jameshax: Hi cmantx, This pic immediately caught my eye when the page loaded. Well done. Similar ones in your gallery are equally impressive.James.
Thanks for the kind words. James.
merops: Stunning photo. Congratulations! Kate
Thank You Kate.
papa natas: The bird is a stuffed, planted animal.The wings are not moving at all.The movement illusion is created by the shallow depth of field that also affects the petals.You don't have the time to set your gear and to click a take like this in real life.
I'm not sure what you mean? Please message me to elaborate if you like. Anything constructive will be appreciated.
vetsmelter: Seen the relatively small diameter of the hat she must be a green recruit. Zorg: do you really believe what you just wrote? If so the said official must come up with quite a good excuse to visit capitalistic toy centered websites. Let's hope no evidence may be required or he/she may need some re-education camp and while they are on it, his/her family as well.
I wonder what percentage of the North Korean populace has a computer And Internet access. The good news is an image of the leader of the country finished 1st in a photo contest. Maybe they would it slide. The bigger question is if it's illegal why would you take a chance taking the picture? Are they giving out tons of money for first place finishes? :)
Congrats, well deserved. Well shot, and the little girl appears to be having great fun with it.
jorgemtrevino: Beautiful capture! A truly unusual angle. I love hummingbirds and have the luck that in my home town most every garden has a couple of them in Spring. So far I've been lucky with a much meager setup, a Panasonic FZ200.
Thank You, Jorge. The camera is about the same height as the bird. I have flowering plants that hummingbirds like set up on a table. I remove my feeders which makes the plants more attractive. Then patience. I've been feeding them for years. In Texas their are some species of hummingbird here year round.
ysal: Wow what a fantastic image! Congrats Carmen!!
Thank You, Yuki. I think the cape honeysuckle really helps the image.
Well deserved 1st Yuki. Nice detail and Bokeh.
RuthC: Congratulations, cmantx, on your beautiful capture! Great colours and movement! Ruth :-)
Thank You, Ruth.
Nice capture, much better than where it placed.
Super Professor: Cool shot
Thank You it's fun when you get a good shot of a hummingbird.
The Mick: Outstanding image! I love the angle at which you've captured the bird. Thanks for sharing and best of luck in the challenge.Mick
Thank You Mick, I'm really surprised it finished first.
Daniel Clune: Will see how it compares against the Sigma 50-500 OS. From what I have read the Sigma isn't quite 500mm (around 480mm) so I wonder if this will also be true about this lens? I really like my Sigma so it will need to be at least as sharp to even consider it. Oh being a F6.3 wont hurt focus at all. I used my original non OS sigma which is F6.3 on a D30 yes D30 not 30D a 10D and then a few 1 series bodies with no problem with any of them. So being F6.3 is a non issue for focus. Just forget about adding a 1.4 tele converter to it.Now I use the latest sigma 50-500OS on a Nikon D800 and it works quite well.
I think my Tamron 200-500 is a sharp lens when I have light. It's not a fast lens but for the money it's a great value. I wish the new one was a little faster but I guess more range is a fair trade-off. The price will determine that, anyway.
To Enter or Not To Enter, That is the Question?
babalu: Good luck voting on 200 butterflies ..(or even more if there are multiple insects in a shot ) :))
I'm voting in 2 or 3 attempts at least. I'm usually on this site every day anyway for at least a little while. It would be a shame if some of the entry's didn't get voted on because they were on the latter pages. For those that don't know I arrow on the "All Entries (shuffled) box and choose "unvoted" in the dropdown menu.
Nice shot of a Luna Moth. Sorry it's not a butterfly, but I'm envious as I've never gotten a chance to get a shot of one.
It's a cool shot, thanks for sharing, but I'm pretty sure it's a moth. It probably won't do as well as it should because of this.You may want to withdraw it and replace it with a butterfly. If you don't have a replacement at least it will allow someone with a butterfly shot to enter theirs before the entry phase is over.
You gotta love someone that doesn't mind an insect using their nose as a perch.
Lovely shot. It would have been a nice gesture on the frog's part if it would have turned and faced the camera. :)
The color and clarity of your shots are amazing(though I wish the fence wasn't showing in this shot, not possible I imagine). They are most likely not getting the marks they deserve because of the more than basic PP. Hopefully there will be a "Starry Night" challenge at some point.