mmodena: very nice picture, I thought it would get into the 10s. I do not understand why got so bad average judgement
Thank you so appreciated my work. The reality is that the evaluation of our work are often higher or lower than we expect.
Chipsthe1: Beautiful shot
Thank you, very glad that you liked the work.
Highlands: Beautiful work--it reminds me of an old Dutch still life. I love the colors and textures, and you have a great eye for composition and a talent for post-processing. That you did this with a S95 makes it all the better. :)
Nice to hear your comparison with painting, tell us how was matched background and a place for a still life. Just on the window sill was laid window covering, natural light and a white sheet of paper as a reflector helped as the light source.
Isabel Cutler: Very beautiful image - the composition, lighting, and colors blend together perfectly. Just goes to show that the photographer has a lot to do with the quality of an image...and that we can make spectacular images with our golden "oldies".
Thank you, very interesting to read your comment. I liked the comparison of my already not a new small camera with golden ... :)
Great shot, good angle and excellent moment, a lot of interesting details in the frame.
Excellent show, would love to try this delicious cake. :)
petit58: Félicitation,very nice set-up.
Thank you, very glad that drew attention to this work.
jeffpix: Beautifully composed and lit. Great job. Jeff
Thanks, Jeff, for his interest in this work and kind words.
RuthC: This is a beautiful example of a red leaf, Nik2, and I like the way you have laid it out as a botanical specimen to be viewed in all its intricate details. While living in Japan many years ago, my Japanese Ikebana teacher told me that leaves should be perfect in spring, and imperfect in autumn, to show the effects of nine months of life on the plants. The slight imperfections where an insect has nibbled parts of this leaf add to the beauty we see here. A well-deserved third place. Ruth :-)
Thank RuthS, for your comments and interest in this work. I liked the wise and subtle observation of your teachers from Japan.
This is a reflection of the old Tolga Monastery in the pond, the work was put in a call to "Reflections", but she estimates were low. Thank you for your interest in the work.
The Mick: Snow in the autumn is a beautiful sight. Thanks for sharing!Mick
Thanks, Mick, for attention to the work! Snow this year we fell early, yellow and green leaves have not yet fallen down. Snow was a lot, but it was almost all melted.
RuthC: Congratulations, Nik2, for coming second in this Jigsaw Puzzle Abstract Nature challenge, with this stunning capture of a dahlia in its early stages of opening. I really like the bright contrasting colours in each petal, and particularly the sharp, precise delineations between each of them. (I think the dahlia must have been designed by an engineer or a mathematician....) A great picture. Ruth :-)
Thank you very much, RuthS for congratulation and informative and interesting challenge! I agree with you, nature creates these puzzles and masterpieces that can not design the hundreds of scientists with their research institutes.
The Jacal: Beautiful, wonderfully framed/cropped. This could be used in one of those sensor argument threads.
Hello, of course, I agree with you, although I have no experience using the camera with a large sensor.
I am very interested in your opinion, thank you. Even a small sensor of my camera allows us to solve some of the photographic task.
Great Bustard: Outstanding photo! What makes it work so well is it's utter simplicity.
Your opinion is very interesting to me, I agree with you, the work is really simple and unpretentious ...
Buzz Lightyear: Ok
Thank you for your response and interest in the work.
Wildbegonia: So beautiful. Well deserved win. Congratulations.
Thank you very much, Vildbegoniya for compliments and kind words.
cmantx: I think this is a wonderful shot.
Thank you, the two of them sitting side by side very funny on a flower of wild rose. :)
Both of your work in this competition are very good, happy to admire them.
The Mick: Very pretty photo and well-suited for the challenge! Thanks for sharing!Mick
Thank you, very pleased to hear from you kind words!