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  1. Sam Sabri's Avatar
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    Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week! We took a break from the weekly photo contest for the holidays, but we're back! This week let's go out and capture animals! Not literally with a cage or trap, instead use the camera on your Windows Phone to get some great animal photos.

    Animals are all around! So capture some interesting and unique animal photos for the contest this week. It can be your pet dog Fido or the lion at the local zoo or maybe a deer in a nearby meadow. Doesn't matter, just make sure it's an animal.

    Up above is a Sea Nettle at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. It's one of the coolest aquariums in the world and worth a visit if you're ever on the central California coast. Captured with the Lumia 1520 using automatic settings. Then edited in Photoshop Express by bumping the vibrance and brightness.

    Rules

    Rules are going to be just like last week. Here they are:

    • Picture must be taken with a Windows Phone
    • Picture must be uploaded to the contest thread (linked below)
    • You have to tell us what device you used to take the picture, and any special software or apps you might have used. Editing your pictures is fine, this is art
    • Feel free to add a little back story, we want to know how the picture came to be
    • You must have used a valid email address to register here at Windows Central, so I know how to contact the winner
    • Only ONE entry per week per person


    Social

    We're going to continue our social experiment from last week. Share any pictures you take for the contest on Instagram, Twitter and Fhotoroom using the following hashtags. It's a fun way to at a glance check out your competition and get inspiration. Plus we're building a community of Windows Phone mobile photographers!

    Here's how it looks this week.

    • #WCpc
    • #AnimalsWC


    This doesn't count as your entry; it's just a fun way to track the photos on social media. Your entry still needs to be in the forums!

    Prize

    One winner will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Phone Store. You can use it to buy apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox Store.

    We'll pick a winner Tuesday night (December 9) at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in a blog post for the contest next week.

    Good luck and have fun!
    12-03-2014 02:40 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
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    Taken on 16 August 2014 with Nokia Lumia 920
    Edited with Adobe Photoshop Express
    F-stop f/2
    Exposure 1/60
    ISO 160

    I don't know whose cat that is. I just spotted it in the neighbourhood.
    12-03-2014 02:49 PM
  3. metalchick719's Avatar
    Yay! I like this one. Here's my boyfriend's cat getting high on a catnip toy since she's moved into my basement! I used my Nokia Lumia 925 to shoot this; used the plain old Microsoft camera with no special effects used.

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    12-03-2014 02:51 PM
  4. leachie's Avatar


    I was almost tempted to enter this photo on last weeks green competition...

    ...its Paul the "Disco-Tree-Frog" who lives in the trellis above my terrace. Taken on my 920 this summer, and edited in fhotoroom (probably the best fhoto editing app ever!).
    12-03-2014 03:01 PM
  5. ahmad1020soc's Avatar
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    Termite
    Lumia 1020 With Macro Lens
    Edit With Adobe Photoshop Express

    Original
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    12-03-2014 03:11 PM
  6. PolishHitta's Avatar
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    Device: Nokia Lumia Icon WP8.1 DP
    Software: Lumia Camera Classic
    Kept the photo unedited.
    Was about to take my girlfriends cat back to her house. It was a bit too hot for her.
    12-03-2014 03:20 PM
  7. rl_b's Avatar
    Lumia 920 - Creative Studio & 6tag

    Snapped this pic of my cat one evening... it was cold outside and she layed on my lap to warm up.


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    12-03-2014 03:21 PM
  8. bee-beek's Avatar
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    Lumia 920 Creative Studio
    12-03-2014 03:22 PM
  9. bee-beek's Avatar
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    Lumia 920 Creative Studio
    12-03-2014 03:24 PM
  10. rosstek's Avatar
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    Sheep enjoying a warm sunny summer day in National park De Weerribben, The Netherlands.

    Nokia Lumia 1020 - 34 MP - DNG
    Lightroom processed
    12-03-2014 03:27 PM
  11. maggotbeer's Avatar
    A baby grasshoper walking on my bag, shot with my Lumia 925 almost accidentally cause it was very small!

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    12-03-2014 03:28 PM
  12. zdravez's Avatar
    Snowberry Clearwing Moth. Took this one at Galena, IL. Used l 1520. No editing other than cropping.
    Sent from my phone using Tapatalk
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    12-03-2014 03:28 PM
  13. max-ecs's Avatar
    lumia 1520, photo taken in the wood in low light conditions

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    12-03-2014 03:28 PM
  14. bee-beek's Avatar
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    Lumia 920 Creative Studio
    12-03-2014 03:39 PM
  15. Yorgos_sp's Avatar
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    little bee, lumia 1020, no post
    12-03-2014 03:45 PM
  16. nilchak's Avatar
    This was taken in Nepal - on a safari ride.
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    Taken on a Lumia 1020 and edited on Camera.
    aaa6112, cjloyola, stnm and 15 others like this.
    12-03-2014 03:49 PM
  17. n7slc's Avatar
    This is "Dude". The family refers to me as "his favorite human" since he comes running when I get home. He is a BIG(not fat) cat with a very easy-going personality. His sister is about half his size and she's identical to the black cat posted above. I had to do a double-take to make sure that wasn't her.

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    This picture was taken with my 1020 and no editing.
    Laura Knotek and etad putta like this.
    12-03-2014 03:49 PM
  18. gmantione's Avatar
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    I call it "Great day at work." The brown one is my pup (Oscar). At my girlfriends old job in Rochester, NY, they were allowed to bring in beer and puppies on Fridays (I know, sign me up right?). These two would find each other like magnets every Friday. This pic was taken last year sometime using an HTC 8x, and is completely untouched. No artificial colors or flavors. I hope you enjoy!

    -Gary
    12-03-2014 03:52 PM
  19. rQvsnaps's Avatar
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    My cat eating her veggies in the sun :)
    1020, some editing for clarity and sharpness
    12-03-2014 03:53 PM
  20. bee-beek's Avatar
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    Lumia 920 Photoshop CS
    Durri76, etad putta and RumoredNow like this.
    12-03-2014 03:57 PM
  21. Mike Pusey's Avatar
    This was taken using a Lumia 920 at sunset in the farmland of Southern Cambodia. We spent the night at this farmers home for one night while travelling.
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    12-03-2014 04:00 PM
  22. Marconis4's Avatar
    This is my dog, Reggie. He is an 11 month old French Bulldog x American Bully. Photo was taken on a Lumia Icon.

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    This photo below is NOT my submission, just wanted to show ya'll what he looks like :-).

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    12-03-2014 04:08 PM
  23. Majstr's Avatar
    Snail in the night
    Lumia 925, Photoshop
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    12-03-2014 04:17 PM
  24. erzhik's Avatar
    Butterfly garden.
    Lumia 1520 on manual focus mode.
    Very minimal post editing done in Lumia Creative Studio.

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    12-03-2014 04:24 PM
  25. andrygun's Avatar
    Taronga Zoo, Sydney

    Taken with Lumia 1020, edited with Lumia Creative Studio
    I love it because the zoo and the city seems like two different worlds :)

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    12-03-2014 04:26 PM
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