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Photo Challenge #23 – Spring

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Spring has (hopefully) sprung where you live! In this challenge we want you to head outside and see if you can capture the beauty of spring in all it’s glory. If you happen to live somewhere where the snow and ice have yet to release their grip, that’s ok too – we’d love to see what Spring looks like in your area too.

On Wednesday, March 20th (at 2pm EST, so be sure to submit your entries before that time, even at 1:59pm!) we’ll choose 1 judge’s choice winner, 5 runner ups, and 1 audience choice winner & share their entries here on LetsBeWild.com, announcing the winners by the following day! Send your friends to this page to leave a comment-vote for your entry to win the audience choice award!

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Here are the quick & easy Challenge rules – please read them carefully so that you can be entered in the running to win!

  • To enter the challenge, create a new blog entry titled “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Look Up!” and Copy and Paste the html code in the box below into your blog entry (you’ll need to click the code tab) to let your followers know that you’re participating in the Photo Challenge so that they can join in the fun too.
  • Take one or more photos of something outdoors that represents Spring! Watermarks and signatures are fine, but shouldn’t cover the entire image.
  • The Audience Choice Winner will be decided based upon which entry below receives the most comments on this page – tell your friends and family to come and reply with a comment below your entry here on LetsBeWild.com! Everyone can vote for as many entries as they like.
  • Comment on this page with the URL to your blog entry! After 7 days, we will announce the 1st Place Winner, Audience Choice Winner, and 5 Honorable Mention Winners, all of whom will have their winning shots with a link to their blog featured here on LetsBeWild.com
  • Be sure to visit the blogs of other people entering the Weekly Challenge & leave them some comment love too!
  • Both professionals and amateur photographers are welcome to participate, and both stand an equally good chance of winning!

51 Responses to Photo Challenge #23 – Spring

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    lagottocattleya March 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Spring is indeed what we are longing for…but it’s snowing heavily and the temperature is about 5 degrees below zero. Should I enter snow photos or should I enter spring photos showing spring as it will look like when it arrives here? (photos from last spring?) See you!

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      Nick March 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      How about a mixture of both!

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    Pauline Carroll March 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Lovely subject, being down under we are just moving into autumn, but I have so many spring photos in my files I will enjoy going through them for this challenge

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    knowledgeknut March 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Ever since I snapped these pics – I have been chomping at the bit anxious for someone to post a photo challenge for spring! Thanks so much for the opportunity to share!

    http://wp.me/p2zGQ7-19z

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      Barbara W. Beacham March 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      I love these turkeys! Great shots KK!

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      jody March 18, 2013 at 11:54 am

      I can see why you’d look forward to share. They are really showing off!

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    Dries de Wet March 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Glad to be taking part in another challenge, though we’re heading into autumn here in South Africa!

    http://dewetswild.com/2013/03/14/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

    Best wishes to you all

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      jody March 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

      no mistaking the swallow-tail there – and what a beautiful head & markings

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    Imelda March 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    What a nice theme. :-)

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    Ritva March 14, 2013 at 5:24 am

    hi, all inpatiently waiting for spring, this morning -21C so not that many signs of it yet.
    I remember what it is…the colors and smells… here is my entry
    http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/lets-be-wild-spring/

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      Barbara W. Beacham March 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Love the cow parsley shot Ritva!

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      jody March 18, 2013 at 11:56 am

      I especially liked the flower-lined path.

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    Cuidado March 14, 2013 at 7:54 am

    So many of us are tired of snow and waiting patiently for spring. Here is a respite, if only through pictures…
    http://photosandpursuits.blogspot.ca/2013/03/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-spring.html

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      jody March 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

      cute idea with the shovel head

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    Citra Rahman March 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

    We here in Indonesia only have two seasons, rainy and dry season. Can i post something when in rainy season? :D

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      Nick March 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Definitely!

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    Barbara W. Beacham March 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

    What a lovely topic! And I have lovely all around in my garden! Check it out:

    http://salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/spring-has-sprung-a-wild-weekly-photo-challenge/

    Thanks for checking it out! – B

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      PJ March 14, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Nice photos showing Spring is very near and blossoming now. Especially like the Buck Brush shot. Wonderful colors in the photos.

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      jody March 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      what a bright bounty!

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    Jenn March 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

    My contribution … Spring like autumn in sub-tropical Queensland
    http://the-serenity-space.com/2013/03/17/wild-weekly-challenge-spring/

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      jody March 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      these pictures denoted the light fun of spring!

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      Heather March 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      The bird photo is fantastic – not to mention all of the lovely spring green and texture in the shot!

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      Greg March 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Great shots! Neat how it can be two different seasons in different parts of the world

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        Jenn March 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        That it is :) given that my spring like fotos are in fact autumn fotos :)

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    jody March 18, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Here are my representative images from being out and about in Tennessee during the past couple of weeks or so: http://humantriumphant.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

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      Barbara W. Beacham March 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      I love the nest photo!

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        jody March 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

        Thanks, Barbara. It appears that it was a community nest, and the ducks didn’t seem disturbed to allow me near enough to take pictures of their little-ones-in-the-making. :)

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      Barbara W. Beacham March 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      I absolutely love this shot! I have relatives in Holland, and we have heard about the season as it progresses there. This is just amazing and should be an award winner!

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        Anton Zeuthen March 19, 2013 at 3:20 am

        Wow, thank you so much Barbara, that is high praise! Yeah, the seasons in northern Europe are very interesting indeed, although cold! :-)

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      jody March 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      good eye! I couldn’t help but wonder how many people might pass something like that in a day and miss the beauty in the way you’ve reflected upon it.

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    Jess March 19, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Here is a reflection back on spring past. We are headed into autumn here. http://wp.me/p2PqVo-cv

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      jody March 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      what a sweet, sweet picture!

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        Jess March 21, 2013 at 4:32 am

        The lambs are just so cute to take pictures of.

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      Barbara W. Beacham March 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

      What a sweet face!

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    Milka Pejovic Photography March 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Spring is my favorite season and it comes early in San Diego!
    http://milkapejovic.com/2013/03/19/lets-be-wild-weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

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      jody March 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      those fields of flowers are spectacular!

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        Milka Pejovic Photography March 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm

        Thank you, Jody! Landscapers plant a lot of wildflowers in Southern California and they’re always a pleasure to spot.

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    Mango Tree March 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Here’s my entry this week, with pictures I took yesterday on my lunchtime walk.
    http://frommymangotree.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-spring/

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      jody March 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      that might be the cutest lil bee I’ve ever seen! great shot!

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    lagottocattleya March 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    At least I found something…http://wp.me/p1hCI2-27P

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      jody March 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      I enjoyed your depictions of how spring is forcing itself upon winter, leaving it no choice but to retreat :)

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      jody March 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      the contrast makes your photos spectacular

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      jody March 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      apparently I missed the Reply to you – let’s try this again, in the appropriate place:
      they’re all wonderful, but the hummingbird really drew me in

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      jody March 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      I agree with your take on Spring – one of my favorite things to do in the spring when my boys were younger was to go visit the duck pond & let them feed the ducks. We would walk around & stay occupied there for hours. One of my fondest springtime memories. Thanks for resurrecting it!

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        Seas Reflecting Starlight March 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

        My pleasure – that sounds like a wonderful way to spend time in the spring, especially with young kids. Their joy and excitement of exploring nature must have been a special experience for you all. Thank you for sharing your fond memories.

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    jody March 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    they’re all wonderful, but the hummingbird really drew me in :)

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