I would like to offer some feedback, although I have never yet entered an online show (I've really, really wanted to enter this one & the last one)... I would VERY MUCH like to, and the following may assist me greatly to achieve that goal:
- A "Minimum Preparation for Online Exhibition" thread, similar to the ones about preparing birds for exhibition showing... perhaps with just some dot points to cover the basics of things for bird preparation as well as photography preparation.
I know that all these details are in the Exhibition part of BYP... for some people (read: ME) that's all quite daunting having never prepped a bird & not trained any to stand for exhibition, let alone knowing the best way to show off a wing, for example.
- A looser date for photos to have been taken... perhaps taken any time since the last online show cutoff date? This way, when it's fresh in my head that I've just missed out, I could take the photos required & enter them in the next show as soon as I see that it's open.
- If anyone was so kind as to offer up some of their time to show newbies how to best show their birds for these shows I would DEFINITELY love to take them a bottle of vino if they'd let me pop by & find out a few tips ! Or if they have non-egglaying breeds, I could offer up some fresh eggs !
Apologies in advance if the first suggestion, in particular, is mute due to such a thing already existing somewhere.