barb_s

barb_s

Lives in United States Boston, MA, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Dec 19, 2010

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Not just great macro, but great composition, I feel like this beetle is leaping through a hole in time. It's wild!! And I love it!,

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 00:11 UTC as 1st comment

This is my personal favorite in the group... A group of many really nice photos. But I just love the 2 tone background matching this little fella. It's a very worthy entry. Congratulations on runner up!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 00:08 UTC as 2nd comment

Congratulations , one of my favorite photos is a similar flower in water drop. I felt pretty lucky to get one like this. Yours is spectacular!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 00:06 UTC as 11th comment

Well, as host, this is one of m favorite challenges. I love the photo's submitted. MOst are just lovely. It's relaxing to view them all.

Thank you to all who entered.

-barbara

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 00:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Appelsín in the Beer and Soda Bottles.. challenge (1 comment in total)

Voters - I have verified that this is a carbonated beverage, and so it fits the challenge rules.

Regards - Challenge host - Barbara

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 18:12 UTC as 1st comment
On tulip with Bubbles photo in barb_s's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: Beautiful, wow. The light, I can see the bubbles moving up. How many tulips did you sacrifice? :) No, seriously, it is perfect and my favorite part, it is shot with a P&S.

Thank you :), I had fun with this last year. Just a couple of tulips were used up with some experiments when I was home on a snow day.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 15:20 UTC
On Canadian Silver in the COINS. challenge (5 comments in total)

Nice win!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 14:32 UTC as 5th comment
On Ali_G in the Decorative arts: Happy animals challenge (1 comment in total)

This and a giraffe got my top 2 votes. I just love how alive you made this little guy. I'm not much of a dog person, but I just want to hug this puppy!

Besides the cuteness, congratulations on the win.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 21:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Rhodes,Greece in the J is for Jewelry Store challenge (2 comments in total)

very nice, and not easy to find something like this to photograph. The b/w makes it more special -moodwise. Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 17:39 UTC as 1st comment

Congratulations all. Those here are the top 50% of all entries , so even if you placed in the lower part of the grouping, you really already placed well. I hope it was fun for everyone.

-Barb

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:10 UTC as 1st comment

This one is just great, it's fun. I loved it when I saw it. Safe travels to you out there too.
Congratulations o a runner up position.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:09 UTC as 1st comment

Congratulations. One judge mentioned giving this one of his highest scores for it's exposure and composition.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:07 UTC as 5th comment
On DSC02065 in the C-Foods challenge (1 comment in total)

What was the occasion that prompted making a fish cake?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Watching every stitch in the Bravery challenge (6 comments in total)

This was a perfect entry in my view. Nice in b/w too.

congratulations on the win!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:27 UTC as 5th comment
On Flower of the Midnight Sky in the Natural art challenge (8 comments in total)

something else! nice job!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 00:11 UTC as 8th comment
On What Chipmunk? in the Funny Twosome! challenge (3 comments in total)

my favorite here!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 23:55 UTC as 1st comment

this is great. you really made it interesting!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 20:22 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

Bernard909: Why voting only on 5 entries ... It would be interesting to compare public and judges voting on all entries.

that's another good idea. If I do mor of this type, that'll be worth trying out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 17:06 UTC
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dieseldog: A 3 way tie for 5th place! Totally unfair in my opinion. Only the top 5 should have remained as per the rules! Someone should have taken the ultimate decision to narrow it down! If the judges were unable to decide then they should not have been allowed to judge. Maybe next time it could be just the top 7 entries, but allow 10 anyway!

You are right, I could have done it that way too. I would have needed to get the judges to all chat about the last 3, and to be honest, I just thought it seemed fair to do it the way I did. Your point is taken. This was the first attempt at trying to do something like this, and it's really a lot of work without a framework in place to support something like this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:35 UTC

There are now 25 entries to vote on. The judges had a very hard time picking top choices. One judge spent an hour and still had many ties at score of 4 stars. I heard similar comments from other judges. Ties everywhere in the star ratings. I asked for judging to be as usual and send the top scores. I was happy to see variety in judges choices too. Good luck those that remain for the public vote.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:18 UTC as 4th comment
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