Wow! I never expected to win, with all the other great entries. Thank you.
I'll get a new challenge up later today.
Phil what I really liked about your image was the fence line bringing you almost to the edge of the frame and then sharply back into it guiding the eye to constantly explore all textures and colors in the frame. I find it a bit bright with all the sky at the top and I think it does compete a bit with what I think is really important but not enough take it out of the my favorite of the bunch. I would suggest you take a piece of paper or your hand and cover the top part of the frame down to just below the sky/tree line. But I still really like this image.