Congrats Stevie, great shot!
RuthC: Congratulations, ysal, on your well-deserved second place in this 'Nature's Gifts' Challenge. Your cheerful little song sparrow epitomises the theme. The colours of the bird, and its surrounds don't jump out from the page, as some more flamboyant bird shots do, yet you have achieved the essence of this challenge beautifully. What the bird lacks in size and colour, it more than makes up with its evident passion for singing. Beautiful in every sense. Ruth :-)
Thank you Ruth, and everybody who voted. Listening to wild birds sing is a true gift of nature for me. This little guy was so bent on singing, I was able to sneak right up to him, very slowly.
Are film images allowed?
I thought they were serious pests to agriculture.
Excellent shot, Cole! Love how you managed to get both in perfect focus.
This is a fantastic and fun image. congrats!
Judging from your capture date, this was during the Perseid meteor shower. Amazing feat to capture everything in this image, can you elaborate on what it took to get this shot?
RuthC: Folks, I will be on holiday at a lovely beach for the next two weeks. During this time, I hope to continue hosting these weekly challenges. I will have the time to do so, but I'm not sure whether I'll have a strong internet connection to do the job properly.If the internet connection is a problem, then I may not be able to send personal messages to those entries which need to be disqualified. DQ's may even have to wait until I return home, or after the announced results. :-(Make sure your entry is the correct 1,600px size, and has the correct capture date, title, etc so I don't have to disqualify you. That will keep us both happy!Alternatively, I could suspend the challenges, but I would be reluctant to do so.Cheers, and happy snapping.Ruth :-)
Have a great holiday Ruth!
This one is spectacular, would be a first place winner anywhere unless there is an amazing Yosemite photo to compete against ;-)
This is fantatic
A very nice project.
Wow, somebody is really upset up there!!
Absolutely adorable, congrats!!
What a super shot! Winner from the start, congrats.
This was one of my favorites.