Not just great macro, but great composition, I feel like this beetle is leaping through a hole in time. It's wild!! And I love it!,
This is my personal favorite in the group... A group of many really nice photos. But I just love the 2 tone background matching this little fella. It's a very worthy entry. Congratulations on runner up!
Congratulations , one of my favorite photos is a similar flower in water drop. I felt pretty lucky to get one like this. Yours is spectacular!
Well, as host, this is one of m favorite challenges. I love the photo's submitted. MOst are just lovely. It's relaxing to view them all.
Thank you to all who entered.
Voters - I have verified that this is a carbonated beverage, and so it fits the challenge rules.
Regards - Challenge host - Barbara
Wildbegonia: Beautiful, wow. The light, I can see the bubbles moving up. How many tulips did you sacrifice? :) No, seriously, it is perfect and my favorite part, it is shot with a P&S.
Thank you :), I had fun with this last year. Just a couple of tulips were used up with some experiments when I was home on a snow day.
This and a giraffe got my top 2 votes. I just love how alive you made this little guy. I'm not much of a dog person, but I just want to hug this puppy!
Besides the cuteness, congratulations on the win.
very nice, and not easy to find something like this to photograph. The b/w makes it more special -moodwise. Congratulations!
Congratulations all. Those here are the top 50% of all entries , so even if you placed in the lower part of the grouping, you really already placed well. I hope it was fun for everyone.
This one is just great, it's fun. I loved it when I saw it. Safe travels to you out there too.Congratulations o a runner up position.
Congratulations. One judge mentioned giving this one of his highest scores for it's exposure and composition.
What was the occasion that prompted making a fish cake?
This was a perfect entry in my view. Nice in b/w too.
congratulations on the win!
something else! nice job!!
my favorite here!
this is great. you really made it interesting!!
Bernard909: Why voting only on 5 entries ... It would be interesting to compare public and judges voting on all entries.
that's another good idea. If I do mor of this type, that'll be worth trying out.
dieseldog: A 3 way tie for 5th place! Totally unfair in my opinion. Only the top 5 should have remained as per the rules! Someone should have taken the ultimate decision to narrow it down! If the judges were unable to decide then they should not have been allowed to judge. Maybe next time it could be just the top 7 entries, but allow 10 anyway!
You are right, I could have done it that way too. I would have needed to get the judges to all chat about the last 3, and to be honest, I just thought it seemed fair to do it the way I did. Your point is taken. This was the first attempt at trying to do something like this, and it's really a lot of work without a framework in place to support something like this.
There are now 25 entries to vote on. The judges had a very hard time picking top choices. One judge spent an hour and still had many ties at score of 4 stars. I heard similar comments from other judges. Ties everywhere in the star ratings. I asked for judging to be as usual and send the top scores. I was happy to see variety in judges choices too. Good luck those that remain for the public vote.