RealPancho: This is a fantastic set of photographs, but very few of them qualify as macros. Whoever was in charge of submissions should have disqualified almost all of them. Had I disregarded that fact and voted in this challenge, I would have had a very hard time choosing my favorite. But if I ignore the category and simply choose the best photograph of these 60, I can't say I really have any quarrel with the chosen winner.
Good to know that the host is relaxed regarding definition of macro; thank you Michael for clarification! - BTW a nice set of challenges from you!
You are right, only a few are macros there.I think there are several reasons, e.g.: many people do not distinguish between macro, close up or even crop.Nowadays the definition of macro is not easily available, often due to former related definition to size of film format, becoming complicate due to different sensor sizes today.When I submitted my entry I was fully aware that it is not a real macro, but why did I submit?
The serie of the host "macro - something" has a long history and host, photographers and voters seem to accept, that the entries are not real macros. Just have a look at the previous macro challenges, and in particular at some high ranked entries.
We should regard the challenges here as fun, ok, as a serious fun, but nothing more :-)
Does anybody knows whether is it possible to set a filter to eliminate posts which contain certain phrases (e.g. no EVF, no 4K)?
utomo99: I wish the lens is faster. F 5.6 is too slow now
@Joseph Black: well said, I entirely agree!
Yes, that is dirt, and even more impressive looking at full size; well deserved win!
NancyP: peeling paint on sheet metal
Congratulation, you are right! The pattern stems from the peeling paint in the area of two dents in a steel container.
chrisby: Dear Ruth,may be my language problem: do you require more than one leaf or is it sufficient to show just one leaf? I always think whether the plural in a challenge title means more than one per entry or refers to the entries in general.
Thank you, Ruth!
Dear Ruth,may be my language problem: do you require more than one leaf or is it sufficient to show just one leaf? I always think whether the plural in a challenge title means more than one per entry or refers to the entries in general.
When I saw this image, I was sure that could only be from the master of steam engine photos and in fact, it was. Very nice capture!
cjf2: Great picture. I love the position of the individual elevators and the shape formed by the rails.
A compliment from you counts double for me, thank you so much, cjf2 for your nice comment! Never thought that I could beat you in a challenge :-) - I was immediately attracted by the rails, but had to wait half an hour to have the elevators in a good position and additionally without movement. Unfortunately I had only my little S95 with me as always during business trip and only 28mm at the wide end.
chrisby: My photo in my galery is tagged, the link under my photo works, I see the big galery with the current status, but not my photo (tagged 8 hours before). Any idea?
Thank you so much, dialstatic for your help, now I found it! I am quite familar with dpr challenges where photos are ordered by time of upload. So I gave up too early with my search. Did not expect this approach here :-)
My photo in my galery is tagged, the link under my photo works, I see the big galery with the current status, but not my photo (tagged 8 hours before). Any idea?
Well done! Better than the original!Chris :-)
Excellent! Reflects perfectly the spirit of the challenge and looks really like a work from Winston Link. Thanks for the additional info.Chris :-)
Must be a great camera if battery life is the first item on the cons list.
Paul Lazanov: Love this
Thank you, Paul, for your nice comment! I am glad you like it.
MarioSS: Good timing, nice photo!
Thank you very much for your encouraging comment; I am glad you like the pic. Not only the timing, also choosing the correct white balance was demanding; light changed every few seconds; and I don not like RAW :-)You have also a very nice entry, very impressive portrait!
RuthC: Folks, this 'One Orange Leaf' challenge is one of a series of coloured leaves challenges which I thought would be enjoyable for you to enter. The Green Leaf challenge was fine. So was the Yellow Leaf, ditto the Brown Leaf. Now suddenly the critics are suggesting that I should accept every colour from green, to pale lemon to dark brown, and call it orange! Come on, this is supposed to be fun! When I think of "orange" I think of the citrus fruit, or the national colour of the Netherlands, carrots or pumpkins, saffron, Buddhist monks, Californian poppies....I plan to disqualify those entries which I believe are too pale in colour to be considered orange. I accept that computer monitors vary in their colour display, so I am trying to be careful here. Ruth
Thank you, Ruth, for clarification! Now it is much clearer for me what you mean. But I am a bit lazy and I don't want to go out and look for an orange leaf. But you mentioned the citrus fruit. I recently discovered an ORANGE in my fridge which I have overlooked for more than a half year. Wonderful brownish color and with a partially beautiful green coating. Would that be okay for this challenge??
Summerhill: I want a waterproof camera to take kayaking, etc. I may drop it in the water,but won't be diving with it. I would like to have the highest quality pictures I can get in a compact...that can be dropped in the water.
Are there other cameras that I should consider?
I use my waterproof camera mainly for bad weather and dust and dirt protection. You should look at Panasonic FT5. I have the FT3, quite old, and picture quality is really good. Picture quality of FT4/FT5 is even better. Also according reviews: if you more look for picture quality you cannot do wrong with FT serie!
Very nice picture and a clever idea to just show a detail. Congratulation to your win! - 40 years ago I bought a very similar camera from Quelle, a big store in Germany. The camera was announced as a russian camera named Zenit and looked a bit like an old Leica replica. I owned also a 50, 35 and 135 mm lens.