Well I guess I've never seen an ant that close before. Amazing image! The background makes it look 'other-worldly'. Good stuff!How many shots did you stack? Do you change the focus, or the camera position between shots? Or both?
One of my favorites in the challenge. I like the light, the motion, and the simplicity of the photo. I don't mind the grain - it may even add something to the shot. I see in your gallery you had several good photos for 'manual labour'. Good story to this one too.
thank you for the kind words . . . .
My brain hurts now, but thank you very much for this tutorial. I've learned a few new tricks today.
I'm sure most people know this one - but if you hold down the 'Alt' key while adjusting the shadow and highlight sliders in 'Levels', you can see what's being clipped.
This is brilliant! I thought it would finish much higher. One of my top favorites in the challenge. I'm sure Edvard would have approved.
I voted a 3.5 for this one because I thought it was one of the best in the challenge. I can see you worked hard on it. I like the depth and detail - it's a fantasy landscape that invites the viewer in. Good work!
I like this one! It's simple, and pleasing to the eye. I like the colours - muted, but strong at the same time. Good work. I'm glad I saw the photo.
This was one of the few photos in the challenge that had any substance. There's some melancholy and mystery to it, perhaps even a story. Good work!
I like your image a lot. Not sure why - but it seems like one you could have on the wall and never get tired of. That's a good quality for a photo to have. Should have placed much higher in my opinion. I gave it 4 stars when I voted.
I'm guessing you used a mirror-image filter and some blurring. Really interesting effect! This was my 'runner-up' favorite in the challenge. 4 stars.
This was my favorite from the challenge. I don't know how you got these tones, but it makes for a fascinating image. I was one of your 4-star votes. Good work!
That is a very spooky effect! What colors were in the original? Was the sky very dark to start with? Could you post the original in your gallery? It would be great to compare 'before and after'. . . . . . Thanks, Steve
Looks damp, dank, dark, and spooky. Great photo for the challenge!
I like your photo. It's got so much texture it almost hurts the eyes to look at it. Could have been a set for a Batman movie, or something like that. The motion blur in the shadowy figures is great too. Good work!
Perfect photo for the challenge.
My favorite in the challenge. There were some great images in the challenge - but I think yours stood out from the rest.
Let me be the first to congratulate you. It's an amazing photograph! Even more amazing that you got it with an aperture of f/2.5. There are lots of 'bee-on-flower' pictures - I've even got a few myself - but this is something else. Good work!
I thought this one was really clever. It was one of my favorites in the challenge.
I really enjoyed your picture. It's delightful! Fine looking cat too!
Probably the best photo in the challenge. If this isn't strength in weakness, then I don't know what is. Good idea to use a longer lens for this type of subject - stay several umbrella lengths away :)