sparkey2: Perfect entry! I wish I would have remember to vote, I would have voted this 5 stars.
Thank you and to all voters too!
babalu: Very precise moment ... and the fish position is perfect :)
ConanFuji: Congratulations. It's a nice shot! Too bad there's no info on the lens.
Thank you. The lens is Sigma, macro 180mm 2.8
cmantx: Great shot. That clean background really makes for a beautiful shot. That's easier said than done. Same with your 2nd place shot, really impressive.
Ben Raven: Congratulations Miroslav on a Gold and a Silver in the challenge.
The caterpillar is not only photographed with great technicalexpertise, but you've managed to capture it in awonderful point in its unique way of moving.Superb !
Thank you Ben!
babalu: Congratulations on your double-win. Both look weird enough (to our eyes) for the top places.
Thank you, I'm glad you like them.
bobcamm: Many congrats on a fine image!(This cat is on my "wish I could find one" list.)
Thank you. Hope you will! I was very lucky, last year for the first time I saw this cat and the shot was done :). However for ID I spent few days :(.
Congratulations, well done close up!
Well done shot of interesting larva. Congratulations!
Congratulations, well done shot. Like the composition and colors.
RuthC: Congratulations on achieving a second place in this challenge, too. This is a great photo of this unusual mantis, (female?). I really like the details you've captured, with the browns of the mantis against the greens of the stalk and background. Ruth :-)
Thank you. Yes, this is female.
Zol Straub: Nice shot Miroslav. It's a shot that makes you look twice. The first time you go ... huh?
RuthC: Congratulations, Miroslav_1, on your win in this 'Interesting Insects' Challenge. This caterpillar certainly deserves to be here in top place, meeting the theme of the challenge with its unusual shape and attractive and unexpected colours. A great capture. Ruth :-)
Thank you and to all voters too.
This is Broad-borded Bee Hawk-moth (Hemaris fuciformis)
BonsaiZG: Čestitam!!!!! Odlična fotka crnike.
Thank you / Hvala :)
LeeStar: Nice shot! Congratulations.
Thank you and thank you to all viewers!
Canon 400mm L with Kenko C-AF 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300. 100% crop with full exif. Handheld. Intentionally I didn't apply any noise & sharpening filter.