Great capture Mick. I really like the bokeh, and the colors, and the hairs sticking up. Thanks for sharing.
Another great capture Percy. Amazing detail of the eye, the drops are acting as a magnifying glass.
Abbey2013: Beautifully captured. Congrats :) !
Thank You, Abbey 2013.
Beautiful capture. I really like the composition and the background.
Very nice capture, Love the eyes and the little "beard".
Beautiful shot. I like the lines from the railing especially.
Great shot, Percy. I like what I'm guessing is a Full Flash effect with the subject against a black background. Nice use of focus on it's most interesting eye.
Thank You, Babalu, DC Akowua, Mick, and Percy for your kind comments.
Thank You, Mick.
Thank You, Kate.
Thank You Mick. Queens and Monarchs are particularly colorful.
Nice detail on the Starling.
Great shot Mick. The head and face (?) are really sharp. Cropping didn't hurt it at all.
Congrats Percy, Well photographed beautiful lizard. Was that in the wild?
Thank You, Ruth. That's a non native plant but the butterfly's like it, and their flowers photograph nicely, I think.
Congratulations Ruth, Nice shot and title.
Thanks Mick, when the cactus flowers start blooming I keep an eye out for this bee. I have been stuck more times while trying to get close to the flower/bees. :0
As more entry's are arriving I can see that this is really going to be a difficult task to vote on so many great shots. I'm for breaking it down into categories as has been said by Wildbegonia.
Congratulations on a well deserved 1st place. I even like the drain pipe. ;)
Very nice Nuthatch capture. Especially at 1/125. They can move quick at a 1/10th of seconds notice.