That bit of rivalry has certainly made both of you very good photographers. Keep up that friendly competition. I wish I had a shutterbug buddy to kick my butt once in a while. ha ha.
Hey DJDarbs, congrats on that wonderful photo. It must be a popular place for photographers. It's the same location as Ozziebadger's photo. The only difference is that they were taken about 15 to 20 ft away from each other and 10 to 15 minutes apart. You two must be friends and shooting buddies. I wish I had a buddy who liked to shoot, too.
HEY Ozziebadger, are you and JDDarbs neighbors? I noticed that the 1st & 2nd place photos in this challenge are of the same location. They were shot about 15 to 20 ft away from each other and 10 to 15 minutes apart. That's pretty cool that you two got the best in the challeng together.
HEY, ozziebadger, do you and darbs live in the same place? Your photo and his are of the same location; but taken only about 15/20 ft away from each other and perhaps 10 to 15 minutes apart. Great pictures for both of you.
I didn't expect the kind of creativity and imagination that went into these pix. I thought they were all incredible; it was hard to vote. I enjoyed these immensely; great work, everybody.
Now, that is the portrait of a hunter. That killer gaze is focused on its next prey and the cheetah is tensed, low and ready to chase.
Cheetas have the black tear that runs down from each eye and goes past the back of the mouth. They're also more slender and lighter of weight than leopards. This one is a leopard: nice photo and it does have the look of a predator.
I, too, am a cat lover. There is no such thing as a boring cat or picture. But I think the wording of the rules would have better served the purpose of your challenge if you had asked for pictures of action cats. The majority of pix in this challenge still shows cats that are lying down or looking bored with their lives. They are fast, agile preditors; they ambush, play, climb, cuddle. They entertain and make us laugh.
I'm surprised this was not thought of before. They look like the Packmeyers that I used to put on my pistols; made gun handling very comfortable and offered a more steady control when shooting. I wonder if it enhances one's comfort, control, and aim. I'm not sure I would put holes in my cameras. Packmeyers always fit perfectly on a pistol without damaging the firearm.
Flying things. My pitchers used to take out the wasps on my front porch.
Pic file # 680830 entered in Leopards is not a Leopard: it's a Cheetah.
There is a difference between Leopards and Cheetahs. This is a nice pic, but it is a Cheetah.
I love it. I expected cats because "Ode to Spot" was the title of Data's poem for his cat. But after reading where you got the title, I realized that you are probably not a Trekkie. Well, I like cat challenges anyway and I'll be back tomorrow to vote on it.
This is an absolutely beautiful photo. I would give it 5 stars, but it is supposed to be erupting - not dormant.
It's not easy to focus the many depths of this flower, but you did it. Congrats. Nice detail, clarity and presentation.
Excellent focus, composition and soft light. Very good work.
I never had daffodils like that! Is that a designer flower or did it just happen that way, like a miracle? You should propogate that bulb! Oh, yeah, A+ for your photography. Thanks.
Good focus, lighting and balance. Black eyed Susans are one of my favorite flowers. But if you'd like to sell it or hang it in my living, room, please dust off the aphids and other crawlies that are on the petals before preserving this beauty for posterity.
Gets my attention - A. Nice balance of composition - A. Good lighting creats eye-catching contrast and well defined detail in the tiniest of places - A. Give it an A+.
I usually dont care to look at pieces of a flower because I really like to see the whole of its beauty. But you have made an exceptionally great close up by crawling down into the moutn that I thought that I might get eaten! It's beautiful!