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Vote for up to eight [8] dioramas

1. A beautiful day in the Cloverly
42 (6.4%)
2. Alone on the beach
30 (4.6%)
3. An Old English Fisherman
63 (9.6%)
4. Can this mother Spinosaurus defend her kill and offspring from this vicious Carcharodontosaurus
6 (0.9%)
5. Caught one!
14 (2.1%)
6. Don't breathe
15 (2.3%)
7. Don’t make me wait for you
13 (2%)
8. Early Morning Ambush at Patagonian Canyon 90 MYA
4 (0.6%)
9. Expedition archive photo #045, Central Africa, 1933
19 (2.9%)
10. Feel the Winter
37 (5.7%)
11. Funeral Party
12 (1.8%)
12. Giants of the Forest
29 (4.4%)
13. Horns vs Spikes
2 (0.3%)
14. Jurassic traffic jam
8 (1.2%)
15. La Grande Bouffe
35 (5.4%)
16. Lambeosaurus on the lam
27 (4.1%)
17. Lunch Break
6 (0.9%)
18. Mist Opportunity
63 (9.6%)
19. Misty Morning Promenade
61 (9.3%)
20. Nesting Instinct
5 (0.8%)
21. Permian Peace - In Memoriam Zdeněk Burian
66 (10.1%)
22. Protoceratops Parched Parents
15 (2.3%)
23. Tasty Veggies
5 (0.8%)
24. Teaching Your Child To Fish
2 (0.3%)
25. Tell your friend to watch where he’s going
30 (4.6%)
26. The new king
0 (0%)
27. Twilight
45 (6.9%)

Total Members Voted: 96

Voting closed: September 02, 2016, 11:22:33 PM

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2016, 09:25:57 PM »
Is it all right if I vote only 4?
Voting for 8 feels forced for me.

There's a little big thing that ruins a lot of dioramas, this have been discused before, I'm not going to say what it is, but sure some of you noticed it in many entries this year.

Yes.  We know.  Its no secret.  And its GREEN.  The bane of miniature photography!  ;)

If what is being alluded to is green, then it's not what I first assumed it was, so now I'm confused. Based on green-ness I think I know what is meant now, but do I really...? Even given the specificity of the colour green, there are still a couple of different things It could conceivably be...  there is more ambiguity here than initially suggested... or am I just overthinking it?

You are definitely overthinking it.   ;)

Hint:  You fertilize it in the Spring, then you water it and mow it all Summer long.... ;D


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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2016, 06:12:32 AM »
I actually don't find grass that detracting unless it's very small. At such a small scale grass is large enough that it can pass as waxy stalks.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2016, 04:23:59 PM »
Beautiful video Dr.Admin!  :)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2016, 04:24:24 PM by Arul »

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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2016, 10:21:55 AM »
some of these are remarkable

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2016, 04:55:36 PM »
Is it all right if I vote only 4? Voting for 8 feels forced for me.

There's a little big thing that ruins a lot of dioramas, this have been discused before, I'm not going to say what it is, but sure some of you noticed it in many entries this year.

Only 7 entries have bigger natural green (plants and grass) that surrounded the animals. You can dislike this but there are 20 ways to avoid this situation. So only 8 choices are needed – I think it's no problem to select the individual favorites. I have mine and I must confess, no one of this is wandering between monster plants.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 10:04:52 PM by Federreptil »

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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2016, 05:41:42 PM »
I think many of us (myself included), join in on this for fun, not necessarily to create a hyper-realistic diorama. So the entries end up being very varied, which I honestly enjoy seeing! And everyone votes with a different set of standards, as has been pointed out.

Seems kind of in poor taste to point out something "ruining" a photo, in my opinion. I think that's a bit too critical for the purpose here; this isn't a professional contest.  ::)

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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2016, 08:31:38 PM »
I think many of us (myself included), join in on this for fun, not necessarily to create a hyper-realistic diorama. So the entries end up being very varied, which I honestly enjoy seeing! And everyone votes with a different set of standards, as has been pointed out.

Seems kind of in poor taste to point out something "ruining" a photo, in my opinion. I think that's a bit too critical for the purpose here; this isn't a professional contest.  ::)

I agree, I think saying it ruins a diorama is quite harsh, sometimes the physical content of the set up is much less important than the character and imagination employed in the arrangement.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2016, 09:30:07 PM »
Only 7 entries have bigger natural green (plants and grass) that surrounded the animals. You can dislike this but there are 20 ways to avoid this situation. So only 8 choices are needed – I think it's no problem to select the individual favorites. I have mine and I must confess, no one of this is wandering between monster plants.

Federreptil - Please correct your original post - that is NOT my quote, I merely quoted the original author (Megalosaurus) when I replied to him.  Repeat, that is not my quote. 

I don't think that there is any one thing that "ruins" a diorama.  Art is necessarily subjective. And to be encouraged.

Thanks!   ;D
« Last Edit: August 08, 2016, 09:31:53 PM by Simon »

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2016, 10:10:17 PM »
Only 7 entries have bigger natural green (plants and grass) that surrounded the animals. You can dislike this but there are 20 ways to avoid this situation. So only 8 choices are needed – I think it's no problem to select the individual favorites. I have mine and I must confess, no one of this is wandering between monster plants.

Federreptil - Please correct your original post - that is NOT my quote, I merely quoted the original author (Megalosaurus) when I replied to him.  Repeat, that is not my quote. 

I don't think that there is any one thing that "ruins" a diorama.  Art is necessarily subjective. And to be encouraged.

Thanks!   ;D


It is corrected and please excuse my poor handling of quotes.  :-\ I wouldn't assume you a wrong statement with a provoking wording.  :-X

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2016, 10:45:58 PM »
I think many of us (myself included), join in on this for fun, not necessarily to create a hyper-realistic diorama. So the entries end up being very varied, which I honestly enjoy seeing! And everyone votes with a different set of standards, as has been pointed out.

Seems kind of in poor taste to point out something "ruining" a photo, in my opinion. I think that's a bit too critical for the purpose here; this isn't a professional contest.  ::)

'Ruining a photo' sounds very harsh and I think it's a wilful overstatement. But as I took the motif for the competition of 2013 'three angry chicks at work', I prefered a more dusty scenery with just a few small blades of grass. It's so easier to change the dimensions. And in the competition of 2015 Irimali has shown with 'ferns for breakfast again' how beautiful modelmaking could be. Same this year the stunning scenery of 'an old English fisherman'. But I agree, a hyper-realistic diorama is not for everyone the key if he want have fun. This year we see some good examples for fun ;)

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« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2016, 05:56:22 PM »
Wow! I love the amount of imagination in the top picks! It's going to be hard to pick even 8 for me. Next year I FOR SURE need to send some enteries.

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2016, 02:22:13 AM »
C'MON FOLKS - MAKE SURE YOU VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2016, 06:01:07 PM »
[...]Art is necessarily subjective. And to be encouraged.[...]

I agree.

My votes were given to those with best composition, use of light and creativity. All from my point of view.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2016, 06:08:28 PM by Megalosaurus »
Sobreviviendo a la extinción!!!

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2016, 09:57:13 PM »
After 87 votes one diorama has snuck into the lead, two dioramas are sharing second place, and third place is hot on their trail. A few votes one way or another can still have a big impact!


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« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2016, 10:20:21 PM »
Maybe a strange question, but does 87 represent the number of votes or voters?

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« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2016, 10:48:24 PM »
Maybe a strange question, but does 87 represent the number of votes or voters?

voters.


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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2016, 11:23:11 PM »
Thanks, Adam.

Would have expected more participants, but nevertheless, I'm curious about the results :)

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2016, 07:19:08 PM »
Wow, deadline is fast approaching! Good luck everyone, may the best diorama wins! :))
Oh, and please vote now if yo haven't yet ^-^

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« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2016, 01:55:00 PM »
After 87 votes one diorama has snuck into the lead, two dioramas are sharing second place, and third place is hot on their trail. A few votes one way or another can still have a big impact!

so intense! lets vote everybody. every vote count  ;)

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Re: Dinosaur toy forum diorama contest 2016 - poll
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2016, 01:58:37 PM »
Every vote absolutely counts. There is still a tie as things stand!