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olmail

Lives in United States eastern kentucky, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Nov 6, 2007
About me:

major equipment; canon 7Dcanon xsi; canon300mmf4; canon 50mmf1.4;canon 100mmf2.8L;canon 10-22f3.5-4.5; 580exii
subjects; birds,dragon,damsel and butterflies;flowers;snapsots; anything else i find interesting

Comments

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On Horn of Africa: Their People challenge (7 comments in total)

great set of entries. enjoyed looking.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Cruise Ship challenge (5 comments in total)

the shot w/ gulls on the lines was dq'd as not a cruise ship. wrongly imo. there is a thread in the challenge discussion forum.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 1st comment
On D4D_5239b in the WILD ANIMALS/BIRDS & THEIR REFLECTIONS challenge (28 comments in total)

what an interesting shot!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 23:52 UTC as 24th comment
On Birds. challenge (19 comments in total)

well, I have to say the large number of entries did not dilute the quality. lots of very good photos. a number of great ones.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 06:29 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Birds. challenge (19 comments in total)

I have always voted in any challenge I entered (I do vote in other challenges also). and, have always voted on every entry other than my own. I will do that here, but I am sure I will not give the effort to each that any entry deserves even though I like bird photos. too many! I will be careful to avoid such challenges in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 05:04 UTC as 4th comment
On A person and a bird challenge (8 comments in total)

the biggest problem with voting is too few people doing it. it is a bad rule

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 04:34 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Tawny Frogmouth Owl in the WildAnimals: camouflaged challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

kalamchi: one note here, frogmouths are not owls !
I like the shot though ;)

yeah, very cool birds. but not owls. nightjars i believe

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 21:37 UTC
On The prey of the Kingfisher in the Trophy ! challenge (3 comments in total)

love it

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 01:20 UTC as 3rd comment
On Ubiquitous challenge (16 comments in total)
In reply to:

bettyhilda: Agreed. But isn't the host asking for things that in themselves are ubiquitous but when joined with something else that is ubiquitous become ubiquitous as a couple and omnipresent worldwide together? That's how I read it, Finding examples is difficult but some entries above are general enough to convey this? Interesting challenge!

i agree the challenge subject is interesting. and was happy to find an entry that filled the challenge host's expectations. but, it really is not the right word for that expectation

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
On Ubiquitous challenge (16 comments in total)

nothing about the meaning of ubiquitous would require 2 subjects. it does not mean a thing that is associated with another thing. it means something that seems to be everywhere. robins in spring (n. america) are ubiquitous. however,as i read the challenge host's explanation, a photo of a robin would not be acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 15:17 UTC as 5th comment
On Orbs in the Spider Webs challenge (8 comments in total)

a wonderful macro- was my favorite of many very good entries in this challenge

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2011 at 15:13 UTC as 6th comment
On 10 days in the Tiny Beginnings challenge (3 comments in total)

a wonderful shot- brings memories of myself as a young father many years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2010 at 15:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On 2010 04 29 089big in the Underestimated Beauty - Moths In Flight challenge (6 comments in total)

i agree this is a better shot than the baby pic. but it probably got something reasonably close to a fair final score and rank. i don't think the other one did. thanks for your input (sincerely)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2010 at 02:02 UTC as 1st comment
On 2010 04 29 089big in the Underestimated Beauty - Moths In Flight challenge (6 comments in total)

thanks, you are probably right about the cropping. and i might learn enough PP to cut down the blown out flower colors some too. the 300 and 400 are both great lenses each with some advantages. wish i could afford both. if you are considering them you should search the canon lens forum for discussions, there have been many.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2010 at 01:56 UTC as 2nd comment
On 2010 04 29 089big in the Underestimated Beauty - Moths In Flight challenge (6 comments in total)

i am actually not nearly so disappointed in the scoring on this shot as 2 other challenge entries. but, i thank you. it is gratifying that someone else likes something i did. the canon 300mm f4 is a great lens for this kind of shot. i credit that as much as any skill i might have.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2010 at 15:26 UTC as 5th comment
On _JWI1126 in the No Nudity challenge (3 comments in total)

guess you should have explicitly stated that, since those photos seem to have been well rewarded by the voters. i agree that this shot deserved a very high finish.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2010 at 22:08 UTC as 1st comment
On after Rothko lime in the Homage to Mark Rothko challenge (1 comment in total)

i am much surprised and very much pleased at winning this challenge. thank you funnelwebmaster for what i found an interesting challenge. thank you to all the voters. and thanks to the other entrants. i enjoyed seeing all the entries, and would not have been unhappy with finishing behind a good number of them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2010 at 01:16 UTC as 1st comment
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