bobcamm: Thanks merops and barb_s.Jagged Ambush bugs are really tiny!This nymph was less than 1/4" in total length.
Thanks, and it's a great find!
somehow this one spoke to me. It's size, it's antennae, just a cool picture and I found it to be my top choice.
Great challenge Ruth. I loved voting!!! And very hard to pick my favorite from so many beautiful and charismatic critters.
This is such a cute critter. When the challenge is over, can you post how large this fella was?
This was my favorite. Crisp, clear, great contrast and superb lighting. Congratulations on a runner up spot.
a different view of an orchid. Nicely done, congratulations!
Jill, I love it!!! Congratulations too.
In my last challenge, the flower silhouette, I DQ'd over 3/4 of all entries because I went with the simple definition of silhouette, while there are worldwide variations on that definition. I set this challenge up to give a broad license of interpretation since the previous was not. Please contact me if you feel I'm not on target here.
karamanda13: Thanks very much Barb and Ian!It was a nice surprise.
This entry was in 1st place all thru voting. I think it's a strong entry, and quite pleasing :)
himotep: Any chance of more entries?
yes :) 15 more
Congratulations on the win here!!
After all your work, I was so glad to see this make a solid finish in the challenge. Very nice composition. Good job !!!
I've set up a "Flowers with backlighting" challenge which will announce Jan 27th and many of the entries that were DQ'd here are good candidates for that challenge.
For anyone else entering today - This is the rule for this challenge: A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.
FranKois: Opacity and transparency2The challenge master will probably reject my picture again because it is requested to reduce flowers to simple signs, never mind.The picture I am proposing is a flower illuminated from the back only by a white wall. Encreasing the contrast most of the parts are reduced to signs, but because of petals transparency some light is coming through. I feel it is a piety to switch this light of, because flowers are not made of cartone or wood.Flowers are in fact mostly just signs when they die, living there are mostly light sources that is a joy to capture.My sensitivity probably does not suits to your proposed subject, sorry.Best regardsFC
i am going to do another challenge that accepts and wants that type of photography. It's very interesting. No argument there…. More interesting in fact. But it doesn't fit in this particular challenge.
babalu: Incredible. Why is it so difficult to understand what a silhouette is ??
I think I'll do a second challenge that addresses this - that is an interesting method and should be a separate challenge
I should have made it a "shades of silhouette' because in other languages it does mean shading, or backlit sunlight. I have DQ'd 60 images so I'm sure it's a language difference. This is an unusual amount of difference of opinion on what is a silhouette.
Cary Maures: I just posted an image with a black background. Is this acceptable for this challenge?
No, sorry. take a look at the other entries. The flower is in the silhouette. It should not have texture and detail. you may try again of you can come up with something else.