Michael Ventura

February 2019 Challenge: "What is Love?"

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So February has Valentine's Day, which is celebrated, in one form or another, in much of the world.  I want to see your images expressing LOVE! It does not have to be humans loving humans, love can be so much in so many forms!  As usual, up to three photos from each person and the photos must be on Alamy and taken by you.

 

The challenge will close on February 28th at midnight GMT.  The winner will get to run March's challenge!

 

Looking forward to some "lovely" photos!!

 

Here are a few of mine to get you in the mood :wub:....

 

Couple just married kisses MR white Stock Photo

 

 

white Caucasian mother with her baby boy 7 months old Stock Photo

 

Heart drawn in sand Stock Photo

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Good subject.. I have to admit, I struggle with this one a little, but my efforts are:

 

Grandfather and toddler grandson sharing a moment:

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Love locks on Pero's Bridge in Bristol.. left be romantics:

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A child's love for his mother (the older child is the toddler from my first image) :

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Three from me

 

 

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Mum and son sharing a fun moment in the Alps

 

 

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Mum with a protective hand on the four day old baby

 

 

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Wife (mine) and dog (my brother's) curl up for a rest together.

 

Colin

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Congratulations on your win. Great topic for this month. My three:

 

Guillemot Love

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A bronze plaque 

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A mass of love locks (on the Forth Road Bridge - the old one)

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Good challenge - 3 from me:

You R Loved

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Carrot Wedding
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B&G Wedding Day
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Congratulations Michael. Love the topic. These are my three.

 

Amore

 

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Lasting love

 

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Romantic love (forbidden love?)

 

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7 hours ago, Colblimp said:

 

Carrot Wedding
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Are they still together or divorced now?

 

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13 hours ago, Matt Ashmore said:

Are they still together or divorced now?

Dead - I ate them :lol:

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Meanwhile, down in Devon ... froggy fashion...

Love is in the air - and the pond too. Spring has well and truly sprung as two frogs make the most of the beautiful Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

Corinthians 13: Modernised bible text at a wedding ceremony, includes Love is patient, love is kind, love does not Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

Molly Badham founder of Twycross Zoo with a young chimpanzee Stock Photo

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My three loved ones.

 

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Congrats on your win Michael, it was a lovely photo.

 

Here's my 3.

 

Monkey love

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Romantic drink

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Brotherly love

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Sisterly love. Two lioness sisters at the Toronto Zoo

 

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19 hours ago, Colblimp said:

Dead - I ate them :lol:

 

Most people are squeamish about eating things with eyes.

 

Alan

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18 hours ago, TeeCee said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molly Badham founder of Twycross Zoo with a young chimpanzee Stock Photo

 

 

Fantastic photo. Absolutely brilliant.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

 

Fantastic photo. Absolutely brilliant.

 

 

Fantastic image I've already voted I think.

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3 from me:

A groom puts his arm around his bride and forms a heart shape with his hands Stock Photo

 

 

Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK. 10 July 2016. Two women celebrate with a hug as they finish the Race for life. The Race Stock Photo

 

 

A silhouette of a mother holding a young boy wearing a cycle helmet framed by trees and branches Stock Photo

 

 

 

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Ok I will have a crack, P4A8J1.jpgLoving the job

 

 

PH6WT4.jpgLove that icecream

 

PH6WY5.jpgThe love that goes into artistic creation

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5 hours ago, MDM said:

 

 

Fantastic photo. Absolutely brilliant.

 

 

Too kind - but thank you!

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Hi, everybody!

What a great reason for my first post here! :-)

Here's my three...

 

 

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Love in the rain, Paris, France.

 

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Love after the ceremony, Paris, France.

 

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Autumn love between a grandmother and granddaughter, Central Park, New York, NY.

 

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Thought we would have nothing suitable for this theme but an AIM search for 'love' brought up this one!

 

 

Fairy chimneys in Love Valley Cappadocia

Fairy chimneys in Love Valley Cappadocia Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love is a journey:

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Over a bridge:

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A commitment to trust:

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I used to go to copy the link address and then paste it into the post via Insert images from URL. Don't find this is working anymore. How do you get to post your pictures? I'm on Google Chrome, also tried Firefox. Nada.

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I go from AIM because I like the size better from there. I enlarge the image, right-click and copy image. Then I paste it into the post. I know some people are still able to drag and drop but I don't know where they begin.

 

Paulette

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