3846 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

Overexposure is embarrassing me, it would have had to crop to make it disappear. It's too bad because i like his expression.

(4 years and 42 days ago)

Are you lookin
avatar still26
still26 says:

Much better in hi res, good thing you mentioned that as the overexposed areas do show photographic information in hi res.

(4 years and 42 days ago)

Are you lookin
avatar still26
still26 says:

Atmospheric and clear image that makes me want to go there. A solid presentation with clarity and detail seen.

(4 years and 156 days ago)

Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
avatar still26
still26 says:

Yes, I agree with showing detail of feathers. The curvaceous lines they create add to the beauty of the detail of each feather. There are some very strong blow outs at the top of this image. This was not an easy photograph to take with such strong sunlight and a black swan, you do know how to challenge yourself. I hope you are shooting on M mode and that gives you greater creative leeway than just automatic. I like how you have practically filled the entire frame with feathers.

(4 years and 179 days ago)

Feathers on the back of a black swan
avatar still26
still26 says:

Love the detail on the shnoz. Great detail and good usage of dof. Crop is interesting leaving nothing to the imagination, you wanted us to understand that this is a dog's nose and this aspect has been well done. I cropped the photo really tight and only left his curls and nose in the photo and that gave it an alien look. I like this image you have up.

(4 years and 179 days ago)

Used for sniffing
avatar still26
still26 says:

How can we NOT fall in love with this well taken image with the focus on the two newborns/err newly hatched. Great composition, considered dof, natural colours, good marginal space all round. Top notch.

(4 years and 182 days ago)

Protected
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely capture

(4 years and 184 days ago)

Protected
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Well done

(4 years and 184 days ago)

Water lilies
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

Ahhh, thats adorable ^_^

(4 years and 184 days ago)

Protected
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

I love this picture but what the hell is it?

(4 years and 239 days ago)

Demise of a stinkhorn
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

That's hysterical!

(4 years and 244 days ago)

Boat with wheels
avatar Dmitry
Dmitry says:

Excellent, nice image. Congratulations !

(4 years and 285 days ago)

One big rock
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

Nature's artwork, beautiful

(4 years and 289 days ago)

One big rock
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations

(4 years and 362 days ago)

Stalking Cub
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, stunning photo.

(4 years and 363 days ago)

Stalking Cub
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations Megan.

(4 years and 363 days ago)

Jervis Bay
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Beautiful, such an unusual view

(4 years and 364 days ago)

Mount Taranaki
avatar valcannelutzu

Very well captured the moment. I like that you chose Black/White. Tiger integrates good with the grass. Good luck!

(5 years and 3 days ago)

Stalking Cub
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Wow

(5 years and 3 days ago)

Stalking Cub
avatar MyMindsEye

Nice perspective w/ great bokeh.
Good luck, Author

(5 years and 48 days ago)

Dollarbird
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

wonderful

(5 years and 55 days ago)

Dollarbird
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

I would have thought it was the graves that was heritage listed, not the grass.

(5 years and 91 days ago)

Overgrown gravestones
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Sad that it's being neglected.

(5 years and 91 days ago)

Overgrown gravestones
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Not a bad place to end up.

(5 years and 94 days ago)

At the foot of the mountain
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats Megan

(5 years and 165 days ago)

I can still breath
avatar SohCahToa
SohCahToa says:

It make me laugh just looking at it. Great capture.

(5 years and 167 days ago)

I can still breath
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats Megan

(5 years and 172 days ago)

Just a flick of the tongue
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st and 5th. Well done.

(5 years and 172 days ago)

Just a flick of the tongue
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A real king!

(5 years and 174 days ago)

Le Roi
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Frightning...

(5 years and 174 days ago)

Just a flick of the tongue
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Love hw the trunk of the second elephant is just out of the water.

(5 years and 174 days ago)

I can still breath
avatar roon
roon says:

Εxcellent feeling of depth of field.

(5 years and 176 days ago)

Eucalyptus
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Beautiful

(5 years and 176 days ago)

Eucalyptus
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

He is beautiful

(5 years and 176 days ago)

Le Roi
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great shot, but the contest asks for Black and white, this looks sepia.

(5 years and 176 days ago)

Condor
avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Congrats!

(5 years and 227 days ago)

Black Kite
avatar BeSea
BeSea says:

For some reason, I want to turn my head sideways to view this excellent shot.

(5 years and 229 days ago)

Black Kite
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Wonderful

(5 years and 234 days ago)

Black Kite
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Nice Capture...

(5 years and 235 days ago)

Kibali
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

This one is really beautiful.

(5 years and 236 days ago)

Tulips
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great photo

(5 years and 246 days ago)

Kibali
avatar BeSea
BeSea says:

Wonderful lighting.

(5 years and 258 days ago)

Morning Sky
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

looks like the old 1933 version of King Kong.They should be coming up on "Skull Island" anytime now.

(5 years and 263 days ago)

Morning Sky
avatar MyMindsEye

Nice capture! Im not sure B/W is the best presentation for this work as Im sure the color version is spectacular but, the composition and sharpness is quite nice.
Good luck, Author

(5 years and 264 days ago)

Morning Sky
avatar MarcosSanchez

Nice shot ! Good idea !

(5 years and 326 days ago)

Ice Guitar
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Clever

(5 years and 334 days ago)

Ice Guitar
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

Only the brave... Great capture!

(5 years and 362 days ago)

angry swan
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely

(5 years and 362 days ago)

Cheeky musk lorikeet
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely, I especially like the child walking into the frame.

(5 years and 374 days ago)

Cathedral Cave
avatar Bikakis
Bikakis says:

perfect

(5 years and 393 days ago)

Water Lily