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Old Jul 5, 2012, 7:23 PM   #1
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Congratulations to Kevin on a well-deserved win in the June contest. I got a message from him, quoted in part here:

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I am just on my way out of the door on a 4 day birding trip and may not have access to Steve's during that time.

Therefore, and I don't in any way want to appear presumptuous, but if the current round of voting continues it appears I may win the June event but not be around to set the July comp.

Therefore could I possibly impose on you to please set the July Comp for me (in the event that Harriet's entry doesn't overhaul me) ? And thank every one who entered and everyone who voted, with especial thanks from me for those that chose my entry.

I'd like to set the title as 'Eyes'. It can be anything from a portrait, an animal or insect to seeing an eye in the sky or in a piece of wood - use the imagination ! However the main feature/attraction of the shot should be an eye or eyes. Usual rules to apply.
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 1:17 PM   #2
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Thank you so much Mole for helping me out with this one !

There are so many interpretations where we see 'eyes' that I was hoping we would get a strong turnout this month as surely everyone can come up with an 'eyes' shot. One that you are very happy with, whether it's a grandchild, your dog or the wings of a butterfly.... let's see them !
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Burrowing Owl in Brian Piccolo Park.

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It's a good topic, just off the top of my head, I came up with a couple of ideas - eye of the round and rib-eye. Bet you can tell I was hungry at the time, thinking of a good steak. Don't think I have a chance to photograph an eye of a hurricane, another thought.
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This photo was also posted in the biweekly challenge ("circles") which not everyone visits. It is not new, so it doesn't count in this challenge, but I thought it appropriate to the topic, and I will replace it if I can come up with something new.

Butterflies often display large false "eyes" on their hind wings to distract or confuse predators, causing them to aim at the wrong end, while the target escapes in the other direction. These Buckeyes perch with their wings open displaying "eyes" on the top; those species that perch with wings closed over their backs, display "eyes" on the underside! Multiple eyespots can add to the confusion.

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Hi All,
Walking along Southbank in Melbourne, saw this and thought it might qualify for the challenge this month.
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Here is a place-holder until I get a good image.
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Here's my submission for July. This is what I see coming home. Neville, my all black cat, is invisible in the windows, except for his bright, yellow eyes. Ok, some times I get a flash of fangs and pink tongue if he meows at me, but this is my usual view.




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Wow some great, imaginative shots so far...going to be a close contest.
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