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Scott 08-31-2019 11:08 PM

September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Grooming!!
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The theme for September is grooming, and the field is wide open. Birds self-grooming, with each other, parronts assisting, humans being groomed by birds. Images may be photoshopped, videos welcome.

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Contest opens September 1, closes September 27. A poll will be posted September 28, winner announced October 1.

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Guidelines and pointers:
- The winner will receive a premium membership for one year, image will adorn the forum welcome page during October and November.
- You may post more than one photo, but please designate the official entry or "just for fun" submission.
- Videos should be limited to 90 seconds or less.
- Safety is paramount, please consider the welfare of your fid(s).
- Any questions, send me a PM for clarification!

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Abby on left being groomed by younger brother Squeaky.

https://i.imgur.com/7YwA7QQ.jpg





Terry57 09-01-2019 10:47 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
What a great theme, Scott! That is such a precious picture of Abby & Squeaky:)
I can't wait to see all the entries!

Tami2 09-01-2019 10:48 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Excellent Theme my friend! And yes that is indeed a perfect & precious image!!
I have the best 'Just For Fun' pic as well. ;)

Valyndris 09-01-2019 10:52 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
My official entry, of course it will be a video because I take tons of videos of Jacob, here he is giving himself a head scratch outside in the sunlight.


Terry57 09-01-2019 11:09 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Valyndris (Post 826936)
My official entry, of course it will be a video because I take tons of videos of Jacob, here he is giving himself a head scratch outside in the sunlight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV4s5TXT1zc

I could not possibly love this more! What utter contentment on Jacob's face!

HEEDLESS 09-01-2019 11:27 AM

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Tami2 09-01-2019 11:39 AM

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Rozalka 09-01-2019 11:43 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
The google translator says a synonym of "grooming" is "cleaning" - I think taking a bath also is as grooming?


... and seing Jacob's vid I am little confused if petting also is as grooming?


When I will be sure if videos of Zenek above show grooming, I'll decide which is my official entry;)

HEEDLESS 09-01-2019 11:44 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tami2 (Post 826953)


Instant winner~~~~ :cool:



Inger 09-01-2019 12:22 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Valyndris (Post 826936)
My official entry, of course it will be a video because I take tons of videos of Jacob, here he is giving himself a head scratch outside in the sunlight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV4s5TXT1zc



Oh my word he looks blissed out! Nothing like a good scratch.


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Inger 09-01-2019 12:23 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tami2 (Post 826953)



Lord he is stunning


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Scott 09-01-2019 01:40 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Valyndris (Post 826936)
My official entry, of course it will be a video because I take tons of videos of Jacob, here he is giving himself a head scratch outside in the sunlight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV4s5TXT1zc

Spectacular, the great outdoors is a plus!

Scott 09-01-2019 01:42 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HEEDLESS (Post 826952)


Just for FUN~~~~ :D


Thank you for another awesome month of pix.... :cool: Can't wait for more pix from others...

Here is my baby Kise grooming herself~ ^_^ :D :D



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/h8...=w1415-h789-no





Lovely series of Kise!!

Scott 09-01-2019 01:43 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tami2 (Post 826953)


Magnificent image of Levi! Breathtaking in fact!!

Scott 09-01-2019 01:49 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rozalka (Post 826956)
The google translator says a synonym of "grooming" is "cleaning" - I think taking a bath also is as grooming?
Zenek w umywalce - YouTube


... and seing Jacob's vid I am little confused if petting also is as grooming?


Petting (for POTM contest) - YouTube
When I will be sure if videos of Zenek above show grooming, I'll decide which is my official entry;)


I'd suggest "grooming" is defined as bathing, manipulation of feathers by beak, claw, or human fingers. Any other action to care for or manage feathers. Petting is potentially a form of grooming if the feathers are given specific attention. That said, I humbly believe your bathing video best qualifies! Both are delightful to watch!!

Tami2 09-01-2019 02:40 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott (Post 826974)


Magnificent image of Levi! Breathtaking in fact!!

Thank you my friend! :heart:

Valyndris 09-01-2019 04:17 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rozalka (Post 826956)
The google translator says a synonym of "grooming" is "cleaning" - I think taking a bath also is as grooming?
Zenek w umywalce - YouTube


... and seing Jacob's vid I am little confused if petting also is as grooming?


Petting (for POTM contest) - YouTube
When I will be sure if videos of Zenek above show grooming, I'll decide which is my official entry;)

I considered that video of Jacob to be grooming as that is how he gets the "pickies" (the newly grown in feathers that still have the casing on it). He gets them by scratching his head with his foot. :)

Valyndris 09-01-2019 04:18 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HEEDLESS (Post 826952)

Wow, what an amazing setup. Kise sure is one spoiled bird, I love seeing parrots with lots of toys and things to do.

Gemster 09-01-2019 04:23 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Official photo

http://www.parrotforums.com/members/...g-herself.jpeg

Gemma after bathing ��

GaleriaGila 09-01-2019 04:46 PM

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Oh, good glory! This promises to be one of those threads that combines birds' beauty with human artistry and the magnetism that brings them together. Look at those entries!

Of course, leave it to my ol' man to bring things down to his own level. He promises to include a Barry White track as backdrop for the Rickeybird's entry...

But hey, that's what a great contest does: inspires us all to BRING IT!

This month's contest is gonna be GREAT!

Valyndris 09-01-2019 05:09 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemster (Post 826994)
Official photo

http://www.parrotforums.com/members/...g-herself.jpeg

Gemma after bathing ��

That is just such a beautiful photo, I love it!

Ellie777Australia 09-01-2019 05:38 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tami2 (Post 826932)
Excellent Theme my friend! And yes that is indeed a perfect & precious image!!
I have the best 'Just For Fun' pic as well. ;)


What a relief that you only get to do jff entries now! LOL:D

Gemster 09-01-2019 05:42 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Valyndris (Post 827003)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemster (Post 826994)
Official photo

http://www.parrotforums.com/members/...g-herself.jpeg

Gemma after bathing ��

That is just such a beautiful photo, I love it!


I really love your video as I once had a blue and gold and I admired it when he so slowly and accurately scratched his own head. I always found it so boring how my budgies scratch themselves. :D
Thank you for your kind words Valyndris.:)

Ellie777Australia 09-01-2019 05:44 PM

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HEEDLESS
Wow Lilly...how does Kise ever have time to groom with such a spectacular array of toys etc!!! She is wonderful Lilly.:)

Ellie777Australia 09-01-2019 05:47 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HEEDLESS (Post 826957)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tami2 (Post 826953)


Instant winner~~~~ :cool:




Yes indeed Lilly...that's why we are all soooooo happy that Tami2 can't play any more!:56::p:D

Scott 09-01-2019 06:13 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemster (Post 826994)
Official photo

http://www.parrotforums.com/members/...g-herself.jpeg

Gemma after bathing ��


Gemma's beauty and focus is magnificently displayed!

Allee 09-01-2019 06:38 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Oh my, such beautiful entries and in the very first day of the contest.

Excellent theme, Scott! And that super sweet photo of your gorgeous Toos, they are darlings.

Ellie777australia, Debbie, could you be enjoying Levi’s new status that keeps him from being a contestant just a tiny little bit too much? Just asking.

Valyndris 09-01-2019 06:50 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Just for fun, Jacob when he was a baby (I consider anything under 3 a baby) grooming his head.
https://i.imgur.com/A0K4FSm.jpg

Ellie777Australia 09-01-2019 07:14 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Allee (Post 827023)
Oh my, such beautiful entries and in the very first day of the contest.

Excellent theme, Scott! And that super sweet photo of your gorgeous Toos, they are darlings.

Ellie777australia, Debbie, could you be enjoying Leviís new status that keeps him from being a contestant just a tiny little bit too much? Just asking.


ABSOLUTELY! :D However, please keep posting the jff EXTRAORDINARY COMPETITION WINNING photos Tami2, I love them.:). On that note, now that Levi is out of competition, I might enter one of my babes in the comp this month LOL.;)

Tami2 09-01-2019 07:32 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie777Australia (Post 827010)

Yes indeed Lilly...that's why we are all soooooo happy that Tami2 can't play any more!:56::p:D


Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie777Australia (Post 827030)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Allee (Post 827023)

Ellie777australia, Debbie, could you be enjoying Leviís new status that keeps him from being a contestant just a tiny little bit too much? Just asking.


ABSOLUTELY! :D However, please keep posting the jff EXTRAORDINARY COMPETITION WINNING photos Tami2, I love them.:). On that note, now that Levi is out of competition, I might enter one of my babes in the comp this month LOL.;)

Heeeeey, now who's the meany? :D

Tami2 09-01-2019 07:34 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Those last two images of Gemma & Jacob are amazing!

Love Love Love this month's theme Scott!! :heart:

Ellie777Australia 09-01-2019 09:38 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tami2 (Post 827037)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie777Australia (Post 827010)

Yes indeed Lilly...that's why we are all soooooo happy that Tami2 can't play any more!:56::p:D


Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie777Australia (Post 827030)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Allee (Post 827023)

Ellie777australia, Debbie, could you be enjoying Leviís new status that keeps him from being a contestant just a tiny little bit too much? Just asking.


ABSOLUTELY! :D However, please keep posting the jff EXTRAORDINARY COMPETITION WINNING photos Tami2, I love them.:). On that note, now that Levi is out of competition, I might enter one of my babes in the comp this month LOL.;)

Heeeeey, now who's the meany? :D


LOL...just too much fun around here:D

Ellie777Australia 09-01-2019 09:44 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
True to form...now that Levi is out of the Competition my Bertie was right on cue this morning in posing for his Mommy. :D

FYI - Bertie is 5 1/2 yo and has been home with us for 2 months today. Yipee. He had always made heads his favourite landing platform in the past. I bought a baseball cap and we have now been successful in ~95% shoulder landings. Mommy forgot her baseball cap this morning and my boy decided to take advantage of the opportunity! https://i.imgur.com/FRc1cDI.jpg

HEEDLESS 09-01-2019 10:00 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie777Australia (Post 827060)
True to form...now that Levi is out of the Competition my Bertie was right on cue this morning in posing for his Mommy. :D

FYI - Bertie is 5 1/2 yo and has been home with us for 2 months today. Yipee. He had always made heads his favourite landing platform in the past. I bought a baseball cap and we have now been successful in ~95% shoulder landings. Mommy forgot her baseball cap this morning and my boy decided to take advantage of the opportunity! https://i.imgur.com/FRc1cDI.jpg




The BEST groomer ever~~~~ :D :D

Scott 09-01-2019 10:13 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellie777Australia (Post 827060)
True to form...now that Levi is out of the Competition my Bertie was right on cue this morning in posing for his Mommy. :D

FYI - Bertie is 5 1/2 yo and has been home with us for 2 months today. Yipee. He had always made heads his favourite landing platform in the past. I bought a baseball cap and we have now been successful in ~95% shoulder landings. Mommy forgot her baseball cap this morning and my boy decided to take advantage of the opportunity! https://i.imgur.com/FRc1cDI.jpg


Lovely image, Bertie the expert cosmetologist will adjust your hair, one strand at a time!

HannahandSunny 09-01-2019 10:47 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
How an earth am I ever going to choose between all my Sunny skritches and grooming photos!

Gemster 09-02-2019 03:19 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott (Post 827015)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemster (Post 826994)
Official photo

http://www.parrotforums.com/members/...g-herself.jpeg

Gemma after bathing ��


Gemma's beauty and focus is magnificently displayed!

Thank you :)
toos are my favourite of all although I can’t imagine owning one in the near future.

Rozalka 09-02-2019 04:18 AM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Wow, wow how many great photos in so short time!


I think Zenek's vid of petting is more cute but I'll choose the bath vid - 'cause probably more matches as "grooming" and hadn't been in POTM yet (the petting vid had been);)

Scott 09-02-2019 12:51 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rozalka (Post 827096)
Wow, wow how many great photos in so short time!


I think Zenek's vid of petting is more cute but I'll choose the bath vid - 'cause probably more matches as "grooming" and hadn't been in POTM yet (the petting vid had been);)

Your choice, Rozalka! Please know this is supposed to be more fun than a precise science.

Scott 09-02-2019 12:52 PM

Re: September 2019 POTM Contest!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HannahandSunny (Post 827077)
How an earth am I ever going to choose between all my Sunny skritches and grooming photos!

Gonna be hard to choose, Hannah! Feel free to post the others as JFF.


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