ysal: Congrats Carmen, a beautiful image of a very interesting butterfly! Never seen one like that here.
Thank You, Yuki. I'm lucky in that it really turned warm that day and there were 4 or more of those butterflies on every plant that was still flowering. Millions of these butterflies over the area. It enabled me to get really close to them.
jmgir: Congratulations for the second place in a Challenge with great images.
Thank You, I'm glad if I can to add to the many great macro shots we see in these challenges.
Thanks for sharing this really cool insect, Yuki.
Nice capture. Nice composition and focus on the eyes.
Great shot. One of my favorites. You really highlighted the "spoonbill". I don't know how you get so close to get your Spoonbill shots? When I go to the Texas Gulf coast I can hardly get within 100 ft of a spoonbill.
Thank you Ruth.
Congrats, on your 1st place finish and on your great shot of a beautiful Bird.
It warms my heart that so many Macro shooters don't like seeing "dead Insect" shots. They are well photographed, but with them being dead, and in conjunction with stacking software, they should be. I prefer live shots to fully appreciate the effort that went into the capture. I appreciate that DP Review had an article on Macro, but I hope they will show "live" shots as they have previously.
I like the feather detail and the bird against the background. What was the background? I'm not sure if it's overcast or snow is on the ground. Nice bokeh effect.
Nice color and composition.
Very nice shot Yuki. Excellent composition and subdued lighting.
A very beautiful and detailed shot.
Very cool shot. :)
Buzz Lightyear: Odds are 5-1 a picture of a hummingbird in flight will win . . . :-(
Won't that be fairly difficult to get a shot of a hummingbird with the sky in the background.This seems like a challenge more suited to shots of water birds (herons,ducks, etc). Eagles also I would think. So cheer up, probably no hummingbird shots. :)
Nice capture. I like the sense of the butterflies fluttering out in space . However, those look to be the same species of butterfly.
Nice capture of a very interesting insect. Thanks for sharing this.
Great shot, and it perfectly captures the challenge theme.
Nice capture Percy. I like the colors, especially.
Jack Cat: Great shot. That 1.0 vote is a crime!
Thank you Jack. Usually almost all have some 1 star votes. So I figure it all washes out in the end.
Great capture Mick. Their eyes are amazing and you nailed focus on them.