RuthC

RuthC

Lives in Australia Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on May 18, 2009

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On The Cowboy challenge (3 comments in total)

From your theme and descriptions above, it would appear that you are restricting your challenge to cowboys in the United States'. In outback Australia, and in many parts of South America and Africa, we see cowboys actually working with their cattle. They probably don't have 'the correct attire' so will those entries be banned?
Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 00:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On Coati Mom & Baby in the Our Sense of Touch (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, VanGabriel, on your very well-deserved third place in this challenge concerned with touch. This picture says it all: Mother love and care, an element of discipline, protection, and guidance for her very cute, adventurous little one. I love the warm colours of their coats, and those bright black shiny, alert eyes, against the softer greens of the leafy background. (My favourite entry in the challenge, but I'm not supposed to say that, am I?) Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Perilous greeting in the Our Sense of Touch (Nature) challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Jaap Coorens, on your second place in 'Our Sense of Touch' challenge. This picture has led the voting all week, and is understandably popular. The out-of-focus rocky red background lifts the focus sharply onto the two gannets greeting each other, while perched on almost nothing. Then we see the black and white guillemot nearby, trying to ignore its larger neighbours. A really great capture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 00:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Oh Baby You Know What I like! in the Our Sense of Touch (Nature) challenge (5 comments in total)

What a beautiful picture of these puffins, cjf2, and it meets the theme of touching perfectly, so it is a well-deserved win in this challenge. Great colours, sharp focus, wonderful contrast between the black, white, red, and orange of the little birds on their brown and white rock: all go together to make this a really splendid capture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Azure Kingfisher in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Denjw, on placing third in this weekly challenge. Your little kingfisher is a real beauty! I really like the colours you've achieved here, the brightest azure blue, deep orange breast and that shiny black beak. The soft pale green of the background sets off the picture beautifully. I also enjoyed such details as the tiny spider hiding beneath the branch where the kingfisher sits. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Locked In in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

What a wonderfully elegant capture of a snowy egret, Philip Lanoue, and it deserves to have a top place in this week's 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. The deep blues of the water surrounding the subject is very pleasing, and allows the whiteness of the egrets' feathers to 'pop'! The tight curves of the bird's wings, neck and head, direct my eyes to its sharp beak, and alert eyes, and then the bright yellow feet just waiting to catch the unwary fish. A great picture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 00:03 UTC as 1st comment
On A snack for a hug in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)

Congratulations, jameshax, on winning 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. What a fantastic capture of this crab spider ready to pounce on an unsuspecting insect visiting the coneflower. (It looks as though it has been enjoying pollen while it is waiting, something I haven't seen before.) Colours are beautiful with the variegated whites of the spider contrasting with the red, gold and green of the flower. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 00:02 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Glass-Flowers in the Murano glass challenge (1 comment in total)

Chihuly glass is NOT Murano glass. Made in a different country, on a different continent.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 10:09 UTC as 1st comment
On I'm just hooked on you in the Nature: The True Inventor of VELCRO challenge (2 comments in total)

From the histories I've read of George de Mestral, he went hiking in the Swiss Alps 'on a sunny summer day.' Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 04:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Burrs in the Nature: The True Inventor of VELCRO challenge (1 comment in total)

We used to call this unwelcome weed 'Cobblers Pegs' when we were children. Boy, do they cling on for the ride! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 03:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Misty autumn morning in the Tree Roots challenge (2 comments in total)

What a beautiful picture, Nik2, and a well-deserved third place in this 'Tree Roots' challenge. This is a great find on your part, and you have captured the atmosphere of the forest superbly, with the gnarled trunk and roots of the old pine tree, looming out of the fog and mist. (I think elves live beneath those tree roots....) Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Ta Prom colour in the Tree Roots challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Maclean, on coming second in the 'Tree Roots' challenge. Ta Prohm in Cambodia is an extremely interesting and thought-provoking place to visit. Your capture of these tree roots is excellent, with bright sunlight lifting the greys and browns of the collapsed temple building. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 00:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Buttressed Moreton Bay fig in the Tree Roots challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Jill Hancock, on your win in this 'Tree Roots' challenge. Your Moreton Bay Fig is indeed a magnificent tall tree, which relies on its pleated buttresses to anchor it in the ground in the temperate rain forests of eastern Australia. Considering the low light levels here, I think the warm browns on the edges of each buttress lift the contrast between the darker recesses and the green/grey of the bark. A very majestic picture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On Essie in the - Coco - (Full colours only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

"Daddy, he followed me home! Can I keep him, please, please, please....." :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Storm Picture in the Severe Weather challenge (16 comments in total)

This is a wonderful capture of nature at its most spectacular!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 00:42 UTC as 16th comment
On Blue Tit in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

What a fabulous capture, cjf2, of a small blue tit, and a well-deserved top place in this week's challenge. The little bird would have been beautiful, with its wonderfully textured and soft-coloured feathers, all by itself. But somehow you've managed to frame it perfectly at the gnarled hole in the old tree trunk, thus adding a vital contrasting texture to the picture. A great capture and very well-spotted. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On The Jetty in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, ozziebadger, on placing second in this week's challenge. This is an interesting take on the theme of piers and jetties. You have been able to add extra interest in this capture with the small boat and its shadow, also pointing towards the distant converging lines of the jetty. I really like the very rough, weathered textures of the wooden jetty, and above it the beautiful blue sky with its feather clouds softening the hardness of the jetty. A great picture! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 00:02 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Natures Umbrellas in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

Congratulations, bcys1961, on your well-deserved win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' Challenge. These small blue pixie's parasols (Mycena interrupta) which you have captured somewhere deep in the Australian rain forest are truly breathtaking. They are so delicate and so tiny, that it would have been so very easy to miss them as you walked by. Lighting is excellent, colour contrasts are just right, and the dark surrounds lifts the subjects perfectly. A real winner! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 6th comment
On Flying Backwards in the Bokeh special challenge (10 comments in total)

Stunning, as ever! A great winning shot. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 7th comment

What an excellent capture of a moth in camouflage mode, valentin, and a popular choice for third place in this challenge. I have seen similar moths on the rough bark of tree trunks, where they stay all day unseen by their predators. A great picture which fits the theme of the challenge perfectly. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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