RuthC: I've decided to allow two (2) entries per user. I hope this is okay with everyone. Ruth :-)
Well, I can't seem to load anything to My Gallery now. Hopefully it gets fixed before this challenge is over....
Charles Baxter: Can't upload images
I can't either
santamonica812: Spectacular shot! One of my favs I've ever seen on a DP challenge.
Thank you so much SM812, appreciate that!!
PBR Streetgang: Wow!
Thank you PBR!
The Mick: Cool shot, ysal! All that pollen dusted on the bee must be akin to Parmesan cheese sprinkled on a pizza. ;o) Yummy! Congratulations on a very nice photo.Mick
Thank you Mick. Parmesan cheese, eh? Didn't think of that, but probably true!
RuthC: I really liked this entry, and IMO, would have scored much better, if the low-life sandbagger had not given you a totally undeserved .5 early in the voting. I WISH I could do something about these vote manipulators, but DPR in its wisdom, (or lack of caring?) don't give me the tools to do anything! This is a beautiful photo, very expressive, with colour, texture, everything needed to be a winner! Ruth :-)
Thank you so much Ruth, you kind comments mean a lot.
Great shot, definitely one of my top favs.
RuthC: This is a wonderful capture, ysal, and a worthy top spot place-getter in this challenge. Great colour and expression here. (I think you would have done better in the challenge if low-life sandbaggers hadn't been spoiling the results of many of the excellent entries!) Ruth :-)
Thank you Ruth, at least I didn't get any 0.5 this time :-)
Adorable! My favorite spider, great shot!
Man, that was the most disturbing set of images to vote on!!!!
ysal: Can I enter a different crop of a previously entered image?
Oh good, thanks Ruth!
Can I enter a different crop of a previously entered image?
Wow this is going to be near impossible to vote on!!
Very interesting shot, do you know what the nymphs are doing? Protecting the eggs?
What a fabulous image!!! Congrats.
ysal: Thank you Mick and Ruth! I just happened to be out looking for something to photograph at a local botanical garden and saw this!! She was totally preoccupied so I was able to take quite a few shots. Later, I did some research and found out that this is pretty rare, because they usually lay eggs on the ground.
Another nice bonus, there was a family with little kids walking by. I pointed this out to them and they were so thrilled to witness it!
Thanks Mick. I also have a membership to a local botanical garden, which also gives me access to most of the publicly run gardens throughout the country that belong to the American Horticultural Society. It's really great!
Thank you Mick and Ruth! I just happened to be out looking for something to photograph at a local botanical garden and saw this!! She was totally preoccupied so I was able to take quite a few shots. Later, I did some research and found out that this is pretty rare, because they usually lay eggs on the ground.