RuthC

RuthC

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

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This was one of my favourites in the challenge. It is a really unique capture of the weird and wonderful happenings in our natural world. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 00:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Grapevine Hoplia. in the Unusual Insects or Spiders challenge (3 comments in total)

Fabulous photo, Henry Lozykowski, not just of the grapevine hoplia, but also of the free rider on its back, which makes me smile! Great colours, varied textures from the very shiny surfaces to the hairiness on the undersides of the beetle, and the busy untidiness of the flower. A well-deserved fifth spot in this challenge where so many excellent entries vied for top places. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 00:11 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Dictyopharid Planthopper in the Unusual Insects or Spiders challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, PERCY2, on yet another great capture, this time of this little long-nosed planthopper. Great colours within the insect's body and its transparent wings, and the surrounding greens of the leaf and the background. I wonder why it has such a long long nose/proboscis? Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Cross-eyed or Hypnotized? in the Unusual Insects or Spiders challenge (3 comments in total)

What a fantastic capture, PERCY2, and it deserves a top place in this challenge. I just love the comical expression on the plant hopper's face... a real "Oops!" moment. You've achieved wonderful rainbow colours in its oversize wings and they enhance the beauty of the whole picture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On The last samurai in the Unusual Insects or Spiders challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, jew, on coming second in this 'Unusual Insects or Spiders' challenge. The aggressive yet uncertain stance of your juvenile praying mantis is very appropriate, here on the top of a dandelion stalk. Great colours and textures in the whole picture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Mantis fly in the Unusual Insects or Spiders challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations, nhoj, on winning first place in the challenge. What a fantastic insect, and one which I had never heard of before. It fits the theme of this challenge perfectly. Great colours and details in the subject, enhanced by the sharp thorns on the green leaf. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 4th comment
On "She Said THAT?" in the Birds on Water challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ed at Ridersite: I liked this one - a lot! IMO, should have finished higher, but 20th isn't bad.

Nice shotin!

Thank you. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
On I Can Fly in the Action Sports Flash Photography challenge (5 comments in total)

It's a very appealing photo, but next time, please consider doing some retouching to remove the holes in her tights, and the dangly string between her legs in the shadow. Very minor details, yes, but flaws which don't enhance the whole picture, in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Milky Way in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations for capturing this beautiful picture of our very vast Milky Way, Steve Throndson. There is so much to contemplate here, and your colour palette is just right for the subject. Ruth :-)

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

Another beautiful picture, ozziebadger, of Australia's rugged coastline, and deserves second place in this weekly challenge. I really like the warmth of colours you've achieved in the rocks, which are reflected from the pinks and blues of the sunset skies. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 00:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On The Last Stand in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)

Congratulations, verdun, on winning 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. This is a really beautiful picture of tranquility and stillness at the end of the day. Your astute use of colours reflected in the water, of the sky and the old tree trunk, is just right to capture the mood here. Stunning! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On 2-DSCF7092 in the Get High or Get Low challenge (1 comment in total)

These huntsman spiders don't bite, and are not dangerous. They keep your home free of insects such as mosquitos. They are more scared of you than you are of them. Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 1st comment
On A Stroll By The River or Lake challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

hinchles: Won't let me enter keeps saying invalid capture date/time even when set in the specified format

I'm not sure why this would be a problem, since this challenge doesn't require a specific capture date. The weekly 'My Best Photo of the Week' certainly does, but not any of my Nature challenges.
Just keep trying, is all I can suggest. Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 00:25 UTC
On Green Anole On Display in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

What a delightful capture, cmantx, of your green anole with its bright pink/red dewlap in full display. You've achieved great textures and colour variations in your photo, as well as that elusive 'this makes me smile' element. A well-deserved top place in this challenge. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 00:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Painted River in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a very interesting picture, UdayanSankarPal, and deserves a top place in this challenge. The colour range is quite stunning! When this photo was entered, I thought that you had over-processed it to attain these amazing colours, but when I Googled Zanskar River, I found that you were correct, and that in the spring season, after snowmelt, it really is true to life! Great capture! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 00:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Pallas-Yllas Nationalpark in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (3 comments in total)

Another beauty, Paadus, where the soft, glowing colours are just right for the very cold winter scene. A well-deserved third place in the challenge. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 00:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On Foxriver in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Paadus, on placing second in this 'Harmony of Colours' Challenge. This is a beautiful example of the use of subtle colouring to evoke the total imagery of the scene. I can feel the cold air, hear the slight crackle of ice, and see the way the land, trees, water and sky all tell me it's winter! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 00:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On sundown all around in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Congratulations, George Veltchev, on your very popular win in this 'Harmony of Colours in Nature' challenge. This image glows! The colours are really beautiful, from the warm russet browns and oranges to the cool shady greens. The soft background enhances the alert, sharply defined impala. A really beautiful capture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 00:01 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

PLEASE NOTE: Repeat offenders who 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 Aug 15, 2014 at 11:31 UTC as 1st comment
On A Stroll By The River or Lake challenge (3 comments in total)

PLEASE NOTE: Repeat offenders who enter over-size shots in this 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 Aug 15, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 2nd comment
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