LOL! Must admit, this is a unique entry! :-)
RuthC: My title, and my comment is also cryptic. This is not just a shot of an insect. It is unlikely to be the Host's correct answer, but I've entered it anyway. :-)
Maybe I should just stick to Sudoku and normal crossword puzzles for my light entertainment!
LOL! How many times did you have to ask the duck to take off again, and try for a smoother landing? :-)
My title, and my comment is also cryptic. This is not just a shot of an insect. It is unlikely to be the Host's correct answer, but I've entered it anyway. :-)
Philip Lanoue: Fantastic image Mick and well deserved 1st place! Although I'm more comfortable around alligators then I am spiders, this is a cool looking dude in a beautiful setting! Very well done.
Philip, these jumping spiders are about 1/4" in length! I don't really think anyone should be in fear and trembling of them. :-)
Congratulations, Mick on your excellent capture! A well-deserved win in this challenge. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, bettyhilda, on achieving one of the top places in this Jigsaw Puzzle challenge. The hundreds of vivid tulips would be mind-boggling to do as a puzzle. I like the details and contrasting colours you've captured. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, LifeIsAVerb, on achieving fifth place in this Jigsaw Puzzle challenge. This is a really beautiful capture, with amazing details in each leaf. The shades of colours are infinite, and would drive a puzzler crazy. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Lawrencew, on coming fourth in this interesting challenge. Your entry is really beautiful, with its many colours and intricate details. It would make a REALLY AWFUL, (or AWESOME!) jigsaw puzzle. Great picture for the study wall. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, bluemoonman, on your third place, with this really stunning photo of a red poppy, which would make an excellent jigsaw puzzle for those who don't mind going nuts in the time it would take! Great colours, and intricate details in the stamens. A "wish I'd taken that" shot. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, pen araneae, on second place in this Jigsaw Puzzle challenge. Your mangosteens would make a very difficult puzzle, with its many shades of blue and purple, and little green hats on each fruit. Excellent capture! Ruth :-)
Congratulations, diadra, on winning this challenge. This beautiful blue poppy, with its wonderful details would be excellent as a jigsaw puzzle, and quite different from the usual 'busy' pictures we see in the games shops. Ruth :-)
mlkind: I only have one photograph that I think is worthy may I still enter? I do see 2 entries is the max, I was just wondering. Thank you for your time.
Yes, of course. The majority of members only enter one photo in my challenges, but some folk enjoy entering two. Ruth :-)
RuthC: This is a beautiful capture of the hummingbird moth, tim and jan, and deserves to be in one of the top places in this challenge. However it is a shame that you let thirty-one other members vote for your entry, while you didn't vote at all, and didn't extend the same courtesy to them. To date, you have entered 491 challenges, and voted just 70 times. These DPR challenges rely on full participation by all entrants. I have requested that you participate in voting in challenges, but you have not seen fit to do so. From now, you will be unwelcome to participate in my challenges. Ruth
Sourpuss, maybe, but I've found during the time I've been a challenge host that most DPR members are willing to participate in voting in the challenges, and do so in fair and honest ways. I've not seen any evidence of your 'clique voting' since no-one except me, knows the identity of the entrants until the final results are shown. However, there are a number of 'Freeloaders' who have entered 1,000 or more challenges, and haven't voted a single time. I think they would be disappointed if no-one at all voted for their shots, but they expect everyone else to vote for them. The challenges are open to everyone, and if these freeloaders don't want to participate in voting, then they can choose to enter other challenges. Ruth
We have seen this shot numerous times in previous challenges. This is NOT a wild cat in need of feeding itself, but a tame domesticated cat, (evidence in the member's gallery.)In Australia, cats, both domesticated and feral, do huge damage to the native wildlife. I've watched, and been unable to prevent a nasty, well-fed cat from the neighbour's yard stalk and kill tiny blue wrens in my garden. :-(
I really like this photo, which is so different to our normal view and concept of bells. Great colours too.
Will you accept capsicums (bell peppers) in the challenge, or does it have to be the HOT HOT burn-your-mouth variety?
ysal: Tough challenge! There is a subtle difference between mimic and camouflage, where camouflage is primarily for the purpose of hiding while mimic is looking like something else for whatever reason. This is going to be difficult to vote.
I'm glad someone does! :-)
The cat is one of the ingredients???
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