Wildbegonia

Wildbegonia

Lives in Japan Japan
Works as a Art Historian and Lisenced City Tour Guide
Joined on Jun 27, 2011
About me:

"Ethics is the difference between what you have the right to do, and what is right to do."

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On Marine Fitzgerald Reserve, California in the More HDR challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations. It is an image of great craftsmanship.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 02:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On Montreal Mist photo in gazzajb's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautifu! and so Montreal! One of those photos that you think: I wish it was me who took it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 02:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Campbell in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (6 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I will never guess you are the same author of entry # 27 Locky in this challenge, which is a stunning portrait and far of 'high quality' (whatever this means for voters) and craftsmanship. In MO, Locky should had got a higher spot. So having said this, this entry has been treated excessively in pp and added unnatural coloring (almost hurts the viewr's eyes), specially in the area which is the soul of the portrait: The eyes.

My apologies. I did not intended to suggest that it should be changed. I would not change it or touch a hair in this image either. It is as the artists intended to be so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Campbell in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (6 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I will never guess you are the same author of entry # 27 Locky in this challenge, which is a stunning portrait and far of 'high quality' (whatever this means for voters) and craftsmanship. In MO, Locky should had got a higher spot. So having said this, this entry has been treated excessively in pp and added unnatural coloring (almost hurts the viewr's eyes), specially in the area which is the soul of the portrait: The eyes.

gazzajb,
See? I am very sorry, but I had the blessing of being in Australia and in touch with aboriginal Australians, discover their culture and more specially studied their Art. The rendering of the photo did not reviled the subject as an aboriginal contemporary Australia to me.
And yes, the interpretation is a matter of opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Locky in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (3 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Very nice portrait, speaks volumes of the sitter's character. Well crafted too. Sad it did not placed better. Love the result given by the use of a macro lens, and how it captured the light in the eyes.

Simply stunning.....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On Campbell in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (6 comments in total)

I will never guess you are the same author of entry # 27 Locky in this challenge, which is a stunning portrait and far of 'high quality' (whatever this means for voters) and craftsmanship. In MO, Locky should had got a higher spot. So having said this, this entry has been treated excessively in pp and added unnatural coloring (almost hurts the viewr's eyes), specially in the area which is the soul of the portrait: The eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 01:34 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On Fridel - at 98 years in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful portrait. Congratulations, sad did not get a better spot. There are as many definitions of what a portrait is as people who voted here. Love the fact that you did not resourced to excessive HDR to make great.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 01:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Locky in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice portrait, speaks volumes of the sitter's character. Well crafted too. Sad it did not placed better. Love the result given by the use of a macro lens, and how it captured the light in the eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Stefan in the High Quality: Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, your entry deserves a better place. This is a well crafted photograph and one of the few in this challenge which truly meets its theme. Portrait means as many thingas as there are people, many photos here are not portraits.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 00:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On IMG_1714 - Kopya in the - Sadness-- (Faceshot in BW+ Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Comet Hale-Bopp, 1997 in the Film Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, a stunning image. I think is one of the most original image I seen around here in a long long time. Clever use of flash to render foreground glare. Was it taken in 1996? I think?
Great events happened when this gift from the Universe graced our skies, their memory forever equated with this comet. This image replay them for me. Big dipper on the upper right corner? And the Pleiades in the lower left? I am so moved by this image, many nights I stand and watched for hours this best show ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 03:21 UTC as 2nd comment
On 1985_0000_00000037 in the Film Challenge challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful portrait, congratulations. Great camera too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 03:00 UTC as 1st comment
On My human body challenge (11 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I would like someone to illuminate me and explain to me what is the 'pathology' of a pregnant woman, a fist, the profile of a face bathed in darkness, the palm of a hand, a pair of wigglely happy feet, a tattooed body. Never mind the histology!...

tasad,
Thank you so much for taking the time to explain to us in a clear and basic language, that can be easily understood, the complexities of the illnesses found in these images, illnesses not seen by the naked eye.
@_@
Once again you had excel in the field of Medicine by giving an accurate diagnosis of this pathologies, in the field of investigation, research an exposure of camouflaged cheating diseases and, by extension in Forensics.
I see the light now. :)
And yes,your compliment is graciously accepted ,thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (117 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: The winning photo just makes it very clear why banning drones from national parks is a very good idea.

Let's not kid ourself, this "photographer" has zero respect for his subject, and would endanger the wild animal just to get a cool shot. Hell, for all we know he might have just smashed his drone into this eagle, but hell, he got a winning shot, right?

And now, there's gonna be more of those inconsiderate, brainless shmucks doing the same stupid thing.

Really, this kind of stuff needs to be discouraged, not awarded.

@Astrotripper
They are already causing havoc, wait till they will put other people's life in danger. Read:
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/04/drone-flies-close-plane-landing-vancouver-airport-investigation-underway-video/ and

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/drone-crash-prompts-vancouver-to-review-film-industry-use

@Just another Canon shutter,
Get informed and run for cover.
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Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 04:28 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (117 comments in total)
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Jogger: I dont like the super exaggerated perspective from the near-fisheye lenses on the drones.

Neither do I.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 04:24 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (117 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: Some folks here may be scoffing at the alarmists, but I think wildlife photographers are going to need to have a very serious discussion about the ethics of using drones in their work. And I think that those who can't see the potential impact of drones on wildlife are either very naive or very short-sighted, or perhaps both.

.....if not plain brainless.
They are already causing havoc, wait till they will put other people's life in danger. Read:
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/04/drone-flies-close-plane-landing-vancouver-airport-investigation-underway-video/ and

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/drone-crash-prompts-vancouver-to-review-film-industry-use

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
On Cats in the Cats challenge (1 comment in total)

Molto bella.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 02:33 UTC as 1st comment
On High Quality: Portraits challenge (6 comments in total)
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alex326: Wikipedia: "A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer."

How many pictures in this challenge are compliant with the definition above and out of the rest, how many are "High quality"?

Like and agree.
Mmmm, food for thought. Hope to read some more an extensibly about the notion of 'high quality'

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
On My human body challenge (11 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I would like someone to illuminate me and explain to me what is the 'pathology' of a pregnant woman, a fist, the profile of a face bathed in darkness, the palm of a hand, a pair of wigglely happy feet, a tattooed body. Never mind the histology!...

They are not pathologies.
Pathology = The study of disease.
Histology= The study of the microscopy (as looking thru a microscope or thru a macro lens) anatomy of cells and tissues.
Win entry is a very nice photo, but it and many others in this challenge have nothing to do to the theme requested for the challenge.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathology
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histology
Now, all the above according to you are diseases? Is the process of being pregnant a pathology? Or can we see the structure of the fetus cells growing and changing thru a full dressed body?
Boy! I am sure that if you insist, you will get pears from an oak tree!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 23:02 UTC
On my wife,s face in the My human body challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice photo

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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