you from the heart for your friendship, guidance and encouragement - I am very grateful.

This is indeed a pleasant surprise, and I would like to congratulate Ashleigh and Thinus - keep delighting us with those lovely images!

I would also like to thank Sir Arthur for acknowledging my efforts, it is an honour to receive recognition from you, much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Ashleigh Scully
04-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Thank you so much everyone this is so cool! Congratulations to Thinus and Gabriela too! :)

Thanks, Ashleigh :wave:

Andreas Liedmann
04-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Congrats to Ashleigh ; Thinus and Gabriela, well deserved guys.

Cheers Andreas