RESULTS: Mini challenge # 345: "Your best photo of the last 12 month"
Thanks all for entering in this mini and making my judging difficult, but after some thinking (and flipping a coin ) I have the results.
First some comments on the entries:
@JAG You did well with your phone, the frosty day is a beautiful photo only slightly ahead of the first. And your third photo made me stop and think about you and your family and the difficult times you all had to get through. You're still in my thoughts and prayers.
@Gatto The landing bird is very good, would have even been better if the whole reflection was in the photo. The "Invader" is another top shot, well seen and executed, both composition and colours.
@slpollett Beautifil colours in all three photo's, the first is a lovely scene and well worth to turn around for. The bird photo survived the cropping very well, still detailed and sharp. Only comment is your signature, especially in the sunrise photo it is hugely distracting.
@grandmaR I always love your entries, not only for the photo's but also the stories behind them and these are again no exception. The two brothers are very high on my cute-o-meter and you thinking to grab your phone to make a photo after you've been emergency air lifted with a serious medical problem shows your unwavering dedication to our mutual hobby!
@moose135 Three super entries from you, the panning on the racecar is perfect and has a true sense of speed. The USAF Thunderbirds is a spectacular photo of a spectacular maneuver.
@sapphire73 I really like your rainbow image, also for the beautiful backdrop. The low standpoint on the bighorn sheep works well and makes them stand out nicely against the sky. Do I see it correctly that it was raining when you shot the Elk? Also a very nice capture!
And now for the difficult part.
3rd place goes to @sapphire73 for the bighorn sheep
and 1st/2nd place was decided by a coin flip, I just couldn't decide which one I like better
But here it is:
2nd place goes to @moose135 for the USAF Thunderbirds
Which means 1st place is for @Gatto 's "Invader"
Well done @Gatto (and all others), and I'm looking forward to the next mini you come up with.