Lives in United States Melbourne USA, FL, United States
Works as a Retired Curmudgeon
Has a website at Panasonic TZ1
Joined on Aug 4, 2004


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On A photo. challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Chris Page: Is this a late April fools?

Glad we can use PS to get rid of the red eye of the Fiji Fish caught on a Friday and taken with a Fish eye lens!

A perfect example why DPR should become more involved in the operation of the Challenges. Embarrassing. For all of us.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
On Load of Life in the An Image challenge (1 comment in total)

Is not one of the rules "image must be in B/W"?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 17:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Calm Reflections in the Reflections in Calm Waters challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations to RuthC, the Host for this Challenge, and congratulations to all entrants! A magnificent collection, no matter where you "placed". Thanks to all involved!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 2nd comment

An unintended but heart-tugging demonstration of what we in the world do to our children, most times beyond our control. They are all so beautiful and so full of potential which will probably never be achieved.......

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 16:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Don't Worry, Be Happy in the send a message challenge (12 comments in total)

Wonderful shot! Well-Deserved First PLace. It makes me smile when I see it and I wish I had taken it. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 1st comment
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Ruth: I just wanted to let you know how much pleasure I get from your series "My Best Photo of The Week". I enter frequently, but not really concerned about winning. Just seeing all the talented people out there is a lot of fun. As far as I am concerned, those are the best challenges on DPR, and I hope you can keep them going. I know it must be a lot of work. Thanks.
Ken Pichon (Harveydad)

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 1st comment

Host should decide if subject is 'best photo' or 'best zoom' or whatever...........

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 8th comment
On My Best Shot of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)
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RuthC: For those who have been waiting for the return of Lext123's 'My best photo of the week', here is my substitute challenge. I wrote to Lext123 about offering this alternative while he is taking a break, but he has not replied....yet.

Thank You, RuthC, for carrying on this Challenge idea. It is greatly appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Hexapoda - But Different challenge (52 comments in total)

Speaking of 'cryptic'. I do not believe our challenges should ever be cryptic, especially the subject. There is more than enough "cryptic" in the challenge voting system. I see nothing wrong with the old, standard challenge subject if the host simply requires new photos and new compositions. But, to each his own. I have enough trouble understanding my 'cryptic' wife. I believe I will pass on this one since I am too old to be 'cryptic'. "Old" I understand........

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 01:28 UTC as 20th comment
On Seagulls challenge (7 comments in total)

Lots of gulls live on or near freshwater lakes, such as the Great Salt Lake. But what do I know, I live by the sea, so I must be a Sea Guy.........

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 3rd comment
On Seagulls challenge (7 comments in total)

My Stokes "Field Guide To Birds" does not show any called 'seagulls'.....I assume you mean any of the gulls shown in the guide?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On landscape with total absence of the color green challenge (13 comments in total)

Has anybody noticed how many "winter landscapes" are included here, when the rule specifically states "no winter landscapes"?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 12:09 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On My best picture this week challenge (7 comments in total)

Hooray!! I am glad "best picture this week" is returning. It certainly makes my day and makes my challenge entering much easier. Thanks, Lext123!

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 16:31 UTC as 5th comment
On Mushrooms in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Please define "mushrooms".....do you mean all fungi of all shapes?

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 18:46 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

How exciting!!! I wish I were 40 years younger..........

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 17:09 UTC as 21st comment
On Site updates & Tamron Challenge Winners article (52 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: I'm glad you gave an additional award to the photo with the highest LEGITIMATE score. Did you choose this as the "editor's choice" winner for that reason, or because you liked it the best and the vote score was just a coincidence? Either way great contest and hopefully the next one has something in plae to prevent people from riggint the results.

We should have only Editors Choice as winners of all DPR photo contests, including the Challenges. Voting always leads to shenanigans, or at least the appearance of such.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 01:23 UTC
On Panasonic launches FZ47/FZ48 24x superzooms article (98 comments in total)

I disagree, respectfully of course, with all those who say, or recommend, a micro four thirds camera, or ANY DSLR, as a replacement for the Panasonic FZ50. They are two different creatures, and one is not capable of replacing the other. I long for, as many, many others do, a replacemt/upgrade for the beloved FZ50. But an interchangeable lens camera is not the answer, although very capable. Wishing may make it so.......

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 15:14 UTC as 33rd comment
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