RuthC: Congratulations, cmantx, on achieving one of the top places in this challenge. I love the way you have been able to high-light the presence of the tiny wasps' eggs. A really great capture! Ruth:-)
Thanks Ruth. I didn't even notice the eggs until I checked the LCD. Then I went back and took the best shot I could get.
No wasp spraying for me you never know when I'll need them for one of your challenges.;)
ysal: Great shot Carmen, you got the house, parents AND babies!!
Thank You Yuki. They were very cooperative, even with the onboard flash.
A very beautiful shot. I hope your making a print to hang. It would have been a shame had you missed out on getting it.
Of course, the US House of Representatives couldn't care less.
DougSchuch: I grew up New Mexico, and have some images from a recent trip there. I can't enter because of a few first place finishes. Can you reconsider?
If you want to you should just enter your shot. The rules are designed to curtail participation and interesting photos.
Lovely shot. The bird looks beautiful surrounded by the snow.
I agree with Mick. Seeing all these monarchs in one spot would be a great experience. I thought this shot and the winner would make the best puzzle.
Great job getting the exposure correct. Nice colors.
The Mick: Wonderful shot! Thanks for sharing!Mick
RogerLittle: Amazing detail. How far were you from the bird?
Thank You. i was about 10 feet from the bird. I had a feeder up and 3 or 4 hummingbirds were jockeying for position. I caught this one in a unusual position.
Beautiful shot. I think it's a Shield Bug not a ladybug. You can probably get the ID at bugguide.net
Nice capture great focus on the eye.
Congratulations on a well deserved 1st.
That's not Holland Texas?
Nice capture. Looks like the winner. :)
Great capture, pinpoint sharp on the eye. Good Work.
babalu: Big Bend ok, ...but where ? Texas ? what's that ? not a very famous place, judging by the latest successes of your challenge series, Host !!!
Don't Hold your breath. :) He probably doesn't realize he could be hosting a legitimate challenge.
JT_FD: That's a really lovely shot.
jmgir: This is a difficult bird to capture, congratulations, well done.
Thank you. I've found them hard to photograph also. This one is a juvenile that flew across the street into an oak tree. I shot away and it looked back into the sunlight. Luck and persistence.
Voting will be daunting. I may have to vote on maybe 5 entry's per page. It's that or not voting at all. It is too many but, lots of interesting bird's to view.
It's a National Park and a very interesting place to visit. Yes it's in Texas, south Texas, near Mexico. Don't be fooled by it being in kw5kw's challenges. It's the most interesting place of all the "Texas" challenges.
Too bad these challenges have been such a farce there would have been more shots of the Park.