I wonder how many entries will be titled "50 shades of yellow"....
Lovely image. And to know that hundred of thousands of them are clubbed to death each year for their fur is simply appalling. Have you watched a video of these beautiful babies clubbed to a bloody pulp in front if thei mothers?! Why can't we stop this barbaric practice?
Nice, one of my top picks.
The challenge title should be changed to "Best Use of Sandbags".
Nice shot, should have placed much higher
We need to know the challenge topic which these entries lost in. A technically beautiful image that totally missed the topic would not win a challenge.
RuthC: For those of you who like the tiny jumping spiders, I can recommend this YouTube video of an Australian male Peacock Jumping Spider. Oh, the lengths some males go, to to attract the attention of young ladies.... :-)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_yYC5r8xMIRuth :-)
I've seen this before but I never get tired of watching it!
Wildbegonia: Very nice! Congratulations.
Thank you Wildbegonia.
LTZ470: Awesome Yuki, what a beautiful shot...love it!
Gorgeous image, was my top pick.
RuthC: Congratulations, ysal, on your well-deserved win in this Botanical Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge. This entry has been leading the entries most of the week, and rightly so. It would make a devilish jigsaw puzzle, with its repeating candy pink and green-striped buds, all the same colour, and all at the same readiness to open. These tall aloe flower spikes are a photographer's delight, and you have excelled here. Ruth :-)
Whoa, totally unexpected! I was just hoping to make it in the top 10. Thank you Ruth, and everyone for your votes.
The Mick: Hello,I failed to comment as I voted on these, so let me say it now. ;o) This one was my favorite of the bunch! I love the soft, muted tones in the background and the funky shaped leaf is great!Thanks for sharing.Mick
Thank you Mick!
Thank you sandbagger!
RuthC: This is a beautiful capture of a well-named Silver Dust leaf, and it deserves to be in the top places in this challenge. I really like the simplicity of your picture: one single leaf, against the muted silver-grey background of the plant. However, the leaf has such an interesting and beautiful shape, with the softest textural hairs on its surface. This translates on my screen so that I can 'feel' the velvety softness, which is often quite difficult to achieve. Ruth :-)
Thank you Ruth! I'll look for blue spruce next time :-)
Really nice, congrats!
The "Smell" challenge is going to be interesting :-)
Wow 33rd??? This was one of my top picks. Viewed at full size, it's an amazing image. You should enter this in the jigsaw puzzle challenge that just opened. Really beautiful shot.
Many of these entries will do well in the Botanical Jigsaw challenge.