Please, give them a worm...Great shot !
Nice idea, great shot.
Even nice background detail being focused upon through the droplets!Excellent :-)
Great shot. Watch out for over-sharpening, it can produce effects like the yellow contour around the snail's horns.
Great pic, good light and detail on the owl (even if I suspect the feather has been added in...).
HansN46: Dear Jaap, Since I also tributed to this challenge I didn't comment your image. I never judge photos in challenges I participate in.But now, after the challenge, I feel the need to at least let you know this: I think you did not have an original approach of the subject. See these pictures in my gallery. With one of them I deserved the 3rd place in an other challenge.http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/190460874/photos/301491/dscf1840http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/190460874/photos/301492/dscf1856H.
You got third place, whether you deserved it is another matter.I see many photos with fields of flowers and close-ups in the fore-ground, that is not so original. But your photos are good.I actually prefer Japp's in this case, the sky and mist and background are more interesting, and we see the many colours and rows of tulips. In higher resolution (like yours) his photo would of course look even better.
Great moment, great light, well captured :-)
Elegant shot and great light, nicely captured.
Superb shot, focusing is great and crucial for a shot like this, well done indeed!
Great shot !
Goami: you know, it's getting boring to read the same comments... "you are cheater, cause you are cheater, and you are cheating"... nobody cares that no rules were broken, nobody cares that no fake accounts were created, nobody cares my previous messages... you always have 10 words for my one ("cheater, cheater, cheater etc...)people, i'm totally agree, that creating fake accounts is cheating, and i'm totally agree that voting 1 stars for all others is disgusting... but no fake accounts were created by me, and i'm sure that my friends didn't do that way...i don't even know, why if dpreview allows you to invite new people to the voting why don't you do that way? more than that, i thought that it is target of creating this challenge... i think we just do the same things, guys, by different ways, and you call my way "cheating"...by the way, administration still didn't contact with me about the lense, and i will be realy happy, if they will not :)
Hi Goami,Don't withdraw unless n° 2, 3 & 4 do also, as they did the same as you (called many friends).It's a system that means it's the one with the most friends that wins, not the one with the best photo.If you really want to correct that, you could have a noble gesture and offer the prize to to your favourite in the following : 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 who obviously didn't get to those positions through friends voting... (check out the votes).That would be pretty cool.Unfortunately for you, winning with obvious friends votes is going to get you a lot of stick here...but never mind, nobody died...
umstbkddng: Lots of 12-year-old sore losers here, I see. Just because you don't have enough friends who give a crap about your hobby to support you, there's no need to hate on those who do.
While I normally prefer to appreciate the heart and artistic effort of everyone who contributes to this site and its challenges, I will note that none of the super-loud whiners in these comments had much to say before this last week, and none of their challenge submissions will ever exactly make it into National Geographic.
Goami, this is a nice photo, and I congratulate you. Enjoy the prize.
Hi umstbkddng, Here you don't appreciate the heart and artistic effort of everyone who contributes but prefer to be like a 12-year-old and congratulate someone (your buddy?) who had more Internet friends yet less talent?And then you slag off other's photos? Have another look at your three challenge entries... Ouch!Look at n° 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 here and and blush and learn !
Congratulations to n° 5, 8, 9, 10,12, 13, 14 and others who got pushed down by this "call your friends to vote" system, these were really great photos. Line them up and you suddenly have a fabulous selection.
The top 3 are embarrassingly poor :-(Bad publicity for Tamron...? How about redeeming the situation by giving a 'Tamron judges favourite photo' award to n°5...
Le Kilt: It's nice to have Internet friends...(check voting)
n° 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 all better than this..
Le Kilt: It's nice to have Internet friends...
Le Kilt: Interesting to look at the voting of the top ten...When you look at n°5, well, n°5 has less friends on Internet...Nice pic all the same, and well done on rounding up friends!
...athough a really good photo would have been a nicer way of winninge.g. n° 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 all better than this...
Superb!Yes, 2nd place at least.
Great shot !Agreed, third place !
Ouch, what have you done to the colours???It's nice to have Internet friends...(check voting)