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Old Nov 30, 2011, 9:51 PM   #21
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It's still the 30th where I live, so I'm going to change my entry. I actually took this for the bi-weekly challenge of "the dark side" - it's black on black. However, it has some very nice out of focus areas, I thought the bokeh was very smooth and probably more appropriate for this challenge.

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Old Dec 1, 2011, 7:22 AM   #22
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Well, it's now December 1st where I am. So, let's open up the voting! Lots of fine photos to choose from this month. It's going to be another tough one.

Since I go back to work Monday, the 5th after recovering from surgery, I may close the voting Sunday night. Might just be collapsing from exhaustion when I get home Monday. I'll see how the votes have been coming in on Sunday.

You do not have to have submitted a photo to vote. So, let's get started.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 7:55 AM   #23
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Some very creative use of bokeh and subjects in these submissions. Frogfish, Lyrics51,Hnikesch, come to mind for creativity but for me Pboerger nailed it on the first submission to this competition with his shot "Defending the Queen" so he gets my vote.

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Old Dec 1, 2011, 9:58 AM   #24
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My vote's for Lyrics51. Great idea and bokeh.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 2:29 PM   #25
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My vote goes to Rhermans' wet hand. I have read that lens purists would consider those halos an example of poor lens bokeh, (nothing to do with the photographer, only an assessment of the lens quality) however I really like it. In particular with Rhermans composition. I think the use of this type of bokeh compliments the feeling of the rain drops.

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Old Dec 1, 2011, 7:57 PM   #26
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I'm going to go with Ronny's hand. The background really fits in with the mood of the shot. Well done.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 10:22 PM   #27
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This was an even more difficult month than usual -- there were many superb entries. After much thought, I'm casting my vote for Penolta's bird. I really like how the light green semicircle surrounds the bird's head.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 10:59 PM   #28
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I think the smooth background in Daniel's shot fits the definition of good bokeh very well.
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Old Dec 2, 2011, 2:06 AM   #29
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All shots are great, but my fav is Daz's, I really like how the bokeh adds to the shot.

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Old Dec 2, 2011, 2:26 PM   #30
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I like Ronny's hand, the bokeh really adds to the image


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