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

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  • Hi Terry, Perhaps you have a dead parrot! If not, Monty Python might lend you theirs :-)
  • I was most impressed with this capture, and amazed at the sheer numbers of sandhill cranes taking off. The noise level must also have been intense. A fabulous picture. Ruth :-)

  • What a beautiful picture of this little blue tit, cjf2. I really like the simplicity of your capture, the muted background enhances the subject, where every feather is sharply in focus. The soft...

  • Commented on stealth mode in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    Robberflies look so innocuous, Peterski, when we see these small insects on leaves or flowers, but when viewed through a macro lens, they become really interesting. Your capture is superb, with...

  • Congratulations, Chuck_FL, on coming first in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. This is a great capture of an osprey in action, beautiful wing delineation, wonderful details in the raptor's...

  • Very impressive capture, with great colours, textures and lighting.

  • Commented on Shoes challenge

    The rules include: 'Any pair of shoes is OK (rubber boots, high heels, gym shoes...whatever!) but no feet in them!'
    So I guess that means naked shoes.

  • Commented on let it shine in the Tulip Mania challenge

    This is a cactus flower. It is NOT a tulip.

  • Commented on The Cowboy challenge

    From your theme and descriptions above, it would appear that you are restricting your challenge to cowboys in the United States'. In outback Australia, and in many parts of South America and...

  • Commented on Coati Mom & Baby in the Our Sense of Touch (Nature) challenge

    Congratulations, VanGabriel, on your very well-deserved third place in this challenge concerned with touch. This picture says it all: Mother love and care, an element of discipline, protection, and...

  • Commented on Perilous greeting in the Our Sense of Touch (Nature) challenge

    Congratulations, Jaap Coorens, on your second place in 'Our Sense of Touch' challenge. This picture has led the voting all week, and is understandably popular. The out-of-focus rocky red background...

  • What a beautiful picture of these puffins, cjf2, and it meets the theme of touching perfectly, so it is a well-deserved win in this challenge. Great colours, sharp focus, wonderful contrast between...

  • I couldn't have put it better myself! sigh.....
  • Commented on Azure Kingfisher in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    Congratulations, Denjw, on placing third in this weekly challenge. Your little kingfisher is a real beauty! I really like the colours you've achieved here, the brightest azure blue, deep orange...

  • Commented on Locked In in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    What a wonderfully elegant capture of a snowy egret, Philip Lanoue, and it deserves to have a top place in this week's 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. The deep blues of the water surrounding...

  • Commented on A snack for a hug in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge

    Congratulations, jameshax, on winning 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. What a fantastic capture of this crab spider ready to pounce on an unsuspecting insect visiting the coneflower. (It...

  • Commented on Glass-Flowers in the Murano glass challenge

    Chihuly glass is NOT Murano glass. Made in a different country, on a different continent.

  • From the histories I've read of George de Mestral, he went hiking in the Swiss Alps 'on a sunny summer day.' Ruth

  • Replied in Benford's law
    Hi Bauxite, The members' numbers I referred to when I wrote to DPR, consistently voted the same votes in the same pattern, in each and every challenge. And they are still doing it. I expect to see ...
  • Commented on Burrs in the Nature: The True Inventor of VELCRO challenge

    We used to call this unwelcome weed 'Cobblers Pegs' when we were children. Boy, do they cling on for the ride! Ruth :-)

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