301 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats !

(2 years and 260 days ago)

Fender guitar player from the 17th century
avatar filantrop
filantrop says:

Congrats!

(2 years and 260 days ago)

Fender guitar player from the 17th century
avatar lolu
lolu says:

Congrats for first place !

(2 years and 260 days ago)

Fender guitar player from the 17th century
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

a great find, good photo too

(2 years and 263 days ago)

Dancing In The Streets - Martha And The Vandellas
avatar Dmitry
Dmitry says:

Nice one.I like it

(2 years and 265 days ago)

Houses in Québec
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nice to meet you face to face...well sort of. Changing to b/w was the smart way to go for the double glazing already highlights your creativity and in b/w we see this clearly. I always love how photos fool me and give an emotional pull. In your upload you have yourself placed to the side and the emphasis is on the jittery feel and we know how nervous you were to put this up of yourself. Yet, here you are in creative joy and interesting how your curly hair adds to the excitement of this grand self portrait.

(2 years and 265 days ago)

Self-portrait in double glazing
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Extremely good shot,well done for this

(2 years and 266 days ago)

Entomophobia
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(2 years and 266 days ago)

Little Red Jumping Hood
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

Seeing that picture, "irrational" never came to mind!

(2 years and 266 days ago)

Herpetophobia
avatar still26
still26 says:

A bit closer on that chicken would have been a stronger photo but i'm sure by the time you had come down the bird would have disappeared. Good street catch.

(2 years and 267 days ago)

Poultry in the street
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nice this one in monochrome, even sepia would add more age (I know it'a not allowed for this contest). I like how this transports me to another time and the feeling of cold comes across, as well as street life.

(2 years and 267 days ago)

Horse carriage in a cold street
avatar Drivenslush

Congrats!

(2 years and 267 days ago)

Little Red Jumping Hood
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nice, congrats.

(2 years and 267 days ago)

Young Blackbirds with Mom
avatar still26
still26 says:

Wonderful. Congrats.

(2 years and 267 days ago)

A Future Poppy
avatar BWR
BWR says:

good work Denlig

(2 years and 267 days ago)

Little Red Jumping Hood
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats...

(2 years and 267 days ago)

Little Red Jumping Hood
avatar Drivenslush

fantastic texture matching

(2 years and 268 days ago)

Fender guitar player from the 17th century
avatar still26
still26 says:

Not alone at all, surrounded by masses of humanity, exactly where I would NOT like to be (hmmm is that a phobia). Yet, amidst the crowds one could feel alone. It is hard to find a focal anchor with your photo and my eyes are going hither and dither and I know that was your intention. The photo is a tad soft, perhaps from a heavy zoom.

(2 years and 268 days ago)

Autophobia
avatar still26
still26 says:

These guys mate for life too, like the Canada goose! Hence the term "lone wolf" because if the mate dies they stay alone...this of course is critical for you to know.

Now, onto the review. Your side portrait angle works for it creates a mystery for us viewers, there is a wildness seen in his gaze which is out of the frame and that engages us as we wonder what it is he is looking at...his natural strength , his confidence and his soul have been well captured by your lens. The white background fully supports the beauty of this gorgeous animal Details are sharp , contrast is good and it feels like this photographer and his camera are best of friends. Top notch work.

(2 years and 268 days ago)

Lycanophobia
avatar still26
still26 says:

I have been walking around town yesterday and today trying to find something like this, there are shutters but not in blue. You did a nice job with these baby blue shutters. AND you have that magic number our brains like ....THREE.

(2 years and 269 days ago)

3 pairs of blue shutters
avatar still26
still26 says:

You did the selective colour really well, I've looked hard for bleeding and find not a drop! Interesting historical piece too and they subjects are not even aware you are photographing them. Thank you for educating us.

(2 years and 269 days ago)

First World War airmen
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

The detail is stunning.

(2 years and 269 days ago)

A New Volcano
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is a very sensual image and evokes the feeling of a new life coming into bloom. Wonderful bokeh that completely supports this pod and the red and green (as you know are contrasting colours on the colour wheel) really pop this one out. Sensational image, it is sharp and really speaks to me. The pov with the pod "flying" into the shot from the side is well constructed. It is top notch work, worthy of hanging up on your wall and a small signature in the corner.

(2 years and 269 days ago)

A Future Poppy
avatar still26
still26 says:

You cannot get any newer than this. Great sharp focus and right in our face...your POV is perfect. I have nothing to critique just to say frame this and hang it up.

(2 years and 269 days ago)

Nursery of wasps
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like the framing of this shot, even with the blur of the foreground twigs. You make us feel like we are witnessing something special and we are, we see a disgruntled mother bird protecting her young. It is an intrusive image, but that aspect is it's strength.

(2 years and 269 days ago)

Young Blackbirds with Mom
avatar BWR
BWR says:

I lol'd.

(2 years and 269 days ago)

Little Red Jumping Hood
avatar Drivenslush

BOING!!!

(2 years and 271 days ago)

Little Red Jumping Hood
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like it too.

(2 years and 271 days ago)

Goura scheepmakeri
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Love the use of source. Made me chuckle. Great.

(2 years and 272 days ago)

Little Red Jumping Hood
avatar still26
still26 says:

Now about that green stripe right across the bottom?! It is an artistic decision on your part to leave it in as it implies we are peeking into this handsome brutes world, it says PRIVATE, do not enter, yet thanks to your lens we have entered. It is artistic license to have left it there. The alternative would be to crop tighter to really show us his personality and this would be possible simply because your focus is dead on sharp. Good exposure with all detail showing and sharpness on the eyes which is critical in portraiture. Try a portrait format too to give him more nobility, which he already possesses. He is a most handsome fellow and looks like he's in love with your lens, or you. Great eye contact. Nice post.

(2 years and 273 days ago)

Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Gorilla
avatar still26
still26 says:

Are you swearing at us "goura sheepmakeri" to you too! Lovely bird, nicely taken sharp and the fact you have come down to her eye level helps the viewer to engage with this image. See that white pop on the bottom? I wonder if you cropped up a bit more, then crop in at the right a bit more if the image would be stronger...try it and see.

(2 years and 273 days ago)

Goura scheepmakeri
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats on 1st!

(2 years and 274 days ago)

The Return of Cajou
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats on winning, it's purrrrrrrrrrrfect.

(2 years and 274 days ago)

The Return of Cajou
avatar TheWinningStar

Congratulations

(2 years and 274 days ago)

The Return of Cajou
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Love his expression, wouldn't want to get any closer.

(2 years and 274 days ago)

Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Gorilla
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats for winning,bet you purring at that lol

(2 years and 274 days ago)

The Return of Cajou
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place

(2 years and 274 days ago)

The Return of Cajou
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats

(2 years and 274 days ago)

Tattoo and hair removal
avatar madamemonty

Congrats, cute

(2 years and 274 days ago)

The Return of Cajou
avatar madamemonty

Congrats 1 & 2, well done

(2 years and 274 days ago)

Tattoo and hair removal
avatar derdevil
derdevil says:

..???...

(2 years and 275 days ago)

Fender guitar player from the 17th century
avatar still26
still26 says:

Oh and by the way. .... Titles are really important in gallery showings, they can make or break a sale and are part of the creative process, it is important to title your images to help the viewer along the visual journey...YOU NAILED IT! congrats.

(2 years and 276 days ago)

Sitting Bull (self-portrait)
avatar madamemonty

Terrific shot, gives me the creeps. How did you get that close without being stung??

(2 years and 276 days ago)

Nursery of wasps
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like your compositional style and how you engage they eye by the inclusion of surrounding area.

(2 years and 276 days ago)

Entry number 101603
avatar tinasedits

So cool!

(2 years and 276 days ago)

Fender guitar player from the 17th century
avatar spaceranger

Nicely done, I love it!

(2 years and 276 days ago)

Fender guitar player from the 17th century
avatar still26
still26 says:

Be still the beating of my heart. YES YES YES to this thumbs up not only is the colour palette soothing the heart of the flower well and sharp with explosion of petals outward...this one rocks.

(2 years and 276 days ago)

Heart of periwinkle
avatar still26
still26 says:

WOWOWOWOWO. Love the feel of this and the sharp capture. Your compositional style catapults this into the realm of photographic art. Worthy to matte, frame and hang on your wall, just needs your signature.

(2 years and 276 days ago)

Sitting Bull (self-portrait)
avatar Dmitry
Dmitry says:

Cool shot + I like the title

(2 years and 277 days ago)

Attack of a golf ball by male gametes
avatar Drivenslush

Congrats!

(2 years and 281 days ago)

The Best President since January 2017