mdbinasif: I remember this photo was submitted in a challenge before and was on top 5.
Sorry, I should read the rules more closely. I'll withdraw it
Beautiful Very "old master" feel about it.
BlancheBarbe: A rightly rewarded professional work.
...And your personal website is a delight for the eyes, combined with a source of inspiration and advices.
Merci beaucoup BlanceBarbe
RuthC: This is a beautiful and very serene capture, mariomirabile, and well-deserves a top place in this challenge. The soft colours of the misty dawn are a wonderful backdrop for the pelican's flight. Ruth :-)
NZ Scott: Nice tones in this shot. Could easily have been a first-place-getter.
funny looking lavender
Funny looking lavender.
Does the image need to show the sun, or are just the effects of the sunset light acceptable?
santamonica812: A few people have asked me if tasteful nudity is permitted in this particular challenge. I personally have no problem with this (As the host, I obviously would be the one making the "tasteful vs tacky?" determination).
Anyone object to this? It is Thursday night (PST) right now. I'll wait 2 full days for people to leave comments, and will then make my decision.
Hey, hang on a minute. You've DQ'ed my entry, and there's still two hours left to vote!!!
Stunning, just stunning. Wish I'd taken this shot.
That's not a limerick....
Great shot. Self portrait?
You dirty, dirty boy.....
munro harrap: I am unable to see anyone in the droplet reflections, so nor can you or anyone else. Why bother then?
I'm there in silhouette in several of the droplets if yoy look closely enough!!
Wildbegonia: Love this zoom.
summicron: nicely done!
Wildbegonia: This one is a tricky one cause you really have to look hard to realise it afterwards that indeed there is a reflection. Congratulations to you and to the first eight contestants. You guys picked up and applied very well the rules of the challenge. Cause the reflection in most of the other photos here summited did not "happened"accidentally". or have a " clear reflection". There is nothing of accidental taking a photo of your reflection on a buldging eye. On others, you do not need a zoom to see the reflection, you rather use an electronic microscope with some kind of tint that will allow you to detect infrared or microwave images in the photo. No, seriously, conclusion: a rather slaky monitoring on the part of the host, if you pardon my dareness. Anyways, so happy to see that genuine work prevails and wins, even if someone with no clue about photography gives it a 0.5 star. Go figure!
Thanks. I had an entry disqualified from this challenge even though my leg was clearly visible in a reflection. Happy that happened, as I'm naturally pleased with the result acheived by this photo. The reflection in several droplets is purely accidental, and if you knew my back yard, you'd be able to pick up seceral other landmarks in the reflections.
paul1828: great pic , so sharp
Thanks. The higher end Olympus Zuikos are hard to beat for resolution, particularly the 50mm macro.
Thanks. I was very happy with the result, particularly considering it was my first real attempt at focus stacking.