Thank You, Ruth. It's a striped sunflower seed. I've seen just about every bird I have except Crows, Mockingbirds, and hummingbirds going to my sunflowers seed feeder.
This isn't any kind of life for these magnificent animals. Inhumane. If I'm wrong or misreading in some way what's going on in this image please explain my error.
Very nice Hummingbird shot. Nice detail and I really like the background color.
Nice Image. I used to see these when I lived in Panama. This brought back nice memories for me. Have any Blue Morph Butterfly shots? :)
Great capture. i'm particularly fond of Monarchs. Taken in Iowa? It looks like a Pine branch so I wondered if this was taken in Mexico.
RuthC: What a fantastic capture, cmantx, and a very-well deserved win in this 'Naturally Suspended' Challenge. Your ladybird fits the theme beautifully. I love the drama of the whole picture. The colours enhance it, from the orange and black of the ladybird to the many shades of green and lemon in the surrounds, particularly the bright lemon 'spotlight' behind the ladybird. Ruth :-)
Thank You, Ruth. When I entered it I thought it was one of those shots that many would find distasteful and some interesting and just part of nature. (especially as it's a dead Ladybug/Ladybird) I'm pleasantly surprised.
PERCY2: Fantastic. Congrats Carmen!
Thank You, Percy.
Great detail, nice work.
Congratulations Percy. Great detail. You caught the bee in a good position.
Great colors and detail.
Great BIF shot of a very cool looking bird. it was my favorite in the challenge.
Thank You for the kind words, Mick I'm glad you liked it.
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.