**RESULTS: CHALLENGE 259: Partially Obscured**

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**RESULTS: CHALLENGE 259: Partially Obscured**
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Well, this was tough. So many great and creative takes on the theme. I couldn't narrow it down to 3, so I've added 4 honorable mentions (and would like to have added more!).

Thanks, everyone!

HONORABLE MENTIONS, in no particular order:

The Ambush by Reilly Diefenbach

Wonderful veiling effect with the tall grasses while keeping the bird sharp.

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Zermatt, Switzerland by Rico Schiekel

Majestic and mysterious. The B&W really showcases the elemental quality of this shot, and the composition is marvelous.

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Shoulder Deep by Damnerd

Cute, of course, and nicely framed. The lighting is perfect.

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Shrouded Yakkers by herbymel

Great subtle detail on the kayakers, and the buoys add depth.

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THIRD PLACE

Sprayed II by Full Frame

I can feel the spray in this! Great, creative take on the theme.

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SECOND PLACE

Burrowing Owl by pixd90

Those eyes! Having the beak (and the rest of the owl) hidden makes that stare all the more powerful.

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AND THE WINNER IS ...

Begonia by Iain G Foulds

What a gorgeous shot and a marvelous take on the theme. I love how just the begonia is in focus, with the rest of the shot obscured by bokeh, DOF, and what appears to be pixie dust. The backlighting adds to the dreamlike quality. Well done!

Over to you, Iain.

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