Rachel Hollander
08-01-2015, 02:53 PM
Hi All:

We are pleased to announce the winners of July's Water Theme. Special thanks to Gabriela Plesea who judged this month's theme. Bragging rights this month go to:

1st Place - Katie Rupp, "Hippo in the Morning" - http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/129719-Theme-Hippo-in-the-Morning

2nd Place - Sanjeev Aurangabadkar, "Elephant at Chobe River" - http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/129931-Elephant-at-Chobe-River

3rd Place - Mike Poole, "Sleeping Green Turtle" - http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php/129645-Sleeping-Green-turtle

Congrats to Katie, Sanjeev and Mike!

We're also happy to announce that the September Theme will be IUCN Red List Species to coincide with World Rhino Day on September 22. To qualify the subject must be listed as "Near Threatened," "Vulnerable," "Endangered," or "Critically Endangered" on the IUCN Red List. The Red List can be found here: http://www.iucnredlist.org/ Forum rules still apply. 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.

In the meantime, keep posting your Portraits/Head Shots for August.

Rachel, Steve and Morkel 

Sanjeev Aurangabadkar
08-01-2015, 10:47 PM
Wow, thanks. Congrats Katie and Mike! Thanks moderators and Gabriela for considering my image worthy! Much appreciated.
cheers to all :cheers:

Mike Poole
08-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Thanks for that, didn't expect much when I saw some of the fantastic entries.

Excellent work from Sanjeev, and especially Katie - very deserved placings


haseeb badar
08-03-2015, 09:23 AM
Congrats Katie, Sanjeev, and Mike !!

Katie Rupp
08-03-2015, 11:24 PM
Thank You!! and Congratulations also to Sanjeev and Mike, it's a honor to be in your company. Thank you also to Gabriela for taking the time to judge and to all the moderators for their help and support. I love this forum...

Andreas Liedmann
08-18-2015, 01:51 AM
Congrats folks well deserved :wave:

Cheers Andreas

Nancy Bell
09-01-2015, 03:32 PM
Congrats Katie! Well done Sanjeev & Mike!