This is a scarlet ibis.
Congrats on a well deserved win!
Images by Kipper: Well done Jack, with 6 votes of 5.0 plus my own 5.0 you should be very pleased that so many of us thought that your submission was great. Some very stiff competition for sure, you should be very pleased.Cheers ~ Kipper
Thanks Kipper! Many fantastic photos this week. I felt 6 or 7 had a legitimate shot at winning. Turns out 4 of them finished ahead of mine! Considering the competition I am very pleased with my finish. Your entry certainly caught my eye. I am surprised it did not finish higher.
MarioSS: Still my number one!
Thanks Mario, thanks Mick! Glad you liked it!
Images by Kipper: Robert Bateman would be hard pressed to improve on this image. To think I am up against this....you win.... hands down. Absolutely beautiful in every way, photographically and subject.
I had to look up Robert Bateman. WOW! thank you for the compliment! I guess if you press the shutter button often enough and hold it down long enough you're bound to stumble across something. Thanks again and best of luck in the challenge.
cjf2: Great picture and fitted the theme well.
Thanks! Congrats on yet another deserved win!
This is not an amphibian. It is a lizard, a reptile.
Nice shot, my personal favorite. Apparently the "cat people" hijacked the challenge.
Congratulations on a great image and 1st place!
Same photo entered in "My Best Photo Ever" placed 44th. Just converted to B/W, capture date changed, aperture and shutter speed changed.
Fantastic shot! This was my choice to win.
Can a teleconverter be used to bring the focal length of the zoom lens above 200mm?
Ed at Ridersite: This was one of my favorites! Awesome look and impossible focus!
Thanks! I appreciate the compliment!
A Keyhole Cichlid, one of my favorites! Nice shot, and good luck.
var away: why do the yanks have this obsession with their national emblem that rubbish photos of it get greater scores the good photos of other species. Get the stars and stripes out of your eyes!!!
You live in France. That's enough for me. By the way, all the eagles are better than your seagull.
Well, if you have a problem with it get all your fellow countrymen together and vote for a photo of a white flag.
There are some terrific entries here. Should be interesting.
I see the sample photo shows one bird. Just to clarify, is one bird in the photo acceptable or does it have to be more than one?
Terrific shot! Good luck.
Great shot! Good luck.