RuthC

RuthC

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

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On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

PLEASE NOTE: Members who repeatedly enter over-size shots in this weekly challenge will NOT be invited to re-submit their entries. Make sure it is the correct size the first time! 1,600px means 1,600px.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:31 UTC as 1st comment
On A cluster of plants in the Jigsaw Puzzle: Nature #9 challenge (1 comment in total)

And one minuscule juvenile grasshopper! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 00:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Flowers - But Different II challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: The same could be said about green mangoes which are used extensively as a vegetable in many parts of the world. The flowers are fairly insignificant, if I remember rightly from my childhood mango tree.

Noodles???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 23:08 UTC
On Flowers - But Different II challenge (7 comments in total)

The same could be said about green mangoes which are used extensively as a vegetable in many parts of the world. The flowers are fairly insignificant, if I remember rightly from my childhood mango tree.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 12:37 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On No Lines challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

JerryShots: "A line is an identifiable path created by a point moving in space. It is one-dimensional and can vary in width, direction, and length. Lines often define the edges of a form. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin. They lead your eye around the composition and can communicate information through their character and direction."

- http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/building_lessons/formal_analysis.html

"Straight or curved..." So all these curved objects clearly contain lines...

In the theme of this challenge, the host has specified 'NO STRAIGHT lines' which means that the entries can have curved or wavy lines.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
On Sun Spots in the One Orange Leaf challenge (2 comments in total)

What an excellent observation on your part, Charles Baxter, and a great capture by you, of this fleeting moment when the sun was 'playing with' the waterdrops on the orange leaf. Beautiful details and colours throughout the image. I'm sorry about the sandbag votes in your score, and many others. Another entrant, (through friends or family or multiple accounts,) gave himself seven scores of #5 while generously handing out #.5s and #1s to everyone else. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On One Orange Leaf in the One Orange Leaf challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, bcys1961, on placing well in the 'One Orange Leaf' Challenge, with this unusual and evocative photo of camellia leaves. You've achieved a beautiful richness in the colours of the orange leaf, with that dark, luxurious, satin background of deep green leaves. I'm sorry about the sandbag votes in your score, and many others. Another entrant gave himself seven scores of #5 while generously handing out #.5s and #1s to everyone else. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On Last leaf in the One Orange Leaf challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a really interesting and unusual picture of a single orange leaf, and deserves third place in this challenge. Great textures in the leaf trapped in the sheets of ice until spring. I'm sorry about the sandbag votes in your score, and many others. Another entrant, (through friends, or family or multiple accounts,) gave himself seven scores of #5 while generously handing out #.5s and #1s to everyone else. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Orange on water in the One Orange Leaf challenge (2 comments in total)

What a beautiful, simple picture of one orange leaf, mjdundee, and well-deserving of second place in this challenge. I really like the colours here, and the details in the veins of the leaf, surrounded by the soft silkiness of the water. I'm sorry about the sandbag votes in your score, and many others. Another entrant, (through friends or family or multiple accounts,) gave himself seven scores of #5 while generously handing out #.5s and #1s to everyone else. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On One Orange leaf in the One Orange Leaf challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations, microsurgeon, on winning the 'One Orange Leaf' challenge. This is a beautiful capture of a single orange leaf against a background of a large, leafy tree. Great colours and textures in the whole picture. I'm sorry about the sandbag votes in your score, and many others. Another entrant gave himself, (through friends or family or multiple accounts,) seven scores of #5 while generously handing out #.5s and #1s to everyone else. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:12 UTC as 5th comment
On One Orange Leaf challenge (16 comments in total)

I'm sorry to report that I have just disqualified an entrant who had manipulated the voting so his entry would have won the challenge, while sandbagging numerous other entries.
His entry has gone, but unfortunately the low votes remain, to skew the results. There is nothing I can do about this, for which I apologise. Not happy!
Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Bathtime in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Oh, the ignominy..... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Reflective in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

A beautiful image of your lovely young daughter? The soft colours really enhance the whole picture. A keeper! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Another day in paradise in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Another great capture of paradise, ozziebadger, and a well-deserved top place in this challenge. I really like the details and textures you've achieved in the rugged rocks and wet sand in the foreground, but then the bright sunset sky beckons my eyes to see the rest of the picture. Great capture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:02 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Rowboats at Sunset in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, jalywol, on coming second in this weekly challenge, with this really beautiful, idyllic capture of the boats at sunset. The mirror-like reflections are extra-sharp, while the blues, browns and touches of red on the boats complement the blues of the sky and water. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Returning Rufous Hummingbird in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (10 comments in total)

Congratulations, cmantx, on winning 'My Best Photo of the Week' Challenge with this superb capture of a rufous hummingbird. This entry has been leading the field all week with the voters, so it isn't a fluke that you won. Your image is wonderfully clear with stunning details and beautiful colours in the feathers of this little bird, enhanced by the soft greens of the background. You should be justifiably proud of your achievement, and the win today. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 00:01 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

PLEASE NOTE: Members who repeatedly enter over-size shots in this weekly challenge will NOT be invited to re-submit their entries. Make sure it is the correct size the first time! 1,600px means 1,600px.
Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:30 UTC as 1st comment
On The Month - September challenge (4 comments in total)

This was difficult to vote fairly, since a considerable number of shots were taken at any time of the year, other than September. September entries received a higher vote from me than ones taken in February, July, December.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Cambodian Mango Trees DP in the -The Orchard- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

No, these aren't mango trees, they are papaw or papaya trees.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On I said "GET OUT OF MY LAKE!!!!" in the The Lake challenge (2 comments in total)

LOL! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 1st comment
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