While the votes are still being counted, I just wanted to reflect on what a good job ISO has done putting together a really interesting & successful challenge.
'Feathered Friends' was a great choice of theme, and attracted (on my count) 58 serious entries, which were inspiring and interesting in their variation - representing different types of bird from around the world, and lots of different photographic styles. I found it a joy to open this thread each time a new entry was posted.
It also attracted some hilarious joke entries - Mr Finch's self portrait, Sprint16v's roast and Baldy's wooden bird come to mind.
I think the rules ISO laid out have fostered a good challenge, where even mug amateurs like me feel comfortable submitting entries, and where real quality is attracted too. I did not envy his task in picking the finalists!
And congratulations to the finalists - all worthy of winning - Alibarber, Akshaw Jamwal, rrox and Clive. I can't wait to hear who wins!