RuthC: IMO, this challenge is a farce. The host (who has only entered 4 challenges himself, and voted only once,) seems to be allowing any insect to be in the challenge. He hasn't answered private messages concerning the challenge, and I wonder how and why DPR accepted him to be a new host! Not happy. There are responsibilities inherent to being a Challenge Host.
Totally agree with RuthC.
whipped wrote: > But this photo is absolutely horrid... Just looks likes garbage... Enlarged it makes me want to puke my guts out. I guess it was slim pickings in the competition :PI rather like the /idea/ of this picture, but not the /technique/. I agree that at full size it looks terrible.
A very poetic image. Congratulations & thanks.
A well-deserved first place. At 800 ISO some noise is expected but, at full screen resolution, I am somewhat surprised at the amount of noise displayed. Have you not been able to use any de-noiser feature in post-processing?ATB
Some may think this is just a lot of luck, but I know it's much more than that; it means being observant and patient. Sincere congratulations!I have one question: in your photo description you wrote: Shutter speed: 1/50000 sec.but your camera's top speed is 1/4000. So... ?
Great capture of a pretty elusive subject, congratulations.
OK, OK, I'll chill out! Thanks for your reply, /myseventhlife/. My (over-)reaction probably due to too many years of teaching students the exact value of words. Time to retire and go photograph the world, castles, palaces and all its riches ...
I do accept that the Challenges host is the master of ceremonies and entitled to accept or refuse entries. However, words have meanings attached to them, which most people abide to, if we do not want a new Babel Tower catastrophy.Wikipedia states that:1. A castle (from Latin castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages. (hum, that seems to exclude photographs taken in other parts of the world...)2.A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.I do not see either type of structure featured in this poster's entry, although I admire the ingeniosity of the poster for proposing an image of their children playing in trees in this challenge. Well-done!
lovely tree and interesting story!