Amazing capture. An in-flight shot of a dragonfly this sharp? I wish I had taken it.
Congratulations Percy, Very sharp with nice composition and beautiful color.
Did you give him a home? If yes, it's 5 stars for your shot.
Great capture. Perfect for the subject. You can't find a spot in the shot that isn't smooth.
cmantx: Some people incorrectly call Anole's chameleons because they change from brown to green. Will you accept photos of any lizard that changes color or do you want to only have photos of a "true" chameleon?
After seeing some of these Chameleons the Green Anole looks very plain.I think I'll just enjoy viewing and vote.
merops: The Friedman's Bark Cockroach is amazing! I would have assumed this was a woodlouse (a crustacean) if you hadn't said ...
Kate, I imagine you will be very helpful in ID'g some of the more unusual insects in this challenge. I am hoping that people will try to ID some of these as the challenge proceeds.
It may be a type of Bee Fly. They have quite a bit of variation in color and shape.
One of my favorites, the use of B&W goes well in the shot.
Nice capture Ruth, great DOF of the Ants.
Nice capture. Just the right angle.
Nice capture Mick. I like the focus on the eyes and the composition.
Some people incorrectly call Anole's chameleons because they change from brown to green. Will you accept photos of any lizard that changes color or do you want to only have photos of a "true" chameleon?
Great shot, great title.
merops: Congratulations, cjf2.
Ruth, I think "he's" a "she" :-)
It never hurts to gain some more knowledge. Even if it's about "Monkey nipples". Thanks for the info. :)
Andrew: I guess my view of photography is very conservative. Most of these images seem altered and contrived through the use of image enhancement. The changes aren't subtle and the results look too manipulated. I wonder if this reveals that the technique and skill in taking the picture has been supplanted by the shooters ability to manipulate the image into somersetting other than a photograph?
I wouldn't say "most" but some are definitely altered/manipulated beyond basic PP. However, if they didn't violate the rules of the challenge they won shouldn't they be allowed? "If" they violated the rules the Host should have DQ'd them.The DP review panel liked them so it's too late. Maybe next time there is a "challenge of challenges" they will consider not voting for overly manipulated images. As always, It's all subjective.
Actually it was an A70 that was used, it's long gone, but it took nice shots for a 3mp point and shoot.
Paul Farace: Too bad their journalistic integrity doesn't extend to other areas, especially writing and editing! As a former newspaper journalist, it makes me crazy to see how leftist and biased the media is... so this photog was spiked because he "cleaned" up an image that didn't need it... stupid on his part, nuts on the editors part.
It's a real shame that this thread is degenerating to the usual political polarizing **** when the discussion is about if it's proper to crop a journalistic photo. It would be nice to concentrate on photography here. There are so many other sites to express your politics.
RuthC: Perhaps 'P for Pelican' would be a more appropriate spot for this magnificent bird.
Or if it's a Brown Pelican, B.
I shouldn't laugh, but the expression is hilarious. King Of Beasts, huh.