Gorgeous bird and light. Well done.
Congratulations. Beautiful shot.
Just wanted to say that I appreciate your attempt at catching the movement of the bird. It's produced an interesting affect.
Lilac-BREASTED roller. Or perhaps that's why it's looking so miserable :-)
Or did you mean maid in the shade? :-)
Great photo of beautiful light. Maybe it's an optical illusion, but it doesn't look quite level to me. As you've got plenty of room around the bird you have room to rotate a little and crop back to rectangular.
Very striking shot!
You have got a good shot of a lovely bird. I would have given it a slightly higher mark if you had not 'chopped off' the end of its tail. Just as in human portraits it's good not to chop off hands or feet, in animal portraits it's good not to chop off extremities (tips of tails, wings, antennae etc)
I haven't looked through the rest of the images, but this one caught my eye in the challenge winners panel. Lovely image with an 'other worldish' feeling. Congratulations.
Loved the title :-)
Stunning photo. Congratulations! Kate
Just adding my congratulations. Beautiful photo.
What a fascinating animal. I had to look it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notostraca Thanks for posting :-)
This is a great photo, but I fear that it is not a centipede because it lacks forcipules (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centipede ). It apparently has only three pairs of true legs, and with a herbivorous diet I guess that it is a lepidopteran larva (an insect caterpillar).
Been away, and just looking through the results of this challenge. This is a lovely shot :-)
Congratulations! Must be magical to see Monarchs like this.
I'm not sure exactly what your spider is, but it seems to be at least related to this genus of spiders: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasteracantha
In case you're interested, this is a crane fly (=tipulid), also known as a Daddy-long-legs in British English, but not, I think, in most/some other variants of English.
I agree this would be a great puzzle, but I was a bit put off by what it appears to be (ants drowning in a glass??)
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