Thanks. It did seem to fit the challenge theme very well.
I did like this one. Not often the English middle class get a challenge made for them.
RBFresno: This is a really nice plane shot!
Super sharp details and lighting on the Vulcan, and some clouds in the background to make it more interesting.
I spent some time trying to shoot the Blue Angels last week in Seattle....not as easy to get good pictures as one might think!
(I wonder what possessed two idiots to give it only a "1" vote?)
Thanks. This was really low overhead- a great sight. It will probably not be flying after next year so we have to enjoy it while we have it. They've been around all my life but back in slow film and manual focus days my pictures were never as good!
It's a bottle, it's empty, it's very well photographed and it is a very attractive final result. What was wrong with the voters?!
Very different and attractive. My favourite.
Nice one. I like the background. Shame it isn't a spanish rider as it looks like the Spanish flag. (I presume it is not as you've not commented on it.)
The Mick: I can't imagine getting a shot like that... great skill!Congratulations cjf2!Mick
That's great Mick. I hope you manage the trip and that you get some good pictures. I look forward to hearing the outcome and seeing the results. It's good be able to help. I encouraged a friend who is just getting into bird photography to join me in the Farnes this year and it was great to see how much he enjoyed it. He'd been doing captive bird photography and getting good results but to get so close to so many wild bids that are very tolerant of people was a first for him.
Well I liked it!
This was my favourite. Fitted the challenge and was such a pleasing image.
I liked the way this met the challenge.
I thought this was a surefire winner. Great picture of great animal doing war it does best!
Great shot. I've not seen a picture of that happening before so thanks for sharing.
Great combination of colours in make up and scarf. Could have won but it was a strong week.
Great picture in a week of tough competition.
I love the lighting and her expression.
This was my favourite. Great composition and processing.
Hi Mick. Fire up your imagination and plan for next year. Looks like you are on the East Coast of the USA and there are terns up in Maine so maybe there is somewhere you can go up there in the breeding season - June and July. Looks like there is at least one island with boat trips with many of the species we get here in the Farne Islands where this was taken. http://www.boldcoast.com/msi.htmOnce you are there it's just a matter of pointing the camera at the birds and pressing the shutter!
These Sandwich Terns nest in a compact colony in the middle of a Pufffin Colony and the wind was in a direction that led them to hover on landing at a suitable distance. It was too dull for darker birds so I spent some time on these.
Thanks Babalu, I'm really pleased this one won. It took a lot of work to cope with the contrast between the sky and the shady parts of the black steam engine in the foreground.I also like it in sepia and white but it was a shame not to see the colour in the trees.It is a passing loop on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Steam Railway.http://www.durangotrain.com It is a 60 mile long railway which as you say is single track. There are up to 4 trains a day in the busy season so there is a need for passing loops. The near train is a charter train for mainly English photographers and it is in the loop allowing the service train to pass. You can't get to this spot except on the train or with a very long walk but the railway has lots of easy photo locations and plenty of trains to photograph.
Great picture. You can almost hear and smell Paris! How did you prevent them reacting to the camera or are the French less camera shy than most?