This was one of my favourites. I can't understand the voting.
"Cute" was high up the specification list when lemurs were designed! This pair are captive but I was lucky enough to go to Madagascar a few years ago, unfortunately before digital photography.
Thanks. It's a captive reared bird so could get close and the lens is really good if a little heavy. The tongue is odd isn't it. I have some pictures of Waxwings and their tongue is even odder, having two separate connections.
Can't help with the ID I'm afraid. Good macro shot of an interesting insect though.
I thought this was a great picture. A bit scary to go on the wall through!
Well I thought it was a great photo.
Should have been the winner!
I tried it with softer lighting but I didn't like it so much. This does look a bit like a composite of background and box from different pictures but it is a straight photo. Should have wrinkled the cloth a bit more maybe.
Well I liked it! I think I'd crop the left side up to the edge of the chair arm. Maybe it would do better in a different challenge with less cute and attractive competition.
This was a great photo I thought and it deserved a higher ranking. Cute kids, attractive people and cats trumped it I guess. I'm assuming it is a Jewish grave and maybe not all voters realised the significance of the stone.If you don't mind a suggestion I think I'd crop the left hand side level with the end of the hedge to remove some distractions
Great picture. When the challenge is over please tell us how it was done!
Thanks folks. The mud really flew that day and the camera did the rest! I'm glad I won one of the A-Z challenges after the voters really didn't go for my letter C which I thought was great! Such are challenges.
Have you put this in the wrong challenge? There is another called the Shadow Knows
I think we must be following each other. I've been here (but the silver back was less cooperative than yours) and I think I'd stood where you took the Victoria Falls shot!
This is an interesting view I'd not seen before. It looks like the plug has been pulled out the bath! I like the blurred water effect.
Thanks. I had originally forgotten the picture as it looked a bit dull with the pale sky but in the end I rather liked the effect.
Glad you liked it. It was my first year with a DSLR. The picture was a jpeg and the only work on it was to reduce the exposure a bit and use the more detail brush in OnOne. The lighting was nice low side lighting early in the morning. The loco had brought a joint English and German party up from Bulawayo and was to take us across the bridge into Zambia to take pictures on the bridge. At the time inflation was rife in the country and the local currency had just been revalued. Restaurant menus were still in the old currency and a chicken gizzard starter was one million dollars!
Brilliant choice of song for a challenge. Almost every line conjures up a beautiful image. Can our pictures match the beauty of Don McLean's words?
This was my favourite. Simple but such beautiful lighting.