ms18: Was this taken in a storm? Nice picture
Thank you for your attention to this work. No time to of shooting, or after there was no storm, just such a dramatic cloudy.
DM231: Marching with the goose step is inappropriate for victims of WW 2
These guys are trained to go ceremonial step that is necessary for the honor. I see no ethical problems here.
Bill Thoo: Lovely still life. Congratulations!
Thank you for the compliments and interest in the work!
ms18: Fantastic shot
Thank you for having called attention to the work.
rfe777: Great idea & macro shot!
Thanks for the kind words!
thejohnnerparty: Impressive shot.
Thank you for your interest in the work.
Jimmy jang Boo: Wow, that's great. Sure caught my eye.
Nice to your attention, thank you.
By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Beautiful. Lovely colours, and implied movements.Brave decision to crop.
I am glad your opinion, thank you.
RomanJohnston: Very nice!
Thank you for your response!
RuthC: Congratulations, Nik2, on your beautiful reflection picture, which deserves second place in this week's challenge. Lovely colours, the bright golds and whites against the soft blues of the sky, with the naturalness of a silver birch to add to the whole image. A wonderful capture. Ruth :-)
Thank you, RuthC, for your congratulations and comments, as always on the merits and with skill. :)
Thank you for your interest in the work!
jbf: This is one of the best challenge photos I've seen in a while. Great job!
Thank you for your interest and kind words!
Brent Lossing: arms reaching for the sky - their minds exploding like fireworks.
Thank you for your figurative comparison.
Bren Dyer: Well done, a lovely organic piece that has a real texture to it.
Thank you for your kind words, thank you very much for an interesting challenge.
tbcass: I fail to see how this relates to Steampunk.
Maybe you're right. Let the audience and the organizer of the competition decide for themselves and put their own evaluation.
luirod: Great photo, how was the brightness around the fruit achieved?
Thank you for your response. Use two vignettes: first vignette "old photo", then simply vignette.
thejohnnerparty: Nice composition.
Thank you for your opinion.
Birddogman: That is a stunning image!
I am pleased to to your attention the work, thank you very much!
RuthC: As always, Nik2, a really great picture of your favourite trees, with the beautiful gleam of sunlight peeping through the avenue. Ruth :-)
Thank you, Ruth, for their interest in my work and an interesting comment. The real Russian winter, frost, sun, pine trees, snow in various combinations, and that's an opportunity for a good shot. :)