This is/was an Abutilon flower, and it is in the Malvaceae family, so it is eligible to be in this challenge. RuthC.
Congratulations, LKJR, on placing third in this quirky challenge, with your equally quirky entry. Yes, it is a plant; yes, the flower is just about to open, but is it about to send its invasive minions around the earth? Who knows? It is a great capture, and well-spotted by you. A well-deserved top place in this Aliens challenge. Ruth :-)
This is one very weird specimen from somewhere beyond our blue planet, that's for sure, NPW UK, and it has earned you second place in this 'Aliens on Earth?' challenge. I can't even imagine what it is, or will be. A really interesting and colourful image. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Yuwaraj Gurjar, on first place in this 'Aliens on Earth?' challenge. Your capture of the weird head of this longhorn beetle meets the theme of the challenge superbly. Longhorn beetles are quite strange, even to the naked eye, but under your macro magnification this one really looks very out-of-this-world. It looks remarkably like something out of Star Wars. An amazing image! Ruth :-)
JerryShots: Wow - Very, very difficult Challenge!Can you give guidance on what is meant by this term...TWO?Exactly what does two mean in this context anyway?
JerryShots, put a sock in it!
man4mopar, your excellent picture was winning outright in this week's challenge until two low-life voters decided that your entry needed .5s to prevent it winning the challenge. Needless to say, I am so very sorry, and just wish I could do something about this vote manipulation. Ruth
Congratulations, Lifted, on coming third in this week's challenge, with your interesting capture of mangrove roots at low tide. These ecologically important plants often have quite weird shapes, as they grow and fight for survival in their constant changing tidal conditions. Lovely colours in the sky and wet sand, with the black mangrove roots in stark contrast. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Rainbow3388, on placing second in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, with your Art Deco interpretation of these interesting buildings in black and white. It is a very stark, and dramatic image, and you have done some intriguing post-processing to achieve this effect. Ruth :-)
I see a giant dark, ominous finger, ozziebadger, and it is pointing directly to glitzy Surfers Paradise, further north on the gold Coast. Is this a portent of things to come?? Probably not. This is a very striking landscape, with the dark rocks in the foreground, the smooth seas at low tide, and the wonderful colours of the sunset. A very worthy first place in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge.Ruth :-)
RolineCavyQueen: Please can someone explain to me how to PM admin? My photo has been removed for being posed, and it wasnt, it was 100% candid, a brief moment during a concert where the artiste took a breather and looked incredibly happy.
I have tried everything I can to reply to the admin message and/ or start a new message, but nothing seems to work.
Write a personal message to the host, Shooter036, Go to the top of the challenge page and click on Shooter036.The 'Admin' address is no help to anyone, and is part of the DPR system.RuthC
Do you REALLY want photos of sandy desserts??? They might taste a bit crunchy! :-)
The moral of this story: Don't drink and drive! :-)
A boat is a hole in the water into which you pour lots and lots of money.... isn't it?
JerryShots, One boat + one boat = two boats! One picture, two boats.
Welcome back, Mike Ronesia! You have been missed by the DPR challenge community.RuthC :-)
This is an interesting and 'pretty' picture, Godspeed70, and it has achieved third place in 'The Coloured Leaves of Autumn' challenge. I like the colours and textures of the rocks, the distant coloured foliage, and one single leaf in the foreground for us to contemplate. A little too contrived, and too post-processed for my taste, but it has been popular with the voters. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Rolf_S, on placing second in this 'Coloured Leaves of Autumn' challenge, with your breathtakingly beautiful lake landscape. The colours of the trees in the distance reflect superbly in the still lake, while your frame of lightly coloured foliage in the foreground gives us perspective to the whole peaceful scene. What a wonderful start to the morning! Ruth :-)
Congratulations, mooray, on your well-deserved win in 'The Coloured Leaves of Autumn' challenge. This is an amazing capture of thousands (literally) of hybrid populars, rigidly growing straight and tall in their long, long rows. We can experience the beautiful white mottled bark on the tree trunks, while above and below are multitudes of golden leaves, as far as the eye can see. Stunning!Ruth :-)
This not very attractive creature is indeed a true bug, (not a beetle), and is an Assassin Bug, (Family Reduviidae).RuthC :-)