This is NOT a Damselfly, but an iridescent blue scarab beetle: Hoplia coerulea.
'Intriguing'.... not 'Intriuging'
Bhimaprasad Maiti: The Host should explain in details what he means by selective colour,In this connection ,he for one, goes through the posts on Shot Integrity, in DPR Open Talk Forum -the basic tenet in photography -more specifically for frequent deviation from the original shot through innumerable stages in post processing-ultimately ,the shot loses basic originality.
B P Maiti, Put a cork in it! You had your very lengthy say about this subject in the Open Talk Forum. Others in that forum did not know what you were talking about, or did not agree with you, so give it a rest.
This is a delightful picture of a confrontational praying mantis, MissingLinkie, and it deserves third place in this challenge. Great colour and clarity in the mantid's face, eyes and mouth parts, while her front right claw says it all: ''you won't get away from my clutches''. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Massimiliano72, on your deserved second place in this 'Praying Mantids' challenge. This is a delightful capture, and an excellent example of 'If you see it now, take it now, because it won't be there tomorrow'. The praying mantis is beautifully clear with its body well detailed, while his shadow is showing us quite another story. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, DIM POL, on first place in this 'Praying Mantids' challenge. Your picture is confronting and questioning, for both you and the mantis. Great colours and contrasts in the capture. Ruth :-)
Great capture! Has Birdman become Batman?? :-)
This beautiful capture of an owl is a worthy third place-getter in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, Lensmate. We can see the details and softest texture of all its facial feathers, wonderful camouflage when stalking prey or sleeping in trees during the day. And then there are those eyes.... amazing, all-seeing, alert eyes which don't miss a thing. A great picture, particularly when captured in the wild. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, bnh, on placing second in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. This is a wonderfully dramatic image of man versus the sea. The setting sun offers an element of moodiness and solitude, with the dark blues of the ocean waters, and the darkening skies above. A great capture, and one which will provide you with memories of this stunning sailing trip. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, vbuhay, on winning 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge with this superb capture of Bianca mastering the breaking waves, in ways that we ordinary folk can only marvel at. Your capture of this achievement is also superb, with brilliant clarity, colour, movement by Bianca, against the sweeping, surging water. Definitely one of your best, and one for the surfing magazines. Ruth :-)
I'm taking a short break from DPR challenges. Ruth
A beautiful composite of a delightful subject. :-)
Shot integrity??? Why is the image pink/magenta? Has this shot been changed in post-processing?
Bhimaprasad Maiti: Sot integrity should commented, Please refer to posts in the matter to DPR ,Open Talk Forum
B P Maiti, get your facts straight before you accuse others of wrong-doing.
The Skipper is a BUTTERFLY, and not a moth. It is in the Hesperlidae family.
Well-conceived, and well-executed. Toblerone should be knocking on your door! :-)
This is a beautiful picture of an Amur Leopard, KNich, and it deserves a top place in this 'Whiskers' challenge. You have achieved capturing the texture of its fur, with its wonderfully coloured, soft, camouflaging spotted coat. The 'portrait' of its head is displayed superbly, from the top of its ears to its very sensitive nose, and those long, long, white whiskers. I Googled Amur Leopards, and I learned with sadness that they are a critically threatened species. A great capture by you, and one for us to appreciate too. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, summicron, on third place in this 'Whiskers' challenge. Your harp seal pup entry certainly 'tugs at the heartstrings', with it very large, black, innocent, appealing eyes, and of course those extra long, expressive whiskers silhouetted against the white snow background. Viewers of this excellent image will wonder whether this pup lived to maturity, or was killed in the annual seal pup slaughter, but we will never know. A great capture. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, Jonas T, on your well-deserved second place in this 'Whiskers' challenge. Your leopard picture meets the theme of this challenge superbly. Not only does she have an impressive set of long sensuous whiskers which are prominently displayed for us, but her lazy yawn adds another element, with her long, curling, textured pink tongue. (Each time I look at this picture, I start to yawn too!) Great colours and presence in the whole image. Ruth :-)
Congratulations, rmw18k, on coming first in this 'Whiskers' challenge. Your dramatic action shot of the leopard is quite different to the second place-holder, in that we can see the ferocity and serious intention of this leopard in a very close encounter with you, the photographer. (I can almost hear the low vibrating rumble of its growl!) The whiskers, which are the subject of the challenge dominate the picture, and I'm left in no doubt that this beautiful animal doesn't wish to share its meal. Ruth :-)