Amazing, one of the most interesting action nature shots I've seen.
Thanks! It's taking off.
My photo finished 14th place, and I'm extremely and proud of it. I totally understand that it may not be the winner in this huge pool of great photos but some people awarding it with 0.5 or 1 star??? Come on! Deliberately voting 1 star on someone else's image so his (or a friend's image) can finish higher is totally unacceptable and unethical.
Goami (and a few others in the top 10) may not have broken any rules here but just because his photo got an unreal number of 5 star votes it doesn't mean that they are the real winners (congrats #5, Tree in the Sunset!)
A few years ago the Hungarian governement tried to name a new bridge in Budapest via internet voting. People in the US heard about it in the news and thought it'd be funny if the bridge was named Steven Colbert Bridge. Fortunately cooler heads prevailed in Hungary and despite the all votes the bridge was eventually named after a famous Hungarian historic figure.
Anyway, I thank everybody who looked at my photo and liked it.
Thank you guys for the support. Yes, I am also shocked at the 1 and 1.5 star votes (while seeing dozens of 5 star votes on the top 4 photos). I bet you money some of these 1 star votes came from people who voted 5 stars on the photos finishing 1-4th place. This voting process was ridiculous. I am originally from Hungary and I did not tell anyone from my country that I had entered a competition. I wanted people from DPreview to vote on my photo.
This is almost reminiscent of the scandal when a new bridge in Budapest was to be named after whoever the internet voters choose. It was in the news in the US and people thought it'd be funny if it was named Steven Colbert Bridge. Fortunately, the government chose a famous Hungarian instead...
I am extremely happy with my 14th place and never thought I'd make it this high in the ranking out of 3000 photos, and there are a lot of super great photos here.
thank you again for the compliments.