Well, I just looked this am to post and the challenge is full - took only about 12 hours to fill up!
Maybe next time put some constraints on entries - birds in flight or shore birds or flocks only or birds in the city. Would be nice to have a chance to submit.
ysal: I thought they were serious pests to agriculture.
Yes, many of the different species are serious pests, but many insects (as well as mammals, birds, fish) that are pests are still part of nature.
I also just liked the colors against the white flowers
Congrats! Wonderful photo. Had my vote.
Any more background on this? Where? Technical or other photographic challenges is taking it?
Clarification please - Cats AT windows - as seen through the glass or can the cat be in front of the glass (either interior or exterior)?
This photo had my vote from the start. Absolutely wonderful light and composition. Did you scope this out beforehand and wait for the light or was it one of those moments that you happened to be there - right time, right place and prepared?
Sorry, but putting a red filter over the entire image does not meet IMHO the intent of the contest. Interesting effect nonetheless.