Mike Ronesia

Mike Ronesia

Lives in Northern Mariana Islands Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Works as a Tech
Has a website at www.underexposed.us/prints
Joined on Sep 30, 2009
About me:

Just keep livin' the good life

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On Banded Butterflies in the The Shallows challenge (2 comments in total)

Love both the salt and town piers on Bonaire but I have to agree, this does not appear to be in 6' or less of water. I guess you have to give the photographer the benefit of the doubt as it is hard to be sure how deep a shot is taken at times. This shot

http://underexposed.us/images/Wing_0062.jpg

could have been 1m or it could have been 3m. I know it's right where we jump in but I can't be certain because I took it a while back.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2011 at 00:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Photo Fish Hunt challenge (19 comments in total)

Do mammals count? I know a dolphin might confuse some people. Once, at band camp, there was this Whale...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2011 at 23:52 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On The hand in the 100 challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

Paulo Matos: Great idea! Congratulations!
I only wish to know if cloning the hand can be considered basic pp.

While cool, I gave it a low score because of the cloning. Great idea and I like the shot, I just didn't think it fit the rules.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2011 at 02:38 UTC
On Nubble Lighthouse in the Outdoor Low Light Conditions challenge (4 comments in total)

Very well done. One of the nicest shots I've seen in a while.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2011 at 02:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On Best gift ever! challenge (1 comment in total)

I've had a few DQ's for size, but most have re-submitted and I just wanted to say thanks for understanding the 1600 requirement.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2011 at 22:41 UTC as 1st comment
On mY rOyAL rIDe in the Your favorite Ride challenge (8 comments in total)

Great shot of a beautiful bike. Thanks for entering.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:43 UTC as 3rd comment
On 50 GOIN ON 100 in the 100 challenge (1 comment in total)

Great concept but photo needs more DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 22:06 UTC as 1st comment
On 100 in the 100 challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot and would score high in the proper challenge but this is all speculation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 22:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On Spinning 100 yen in the 100 challenge (1 comment in total)

I was ready to give this a very high vote for creativity. If it had been a 50 yen coin I would have but this shows 200 not 100.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment
On typhoid stadium challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

ser dpreview: @Paulo Matos
OK, sorry for my english.

I have never heard the word "Tefosi" before but now I know what it means.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 21:44 UTC
On Giant flag at the Dodger stadium in the typhoid stadium challenge (1 comment in total)

Looks like the stands were artificially blurred and is a distraction to my eyes. Other then that I like it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 21:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Action series... Swimming challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Deleted pending purge: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/swim

swim (swm)
v. swam (swm), swum (swm), swim·ming, swims
v.intr.
1. To move through water by means of the limbs, fins, or tail.
2. To move as though gliding through water.
3. To float on water or another liquid.
4.
a. To be covered or flooded with or as if with a liquid: chicken swimming in gravy.
b. To possess a superfluity; abound: After winning the lottery, she was swimming in money.
5. To experience a floating or giddy sensation; be dizzy: "his brain still swimming with the effects of the last night's champagne" (Robert Smith Surtees).
6. To appear to spin or reel lazily: The room swam before my eyes.
v.tr.
1. To move through or across (a body of water) by swimming: She swam the channel.
2. To execute (a particular stroke) in swimming.
3. To cause to swim or float.

It seems that even the simplest of things need defining... Why people would rather be disqualified than read the Intro and Rules, that's mysterious...

I've been swimming in regret for missing this one so a picture of me looking regretful would have worked, right? I sure wish people would read and follow the rules as it would make life easier.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2011 at 02:45 UTC
On Hard back challenge (5 comments in total)

UPDATE

I have been in contact with Mr. Butler of DPR and he has asked for a little time to talk with the IT people to see if they can drill down any deeper then I have with the data available to them. He seems willing, but lacks the ability to go beyond what I have done himself and is escalating the issue. I hope to hear back shortly but did tell him I would post my findings later if they can't help with more details.

Thanks
Mark James

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 21:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Hard back challenge (5 comments in total)

I have reviewed the voting and have sent the findings into DPR for feedback. I will give them 14hrs to reply to my request before I proceed further. I'll post what I found if they have nothing to add or do not get back to me.

Please be patient and thank's for bringing this to my attention.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike Ronesia: GH2 not an Enthusiast and grouped with the J1 as a niche? Also the video transfer rate is now 24MBPS with the new FW.

I didn't mean to imply you were doing anything unethical. Just that maybe you were looking for a mix of venders in each category for balance. I know this stuff can be tough and it's even harder with instant feedback from the rabid masses so please forgive me if I cam across that way. It just seems that 90% of the GH2 owners bought it to take pictures and not video because of the features and tech. I know I did. Thanks for correcting the specs and have a good evening and Merry Christmas.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 04:50 UTC
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike Ronesia: GH2 not an Enthusiast and grouped with the J1 as a niche? Also the video transfer rate is now 24MBPS with the new FW.

We'll have to agree to disagree. I don't think the Pen belongs in that category at all and to dis the GH2 just because it has better video seems wrong. Can you tell I have one. ;) I didn't buy it for video either, I bought it because it's the best M4/3's stills camera on the market. It just looks like you didn't want to put two Panasonic's in the enthusiast category even though they both fit and threw Oly a bone. Nothing against the oly but with the aging sensor and no viewfinder it just doesn't make the cut in my mind.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:57 UTC
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike Ronesia: GH2 not an Enthusiast and grouped with the J1 as a niche? Also the video transfer rate is now 24MBPS with the new FW.

Panasonic has released its promised firmware update for the DMC-GH2, enabling 24Mbps video to be captured at 1080p30 ( From your site.)

On the first page the info is wrong at 17Mbps

Not that it matters but I would take the GH2 for stills over the GX1, but you make it sound like photos are an afterthought. I se it as the best enthusiast camera of the whole bunch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:35 UTC
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)

GH2 not an Enthusiast and grouped with the J1 as a niche? Also the video transfer rate is now 24MBPS with the new FW.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:20 UTC as 105th comment | 8 replies
On Dusty Books in the Hard back challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice. Comp and lighting are excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 00:44 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Your favorite Ride challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

LeeStar: Anyone about to enter this challenge may want to actually *read* the rules. This host is very diligent about making sure entries follow the rules he set down. For those who read comments but not the rules: just take a photo of your *own* favorite vehicle/mode of transportation, at your home. Make sure you took the photo after the challenge was announced, and resize to 1600 on the longest end, with basic pp. I think it's a cool challenge and I'm disappointed that there aren't more honest entries, but I appreciate all the work the host is putting into it.

Thanks, I've been using my laptop as my main computer is broken and with the small screen I missed the above comment.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 00:35 UTC
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