Thanks for all your great feedback yesterday on the choices for our BLUE entry In Capture the Colour 2013.
It looks like we have a clear winner … The Apothecary’s Bottle. (If you weren’t around yesterday and are totally confused, just check it out here.) So, today we present our entries for the GREEN category. Please let us know in the Comments which photo you think we should submit.
Terri and James
P.S. Tomorrow we’ll show you our RED choices.
1. A Green Bug Zapper
Green anoles are a common sight in the Southeast US, but their wary nature, and rocket-like escape maneuvers make them difficult to photograph close-up. What’s not obvious from the photo, is that he’s perched on an 18th Century tombstone in one of Charleston, South Carolina’s many wonderful old graveyards.
The Post: A Green Bug Zapper
2. Green Bench on the Green Line
We could hardly believe our eyes that just 20 feet beyond this gentleman sitting on the bench lies the “Green Line” – the UN occupied buffer zone that divides the Greek and Turkish areas of Nicosia, Cyprus. We were intrigued by this conflicting image. This beautiful walled city is the only divided capital in the world! The razor-wire-secured area, smack-dab in the middle of town, was created when an army general drew a line across the map in green crayon.
The Post: Nicosia: Where “Going Green” Isn’t Good
3. Beauty Rising
Master carver Keith Jennings created this wonderful, winsome beauty on a live oak tree in the village on St. Simons Island, Georgia. And as is often the case with these grand old southern trees, a green palm has found refuge in the same welcoming cleft. There are about 15-20 sculptures scattered around the island, and they’re truly hidden gems. All are exceptionally well done, but this carving is our favorite.
The Post: The Watchers in the Hammock
PLEASE TELL US YOUR FAVORITE. MANY THANKS!
*** Check out our entries for Blue, Red, White, and Yellow. And here is the Final Entry submission that you helped us choose. Thanks again!
I love the lizard!
Thanks Leslie. There were so many lizards in that cemetery that it was hard to know which one to photograph! This one held still the longest. 🙂 ~Terri
Green bug zapper because of the multi-tonal greens
Thanks so much Sue. Charleston is such a green place that it’s hard to go wrong any direction you point your camera! 🙂 Love, T
I pick two, first the man on the bench and second the lizard. Equally good but different…
Thanks so much – you sound like us. We looked at last year’s winners, and in some of them the color was pervasive – in others there was only a hint of the color. It was hard to know which way to go. ~Terri
The man on the bench definitely. It has a gravitas not seen in the other two.
Thank you Alison. We found it so interesting that the bench had been placed in that location with the Peace sign. ~Terri
#2. It has the most impact and the most interesting story to go with it. #3 is my choice for runner up.
Brittany, thanks so much. I know that standing there on the Green Line certainly had an impact on us – much like the Berlin Wall. And the Tree Spirit was a wonderful surprise when we stumbled across it. ~Terri
I prefer the lizard.
Thanks Chris. We were lucky he was distracted by a bug so we could capture the photo. ~Terri
No 2 if it were just for the character and story told by the picture (I love it) but I think No One if your entry criteria is “Green”. No 2 has just too many colours in it I feel. Well that’s my 2 cents worth anyway!!
Many thanks for your input. It’s hard to know what the judges want. When we looked at last year’s winners, some of them had pervasive color – others were more subtle with only a hint of the color. It was hard to know which way to go. ~Terri
Tough choice today; feel the same way others have said, if competition criteria is the story behind the image as well then photo 2 the green bench, otherwise the gorgeous green lizard. He is a beauty. Bon chance!
Merci Keiry. The choice was tough for us too … that’s why the feedback is so helpful. We’ll mark you down in both columns. 🙂 ~Terri
Totally agree with Keiry Berry, tough choices today but I think I like the Green Bug Zapper best. That lizard is so eye-catching!
Thanks for the great feedback. James worked hard to get the shot of the lizard because he just wouldn’t hold still … the lizard, that is. 🙂 ~Terri
The gentleman on the bench. Can’t go wrong with peace involved.
Hey Betsy, Great to hear from you. Thanks for your choice – I agree, you can’t go wrong with peace – ever! 🙂 ~Terri
loving lizard shot
Thanks for your pick Agata. The lizard definitely wanted us to look at him! ~Terri
The lizard wins for me! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
Rusha, Thanks so much. It’s looking like the lizard is pretty popular today – but the day is young! I guess we’ll see! All the best, Terri
Has to be the lizard.
The other two images don’t have enough green, so there’s really no comparison on this one.
Hi Vicki, and thanks for your feedback. It’s hard to know what the judges want. When we looked at last year’s winners, some of them had pervasive color – others were more subtle with only a hint of the color. It was hard to know which way to go. But it looks like the lizard is trending. 🙂 ~Terri
Here’s the link to last year’s winners.
Bug zapper! Glad to see the apothecary’s bottle won yesterday. It’s such a gorgeous shade of blue.
Hi Tia! Thanks for your “green” feedback. Looks like you picked a winner yesterday. Thanks! ~Terri
Lizard for the picture alone. Bench for the story attached. Not helpful.
Thanks Carol – you totally crack me up! 🙂 I’ll put you down in both columns then. ~Terri
Many thanks Ruth. We’ll put your name on the “Lizard List.” 🙂 ~Terri
I really like the man on the green bench because of the story behind the photo and because the photo is unique and there is so much unsaid – as they say a picture paints a 1000 words!
It would’ve been interesting if we could’ve gotten a shot with the checkpoint and border crossing in the background, but we couldn’t pull it off. After the man left, we sat on the bench and watched as the border guards searched each and every person with shopping bags returning from the Turkish side. They were not happy shoppers. It was quite a sight. ~James
Again all lovely, but for this challenge it should be # 1.
Thanks Madhu. I like to take bird and other animal photos, but they are notoriously hard to capture. I’m still surprised that this lizard sat still long enough for the shot. ~James
I think it’s probably not the best candidate for green but I absolutely love the last one, James. I never can stick to the task at hand 🙂
We love the tree spirits as well Jo. If you like this one, click the post link below the photo to see lots more of the artist’s work. BTW, this spirit is carved in an oak tree next to Murphy’s Pub. Rumor has it, that the artist carved it to pay his bar bill, and for me, that makes it even better. ~James
I am partial to green anoles.
And being in Florida I bet you have as many of them as we do Pam! 🙂 Thanks very much for your feedback. ~Terri
Green is my favorite color and lizards make me smile, so #1 it is! 🙂
Thanks LuAnn. These little critters are all over the SE, and a big part of their appeal is their behavior (which makes them hard to photograph). The sit quietly, and then if you get close, they rocket off. Pretty funny. ~James
Tough choice but I am going with the lizard. It defines green. –Curt
Thanks Curt. We appreciate your feedback – you picked a winner! ~Terri
Green Bench on the Green Line! The Peace sign, the gentleman’s expression, and of course the green bench make the shot simply superb.
Tahira, I am so glad you liked that shot – me too! However, in the end the lizard prevailed in the vote tally. ~Terri