RESULTS: Mini Challenge #314 - How Low can you Go?
It was nice to see so many wonderful images that met the Challenge Theme. All except @Gatto 's Flying Phrog. Nice capture.
Having so many wonderful images also means that my task becomes more daunting, and you guys really did make this one difficult.
There are several Honorable mentions because I just could not make up my mind.
I am also glad to report there were no injuries during this Mini. At least no one has admitted to any.
Thank you to all who participated in this Mini.
Thank you for allowing me to be your Host for a few weeks.
I am not engaging in any critiques on images, only pointing out what I like about each one.
I think this was a fun challenge. One of many before.
@JAG I always enjoy the Amazing Alaskan Mountain-scapes that you post.
This time it is the "Forget-Me-Nots" that catch my eye. I like the composition, the chained post adds to the image.
@grandmaR I enjoyed what you said here, "I'll have to look around and see what else I have that comes close to this. Normally if I'm down on the ground I'm looking up at the sky"
Today, for me, It is your "Hermitage from a wheelchair" that I feel meets this challenge.
There is something about that last photo with your reflection that I really like.
@sarasphotos You sure are making this difficult. Love all three images...
The snail. Can't get any lower. Augsburg Botanic Gardens. Forget about the perspective of a small animal. This one is more of a Bugs perspective.
The "Dolomite Bike Day" is really beautiful, I like the way the road and pass cut right through the image at just the right place. Great Comp
@pegelli You and @sarasphotos are killing me. I love these photos. The boss of the neighborhood gave me a good chuckle. Great shot. Really fits this theme perfectly.
"Looking under their hats" Another Bugs Eye View from way below. This is a terrific image, wonderfully captured.
@Cavalier Photographing Birds has become a bit of a passion for me, so I really enjoy seeing these images. Geese are fun critters to capture, but I bet the
"Yosemite Valley Crow - always begging for whatever you have." was a real character. I'll wager you brought home some amazing images of Yosemite Valley.
My Favorite of your three. From Granddaughter's Maternity photos Wonderfully captured.
@Gatto **"Harvey" **I like this image for the purpose of this theme. It seems to fit the bill nicely. I am sorry that you had to be there when you captured this image.
Those were tough times, a nation was watching and praying.
**"Empty Sky Memorial" ** Speaking of a Nation watching - it is more like the World was watching. I have not seen this memorial. No words. Wonderfully executed image "A girl and a Phrog" This Cute little girl looks like she can be a handful.
@DavidRGillespie "Paddling in a kayak," Great Fun. Perfect for getting those low shots and your shots do not disappoint.
The first image is what caught my eye. Love the colors and the perspective. I could imagine the small mouth bass and northern pike fishing is amazing too.
Image number two, Murtle Lake, B.C Shot from the Tent. Such an inviting scene.
@bfluegie "Signs of spring, Round-lobed Hepatica (I think)" Lovely capture. I am Terrible with plant and animal names. This image conveys Springtime.
It is your other images that I really like. Under the pier, Hanalei Bay Kauai- Very creative. I like where your comp places the end of the pier.
That Cat! Beautiful image and beautiful animal. I can now see how a mouse see a cat...
@lkbart Glad you got your images in. Great Set. Bluebonnets are such a pretty flower and you have capture this on wonderfully. Looks like you had to get pretty Low.
Kitty in the Wild looks like a very Kautious Kitty. You see what I did there?
But "Kitty bringing a present! (it got away lol)" caught my eye. Fits the theme nicely, Lovely Capture. Kitty's Gift that Got Away great job..
Third Place goes to: @sarasphotos "Dragon Fly dance". this image definitely fits this theme. They are such flighty creatures. It looks like these DF's were willing participants.
Runner-Up Goes to: @pegelli for ** "Harvested corn field"** This image is lovely, caught my eye from the start. I like the Pano effect, The trees enveloped by the mist of morning(i assume). Well done image. Belongs on a wall somewhere.
My choice for Winner is: @Gatto "Empty Sky Memorial". This one is certainly hitting close to home. I remember that morning like yesterday. Love the Wide Angle approach. the City reflecting on those names. Wonderful image. satisfies all the "LOW DOWN" requirements. Well Done!
A few of my favorites deserve Honorable Mentions, There are more that I like, but this thread should have some limits.
@lkbart Cat bearing Gifts, that get away.
@DavidRGillespie For your Beautiful Kayak Image
@JAG for those beautiful Forget Me Not Flowers well executed
@bfluegie That CAT! Love this image. Looking so content.
@Gatto ****Looks like you are the next Host****. Looking forward to your next Challenge.
Most Every one of the images met the theme requirement wonderfully, a few not so much.
Thank you again and Don't forget to tip your waiter by hitting the Like button.