I agree with both of you.. Ok, I am not a fan of macro photography especially close up of flies. And if I remember right, Stephanies shot I have voted quite high :) When I join challenges I do think of what is already obvious and avoid that path.
So I do agree with the OP and applaud you for this shot. Challenge definitely have trained me to compose properly.
I am so glad this won! Congratulations! This entry was my only 5 Star pick in this theme. This reminded me of how simple and fun childhood was... I still miss the rain in Asia. Thanks for the memories!
Thanks for the extra information and details of the technique about flash position. And again its an excellent photo, Congratulations.
Top 5 is not a bad place, but in my view this trio could have done better... Just because of the composition and patience in timing... What do you think?
Well deserved placing! My jaw dropped and I am just out of words ... Great great photo!! Congratulations! Can you describe how the fill flash was set? Thank you thank you for a great photo!
The fench provided as a guide to lead you to the solitude of the tree... It gave me much more to wonder than the winner of this challenge (Mainly because I enjoy winter sports, so there is a connection). But again its just me, I don't mean to discredit the winner. Everyone has their own preference.
My general rule of thumb in voting is that if a photo brought me to stop the slideshow and then fits the rules (in that order) then picture will get high vote for me :)
Thank you for your comment.
This was top on my vote. Very nicely captured.
These are moments when you love the art of photography. I do hope the man in the red suit got home safe :)
This was my personal favorite and had 5 star in my vote :) Im glad it ended as top 3!!!
Yippieeee!! Challenge members have their own Forum!! :) Now lets stay positive and respectful, for all we can ever win here is respect and easily lose as well :)
More power to dpreview for listening!