Mark Plonsky: Excellent image. Definitely communicates the concept of territoriality and raises the hair on the back of my neck. Using a relatively long focal length was probably a good idea.
Thank you Mark, I'm happy that you like it.
Impressive shot... and using such a difficult lens too! Congratulations, Mark.
RuthC: Congratulations, Stefano, on achieving one of the top spots in this challenge. There were so many really great entries, and you should be very pleased with your result. What a fantastic capture, with the wasp guarding its nest. It looks really mean! Ruth :-)
Thank you RuthC for your kind comment. :-)
Wow, I was almost sure this was yours: definetly a well composed and "out of cliches" picture! It's a pity that so many voters didn't appreciate the tragic fun of this photo! Imho, this pic would have deserved one of the top spots.
brucewillis: Doisneau o Berengo Gardin?
Grazie per i complimenti, sei molto gentile.
Ignace: Great picture, Stefano.
Thank you, Ignace. I'm happy that you like it.
Bel contrasto e ben bilanciata. Congratulazioni!
brucewillis: Scacco al re!
Grazie per i complimenti, molto gentile da parte tua.
Beautiful picture, congratulations!
Thanks ConanFuji, I'm glad you like it.
l_objectif: Stefano, this is really a wonderful shot and should be among the tops instead of those direct shots of statues without any kind of interpretatrion that anybody could do!.... Often, I really don't understand voters!...
Thank you very much Louis for your kind words.
Congratulations for the nice composition you have made.
I agree with Wildbegonia, this pic would scored higher.
AnatoliKokin: Super! I see the Icebird!
Thank you, AnatoliKokin.
It is a great picture! Congratulations for the well deserved win!
l_objectif: A beautiful shot, Stefano! This was one of my top favorites and I believe it deserve even better than 4th place!
Thank you Louis. I really appreciate your kind words but I think that here the chair dominates too much the scene: I should have represented it a little smaller to have a better balanced picture. Anyway, thanks again for your compliments.
The perfect picture for this challenge! Congratulations!
Congratulations, Louis! Just a perfect representation of the party "concept"... and a nice shot too! I'm also happy when a good picture (as this one is) survives to cheaters and sandbaggers: nowadays it's a rare event in Dpreview challenges! ;-)
Artichoke: Mickey's bedroom!was this from Orlando or Anaheim or Paris?
It's in Orlando.
Wildbegonia: Molto bella, mi piace il giocco di luce.
Grazie Wildbegonia, sono contento che ti sia piaciuta. Peccato però che il volto fosse poco illuminato.