Bren Dyer: Accepted. I have done similar myself
I was just about to complain about this photo but now see that you have accepted it with a 2 second exposure! I'm confused? You have gone against your own main rule. If I am confused, others will be too so I won't be entering now :-(
Steve Throndson: NPW - it's Neil, isn't it? Great photo! Clever idea, and very skillfully done. Congratulations on a well-deserved first place!Steve
Hi Steve, Yes I am Neil. Thank you very much for your generous comment :-) .
Thanks very much both. It was a close challenge! I was lucky to have won :-) .
zacharry: That's my favourite kinda milky way! This shot certainly stands out from the rest. I like it!
Thanks very much zacharry :-)
Simon Dass: Bro... what the heck is this... ? LOL
Objective = Fail
Humour = Pass
This is my valid entry. You made no mention of what type of milky way photos you wanted. I'm afraid such astronomical marvels are not possible where I live so I entered what I could whilst still being on theme and within the rules.
As for humour...I did make you "LOL" ;-) .
The result was sadly the one I expected but it was nice to see some people appreciated my efforts. I'm delighted with my 5x5 points :-) .
Thank you all. Neil.
A night shot at 1/8000 of a second! What a sensor ;-) .
vbuhay: Would roller coaster qualify?
They don't have a 'motor' so I don't think they should.
In the link you posted Wikipedia concluded -
"In the digital age, a "true" macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less"
Sounds good to me :-) .
I was wondering if a digital copy from a slide or negative taken with an SLR would be allowed to enter? I have a photo I took some time ago that would fit nicely into your challenge :-) .
Great shot and an amazing creature! Well done.
sparkey2: Holy smuck, this is really good... Congrats for your win on a super image. Now I will have to experiment to see if I can emulate it.
Thanks very much :-).
Good luck with emulating it. If you get stuck, drop me a line and I'll show you my setup.
ackebous: Congratulations on your entries placing 1st and 2nd
Thank you very much. I am really pleased :-) .
tecnoworld: Would you share your technique?
I have sent you a PM :-) .
Does a 'bridge' camera count as a similar camera to a DSLR for the purpose of this challenge?
NPW UK: 2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!
Lets hope not as that date would be somewhat against the rules of the challenge :-/ . Saying that 2059 doesn't seem quite appropriate either.
2059 seems to have been a popular year to photograph lizards!
NPW UK: Hi Hans,
Any chance the maximum number of entries might be increased?
I would like to enter this challenge and have a scanner on order, but it won't arrive until after the challenge has opened and I fear it will fill up quickly with only 20 entries.
Thank you, Neil.
That's great news. Thank you :-)
Does the 'basic retouching' rule prevent people from entering stacked macro photos? It's impossible to get any kind of DOF with proper macro photos (not the inside of butchers shops!) without using some form of stacking.