Congratulations on a wonderful shot and a worthy win.
shutterbud: This is image drags your eye, but upon closer/longer examination there seems something off about it. I don't know what. Perhaps it is the unreality of the scene? That is its power but also its weakness, as if the photographer decided that what was in front of him wasn't interesting enought to shoot 'as is' and so had to manipulate both the frame and the viewer.
To ADMint, shutterbud & afterwish1
Thanks for your kind words and also I think it's fine if shutterbud feels there is weakness as well as strength in the picture. It takes all different views and opinions - life would be very boring if we didn't disagree from time to time!
KodaChrome25: Nicely photographed. Congrats.
Limburger: Congrats, beautiful image.
Many thanks - I'm glad you enjoyed it.
snooked123: awesome image!
LOL - my eyes are fine. :-)))
The distortion is inevitable when using a fisheye. And surely in part photography is for me to show you what I see, not just to document what is there as others might see it.
NaughtyNeo: Beautiful composition.
Thank you - it is a very beautiful place which made my job much easier.
Bob Tullis: Gee, that's creative on so many levels. Had no idea it was you, even though it reeked of your eye on things as I know it. Kudos.
Thanks Bob. See if you enjoy the rest of the set.
Jim Salvas: I loved this shot when you showed it in the m43 forum. Great work!
P.S. I went right out and bought a fisheye lens.
My turn to say Congratulations Michael! A fabulous photo and well deserved win.
Just Ed: Great image, a real show stopper.
Michael L NYC 99: Well done Yaelle. Congratulations!
Thanks Michael - quite a thrill :-) and one for m43
Thanks very much. It was a beautiful day too which helps.
Thanks - the voting here is a bit strange sometimes.
Domestic cats only or can we submit lions, tigers etc?
Would a picture taken on 3 August be allowed?