Wow, thank you so much!!! What an honor among such great entries. This was one of my first shots with my new camera.
Have you considered making this a "...and chat" challenge where people post 2 images, one entry and another blank image which they will withdraw and replace with the new, improved image? That somewhat prevents the chance of losing your slot when you withdraw the original image, and people will get the chance to compare the original and improved. There used to be a lot of these "...and chat" challenges in the past, but not seen one recently.
Wow gorgeous shot and well-deserved win!!! Congrats!
Another great challenge. I assume no mating insects.
Tough challenge! So many beautiful entries.
RuthC: As Mick has aptly pointed out, there are some fantastic photos of incredibly weird and wonderful beasties here.
There are also some entries which I personally don't think are quite bizarre enough for this odd-ball challenge, and I'm asking some entrants to withdraw their photos. This is NOT because their photos don't comply with the rules, or are not great captures.
I'd like to gather together as many of these strange critters as possible here, as they don't have too many opportunities to display themselves otherwise. I welcome your thoughts and comments.Ruth :-)
At least none of the entries appears to be from an insect zoo...
Gorgeous, gorgeous shot!! Congratulations C, very well deserved win!
Beautiful shot of a very difficult and elusive subject (believe me, I know!)
clicker88: super awesome :)This shot absolutely deserves 1st place.
Thank you, appreciate that very much!
cmantx: Congrats Yuki, Very well deserved.
Thank you, following your footsteps!
Wow, thank you very much, my first win!!!
Many of the shots just simply look like badly composed images that could have been avoided if the photographer simply took a couple of steps sideways, or just moved the subject. I thought the challenge was for those images where you could not avoid the obstacle but took the shot anyway because the subject was too good not to.
Beautiful image, should have placed higher
Great shot, a well-deserved win.
A beautiful shot, why would anybody give this 1/2 a star???
Great shot of a cute little guy! And from a fellow FZ user too. Congrats.
RuthC: Congratulations, ysal, on achieving a top spot in this very competitive challenge. Great capture, with beautiful detail, colour, and texture. Ruth :-)
Thanks Ruth, for always hosting great challenges!
This is a beautiful, beautiful shot. One of my very top favorites. Can't figure out 70th.......