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Discussion in 'Tortoise Forum Contests' started by Yvonne G, Oct 9, 2015.

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  1. Aunt Caffy

    Aunt Caffy Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I made sure to look through both posts first. I didn't see anything that wasn't adorable. I kept going back and forth on whom I'd choose. It's a very tough competition. The picture I submitted was chosen from a couple hundred I'd taken this year. I don't feel mine's the best even though I'm horribly biased.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin

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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I just snapped any old picture just to have an entry. So I took a picture of a little Texas tortoise. A very plain-looking tortoise and doesn't stand a chance against some of the beauties entered. Cripes, I didn't even vote for my own picture! That shows how plain she looks.
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  3. Aunt Caffy

    Aunt Caffy Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Frankly, I don't think there's such a thing as a plain tortoise. They're all special in their own way.
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    Well, i think it's lovely.
    They're all good, no exceptions.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator

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    You should've entered BO & SO.
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  6. Aunt Caffy

    Aunt Caffy Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    It looks like it's a battle between #2 and #28 for the top prize. My meager hope is that my baby earns a month to himself this year.
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    Yvonne, I didn't vote for my photo either! Hahaha

    I totally regret just sending in a standard photo. Especially because my particular entry is the only representative of his species...man! If it was a "good shot" it might have been a shoe in! Lol
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin

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    I feel your pain. Mine is the only shot of its species too.
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    DaisyDuke Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Last year I did the same thing. Tried to pic the best picture but knew it wouldn't get a month. It's always good to try then to not try though. No regrets when you try!

    This year I thought I entered an awesome picture. Seems others have a differing view :p

    But they're all great pictures and all torts and turtles are so cute. It's always a hard choice☺️
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin

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    I really didn't have any hope of being voted for. I just snapped a picture so I could have something new to enter. And this year we've had an awful lot of entries. I can't remember how many we've had in the past, but it seems like we have a very good participation this year.
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    Aunt Caffy Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I've got a running tally here at work of which pictures are in the top twelve. I keep refreshing to see if there are any more votes, more specifically any more for my little guy (or girl--still don't know for sure).
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    Me too My Sheldon hasn't gotten a month since 2013 and now he's tied for a spot. I'm hoping he can keep his spot. I'm really enjoying the battle between 2 and 28 though. It's like watching an election, lol.
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    Also keeping a tally.
    Haven't looked in the last hour, but at the last count Tidgy was one vote short of a top 12' play off' place:(..
    But Still a long way to go!
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    I'm sure your boss is very happy you're doing such important work :)
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    Only 4 days left lol
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    What do the winners get?

    Does this really turn into a Calendar? One that I can purchase? I want one... these are gorgeous torts! I voted blindly, didn't know who's tort was who!
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator

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    its turned into a beautiful calendar. Very beautiful high quality I use mine each year after the end of the year just for the pictures
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    Thanks to the person who pointed out several of these posts today to me.

    There is a reason we do not say which member belongs to which photo. It's to give everybody's picture the chance to get a vote based on the picture, not who took it. (Also helps keep folks from campaigning for votes). Now while some of you are not saying "my photo is number 107" by giving clues you are actually telling us what picture is yours. Please stop.
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    I totally forgot how good those photo are! I just went back to look em over again. :cool:

    I like one so much that I'm tempted to download it and use it as my phone wallpaper! LOL
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    Now I'm excited, this calendar will look great on my wall at work!
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