ysal: Good one Carmen!
Great shot Percy. I find the eyes of the Longhorn beetles very interesting.
This is a great Osprey shot. The intensity in the eyes, the Talons clinching, and the pose made this one of my favorites.
RadPhoto: Very nice!
Thank You, RadPhoto.
RuthC: Just when the Bird-Grumblers thought they had seen the last of hummingbirds for this year, you come along with this beautiful capture of a hummingbird in search of nectar. Wonderful colours and textures in the bird's feathers and its bright black eye, while the deep blue salvia balances the picture really well. cmantx, a well-deserved second place in the challenge. Ruth :-)
Thanks Ruth. It pains me to say that I have at least one species of hummingbird year round. I got some shots today of this very bird and another going to a Cape Honeysuckle Flower.
Ed at Ridersite: Another nice one from you cmantx. Congrats on 2nd place. Interesting that 1st & 2nd place were using the same lens.
Thank You, Ed.
Congratulations on your well deserved first place. I'm curious as to what is reflected in the water to cause such colors.
Congrats on winning the challenge with another beautiful landscape shot.
It reminds me of a Red Deer.
Amazing. looks like some creature lingering over the bay.
Great detail. I really liked it. I kept looking at the "birdie" is it?
Nicely shot. I like the dark background that frames the spider and the color in the plant.
Great image, + for creativity.
Beautiful, congratulations. Makes me wish I was there to see that in person.
Another great shot from you of trains from yesteryear. Nice exposure of the trains, the smoke and the background/foreground all together.
cmantx: Nice shot Mick I had it finishing 7th in my voting. Nicely shot and composed.
Thank You, Mick. We are, and I hope you and your family are enjoying your Thanksgiving also.
Congratulations on 1st place in a challenge with many beautiful photos. Autumn is my favorite. I really enjoyed seeing your shot.
Nice shot Mick I had it finishing 7th in my voting. Nicely shot and composed.
I really liked the look and feel of this shot. It gives a feel of extreme cold but beauty also. I voted it as one of my top shots.
The Mick: I agree with Ed. Can't argue with those results. Congratulations on a well-deserved top spot in the challenge, Carmen.Mick
Thanks Mick. The lens is versatile. I'm not sure if I used an extension tube when taking the shot, but I like the color and contrast I'm getting with the lens.