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Competition Entry The Annual Bluebell Challenge for 2020

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It’s Bluebell time, and the annual Bluebell competition is once again here :) It is time to get out and find those Bluebells, and post your entries into this thread.

The moderator team do appreciate that these are difficult times at present, possibly making obtaining photographs for this challenge more difficult than in previous years.

Again this year in order to allow the American and Canadian members of the forum to participate in the Bluebell Challenge as their bluebell season is generally later than in the UK, photo entries of bluebells for USA/Canada will be allowed from June 17th 2019 to June 19th 2020. EXIF will still be required in the photos to verify this when you post.

It may be prudent to add USA/ Canadian entry when you do post

RULES OF THE BLUEBELL CHALLENGE

1. Read the rules
2. Pictures must be of Bluebells taken this year for UK members, and for USA/Canadian members images taken between 17th June 2019 to 19th June 2020 (EXIF required for both)
3. The competition is open to all forum members
4. The competition closes midnight Sunday 14th June 2020
5. Please upload the image directly to the forum and please do not link from a hosting site. Linked images will be removed
6. Pictures are allowed to be taken anywhere - in situ again not required this year
7. Maximum entries per member three images
8. Images must be unique to the competition, and not have been posted elsewhere on the forum


Post your pictures here below, and when the competition finish date arrives, there will be a poll for members to vote for their favourites.

Good luck to all, let’s see those Bluebells!
 
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The heads of mine in my front garden are just starting to form :)
 

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Think the Muntjacs ate all ours:(
 
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Gloucestershire, UK.

image removed, contains no exif
 
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Sorry, but your submission is missing the EXIF.

2. Pictures must be of Bluebells taken this year for UK members, and for USA/Canadian members images taken between 17th June 2019 to 19th June 2020 (EXIF required for both)
 
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Hello. Thank you.
Sorry, complete novice.
It’s a picture taken from an IPhone. How do I get an EXIF?
 

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Hello. Thank you.
Sorry, complete novice.
It’s a picture taken from an IPhone. How do I get an EXIF?
The EXIF is included in your original file, and will stay there unless edited out. Depending on which program you are using to resize it for here, there should be an option to retain EXIF or allow it to be stripped out to reduce the file size. So, what editing program are you using for the resizing?
 

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Hello. Thank you.
Sorry, complete novice.
It’s a picture taken from an IPhone. How do I get an EXIF?
Make sure your image is within forum size rules …. no longer than 1024pixels on longest side and file size under 250kb .... otherwise the forum software will strip the exif when it tries to resize your image.
 
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The EXIF is included in your original file, and will stay there unless edited out. Depending on which program you are using to resize it for here, there should be an option to retain EXIF or allow it to be stripped out to reduce the file size. So, what editing program are you using for the resizing?
Hello. I literally attached the file and it asked what size to upload it in. Actual, small, medium or large. It was uploaded straight from an IPhone.
 

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Hello. I literally attached the file and it asked what size to upload it in. Actual, small, medium or large. It was uploaded straight from an IPhone.
And what size did you select, Actual, small, medium or Large ??????
 

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Morning.
I selected medium, large and actual were too large.
The problem will be the EXIF is being stripped by the forum software. What I do for phone images is to email the image to my PC, resize it there within the forum limits, and then upload it to the forum from my pc, that's the only way I can get an image to retain EXIF.
 
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Ok. Thanks. I will give it a go.
If I don’t succeed, hopefully people can just enjoy the picture.


The problem will be the EXIF is being stripped by the forum software. What I do for phone images is to email the image to my PC, resize it there within the forum limits, and then upload it to the forum from my pc, that's the only way I can get an image to retain EXIF.
 

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Struggling to find any but....

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From my garden.
<reposted now with exif>
 
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Re-posting my 1st entry. From the garden.IMG_3331.jpg
 

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The only time I've been near bluebells so far this year. My much better other half, Debbie.

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Still open for entries.
 

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bump, still open for entries until 14th June
 
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