One way to get a dose of humility is to enter a contest. After hours of laborious decision making, I selected to enter these photos into the Birds As Art Photo Contest. The contest has now closed, and the winning entries are beginning to be displayed on the contest website. Since I have not been contacted to validate my entries with the submission of the original RAW files, as well as the circumstances of the photos, I assume I didn't even make the final cut from 5,500 photos submitted to the 165 or so that were sent to the Finals Judges for their votes. I had at least one photo here which I really thought would make it at least to that point, but it looks like the competition was really strong. Well, after just a couple of years of chasing birds, I suppose its not unrealistic that I still have a lot to learn. I still think I entered some pretty good photos, so I'm waiting anxiously to see the winning entries.