ysal

ysal

Lives in United States Los Angeles Suburb, CA, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 8, 2011

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On Fledging Egrets in the Birds in the Nest challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot, what hideous looking babies though!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Allen's Hummingbird in the Birds in the Nest challenge (1 comment in total)

Thank you for your votes.

This female built this nest just a few feet outside of my front door. I've heard that that is pretty common. One theory is that they pick areas of relatively heavy human traffic which may deter their other natural enemies.

I was very careful not to disturb the nest, waiting until the mother flew away to set up my camera. Then I quietly waited for her to return, then waiting more until she flew away to gather more food before I took my camera down and walked away.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Nested Hatchlings in the Birds in the Nest challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, very interesting image. Do you know what kind of bird they are?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On Birds in the Nest challenge (17 comments in total)
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APenza: A pair of Robins decided to start building their nest on a tiny ledge above a column under the portico and no more than 3' from our front door. I asked the kids to gently open and close the door upon entering and leaving, but they would forget from time to time and I would shutter when that door slammed shut. That didn't deter the pair as they kept building. Then after one particular rainy and windy day I came home to find the nest on the ground, still intact, but I thought that may be the end. I then nailed a small piece of wire mesh to the column and placed the nest back in it's original location and within minutes the birds were back. Within weeks they raised 3 healthy chicks and we all got witness the beauty of nature. And I got some pics too.

What a lovely story! Good for you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Sunflower 2 in the Sunflowers challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice and unique

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 00:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Green and Gold in the Sunflowers challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful shot, congrats Ruth

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 00:47 UTC as 1st comment

What a beautiful image!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 22:49 UTC as 4th comment
On Colorful Shadows challenge (16 comments in total)

Congrats, some truly beautiful images here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 05:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On The Beautiful Kingfisher in the Nature's Beauty in Detail challenge (6 comments in total)

Great shot, congrats Stevie!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Don't Be Shy: Flowers Which Hang Their Heads challenge (2 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Oh boy, here we again, another fun, interesting and full of discoveries challenge.

Agree! That's why I sooooo look forward to Ruth's challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 23:29 UTC

Rule for no previously entered shots makes this difficult, particularly when there are no mantis around in the winter to take new shots of.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Song: Vincent (Starry Starry Night) challenge (6 comments in total)

One of the most beautiful songs ever written. I wish I had a worthy photo to enter but it's not looking very promising with only 2 days left.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 05:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Rufous Hummingbird in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (19 comments in total)

Congrats Carmen, you did it again with you fine hummer shot!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 19:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Thanks Stevie!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 1st comment
On YOUR BEST PHOTO taken with a SUPERZOOM Fixed Lens camera. challenge (15 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: Great challenge but once again somebody got spanked by idiot voters. You don't vote the brand but the photo. You don't look at the exif and vote your favorite camera. You don't give 0.5 vote to pull down someone. It has been a great pleasure joining your challenges Stevie. This will be my last as I feel voting system is still full of magic.

If you look at the top 10 winners here, several others (mine included) got .5 stars. I've been sandbagged many many times in past challenges but I continue to participate because if all the honest players drop out, all you have left are cheaters and they win.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 15:00 UTC

This is a magical image, wow.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 04:18 UTC as 4th comment
On P1010542 in the YOUR BEST PHOTO taken with a SUPERZOOM Fixed Lens camera. challenge (4 comments in total)

Fantastic macro, congrats Dale, well deserved.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 04:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On YOUR BEST PHOTO taken with a SUPERZOOM Fixed Lens camera. challenge (15 comments in total)
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kkardster: Great challenge, but I have to wonder if the couple of truly out-of-focus shots are really the best they've done?!!

If this is the photographer's personal best, then it absolutely qualifies to be in the challenge. After all, the challenge is "YOUR Best Photo...", not "THE Best Photo..."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
On YOUR BEST PHOTO taken with a SUPERZOOM Fixed Lens camera. challenge (15 comments in total)
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kkardster: It's great to see the variety of entries here - many that are nowhere near the "superzoom" reach. It just shows how versatile these gems really are while also showcasing what these "pinhead" wonders are capable of.

There was already a challenge for superzooms at max focal length.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Water Drop! challenge (6 comments in total)

There is already a water drops challenge finishing in 4 days...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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