CB Photo Contest: February will be beastly


The monthly photo competition of the ComputerBase community is entering the next round. In February 2023, recordings on the subject “Simply animal” are being sought; As usual, images can be submitted up to the 20th day of the month.

Animal photography in February

Last January, community member LoopNBj received a total of 26.8 percent of the votes in the “Best Christmas Picture” competition, taking first place out of ten entries this time. His shot was of a lighted Christmas tree against the backdrop of a dark house.

Winning photo of the photo competition in January 2023 (Image: LoopNBj)

As usual, LoopNBj now has the right to set the thematic framework for the following month. And this time everything revolves around animals.

Simply animalistic – you are welcome to interpret the topic very freely for yourself. It can be a close-up of a fur, the cat and dog playing, your best shots from a visit to the zoo, or a photo safari. While playing, chasing or cuddling.


Accordingly, all interested community members are requested to send a recording on the subject to the initiator tHe_nICKEL by email along with their own user name in the ComputerBase forum by 11:59 p.m. on February 20, 2023. This time there are no particular restrictions regarding camera model or post-processing – this means that collages with up to four images are theoretically allowed.

Participation Conditions and Vote


Each registered community member is allowed to take part with a specially taken picture of any age, which, however, has not yet been submitted to a previous photo competition or published in any other way in the ComputerBase forum. Recordings with the same motif of an already published picture from a slightly different perspective are also undesirable. As usual, drawings, painted pictures or renderings are not permitted.

On February 21st, an initially anonymous vote will start among all community members for all, but no more than the first 40 submitted images – the forum software does not allow more elements in a survey. In order to protect the anonymity of the participants, the photos will be reduced to a maximum of 2,560 pixels in height and width and the EXIF ​​data will be removed if necessary. The winner, who will be determined by February 28 at the latest, can once again decide on the monthly theme for the next round.