Posts Tagged ‘Rose’

“Just Peachy” by Robert Romero

April 23, 2009

“Just Peachy”
© Copyright Robert Romero

This photo shown above entitled “Just Peachy” by Robert Romero is one of my all-time favorites. I like how vibrant and sharp it is. It’s a bold photo that stands out well. Click the photo above to see a larger version. Be sure to see more of Robert Romero’s beautiful flower photos in his “floral beauty” photo album here on Photobird.com.

Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with this photo, “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

You may also discuss your favorite Photobird Photos of the Hour in the Photobird forums.

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“Raindrop Rose” by David Thompson

February 26, 2009

“Raindrop Rose”
© Copyright David Thompson

Raindrop Rose” by David Thompson shown above is one of my favorite photos. This beautiful, close-up rose with its vibrant red color and speckled rain drops is fantastic. Click the photo to see a larger version.

The composition of this photo reminds me of a couple of very useful composition tips: fill the frame of the photo and “Get Closer. Closer. Even Closer!” Read “Composition Is Key” in the Photobird Daily for more composition tips. And don’t miss “Photobird’s Simple Guide to Great Photos“.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

You may also discuss your favorite Photobird Photos of the Hour in the Photobird forums.

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Photobird Photo Contest for February

February 2, 2009

“red rose 2400″
© Copyright David Cresine

“Stop! In the Name of Love” is a number-one single recorded by The Supremes in 1965 for the Motown label. Diana Ross sang the lead vocals, and according to Wikipedia, the song held the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and reached the number-two position on the soul chart. It’s one of the most popular and well-known songs of the late 20th century.

February is a good month to stop and smell the roses. “Stop” is the theme of the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2009. David Cresine presents us with many roses to smell in his Photobird photo album entitled “Flowers Up Close” which includes the rose shown above.

While you are enjoying the sweet scent of this rose, enter the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2009. The contest is always free to enter and this month’s contest ends February 28, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific time.

Photobird Photo Contest details:

The two winners for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2009 will each receive the following cool prizes:

Read more details about the monthly contest here.

Every monthly Photobird Photo Contest has two winners. At the end of each month, we pick one winner for the Photobird Award, and we will tally your votes to determine the one winner for the People’s Choice Award.

See the previous contests and their contest entries at this link.

Go here to enter the contest. And be sure to have your family and friends vote for their favorite entries to help select the People’s Choice Award. (You can send them a quick little reminder here.)

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below or in the Photobird forums.

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Pink Rose

August 14, 2008

“Pink Rose 8″
© Copyright David Cresine

This beautiful pink rose by David Cresine is one of the many photos that David has submitted for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. You can see more of David’s beautiful flower photos in his Photobird photo album entitled “Flowers Up Close“. All of David’s spectacular photos can be seen at www.photobird.com/davidroy.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our blog post “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

You may also discuss your favorite Photobird Photos of the Hour in the Photobird forums.

Finally, if you’re interested in getting a free Photobird account to share your photos with the world, then send us an e-mail with some of your best photos by following the instructions below, and I’ll give free, fully-functional Photobird accounts to the first 5 people with great photos!

To apply for one of these 5 free Photobird accounts, please do the following:

a. Compose an e-mail and put the following in it:

1. Subject should be “Free Photobird account”.
2. Your first and last name, which will appear next to “Copyright” on your photo album.
3. Your desired Photobird username. For example, mine is ekrimen, as in www.photobird.com/ekrimen .
4. Your city.
5. The link to your existing photo album if you have one.
6. Tell me what you like about Photobird.com.
7. Tell me what you’d like to see on Photobird.com or what you’d like to see improved.
8. Attach no more than 5 (five) of your favorite photos in .jpg format.
9. Send the e-mail before Monday, August 18, to free-94d52@photobird.com . This temporary e-mail address may be turned off in the future and is only to be used for sending us your photos for a free Photobird account. If you need to contact us for any other reason, please contact us via our Contact Us page .

b. Your e-mail address will be kept private and will not be shared. For details, please see our Privacy Policy.

c. If I decide to give you a free Photobird account, you should hear back from me within 5 business days. Otherwise, I will not send a reply, but you are welcome to try again when we have similar offers in the future.

d. If you have any questions or anything in my instructions is not clear, then please let me know here in the comments.

e. Read the terms of this offer in the rest of this blog post.

Click here to read the rest of this blog post.

Robert Romero’s Photos Are Just Peachy

July 14, 2008

“Just Peachy” © Copyright Robert Romero

If you’ve been following the Photobird blog for the past several months, you’ll notice that we’ve featured Robert Romero’s photo “Just Peachy” a couple of times before: once when we were telling you about the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008, and once when Robert actually won the Photobird Award for that contest.

It’s a gorgeous photo, so I’ve decided to feature it again.

The other reason I wanted to show it to you again is that Robert has been working on his Photobird photo album, one of the prizes he won with the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008. He especially has a lot of beautiful flower photos in his album entitled “floral beauty”.

I enjoy perusing the thumbnail photos of his collection by using the “All” setting, so I can scroll down and up to see all of the photos at once like this, instead of clicking the “Next” button in this view to page through his album. I think the thumbnails of his photos look great laid out on the full page like this. You and your visitors can do this in your Photobird albums too, by just clicking on “All” underneath the thumbnails. You can see all of Robert’s albums and photos at http://www.photobird.com/theshootest/ .

You can enter the current Photobird Photo Contest here. The contest is free to enter, and some great prizes are available, including a Photobird account. More details about the Photobird Photo Contest are available here.

I mentioned last week that I’m looking into offering a limited number of free Photobird accounts for you. I’m still working on it, and I hope to have them ready for you next week at the earliest. Stay tuned!

As always, if you have any questions or feedback about anything on Photobird.com, including the Photobird blog, please let us know in the forums, in the comments, or you can contact us directly.

It’s Easy to Link Directly to Photos on Photobird

May 28, 2008

“Rose” by Ed Krimen

Here’s a great tip for our Photobird.com subscribers: If you want to see one of your photos by itself, without the Photobird.com website around it, all you need to do is click on the photo!

For example, take a look at this picture of a rose, which is in Ed Krimen’s main photo album. To see the photo within the Photobird.com website, click on the following link:

http://www.photobird.com/ekrimen/rose

From there, you can click on the photo itself and it will load just the photo into your web browser:

http://www.photobird.com/ekrimen/rose.jpg

You can use direct links like these to share your Photobird photo links via email or to embed your photos into other websites. For example, let’s say you wanted to participate in a forum on the web dedicated to growing prize roses. You could use links similar to the ones above to show photos of your roses directly in the forum.

If you have questions about any features or anything on Photobird.com, please let us know in our forums or you may contact us directly.

Rabbit in the Moon

May 27, 2008

“The Real Moon” by John Maher

Check it out! The photos featured in People, Places and Things on the Look at Pictures page on Photobird.com have just been updated.

The new pictures include:

  • Early Madness” by Camil Seisanu, a golden-hued shot of a seagull reaching into the ocean for a salty snack at sunrise. Camil used a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 with a 1/500s f/7.1 exposure at ISO 80 to capture this warm shot.
  • The Real Moon” by John Mayer, featured above. John says he took twenty shots before capturing this one and I say it was well worth the time to get it right. This waxing gibbous moon shows the upper three-quarters of the famed Jade Rabbit or Rabbit in the Moon, which, according to Chinese folklore, is said to be constantly at work pounding a mortar of herbs for the immortals.
  • Raindrop Rose” from David Thompson. Take a gander at this macro-shot of a red rose opening up, ensconced in tiny droplets of water which almost look like platelets of blood.

Be sure to visit each of these photos and show your appreciation to these photographers by leaving your comments.

Would you like to have one or more of your photos featured in People, Places and Things? To submit a photo for consideration, simply follow the same steps you would take for submitting a photo for the Photobird Photo of the Hour:

1. View the photo you want to submit from your photo album.
2. Click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox.

That’s it!

The photos in People, Places and Things are updated regularly. Check the bottom of the People, Places and Things section on the Look at Pictures page for details on how to be notified when an update occurs. We’ll also let you know right here in the Photobird blog whenever they’re updated.

Work Those Roses

May 26, 2008

“Weary” by David Van Camp

Take a peek at David Van Camp’s “Weary”, a recent entry in the Photobird Photo Contest for May. As David points out in his humorous description, these poor roses should be forgiven if their heads have started to droop a bit following a grueling day in the vase providing color and fragrance for mom on Mother’s Day! It ain’t easy smelling so sweet, but the rose can carry it off with panache, a warm style, and an enviable grace. Thank you for your lovely entry this month, David.

Now, if you’re reading this and you haven’t yet entered the contest, what are you waiting for? We’re nearing the home stretch with less than a week remaining in the month and with Memorial Day weekend nearly over, May will be over before you know it. So don’t delay any further in getting your entry in.

The contest is free to enter, and at the end of the month we will choose one Photobird Award Winner for the best overall entry of the month, while your votes will determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award, the most popular entry of the month.

Each of our winners will receive the following fabulous prizes:

You can read more details about the monthly contest here.

Oh, and be sure to vote for your favorite entries and ask your friends and family to vote for their favorite entries as well. These votes will determine the People’s Choice Award.

If you have any questions, please ask in the Photobird forums.


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