Congratulations. Your win is well-deserved. This is the way it should have been from the very beginning. When I saw your photo in the semi-finals, I felt it was one of the top five. I was disappointed that it didn't make it to the top three, but now the wrong has been righted.
Thanks Jana!! Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it! I'm more than a little surprised. It feels a bit strange, because I thought you pic would place somewhere in the winning three. I really hope you submit it to other contests: the composition is fantastic, and the innocence of the scene is wonderful, a joy to look at. It deserves more exposure.