Congratulations on your 1st placement. Fabulous shot.
I like this shot. You must have been literally 'in his face' with a 34mm lens though?
Congratulations on your first place. Lovely shot.
Thanks for your comments. I enjoy adding a little comic relief now and then but I have found that it doesn't seem to appeal to everybody. I was in two minds about cloning that trim out but decided to just darken it as it was the end of the wall. I had already added a gradient filter to the white wall and didn't want to overdo it.
Congrats on your first place. Nicely executed.
Love the lighting and the composition. This is deserving of a higher rating.
Congratulations on your first placement. Interesting use of reflection, nicely done.
Thanks. It's a combination of HDR and light painting. I think it was a blend of about 6 images.
Congrats on your win. Nice play with light and shadow and the added touch of a person.
Congratulations Willem, very creative!
Miroslav_1: Congratulations, well done close up!
Thank you Miroslav.
RuthC: This wonderful photo makes me smile each time I look at it. What a fantastic and detailed close-up this is, Zol Straub; you must have been extremely pleased when you viewed it on your screen.This little fellow would be an Orthodontist's delight, with his over-shot jaw.... imagine the years of work necessary to fix that bite! Ruth :-)
Thanks for your comments. Once I captured him, he'd stay still and I managed to take quite a few shots for stacking, but the moment I moved the little bugger he made an awful din. When I released him he stayed in the same spot for several weeks.
Nice shot Miroslav. It's a shot that makes you look twice. The first time you go ... huh?
km25: Relfections or refractions?
Technically you are correct, however, a TRUE reflection on a water drop would be extremely difficult, and I suspect have very little detail in it. But since you brought it up, I will try it just for the exercise.
Thank you for your comments. I had many, many 'practice runs' before settling on this shot.
Nice shot, congratulations for your win.
How can anyone give this a 0.5, let alone 3 of them? Lovely work, deserving of a much higher place IMO.
Congratulations on 1st place. Nice contrast.
vin ramundo: Great shot why would anyone give you a half star?
Unfortunately I suspect that half stars are given by some to artificially enhance their own poor performance, very poor sportsmanship and contemptible behaviour.