vqueen

vqueen

Lives in Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Works as a HR Executive
Joined on Apr 16, 2011

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On Altar at the Mosque challenge (5 comments in total)
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vqueen: Dear participants, the correct word is "mihrap". However, in international texts, "mihrap" is explained as "altar" so that it makes sense to a wider audience. The sample photo is self-explanatory I beleive.

I changed the "altar" word with "mihrab" to eliminate confusion. Thanks for your comments

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 05:43 UTC
On Bridges challenge (3 comments in total)
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Bing Chow: Is B&W allowed?

Yes

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
On Altar at the Mosque challenge (5 comments in total)

Dear participants, the correct word is "mihrap". However, in international texts, "mihrap" is explained as "altar" so that it makes sense to a wider audience. The sample photo is self-explanatory I beleive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Anchors challenge (2 comments in total)
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RoyBatty888: Are photos of parts of anchors accepted?just the iron chain for example.

The whole anchor must be visible. Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On 21st of March International Day of Forrests in the The Month - March challenge (5 comments in total)
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merops: This was my favourite photo in this challenge. I work in forests in the spring and you've caught the wonderful way that the light comes through the young leaves. It's also a nice composition. And you had a proper March link, which you explained in the notes. Congratulations on a wonderful entry, and thanks for posting :-)

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. In fact I took this picture during a 2 days long trekking tour in the woods and it was one of the best nature experiences I had.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
On Windows with flowers challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Hi vqueen,
I'm a little confused with this challenge. Are you asking just for window boxes full of flowers, or are entries looking out through windows at flowers okay? What about looking into the window at flowers in a vase?
If I don't ask, someone else is sure to grumble about the description. Ruth :-)

Windows and flowers together are acceptable. Flowers might be in a vase, or planted in front of the window or window frame might be covered by flowers, all are acceptable as long as both flowers and the window are visible in the photo. Thanks for asking

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:15 UTC
On Sunflowers challenge (5 comments in total)
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agentul: regarding my disqualified entry, i would like to clarify:

it is in fact a seedless sunflower, used for decorative purposes. i bought them myself a few years ago as a bouquet. they are hard to find.

https://www.google.com/search?q=seedless+sunflower&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QZwdU5P6LOHhywPxzIDYAg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=1264&bih=690

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Helianthus+annuus&qpvt=Helianthus+annuus&FORM=IGRE

the challenge rules did not specify whether the sunflower had to be fertile or not. i can provide a few more photos that show the leaves and the stem, which are identical to those of fertile sunflowers.

edit: here is a link to a Romanian company selling the decorative sun flowers. http://agrosemimpex.ro/produse/search/category/88/page/2

also, another Romanian company: http://www.seminte.de/Seminte-de-flori/Floarea-soarelui/Floarea-soarelui-umpluta-oxid.html

there are photos but no scientific information

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
On Sunflowers challenge (5 comments in total)
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xml6000: Are pink gerbera's allowed (part of the sunflower family)

No, sorry

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
On 21st of March International Day of Forrests in the The Month - March challenge (5 comments in total)
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Nigel J Watts: Is that Forrest or Forest?

forest of course... sorry for the extra "r"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
On Minarets challenge (3 comments in total)

Some of the entries are not minarets.. Host should disqualify such entries

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 06:33 UTC as 3rd comment
On Mimosa challenge (5 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Kudos to the host for accomplishing the daunting task of keeping this challenge clean of entries that do not meet the rules.

Had I known mimosa was such a confusing flower, I would have not chosen this topic for sure!! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 09:13 UTC
On Mimosa challenge (5 comments in total)
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RuthC: Hi vqueen,
Your sample picture looks very much like the flowers of the Acacia trees, (or wattles, as they are known in Australia.)
I Wikipedia-d 'Mimosa' and became further confused because the botanists themselves have been confusing the Mimosa, Acacia and Albizia species for many years.
Will you accept acacias and albizias as well as mimosa flowers in your challenge?
Thanks, Ruth

Hi RuthC,
Thank you for this message. I did not know about acacia trees' flowers but I looked it up after reading your message and yes, you are right, the flowers are very similar. In this case, as it will be impossible for me to differentiate between acacia and mimosa, yes I will also accept acacias. But albizias look rather different, therefore I would say no albizias. Thank you once again for this chance for clarification

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 06:39 UTC
On Fish challenge (2 comments in total)
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anisah: Question - are jellyfish and starfish allowed?

No, thanks for asking

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 07:31 UTC
On Flowers in Vase challenge (2 comments in total)
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FranKois: vase- not pot? How to make the difference?

Usually a pot contains soil, while vase contains water to feed the flowers, but both of them could be made from transparent glass or opaque ceramique. The difference concerns transparency, esthetic aspect or mouth diameter?
My definition: I will consider a pot as containing soil, of conical shape, made of simple raw clay to be used outside in the garden.
I hope it will suit you.
Regards
F

Thanks for this definition, it's exactly what I wanted to emphasize

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Kiangs in the Donkeys challenge (2 comments in total)
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Objectiveman: I have submitted a new cropped picture as in the old one the animals were not clearly visible as donkeys. There should not be any doubt about this one as the distinctive marking and color of the Kiangs can be verified.

Thanks :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 05:37 UTC
On Olive Trees challenge (2 comments in total)
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ConanFuji: I can't recognise an olive tree even if walk onto one

I think olive trees are recognizable mainly to those who live around Mediterreanean region

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
On Birds in the Sky challenge (18 comments in total)
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haholien: Hi,

My submission was disqualified. I do not understand why...
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8698213068/photos/2792456/

Which part of the rules do you believe I broke?
It was cropped and exp adjusted in LR.
Perhaps you want to see the RAW-file?

I post this here as the feedback link you provide in the email malfunctions.

Regards,
Hallgeir

Hi, I sent you a personal message explaining the reasons. Best regards

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 06:36 UTC
On Birds in the Sky challenge (18 comments in total)
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Philip Lanoue: So is *open sky only* acceptable as a background or is water, trees, mountains, etc. OK?

Water, trees and mountains are okey as long as we can also see the sky.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 06:12 UTC
On Birds in the Sky challenge (18 comments in total)
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jetals: Does this mean just a bird in flight, or does the sky have to be in the background as well?

Sky must be in the background

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 05:33 UTC
On Birds in the Sky challenge (18 comments in total)
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Jack Cat: I see the sample photo shows one bird. Just to clarify, is one bird in the photo acceptable or does it have to be more than one?

More than one birds are also acceptable

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 05:32 UTC
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