Brian in Montana: I really enjoyed watching and participating in this challenge. Congratulations to those with the top photos.
I am having trouble understanding how it is that every entry seems to garner low ratings from at least a few people. Can our opinions about images and what makes them good be so divergent that what looks like a great shot to most gets a "1 star" from someone? I'm a little baffled, but I'm new here - I'm sure this has all been hashed out already.
I'm not complaining - the rating system for determining "placement" is nicely effective in "washing out" the incongruous ratings - just wondering about the "curiosities" in the data.
Im also puzzled how the first place image can get one star from anybody. I can only presume sandbagging.
ysal: Tough challenge! There is a subtle difference between mimic and camouflage, where camouflage is primarily for the purpose of hiding while mimic is looking like something else for whatever reason. This is going to be difficult to vote.
We have faith in you to do the right thing Ruth ;-)
Fantastic shot, congratulations!
Stunning image, congratulations.
Im a little disappointed in these results. A few of the winners in the top 20 have entries with names that are not particularly interesting or representative.
Tough challenge! There is a subtle difference between mimic and camouflage, where camouflage is primarily for the purpose of hiding while mimic is looking like something else for whatever reason. This is going to be difficult to vote.
Another fantastic hummer shot! Congrats Carmen.
I'm puzzled by this image. Usually these refracted images are upside down, so how was this shot?
cameranut64: Can I change my entry?
If you open your entry, there is a "withdraw" button at the bottom. Then re-enter your new one before the challenge fills up!
Wow what a fantastic image! Congrats Carmen!!
WOW totally unexpected!!! Thank you so much everyone!
Dames01: Look like most people have not read or understood the challenge "Not the Water Droplet itself but the reflection in the Water Droplet"
What's even more irritating is that many voters won't read the rules and vote high on entries that violate the rules.
Ewwwww, the creep factor is very high in this challenge!
Is the use a teleconverter attachment allowed?
Wow that's an amazing shot!!
I assume no photos inside a greenhouse?
RuthC: This was my top favourite entry, ysal, with its sharp angles, and beautiful contrasting colours and textures. An excellent capture! Ruth :-)
Thanks Ruth, the original is actually more vivid in color, which sometimes gets lost when I upload here.....
Nice shot, congrats!
Fantastic shot, congrats!