scooper1

scooper1

Lives in Australia Geelong, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Apr 20, 2009

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On Get High or Get Low challenge (4 comments in total)

So many otherwise good photos that were taken at more or less the same height as the subject. Pity. Read the rules, folks!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 01:17 UTC as 1st comment
On A To Z - Letter X challenge (4 comments in total)

Dave,
No, you're not alone. Only a very few entries actually complied with the key requirement of the challenge. Disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Calendula in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks The Mick,
I'd love to lay claim to some highly advanced techniques here, but the fact is that appart from switching to Super Macro and engaging Aperture preferred with a very small setting, it was simply a matter of: -- see the photo -- point -- wait for the wind to stop gusting -- and shoot! Glad you liked it; I was happy with my 'best of the week'.
Regards.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Has it really escaped everyone's attention that there's hardly an object in focus in the sample image? What on earth is that image supposed to prove?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On Stonework - Ely Cathedral, England. in the A To Z - Letter S challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

anisah: For information - technically this stonework is known as the "Reredos"; more often such beautiful examples are actually carved wood.

This made me wonder if my title of "stonework" was accurate, since I was only a tourist visitor on one occasion; however, Wikipedia describes the work at Ely as "a lavishly carved and ornamented alabaster reredos". But thanks for the tip, regardless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On Grazing Animals challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

chrisby: Dear Host, does the challenge requires animals which just belongs to grazing species or shall they be photographed while grazing?

I notice that there are still many entries not complying with this requirement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On Midday snooze in the I Sleep challenge (3 comments in total)

I think he may have done this a few times before ... note the chocks under the wheels!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Fish oil capsules in the Colorful Shadows challenge (5 comments in total)

Nothing complicated about this one. I simply arranged the amber-coloured capsules on a pale blue kitchen bench top -- camera vertically above. Illumination was bright sunlight falling at a low angle from a window at the top of the scene. I made several different arrangements but this symmetrical one was by far the most pleasing to me. Glad you liked it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Chess challenge (1 comment in total)

The challenge name was "PEOPLE PLAYING CHESS". Many of the entries show no people at all and should have been disqualified.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 03:34 UTC as 1st comment
On whiskey in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Or as the label says: "whisky", which is the accepted spelling for Scotch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 11:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Flowers in Combination. challenge (4 comments in total)

Host said "Any TWO kinds...". I voted accordingly, but the host should have DQ'd the trangressors much ealier.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 12:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon Cake in the Good taste of Bread ... challenge (2 comments in total)

Mooncakes are not bread. Ask anyone who's tried one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon Cakes in the Good taste of Bread ... challenge (2 comments in total)

Mooncakes are not bread. Ask anyone who's tried one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 1st comment

Quite so; sorry. It must have been late at night and the fact that 2 entries are allowed masked my error. The other entry has been withdrawn.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 00:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Nature's Carpets challenge (12 comments in total)

Congratulations to all entrants. There are many beautiful images here and for once the voting seems to have been logical and the highly-placed entries fully deserving of their success. Thanks to all for the pleasure you have given me and many others, I'm sure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 5th comment
On Above the Arctic Circle in the Seascape challenge (2 comments in total)

Yes, that's one set caused by the wind, and the other from the wash of the ship.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 07:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Texture: Detail challenge (1 comment in total)

Sorry, but dew on a spider web is in no sense "texture".

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment

This shot should have rated much better -- I thought it was one of the best as far as 'jigsaw difficulty' was concerned, and image quality is also very good and better than many of the more highly rated entries. Well done, Objectiveman.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Commercial Vessels challenge (25 comments in total)

I'm certainly glad I didn't waste my time entering this challenge, though I had intended to. A fishing vessel isn''t "commercial"? A ferry isn't "commercial"? Come on....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 12:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hidden birds( No BIF) challenge (15 comments in total)

Most of the entries are not "hidden" in even the most generous interpretation of the word. Voted accordingly.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:54 UTC as 1st comment
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