Your photo has to be my absolute favorite out of the winners chosen! It's simply too cute and the catapillar really is the main focus with its warm and vibrant colors against the darker neutral colors. Lovely~! ^^
Congratulations on being one of the winners! This photo was certainly much different from any of the other ones, and you did a great job thinking outside the box. I also like that the bight colors of the caterpillar are a sharp contrast to the dark background.
Think what you like, it doesn't matter to me, But if I had a macro lens I would have gotten even closer. I was using a macro filter and to get that close and still get everything in focus I had to take several shots and stitch them together. It would be stupid of me to enter macro photo that is cropped liked that. After all what do I show if they ask for proof????? Hmmmm wonder what I would do.
A 32.8 megapixel cropped macro image? Damn, I want a camera that can do that!
Personally I find this a little soft, but that's kind of inescapable with a macro filter. But I'm stunned and full of admiration that you managed to make a macro panorama work at all. I'm not surprised it took about 50 shots to get what you needed.
2nd PLACE ...WOW...I never thought I would make it this far..this is the first time I won anything with my pics..so it makes me feel good about my work....I want to thank Sony and DeviantArt for giving me the opportunity to enter. and thanks to the Judges for select me as one of the finialist. It was fun and Im looking forward to entering more contest in the future. Thanks again and Congrats to the other Winners!!