This looks like one of those dishwasher gel packs (if that's what you call 'em). ;o)
Nice shot, PERCY2. You've shown lots of fine details in the hunkered down, little spider. ;o) Congratulations on 2nd place, my friend.Cheers,Mick
Beautiful specimen, Charles. Congratulations on 3rd place.Mick
scottriggs: Thank you Mick and Ronan, I appreciate your comments!Scott
You're quite welcome. Still my favorite of the bunch.Take care,Mick
RuthC: Congratulations, The Mick, on winning a top place in this 'I Spied a Spider' challenge, with your speciality: a jumping spider. As always, it's a wonderful capture of this tiny spider, with such an expressive face and the brightest black eyes. The hair: well, I thought these spiky hairstyles went out of fashion a few yeas ago, but perhaps not. :-) Ruth :-)
Thank you kindly, Ruth! Have a great weekend!Mick
One of my favorites. Great shot!Mick
I still haven't seen one of these in person. Cool spider!Mick
I think this shot is beautiful. The composition and those reflections are outstanding! Thanks for sharing.Mick
I love long exposure shots like this. It's a real beauty for sure! Congratulations!Mick
The brilliant colors and details you've shown are just beautiful! Congratulations on the win, too. ;o)Mick
Nice capture of a beautiful owl, Lensmate. Thanks for sharing.Cheers,Mick
Hey stevemogg,This was one of my top pick's this week. Nice shot!Mick
Hello AlaskaAce,I fully expected this photo to place much higher in this week's challenge. Personally, I think it was very well done.Take care,Mick
Wonderful still life! Congratulations on a top spot in the challenge.Mick
photoman555: Thanks Ruth, and all the voters.... It is always a challenge in itself to do well in this challenge with so many high quality submissions.
Hey photoman555,I agree with you. Yours was one of my top choices this week. Congratulations on a fine photo!Cheers,Mick
MarioSS: Still my number one!
This was my favorite one of the week, too.
This is a very cool shot and it gives a great idea of the relative size of the little jumping spider. In an attempt to show more detail, I have a tendency to over-magnify the spider and lose the sense of scale. Yours is well done! Best of luck to you in the challenge.Regards,Mick
Spectacular timing and capture, Phil! Congratulations on a winning photo (in this challenge or any other). It is definitely well deserved!Have a good weekend!Mick
That really is a great shot! Thanks for sharing and best of luck in the challenge.Mick
Lensmate: 5 stars by 5 people.......bit excessive for this shot......sounds like 'buddies' are voting for a win vote here. Fine shot....but not a winner......This guy has won many challenges before and the voting, [as Mr Midwest has put it] is kinda questionable, except for the other reason! Overzealous voting perhaps......friends voting for friends is also unfair!Guys in photo clubs and the like........all tend to flock together....wink.Personally, I've never told anyone, nor ever asked for anyone to vote my way, but from many different wins here, one can clearly see at times that this practice takes place!
I'm sure what you're suggesting happens here sometimes and it's a shame, just like the undeserved .5 and 1.0 votes are a shame. There is no doubt about it, cjf2 has won a ton of challenges on dpr, but I don't think this suggests that he is doing something underhanded. I personally have never been solicited to vote for this guy or any other for that matter. It's all subjective, but in my opinion, his photography is overall one of the best regularly displayed here on the challenges. I'm not threatened by that. If anything, it inspires me to get out there and step up my game (so to speak). ;o) It just a hobby for me though. If I win a challenge now and then, all the better. If not (which is most of the time), no biggie. I guess some people take it more seriously. To those people I say, better luck in the next challenge.I mean no ill will to anyone. These are just my opinions.Take care,Mick