Congratulations! Great timing catching him at the top of his leap. Love the look in his eyes, and the floppy ears are hilarious. Gives me a happy feeling every time I see this shot. I may have to look at this image before I have my blood pressure taken at my next doctor's visit. I think it would take off 10-15 points:)
The Mick: Great shot! Should definitely be a contender this week!Take care,Mick
Thanks Mick. You were right.
RuthC: Congratulations, cmantx on placing second in the weekly challenge with this beautiful capture of a little hummingbird. This picture has it all: the frozen action of the wings beating at around 100 beats per second, the details in the lovely bright plumage, and the red flowers which balance the picture perfectly. You are certainly the Master of hummingbird photography in these challenges. Ruth :-)
Thank You, Ruth. I'm lucky to have such a stunning subject to photograph this time of year. I try not to enter a hummingbird every week. Thanks for having this challenge. There are not very many bird challenges anymore.
Ed at Ridersite: Another beauty Carmen! Nearly snagged 1st. Awesome detail for in flight and a beautiful capture.
Thanks Ed. Anticipating where it will hover and putting the center spot on the eye is the trick. Also having a good lens and camera.
I wouldn't buy these if my life depended on it. Go sell your trash somewhere else. you have no business interjecting an ad in the middle of a challenge.
37th ? hmmmph. I had it 4th in my voting.
Nice shot Percy. Wonderful detail on the Ant with the big Blockhead and huge pincers.
Great shot Mick. Interesting light and colors with the fog and long exposure.
Congratulations Percy, Nice work using the reverse lens technique.
JoEick: Cool thing to do for the users of the website. Thanks DPR staff for putting this together. There are many talented photographers here who deserve a bit of recognition for their hard work.
I didn't take any keeper photos in 2014, so it will be nice to see what others have done.
Sorry, that I misunderstood the intent of your comment.
Any reason to be so rude about JoEick's comment? Maybe they were busy with whatever is going on with their life.
This is a wasted shot. Who takes a shot of a pile of sticks in real world?
That is an extremely well focused and exposed image. I think it shows the pack behavior. She seems to be looking up intently at the adult dog for "so what happens next".
Great shot. Did you use the Canon dual flash?
pheanix300: Awesome detail and bokeh. Congrats on a well deserved 1st place!
Thank You. I didn't enter it, but I used the Tamron 150-600 for this shot. I think the Bokeh is very good using this lens.
cmantx: If Ansel Adams saw this image I think he would be impressed. I love the little waterfall and the perspective/composition of the scene.
That's true,but your image may inspire someone that has never been to go see it for themselves. Not everyone that has gone to Yosemite Valley has come away with an image this stunning. I hope your're happy with it.
ysal: This one is spectacular, would be a first place winner anywhere unless there is an amazing Yosemite photo to compete against ;-)
Thanks Yuki. No dishonor in finishing second. It received 9, 5 star votes. So no matter if it got lower votes also, 9 people loved the shot. I'm happy about that.
If Ansel Adams saw this image I think he would be impressed. I love the little waterfall and the perspective/composition of the scene.
PERCY2: Congrats Carmen! :)
Thank You, Ed. That is the same hummingbird. He's been around since late August when the migration started. He guards the feeder from 2 other hummingbirds.