A lot of voters in challenges really do kinda suck. Limited imagination or character or just plain Dooshes. (I know I mis-spelled that by the way) When I vote, I judge image quality first, then composition and subject matter based on the rules of the challenge. I don't believe many voters have that capacity. I do believe that there are a lot that do have that capacity, but are greatly outnumbered by the lesser character voters.
santamonica812: (As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)
(Sorry, fully clothed does not equal a fur coat. I would not accept a human image, under the explanation, "Well, she's wearing a skin coat.")
Clever idea. But, nope, not for this challenge. (Even though my own dogs are absolutely part of my own family.)
You're a good egg. I don't plan on doing this sort of thing regularly, but we really love our little stick of dynamite. She had a lousy first year of life before we rescued her. Someone found it ok to burn her ear with a cigarette. She holds a special place in us. Thanks for the nice comments. ;-)
I knew it was a stretch ;-)
These awards are a total farce. I see far more worthy images on flickr on a daily basis. Are we supposed to marvel at these "landscapes?" No credibility when architecture is called a landscape. What are these folks smoking?
Always nice when they cooperate. Well done!
Outstanding butterfly shot.
I withdrew the one you mean. Had my head up my butt on this one. :-)
Thank you. My wife puts this snow dude on our deck every Winter. He looks so happy burried in the snow.
This could easily have been the winner of this challenge. Very nice shot!
(cue music)"I dream a dream of days gone byyyyyyyyy"
"Yo Boss......you want I whack dis guy?"
"Sorry?......You're sorry?.....SORRY doesn't catch the chipmunk LARRY!!!"
"You'll learn as you get older when not to trust a fart Honey"
"Your what itches?"
Well deserved win. Congratulations!!
A worthy winner!