Great shot with contrasty colors!
I just noticed the rule "no homes", so I guess that is why my photo got dq'ed. Ok.... can live with that... but as you noticed... how the actual dq was executed... that can be approved.
If you are so anti-social and incapable of normal communication, you should not be hosting any challenge. Just DQ'ing at random, not providing any reason... well... how would you call that if someone did that to you?
Yep, it was!
You could argue that humans are just mamals and part of the natural world as well... these two certainly seem to be roaming around free :)
I think i'll wait for number 17.... then i'll jump in...
Peevee, TG-2, really? I got one, and it breaks just by looking at it...
pocoloco: I am not so convinced a compact camera could not have captured that unique moment : http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3225500706/photos/160652/turtle?inalbum=beneath-da-surface
Reviewer shot a turtle a few feet deep, stating that that could not be done by a compact, well, i included a photo shot with a compact 5 years ago of exact the same situation... and even a better one... so don't tell me a shot like that can't be one with a compact... total nonsense...
Hawaiian sea turtle, couple of feet deep, passing right underneath you... no... impossible for a compact... let alone an aging compact... really... I just don't know how my compact was able to do that... already 5 years ago... must be mistaken... can't be possible...
I am not so convinced a compact camera could not have captured that unique moment : http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/3225500706/photos/160652/turtle?inalbum=beneath-da-surface
No sense of humor on this forum... You got my 5 points!
Me neither before I took this pic. I think it is called an orb weaver spider. It's in Costa Rica.
Mekka Man: I am not sure if this photo proves anything. After a shot putter, discuss thrower or even javelin thrower release the projectile, their momentum is what usually pushes them out of the legal boundaries for a good throw. We would need to see a few more frames of and after the release to confirm the validity of this throw. The judges must have viewed other frames to make their decision.
No... after the throw, they are not allowed to step outside the boundary at the front. If momentum even causes them to tip the ground outsidectge boundary, the shot is foul. The atletes know very wel f they put up a decent attempt or not, if they feel it was a crap attempt after the throw, and after the projectile landed, they just leave the ring at the front, or tiptoe the ground outside tge boundary so they invalidate the shot to prevent the jury from heaving to measure it.
And here we have another cheat.
Could someone please DQ this and the other identified cheaters in this challenge?
Oh my, how many times have you entered your own challenge using different accounts? 5... 6...7... times.... or more?
Entering your own challenge using another account?
"PP:minimal please, but you may crop, touch up, straighten the photo."
Great timing. I know its hard to capture a moment like this. Deserved a higher ranking in my opinion.