Look like irises to me...
Are alstromeria lilies?
The rules preclude any shots taken after the start of submissions - was that your intention?
Really intersting article - I love macro photography but I'm generally hopeless at it so these articles are a great help and inspiration. Even more astonishingly - a DP article that's not been flamed!
IIIkraM_sd1_nonaC: Challenge is to include two "Animal" mammals. Man is Human, not Animal.
A philosophical point - we're definately mammals by all the definitions. Perhaps the challenge organiser should make make a decision as to whether humans count as animals for the purpose of this challenge.
Robin Sagar: only one animal!
Depends on whether you think humans are animals or not (assuming this isn't a politician, banker, etc ;)
Not 2 different species, surely?