I was about to say, there is not absolute parity in the selected shots, since some selections are collages which contain closeups, and other individual shots are in fact closeups. In order to make an apples to apples comparison, the selected photos should be similar in nature. MBreinin's initial entry is a case in point. Bleachboy, Spoo, and even PG's submission are other examples where the patterns/textures are not as up front as they could be for apt assessment. Nyr I would exclude in this case, since his shots were requoted enough to burn an indelible impression in one's brain
(He was one of my picks, btw...)
Originally Posted by MBreinin
Since I don't have a chance, and I don't have Photoshop to make those cool collages...here is my closeup.