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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 27, 2014 8:07 PM CST
I just entered a few pictures in the contest and was excited to see that there have been, at this point, 1142 photos by 69 members. What fun Hurray! Thumbs up Hurray! Thumbs up Hurray!
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pirl
Oct 27, 2014 8:13 PM CST
I realize dahlias are tubers, not bulbs. Do dahlias get entered under perennials or bulbs? I know how dumb it sounds!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 27, 2014 8:18 PM CST
I am happy to not be the one who decides. I would enter it in bulbs but it actually grows from a tuber as you know. Another quandary for me is that some things that are annuals here are perennial in warmer gardens. We are among friends so hopefully we don't need to be to technical. Shrug! Maybe Dave or Zuzu will chime in.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 27, 2014 8:31 PM CST

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I think you have a choice with dahlias. I'd be inclined to enter them as perennials, but they certainly fit into the bulb category as well.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 27, 2014 8:55 PM CST
Sounds like this first round will be a bit of a learning process. I'm sure we will all have tons of suggestions for future contests to fine tune things, and I am happy to just let the chips fall where they may this go-round. As Paul notes, we are all a friendly group so I don't foresee any hard feelings.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 28, 2014 7:07 AM CST
Thanks for the help!

I considered bulbs to mean forms of underground food storage systems but then many other plants might qualify.

My only issue comes up with a sunset in the rose category or some such error on the part of those posting to the wrong subject.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 28, 2014 8:54 AM CST

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It happens all the time, you see all kinds of incorrect images in wrong categories. Shrug!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2014 9:09 AM CST

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For those images that are badly miscategorized, I will probably move things around before judging begins. Also, the plant admins recently pointed out to me some photos that were entered in the macro category, but they were clearly not macro photos, and I simply deleted the photos.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 28, 2014 9:39 AM CST
I was wondering just how close up a photo has to be to be considered "macro?"
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2014 10:11 AM CST

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Quoting from wikipedia:

"Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size."
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 28, 2014 11:10 AM CST
Thank you. I thought as much, but wasn't sure for purposes of the contest. Smiling
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 28, 2014 12:12 PM CST
*Blush* I thought the category was for both Close up and Macro shots so all of mine in that category may have to be deleted.

Also some of my photos in other categories may need to be deleted; i.e. Cactus and Succulents, I think a few of my photos were bloom close ups of the particular cactus flower instead of the entire plant.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2014 1:06 PM CST

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The category is is for both macros and closeups.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 28, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Oh, good ... mine won't have to be deleted then. Smiling
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 28, 2014 6:31 PM CST
I did my dahlias under bulbs since for me they aren't perennial and I had others that I wanted as annuals Confused Surely a learning experiance for all of us this year...I can see lots of new categories in next years contest Whistling
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Oct 28, 2014 8:10 PM CST
LOL! I just looked at the number of entries. Gonna be 2000+ I bet. Only two days to look at all of them. I hope there will be a slideshow option where we can set the speed and have a pause option. I'm not sure I could look through that many in two days. I'd probably have to skip feeding the livestock to do that!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 29, 2014 10:17 AM CST
Just added a couple to the contest. Count is currently over 1500 with more than 80 participating. Lets work on getting over 2000.....and then more Thumbs up
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Oct 29, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Wow, so many photos entered! Hurray!
Who judging the pictures?
All the ATP members?
Kidfishing
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 29, 2014 1:17 PM CST

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Yes, all the members (including you!) will vote on their favorites. Everyone gets to cast 3 votes in each category.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Oct 29, 2014 1:44 PM CST
Great! Hurray!
Can't wait to see them all!
Kidfishing

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