SHR100: Maybe you should not limit time photography?
Yes, I agree, that should make the challenge more popular and interesting for everyone.
I really like this bird's eye lashes! Any girl would be envious of them. I showed my young grand-daughter your picture, and she was delighted with it too; we subsequently Googled Secretarybirds, and found them to be wonderfully weird. Great capture! Ruth :-)
Hi vqueen,I'm a little confused with this challenge. Are you asking just for window boxes full of flowers, or are entries looking out through windows at flowers okay? What about looking into the window at flowers in a vase?If I don't ask, someone else is sure to grumble about the description. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, SilverSam, on placing in the top seven in this challenge. This is a beautiful capture of a gerbera in its many shades and gradations of pink. You have achieved great detail in the photograph. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Henry Lozykowski, on your passionflower, which is beautifully photographed, in amazing detail and colour. I've spent some time studying these flowers, which, IMO, would be the most weird and unusual flowers ever invented! Why do they need those three 'earphones' at the top above the tiny passionfruit, or the five 'heart-starter paddles' below? And then there are all those spaghetti ribbons in place of petals.... Definitely weird, and a great source of delight to ponder. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, djddpr, on your top placing in this challenge. This is one very hairy succulent, and you've captured the curls and the sharp-pointed leaves in stunning detail. Ruth :-)
This is a fabulous capture, phazelag, of a kestrel in its natural surroundings, and worthy of a top place in this challenge. I love the colours you've shown in this kestrel, with its spots, stripes, shades of blue/grey and every shade of brown. Wonderful details. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, cjf2, on a remarkably close and detailed look (down the throat?) of an eagle. Stunning details in your capture, with every feather beautifully depicted. An interesting tongue too. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Matyszyk, on placing second in this challenge. Your little frog appears so very cheerful. I really like the warm honey colours of the frog and its darker surrounds. Beautifully sharp focus. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Stevie Boy Blue, on coming first in the 'Nature's Beauty in Detail' Challenge. This is a really beautiful capture of a Common Kingfisher, with its bright colours, and flecked feathers, and very bright, alert eyes, which aren't missing anything! A well-deserved win. Ruth :-)
I do hope you don't get a swollen head just because you won first place in the challenge! :-) Sorry for the pun!It is a fantastic, eye-catching photo, and it deserves the win. Ruth :-)
No, you didn't take this on the 5th March, 2014. You took it on 10th July, 2012. You've cheated on the capture date. Shame on you!
This reminds me of our somewhat flamboyant Geelong Mayor and former Paparazzo , Darryn Lyons.... The bird is definitely prettier, even Darryn would agree with that, I think. :-)
This was one of my favourite entries in this challenge. You've captured the serene atmosphere of the misty morning, and the row of warm pink spoonbills, perhaps waiting for breakfast to arrive? Quite stunning, and definitely one for the studio wall. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, APenza, on your third place in this challenge. This is a beautiful capture of a very lovely bird; not as showy as the male of the species, (some of us don't need to be!) but you have highlighted the variations in colours of its different feathers and I think this makes for a more interesting picture, particularly against the snowy background. Ruth :-).
Congratulations, YMH, on achieving second place in this challenge. This is a really beautiful capture of the cliffs, the wet sand and the soft colours of the sky. The colours in the whole picture are superb, IMO, from the dark depths of the caverns beneath the rich browns of the cliffs. There has obviously been a major land-slip of the cliff face, yet the sea looks so calm and gentle. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, bhollis, on your very-well deserved win in this challenge. This is a most unusual photo, of an extremely unusual (for most of us) phenomenon in our interesting world. On viewing your entry, I Googled Mendenhall Ice Cave in Alaska, and was amazed at the beauty and sheer spectacle of it. The photographer adds a realistic dimension to the picture. Ruth :-)
babalu: Good fly ! :)
Is there such a thing??? Generally speaking, I never kill any insects or spiders, except flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches (if they are in the house, and annoying me.) :-)
Great capture, PERCY2! I must admit I've never chosen to be this close to a wasp before, and I never wish to be. I'll call on you next time I want to exterminate a wasps' nest. Ruth :-)