RuthC

RuthC

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

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On A photo. challenge (4 comments in total)

Try Googling 'Fuji fish eye lens' and this challenge might make a bit more sense. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 06:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On Bubbles in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Entrants: please note, water drops and dewdrops are NOT bubbles, and such entries will be disqualified. Think: water drops fall, bubbles rise.
Ruth

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On Metallic Green Pollinator in the The Pollinators challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Phil Rose, on winning a top place in 'The Pollinators' challenge, where there are so many excellent entries. Your capture of this metallic green bee is really superb, with wonderful detail in the subject. I noticed when viewing this in Full Screen Mode, that the bee has covered every part of her body with pollen grains: head, antennae, wings as well as the expected legs and underbody. The contrasting colours are eye-catching, and IMO, this picture deserves a special place on your wall. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Fully Loaded in the The Pollinators challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, cmantx, on coming fourth in 'The Pollinators' challenge, with your attractive native bee just leaving the flower, with VERY loaded 'saddlebags' of pollen. Yet another example of the amazing ability of insects to achieve the almost impossible, in this instance, to carry such heavy and awkward loads while flying and manoeuvring around. Beautiful colours and action in the whole picture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 00:38 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On the pollinator in the The Pollinators challenge (2 comments in total)

This is an excellent capture of a drone fly, Peterski, and it has awarded you third place in 'The Pollinators' challenge, where it was competing with many other excellent entries. These little fellows have such wonderful eyes to attract the photographer's attention, and you have done the drone fly proud with your picture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 00:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On Symbionic Relationship in the The Pollinators challenge (2 comments in total)

What a beautiful picture taking second place in the challenge, of a little hummingbird enjoying nectar from honeysuckle flowers, and distributing this flower's pollen to subsequent flowers. Nature has designed this long tubular flower to protect its valuable treasure, and nature has designed the hummingbird to reach down into the depths to allow for future generations. A great capture, cmantx, as always. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On Pinkaholic in the The Pollinators challenge (22 comments in total)

Congratulations, PERCY2, on your magnificent capture of this native bee, a photo which deserves first place in 'The Pollinators' Challenge. This hot pink almost hurts my eyes with its intensity, but it is obviously very attractive to the bee. Wonderful details and textures in your hairy bee, and your skilful ability to use the reversed lens is evident here. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On White -Throated Swallow in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

What a fabulous capture, TerryTheTerror, of supply and demand! ( or is that demand and supply?) It deserves one of the top spots in this weekly challenge. A really great action photo, wonderful colours and contrasts, with the focus on those open, demanding mouths! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Poised in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Denjw, on your beautiful picture of an azure kingfisher, and a well-deserved second place in this challenge where you are competing with so many other excellent entries. The kingfisher has always been one of Australians' favourite birds, with its bright plumage, and very alert stance. I really like the colours and details you've achieved here, with the soft muted background enhancing the sharply defined subject. A real beauty! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Lucky Tern -2289 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

Congratulations, vbuhay, on coming first in this week's challenge, with your very dramatic capture of a 'lucky tern'. I really like the curves and lines you've achieved here, with the many shades and tones of grey, in the subject as well as the muted gradient of the background. The highlights are of course the bright red beak and feet, and the silver sheen on the unfortunate fish. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On The Sense of Smell (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

There are quite a number of entries in this challenge, of flowers, which I personally haven't detected to have perfume. However, that is not to say that these flowers, growing in many other parts of the world don't have perfume. I've Googled many of the species, but have been unable to ascertain whether that have an aroma or not. So, once again, voters, it will be up to you to assist here, and vote high for those flowers which you know have an aroma, and vote low if you think they don't.
Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 01:18 UTC as 1st comment
On alireza in the A flower challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tim Tucker: 8 votes of 5? LOL

Yes, a li reza seems to have a lot of friends.... A number of his recent challenges also show unusually high votes of 5.
Check out the Challenge Forum: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3837442
Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 13:53 UTC
On An Inanimate Object challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

oldfogey: Lots of PLURALS here.

I agree. There are many entries where there is more than one inanimate object as the subject. The title clearly states: 'An Inanimate Object'.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On Cenote Rays in the Holes in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, alexsolich, on placing third in this challenge, as well as second. This is a wonderful mystical picture which few of us will have the opportunity to see first-hand. The clarity of the water, and the sun's rays give an ethereal aspect to this superb capture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On Barracuda School in the Holes in Nature challenge (4 comments in total)

This is an amazing picture, alexsolich, and it deserves second place in this 'Holes in Nature' challenge. When I wrote the challenge theme, I couldn't have imagined receiving an entry such as this, with your fascinating image of a natural hole. It must have given you a wonderful sense of achievement to see this sight, and particularly to capture it for others to enjoy it. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On A View Through The Arch in the Holes in Nature challenge (12 comments in total)

Congratulations, steveperry, on first place in the 'Holes in Nature' challenge. This is a very effective capture of this arch in the Valley of Fire. We see a picture within a picture: the beautiful details in the sandstone surrounding us, and the morning sky and rugged sandstone hills beyond the entrance to the arch. Beautiful! Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 00:02 UTC as 8th comment
On Anzac in the An Image challenge (1 comment in total)

Lest we forget. RuthC.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Easter Sunday Moon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

I really liked your picture of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, and was disappointed that it didn't do much, much better in the challenge. It would certainly have done so if not for the low-life sandbag voters. I love the pearlescent effect you've achieved here. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 06:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Iridescent Beetle in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

Stunning, as always, PERCY2. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 06:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Incoming in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Great action shot, gfa5775, and deserves a top place here in the weekly challenge. Who needs a tripod when you have a railing to lean on? And your umbrella would have turned inside out if the winds and rain were as ferocious as the capture indicates. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 06:00 UTC as 1st comment
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