tko: A well deserved win. I voted for your shot over mine, and I fully expected you to win. The framing, the pose, is exquisite.
?? can you vote for your own picture? I thought you couldn't?
Wow...very very good shot. Love it.
good shot and kudos for using a "kit" lens to produce it.
MikeF4Black: However stuoid it may seem (and I haven't even held the camera) the lack of a circular eyepiece surround is the dealkiller for me.
LOL! are you serious? dealkiller because the eyepiece is rectangular as opposed to round?
Wow . #1 and #8 are stunning ...welll they all are but those stand out
Wow...lots of very good entries
like this one...modern Mona Lisa
Nice texture on the water...how long was the exposure?
FMagalhaes: I found something to like in each of the photos. Congratulations to all of you who were selected.I was wondering if anyone else noticed the peculiar artifacts in the strip of bright reflection that divides the mountain from its reflection in the water in photo #14. The part I'm referring to can be seen between the posts holding up the dock, and it's only easily noticed in the enlargement. There seems to be a discontinuity in that strip of bright reflection that doesn't look quite real. I like the image very much, but I'd like to know what's going on in that part of the water. Since it's DannH's photo maybe he can tell me what's up.
Yep, it not just where you mention, its everywhere else as well. Looks like some very heavy-handed cloning. Look around the rightmost post meets the mountains. Heavy cloning. Not sure how that got past the judges. Anyway, all others are pretty good
wow...some very high quality entries this time around...
Mike Ronesia: I really like this. Congrats on the finish and score.
Thanks for your comments!
Wow...really really good. congrats
Great...another DX super zoom. :-(
why would anyone buy -at this price- something that is highly suspect. At $1M a pop, I'd expect a complete and detailed provenance report.
Rajamurthy: Congrats. That is a nice interpretation of the Sun flower.
love it, congrats