I just love this picture. He's so right but he brightened my day. I'm not great optimist myself but what motivates someone to put a notice found their neck and sit there with it? I hope he cheered up later!
This was my favourite. Great photo.
Like it. Well executed
Great shot. Never seen anything quite like it.
Thanks Ruth. We went for a week and it snowed so much of the time I began to think the locomotives had been repainted in a new livery of black with white spots. Railway enthusiasts love snow but prefer it to fall at night or just before you arrive!
RuthC: I apologise, cjf2, on behalf of all of us (I include myself) who have written embarrassing, ridiculing and amusing comments about your very serious subject.I think the monkey would have a good legal case against the tormenting and teasing if he/she decided to pursue this through the defamation courts..... Ruth :-)
Serious? I don't think so. Fill your boots , Ruth. It's your challenge, after all.
It is a common expression in England. Below are results of Googling it:-
rat racen1. a continual routine of hectic competitive activity: working in the City is a real rat race.
2. a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power.
Thanks for the votes everyone. I guess we've all felt like he looks, so each viewer finds the picture amusing in our their way. I have another shot of it and although it is a bit dark between his legs I think it is a male.
Great flower! I agree it really lives up to it's name.
Wow this is great!
Thanks everyone. It's really pleasing when a challenge comes up and you think you have just the picture to fit it . Next year I'll have to go back and try to get a similar shot with a nice blue sky.
I love this photo. Surely worth a better place than 8th.
Lovely shot. Best I've seen from that location.
calboy87 -I love all about this shot, looks perfect to me. My only concern is the pinkish tint in the background, somehow is distracting to me.
jetals -A white bird against a white background - very hard to do well, and you have done well.I normally don't like a subject blending with the background, but in this image, it works very, very well.
RuthC -This is beautiful, just as it is. It has an ethereal quality about the picture. I don't think you should change it at all.
MarioSS -Very nice capture, simple but very good composition. Good colour balance and image sharpness. Suit very well this challenge. A+
Luciano Imperadori 0 Very nice. Congratulation.
bettyhilda -Lovely. The tail gets a little lost against the background but the wings and colours on the bird are beautiful. A little interest in the sky would have been nice but the picture has got plenty of white as asked!