|While this picture is in clear focus and is certainly interesting, I suspect that it is not doing that great in this challenge. The reason for this is because:
A, DPC doesn't have a sense of humor :-P
but more importantly
B, This image appears like it has been hurriedly thrown together with little planning. Kind of like "ooooh, I have a basketball hoop, and oooooh I have an orange lion. I am going to place the lion in the basketball hoop and submit it"
Such shots tend to be punished by voters, especially by participants of the same challenge, as they feel like they personally put in more effort.
I am not trying to insult this photo or your preparation for it, I am just trying to explain why you are getting the votes that I suspect you are getting.