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A simple theme for October's challenge - River. Anything goes as long as a river forms a major element of the picture: big rivers, mountain streams, river valleys, gorges, bridges, boats etc.

 

The usual rules apply: 3 pictures per contibutor, pictures on Alamy, competition closes on Oct 31 at midnight.

 

I prefer to see the pictures large for maximum impact so please post big if possible.

 

Here are a few of my own river pics.

 

 

 

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Guadalquiver in Seville, Spain.

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Barranco de Angustias, La Palma, Canary Islands.

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Carrowbeg in Westport, Ireland.

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Phil

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River Lochay, Glen Lochay, Perthshire, Scotland

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River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland

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River Garry, Perthshire, Scotland

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Murray River mouth, South Australia

 

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Rio Solimoes (downstream becomes the Amazon River), Amazonas, Brazil

 

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River Wey, Surrey, UK

 

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The Thames at night..

 

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and again, lit up at New Year..

 

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and the ancient Roman bridge over the sleepy looking river l’ouveze at Vaison-la-Romaine in the Vaucluse, scene of a devastating flash flood in 1992..

 

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Foggy morning on the Kinabatangan river, Borneo, Malaysia

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Young travellers explore Borneo rainforest in speed boat, Malaysia


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Practicing kayaking against the stream, United Kingdom


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Some great entries so far. Here are my three:

 

 

Congestion

 

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Evening Calm

 

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Flood

 

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Ausable River in Grand Bend, Ontario Canada in Autumn

 

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Looking at the Tay River through a willow tree in Perth, Ontario, Canada

 

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Hate to use the same pic twice in a row in a contest, but this is my favourite river picture.  Reflections in the Scucog River in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada

 

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Jill

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Great entries and difficult to match let alone beat but in the spirit of the competition my three below.

 

 

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River Great Ouse at St Ives.

 

 

 

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Fishing the river Cam near Milton.

 

 

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Moving a punt river Cam Cambridge.

 

 

Allan

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The Saint John's River ferry and terminal near Jacksonville, Florida.

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Three boys fishing on hot summer's day where a clear spring run enters the dark tannin-stained waters of the Suwannee River north of Gainesville, Florida. 

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Late fall view of the rapids along the Tuckaseegee River near Hillsboro, NC with highway bridge and mountains in the background.

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Three from me

 

 

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The St Lawrence at Quebec in its winter plumage

 

 

 

 

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Autumn trees reflected in the Riviere Yamaska in Quebec

 

 

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Farnham in Quebec reflected in the Riviere Yamaska

 

 

Colin

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The palace of Westminster beside the river Thames, London

 

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Women and children sitting on steps beside a rubbish tip on the river Nile, Egypt

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The view from the Waterloo bridge at night, River Thames, London

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Congrats on the win MDM. Great topic, and some fab entries already! Here's my three...

 

1. The River Adur breaks its banks onto farmland, West Sussex, UK

 

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2. Pile field in the Hudson River, New York City, looking towards Jersey City.

 

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3. Admiring the sunset on the Hudson River, New York City

 

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Here's my 3;

 

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River Bradford, Youlegrave, Derbyshire

 

 

 

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Playing Pooh sticks on the River Dove, Wolfscote Dale, Derbyshire

 

 

 

 

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River Dane at Three Shires Head, where the counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire meet.

 

 

John

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Fun subject for a challenge! Here are my three

 

1) Chairs looking out on the Tred Avon River, Oxford, Maryland

 

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2) A Cajun band playing at the Whiskey River bar, you can see the river outside the window, Henderson, Louisiana

 

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3) A felucca sailboat plys the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt

 

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Wow! Loads of wondeful images and it's only been a day. And a great range already. Keep 'em comin' people.

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My river images...

 

Colorado river and Grand Canyon

 

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Banded Demoiselle and Skjern River

 

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Ice on Gudenaa River

 

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Sailing on the Kenmare River in County Kerry:

 

 

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River Thames in the afternoon:

 

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The Thames again - entertainment on the Golden Jubilee Bridge:

 

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Alan

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The River Tywi at Carmarthen

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Mosi-oa-Tunya, Zambia (Victoria Falls)

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The Tywi, again, at Ferryside, looking across to Llansteffan

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I was in Kenya in 2009 when they were having a terrible drought. There wasn't enough water in this river to carry off the waste of the hippos.....

 

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D7KP67  River polluted by the waste of hippos, Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa, 2009

 

 

On the Rio Claro in the Pantanal our guide was tossing dead piranha into the water to lure the big birds for our photography....

 

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FA4XAB  Cocoi Heron carrying off a fish.

 

 

Then this guy decided maybe we should feed him too. We did. Who could argue?

 

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EN2GGY  Caiman showing his impressive teeth.

 

 

Paulette

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Norman J Levy Park & Preserve, Merrick, Long Island, New York, USA   DPE9Y2    - Ann

 

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Mother and child walking along the shore of a river beach on The Ardeche River in France.

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Hmmm, first timer here. How do I add images to a post here? Tried dragging and dropping (jpegs) and each time I get the following message...
"You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community."

Do i need to upload these somewhere, then use a URL?
What am I doing, or more correctly, not doing?

Thanks in advance!
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