These entries are in general mediocre. Why so few entries...
What a shot, love the matching color of the eyes and the wood.
I knew Nikons were made of cardboard!
This really isn't the most helpful article for enthusiasts, and the bland sample photos certainly don't help illustrate the author's points much. Want to make a convincing argument? Use some interesting photographs. It seems the author had the article idea in mind, then simply shot a series of frames on the first thing that he/she came across. It's ironic that an article that preaches more meticulous work fails terribly short in meticulousness of selecting a photographic scene.
Terry L: This is a lovely photo and should have placed much higher.
Thank you, though I do understand how female figures generally place much higher in such contests :D