RuthC

RuthC

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

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On Goose jam in the Birds, Birds, & More Birds challenge (2 comments in total)

I really liked your Goose Jam picture, TSeiler, and was surprised and disappointed that it didn't do much better in the voting. The scene you have captured must have been incredibly noisy, and somewhat 'aromatic'? A great picture, regardless of the unexpected voting pattern. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Scops Owl in the Birds, Birds, & More Birds challenge (1 comment in total)

What a fabulous capture of a very beautiful owl, maybrit, and it deserves to be one of the top place-getters. (Throughout the week of voting, the top ten places interchanged on a daily basis.) You have given us an opportunity to almost feel the softness of this bird's feathers, with its interesting mottled colours designed to camouflage, and resemble the bark of an old tree. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Disagreemnt in the Birds, Birds, & More Birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Each time I've viewed this entry, it has put a smile on my face. These very alert, brightly coloured bee-eaters are wonderfully photogenic, and you have captured the essence of them superbly. A beautiful picture, and a well-deserved top place in the challenge. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Hawk in the Birds, Birds, & More Birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Cary Maures, on placing third as well, in this avian challenge. This is a very dramatic action shot, with everything just right: placement, colours, contrasts, soft background, wingspread to the best effect for both the raptor as well as you, the photographer. You must have been extremely pleased when you captured this image. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 1st comment
On Follow Me! in the Birds, Birds, & More Birds challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a delightful image of duck and ducklings, Cary Maures, and deserving of second place in this Birds challenge. Our attention immediately focusses on the mother duck, with her bright speckled feathers, and then we observe the small followers, all trying to keep up with her. (Only a couple of them are out of step, I notice.) A great capture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On Red Kite over Wales in the Birds, Birds, & More Birds challenge (4 comments in total)

What a beautiful capture, cjf2, of a beautiful kite, with all its plumage on display: a well-deserved first place in the 'Birds, Birds, & More Birds' challenge. You have captured the alertness of the raptor, and every tiny detail of the variegated feathers in its outspread wings. A really great picture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

ConanFujiX: 4 billion women in the world and I can't get 75 entries

Many of the male photographers in DPR would think that 40-something is too old to be considered sexy, not old enough to have 'character' wrinkles and lines. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 14:31 UTC
On June sky at McMurdo Station in the June Sky challenge (2 comments in total)

Absolutely stunning!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 06:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

They call me Hans: I always get frustrated in these challenges. There's such a huge assortment of fantastic photography, it's hard to place well...

I agree with you. The generalised subject matter makes it difficult for the voters trying to compare landscapes with macros, B&Ws and portraits... I guess that is part of the fun of this weekly challenge. In my experience, anyone who comes in the Top Twenty should congratulate themselves for their excellent images.
Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 06:17 UTC
On Given objects for a free composition challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

OBellini: I complain that photo "Lucky Stricke" has used my idea in "Cracking a nut", I think that in a challenge where composition is the main issue, this should be considered.

It appears from the EXIF data in both pictures, that your photo was taken nearly 2 hours AFTER the other entry was captured.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
On Watch your tongue! in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

And one small bee who decided to fly off to safer grounds. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On WHICH WAY IS UP ! in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

I really like your capture of the stairwell, ARCHIE MCKINNON, and its deserved third place in this weekly challenge. We see many images of bright, shiny (usually spiral) staircases, with intricate details for us to admire, yet you have achieved a very interesting and evocative picture of a beautiful, aged staircase, with an Escher twist to it. The old, smooth wooden railing shows signs of a million hands holding it as they climb the many flights of stairs, while the brown, gritty walls add depth to the whole image. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

This has been a very popular entry in this week's challenge, and has achieved second place for you, Colorado KMeier. It is quite a dark, sombre image which many photographers like. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 3rd comment
On Lifeboat at Sunrise in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, shortchord, on your well-deserved win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. I really like the whole image: the dynamic detail and the larger-than-life very white lifeboat almost coming out of the picture to meet me, the pattern and texture of the receding wave surrounding the boat. The dawn sky has its beautiful soft colours, reflected in the wet sand, with the clouds all following the lines of the boat. A great capture. Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 00:03 UTC as 4th comment
On Elephant Butterfly in the Surprises in Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

Your interesting, and very weird insect is a Lanternfly, (Pyrops candelabra) I think.
I remember seeing one in one of my challenges years ago.
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=684724&View=Results&Rows=25
Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 03:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Curly Beard in the Beautiful Beard challenge (1 comment in total)

Ah, I wondered where he went for the rest of the year! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Smile_Banana in the Given objects for a free composition challenge (3 comments in total)

You're very ap-peeling! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

aekn: Sorry, this isn't sharp enough for me.

;-)

Salvatore Castrovinci, the writer, aekn, was referring to the sharpness of the prickles, not the quality of the image. Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
On Mobile? Home in the What were they thinking? challenge (2 comments in total)

This made me laugh! I'd love to learn the story behind this capture.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 00:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On What is it? in the Surprises in Nature challenge (5 comments in total)

This interesting wasp might be a mammoth wasp, Megascolia maculate flavifrons. Google has images of them with both yellow, red and black faces.
You might like to check out http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130612/environment/The-mammoth-wasp.473545 and see if it tallies with your records.
Ruth :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 10:52 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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