Wow, what an honor among all these fantastic entries! Thank you so much!
Gorgeous shot, my top pick
Charles Baxter: The Blueberry Wasp image was finally determined to be osmia ribifloris (a bee), so I have withdrawn the image C. Baxter
Sorry about that, I really liked your image too. Hope you have an opportunity to enter it in another competition.
Ruth, that's a hint.
The closest thing I can find is an Osmia ribifloris (Blueberry Bee) or an Osmia lignaria (Blue Orchard Bee).
Sadly me too. I simply cannot vote fairly on 200 entries.
This was my top pick
ysal: Yep, people is the wrong time zone didn't have a chance.
200 is too many! That is going to be very difficult to vote on.
Beautiful shot Carmen!!!! Congrats.
Yep, people is the wrong time zone didn't have a chance.
RuthC: Congratulations to The Mick!(I posted this in the Challenge Discussion Forum, but for those of you who seldom visit there, you might like to see this too.)
It has come to my attention that one of our very dedicated and excellent amateur photographers has won the top prize in a wildlife competition, against all-comers, with his beautiful Macro study of an insect, a lowly horsefly.
Mick has been an enthusiastic member of DPR challenges, always encouraging others with his thoughtful and cheerful comments, and a true gentleman. He really deserves this win, as I'm sure you will agree when you look at the link. I am proud to call him my friend, even from half a world away.
Ruth :-) :-):-)
Hear, hear!! What an excellent shot (and with a bridge camera)!! Congrats Mick.
This image in particular made me blush.
Thank you Ruth!
Thank you Ruth and Carmen!
Great expression on his face!
What a wonderful capture!!
Gorgeous shot, I do believe this was my top pick.
Beautiful shot. It's one of those shots I hope to get once in my lifetime, whether on purpose or not.