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Cast Your Votes for the Winners of the 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest

By dave
December 1, 2015

The entries are in and it's time to check out the photos that were submitted in our 2nd annual photo contest. Each member may cast up to 3 votes in each category, so head over to the photo contest page, start browsing the many beautiful photos, and cast your votes for your favorites.

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Name: Asa

Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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evermorelawnless
Dec 2, 2015 9:52 PM CST
This may be a rather adversarial thing to say, but I really had a hard time voting for pictures that required scrolling. It was hard for me to get a sense of the broader art when I couldn't see the whole thing at once.

My sideways point here (as it were), I think, is that ever contest has parameters. And it seems to me that part of this one's is the way the photo gets displayed. In my case, that's on a 2048x1152 screen.

No action required. I'm not complaining. It's just something I noticed.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 3, 2015 7:46 AM CST
I agree with this.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 3, 2015 8:13 AM CST
I will add that the little cell phone photos are difficult to see and I tend to pass them up for that reason.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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William
Dec 3, 2015 11:35 AM CST
If you right click, I think many (most?) browsers has a pop up menu with the option "View Image" or something similar. That would then open the image and make it fit on your screen/window, so you don't have to scroll Smiling .
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 3, 2015 12:26 PM CST
William said:If you right click, I think many (most?) browsers has a pop up menu with the option "View Image" or something similar. That would then open the image and make it fit on your screen/window, so you don't have to scroll Smiling .


Thank you William. I tried that & it worked. Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 3, 2015 12:27 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I've updated the code so that if the image is very tall, it'll now automatically resize it down for you so you don't have to scroll.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 3, 2015 12:42 PM CST
I thought something looked different. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Sure, now you do it Dave, after William told us the secret. I found that nifty.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Dec 3, 2015 6:19 PM CST
I guess it's not possible to please everyone, is it? Smiling I'm glad I did my judging before the change. I don't like to have to scroll, but I just looked and it was a lot better for some photos than what I'm seeing. On a lot I just skimmed through, there was no benefit. Might as well just have stayed on the main page for those because they are really not appreciably larger to view. But then William's trick didn't work either. My box gave the option to view in another window, but that's the only option I could see and I still have to scroll.

How do some of the slideshow things work? I know in my photo program if I go to a file and select the slideshow option, everything is re-sized to fit the screen. That's a real benefit for most thumbnail size photos. Most of the time they retain good quality. If I make them larger, they get really fuzzy, but somehow the slideshow presents them with good clarity.
Donald
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Dec 3, 2015 6:41 PM CST
dave said:I've updated the code so that if the image is very tall, it'll now automatically resize it down for you so you don't have to scroll.


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