tasad

tasad

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Joined on Nov 18, 2011

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On Autumn Leaf in the One Orange Leaf challenge (1 comment in total)

This is White Poplar ( Populus alba ) ...

http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/living-in/about/our-natural-environment/introduced-plants-and-animals/weeds/poplar-populus-species

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:308356#tab_gallery

http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/biodiversity/invasive/weeds/weeddetails.pl?taxon_id=2883

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Weeds challenge (3 comments in total)

Some entries are not photos of a weed ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 03:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On A To Z - Letter X challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

scooper1: Dave,
No, you're not alone. Only a very few entries actually complied with the key requirement of the challenge. Disappointing.

Looks like the few recent challenges - in this series -
are going on their own , without any signs of hosting ...
A few months ago , the host explained his absence
in this way : "... I was elsewhere, had a very large
headache(a natural one) also, and busy just gained
4-5 awards for my photographs somewhere else..."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
On Beautiful world challenge (3 comments in total)

Sorry , but my comment below is a continuation of comments
that have been removed by the host...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 06:12 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Beautiful world challenge (3 comments in total)

Here are his business ads where he presents himself as a
" Modeling Portfolio Photographer " ...
http://ahmedabad.olx.in/modeling-portfolio-photographer-uday-khatri-ahmedabad-india-iid-650921338

https://plus.google.com/photos/113148487576670121459/albums/6039266791987988273

https://plus.google.com/photos/113148487576670121459/albums/6030559147266053825

All the modeling pictutes were not taken by Uday Khatri ...
Just a two samples :
This photo :
https://plus.google.com/photos/113148487576670121459/albums/6030559147266053825/6030561842027166130?pid=6030561842027166130&oid=113148487576670121459
... was taken by Marc Laroche :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stygian/4486536327/in/photostream/
This photo :
https://plus.google.com/photos/113148487576670121459/albums/6039266791987988273/6039268203652455746?pid=6039268203652455746&oid=113148487576670121459
...was taken by Deborah Ory and Ken Browar :
http://www.designartmagazine.com/2014/07/nyc-dance-project-photographers-ken.html

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 4th comment
On Sky Phenomena challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

JamesD28: Just to clarify, here are some of the things which don't count as a sky phenomena:
- Regular clouds
- Colours in clouds due to sunrises/sunsets
- Sun rays
- Mist & heat haze.

The sample pictures you have provided - have nothing
to do with the "sky phenomena" . They just show some
forms of lens flare. The lens flare is a very common
"phenomena" - especially with the ultra-wide lens and
the sun located in the centre of the photographed scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On My professional DSLR or SLR challenge (9 comments in total)

The entry which finished 8th - doesn't comply with
the challenge's rules :
1. It was not taken with a professional DSLR ...
2. It's a composite photo ( I've never seen this kind of night
shot of the Milky Way - taken with shutter speed 1/125 sec.)
3. The entrant is a proven cheater ( multiple accounts , exif data
manipulation )...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 01:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Into the Sea in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

ozziebadger : you should set the correct date and time
on your camera ...
It's impossible that the photo was taken on 23th June , 2014
at 23 :03 :11 ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Photographic Hours: The Blue Hour challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

bcys1961: Which period is the blue hour ? Dusk or Dawn ?

Both ..." The blue hour is the period of twilight each
morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance
below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes
on a predominantly blue hue..." - Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn#mediaviewer/File:Twilight_description_full_day.svg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 14:14 UTC
On Glassware Photography challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

tasad: ... "Additional rules: Color ONLY! ..."
So , what the two B/W entries ( " zebra style " ) are doing here?

OK , generally I agree with the most of the above sentences.
BTW : if we're talking about some personal manners
regarding challenges , it would be nice - when using not
host's own pictures as a sample images - to ask the original
owners of the photos for a permission .
These sample images are copyrighted... But here is no
information who originally took the pictures , and no links
to the ORIGINAL ( not something like Pinterest ) source of
the images ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
On Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (12 comments in total)

If the challenge is about the capital city of Rome , Italy - why
there are so many entries taken in the Vatican City State ?
Vatican City State ( country) is administratively , territorially and
politically independent , sovereign from the city of Rome ...
Also , the entry titled "Roman Soldiers" has nothing to do
with a "roman soldiers " ( and city of Rome ) . Actually
it shows soldiers of "San Marco Regiment " . The regiment is
located in Brindisi - 540 km away from Rome ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 03:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Glassware Photography challenge (6 comments in total)

... "Additional rules: Color ONLY! ..."
So , what the two B/W entries ( " zebra style " ) are doing here?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 03:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On USA PRODUCTS in the -Made in America- (Full Colours Only) challenge (1 comment in total)

The Duracell battery was "Made in EC " ( European Community )

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment
On 3rd Place challenge (19 comments in total)
In reply to:

Buzz Lightyear: What is great about these "runner up" challenges is the obvious high quality of photographs entered. It is a feast for the eyes to see all these wonderful images collected in one place. While they didn't win a 1st in their previous respective challenges, any of them are deserving of a top placement. My head is spinning trying to select a winner here.

At least two entries in this challenge - have won first
place in previous challenges .
There is even an image entered 18 times in previous
challenges ...but , so far - it did not win ...

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On 4th place challenge (19 comments in total)

The entry which won the 2nd place in this challenge -
has won twice 1st place in these previous challenges :
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=761894
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=653159
How does it comply with the idea of this challenge and with the
challenge's introduction sentence :
" We all know that sometimes one of our favorite photos doesn't
quite get the win ..."

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On SONG: SHE challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

db.: What an uninviting and
unpleasant way of expres-
sing all those «Additional
Rules»! Don't you think
the rules set up by dpr
are enough? When a
child, did you want to
become a policeman??

@db : sorry - but there is no such thing like
" rules set up by dpreview for all challenges " ...
Rules are independently set up by hosts ...Only by hosts...

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Unfriendly Encounter in the Two for One in Nature challenge (21 comments in total)

desertsky - in short : you are a thief and a cheater !
Even if this particular photo was taken by you -
you have stolen at least three photos from
others photographers ...
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53647016

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Unfriendly Encounter in the Two for One in Nature challenge (21 comments in total)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3667144

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Luminosity in the Macro - Glass challenge (1 comment in total)

" Processing rules: Minimum and basic post processing only."
This image is a product of extensive Photoshop's manipulation...
A photo was post processed using illustration/watercolor filters
and then Photoshop's "mirror image effect" has been used.
The right half of the image is exactly the same like the left half.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 03:47 UTC as 1st comment
On AJ in the Large Aperture challenge (1 comment in total)

This image was taken with aperture f3.5 - not f2.8 ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 00:44 UTC as 1st comment
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