Lives in Australia Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Joined on May 18, 2009

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  • Commented on Elephant Butterfly in the Surprises in Nature challenge

    Your interesting, and very weird insect is a Lanternfly, (Pyrops candelabra) I think.
    I remember seeing one in one of my challenges years...

  • Commented on Curly Beard in the Beautiful Beard challenge

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

  • You're very ap-peeling! :-)

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

  • Commented on Mobile? Home in the What were they thinking? challenge

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

  • Commented on What is it? in the Surprises in Nature challenge

    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...

  • The ratings can be fairly meaningless, I believe, particularly when we are comparing large, popular challenges with those which has very small entry numbers, and very specialised themes. Then ...
  • Teasels are excellent as photographic subjects, with their intricate textures, repeat patterns of the prickles, light and dark, and their interesting colours, whether they are fresh young flowers...

  • This is a great capture, ARCHIE MCKINNON, of a very prickly thistle at sunset. Wonderfully minute details in every prickle and every hair on this uninviting plant, backlit by the deep orange of the...

  • Congratulations, JLR9, on achieving first place in the 'Thistles, Teasels, & Other Flowers Protected by Prickles or Thorns' challenge. This is a beautiful image of teasels, with their very sharp...

  • Commented on Quiet challenge

    IMO, Bhimaprasad Maiti is very insulting to the hundreds of voters and viewers of these challenges. How does he evaluate the 'quality' of them? They/we are normal people interested in photography....

  • Commented on play time in the Rainy days challenge

    This is a great capture! :-)

  • Commented on Palouse Sunset in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    The embedded EXIF date of capture is incorrect, but I have been able to verify that the date written beneath the entry is correct. I am satisfied that this image should remain in the challenge. RuthC.

  • Commented on Feeling the Light in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    What a beautiful sunset image, verdun, and a well-deserved third place in this weekly challenge. You've captured the stillness and serenity of the lake, and the colours and light convey just the...

  • Congratulations, man4mopar, on placing second in this weekly challenge. Living in the Antarctic, you're in a very unique place to capture amazing images, and you've done so once again. Technically,...

  • Commented on Dusk in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    Kirra Beach as few of us have seen it: quiet and serene, without the hordes of visitors, swimmers, tourists, happy holiday-makers.... ozziebadger, you have instead shown us a wonderfully peaceful...

  • This challenge is specifically requiring three items to be the subject of the image: a hammer, two dice, and a piece of fruit. Ruth

  • Santamonica, that is certainly worth more than two cents! My requests for assistance from DPR have fallen on deaf ears, as have all the other frustrated hosts' requests and complaints. Ruth
  • Commented on Can you do this? in the Why so serious? challenge

    LOL! "Put it away, Fred! You don't do that in public!"

  • Classic example of an entrant not reading the theme or rules of this challenge. Where is the fruit, the hammer, and the two dice which the host specified???

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