RuthC: This is really beautiful, Nik2, and deserves to be in second place in the challenge. The colour contrasts are excellent, with the sharp black lines of the butterfly really standing out against the soft greens of the background. It is interesting to note that the butterfly cannot see where it is feeding, so if there is danger (such as a spider) lurking inside the little bellflower, it would be unaware of it until it's too late! A great capture. Ruth :-)
Thank you, Ruth, for the interesting story and attention to work! :)
Thanks for the response!
Solar Ben: Nice job with the S95!
Thank you for your attention to this work, this small camera really allows you to get good pictures!
ws1967: pen - yes, stand - ??
Thank you for your interest in the work!
Steve Throndson: Very nice photo! One of my favorites in this challenge. It didn't quite match the 'abstract painting' suggestion of the host, but it has wonderfully intricate detail in the curtains, and the cat is perfect. Good work!
Thank you for your kind words, I agree with your conclusions
swamynirmal: Congrats for winning..!!!
Thank you very much for your congratulations, this victory is your attention and vote for your work!
chrisby: Very nice picture and a clever idea to just show a detail. Congratulation to your win! - 40 years ago I bought a very similar camera from Quelle, a big store in Germany. The camera was announced as a russian camera named Zenit and looked a bit like an old Leica replica. I owned also a 50, 35 and 135 mm lens.
Thank you for your attention to this work. I hope you happy with nostalgia and remember his old purchase, wish you good pictures.
PARISSA: Dear congratulations for winning old camera contest. ...I got the 43rd place in this competition. ...a little too far from 1st place..hahaha...your job is great. ....good luck. ...
Thanks for the compliments and interest in the work. I looked at your competition work http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=842859&View=Results&Rows=4 , she liked me in composition and emotional content, I wish you creative success.
ConanFuji: Pretty. Makes me want to explore the neighborhood
I agree with you, to see these stories, you need to carefully look around. :)
Wildbegonia: Congratulations, a great photo, sort of an image that 'sticks' in one's memory.
Thank you for your kind words and interest in the work.
jetals: No link to original challenge as required in the rules - low vote.
Read the rules carefully, please. Sufficient to indicate the name of the call that the author did in the title of his work.
BYRON MCD 77-81: Really nice, but not so keen on the result of the background.
Thank you for your interest in the work.
babalu: .. A classic ! Congrats to the first place - well earned after that ordeal .
Thank you, we in Russia which just did not see on our roads. :)
triplight: Great shot, the title had me laughing. Congrats.
Your comment is very pleasant to me, thank you. :)
ADMint: Excellent image and title. Congrats on first place. Well deserved.
Thank you, very pleased with your kind words.
JABB66: Great photo and title :)
Where is the place?
Thank you for your kind words. :) This is in Russia, with its terrible roads, Rostov Veliky, on the shores of Lake Nero, next to the old monastery.
cjf2: Beautiful image. This would have won many a challenge but lots of strong competition in this challenge.
Thanks, glad to hear from you. Granted, the competition is strong enough.
cmantx: Nice capture, beautiful colors.
Thank you for your comment and interest in the work.
RuthC: Really beautiful! :-)
Thank you for your interest in the work! :)