Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

Lives in United States Monterey Bay, CA, United States
Works as a Retired IT Database Administrator
Joined on Jun 17, 2012

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On Sand Castle at Seacliff Beach, Aptos CA in the A Day at the Beach (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks, Mike. I really appreciate your comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Pen Stands. challenge (2 comments in total)

Do you mean pen "holders" (something you place a ball point pen into)? ... or something else?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On A Day at the Beach (Nature) challenge (4 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: A lot of these do not specify the location of the beach. Shouldn't they be disqualified?

Thanks for the clarification, Ruth. I had always assumed that the "theme" section also described a summary of rules. Don't know how other challenge hosts view it, but it's nice to know how you perceive it. Yes - it always seems that "sunrise/sunset" and "beach" challenges receive a lot of entries (with a few birds thrown in - LOL!).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
On Painted Blue Lizard in the Lizards challenge (2 comments in total)

Ha . . . I see the voting public does not like photo jokes (except madreas91!).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 1st comment
On A Day at the Beach (Nature) challenge (4 comments in total)

A lot of these do not specify the location of the beach. Shouldn't they be disqualified?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review preview (62 comments in total)
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lennzy: I got a question. Im thinking about buying this camera for Landscape Photography and im having trouble choosing lenses. Is the Nikon 18-200mm VR II compatible with the D7100 and is it good for landscape photography?

If you read reviews of the Nikon 18-200, you'll see it described as having:

◾Pronounced distortion across much of the range
◾Extremely soft at 135mm
◾Rather average close-up performance
◾Zoom creep

Although in the normal to short telephoto range, you might get decent images, but you would not be getting full benefit of the high quality resolution capabilities of the D7100. If you can live with a bit less telephoto reach, the 16-85 lens would be a better match for a "walking around"/landscape lens. If your budget could afford it, adding the excellent Nikon 70-200mm VR (I or II) will blow your mind at the image quality available.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 08:29 UTC
On Tree in snow in the 2nd Place challenge (5 comments in total)

I don't know, Dr. Ayman. I have a 32" HD screen, and when I look at the image, it looks pretty crisp to me. Fantastic shot, by the way.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On Out Of Bounds. in the A To Z - Letter O challenge (11 comments in total)

This is one of the most original and well conceived entries I have seen on Dpreview. I agree it should have placed MUCH, MUCH higher. Too bad the voting public is so impartial toward birds.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 04:01 UTC as 4th comment
On 2nd Place challenge (20 comments in total)
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InTheMist: 149 of us are going to lose a second time!

Not only that, but some poor entrant, who was once proud to say "I achieved a 2nd place!" . . . is going to have to adjust to the emotional shock of now placing #138 - for the same photo!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Under Attack in the 1:1 aspect ratio: Travel photos challenge (2 comments in total)

Fantastic capture. At 140mm, you couldn't have been that far away from the action. Yikes!

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On 2nd Place challenge (20 comments in total)
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erick4x4: Alright, I'm gonna bump this one way up since its the last one of the 4th, 3rd, 2nd portion of this series...

I agree, Wildbegonia. As a photographer, I would find it much more meaningful to see how, for examples, my portraiture art compares to other entries of a like-theme -- rather than with what I already know are the insanely popular bird and insect photos. I would think it would also be a more manageable task for voters.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On 3rd Place challenge (19 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 07:04 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Azure Kingfisher in the Olympus SLR Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

Spot on focus and beautifully colored bird. Nice capture!

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On 3rd Place challenge (19 comments in total)

How about increased the number of entries allowed, then?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 07:51 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Good on you for changing the traditional, expected perspective, iMac! Really beautiful shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment
On "Creation" in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

This is a fantastic shot - in every way. Congratulations, Jambalawa!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 6th comment
On Waiting... in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Very cool!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Mellifont Steel Wool in the steelwool long exposure challenge (3 comments in total)

Delete.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On Inner Beauty of the Nautilus in the The Beauty of Seashells challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks for your compliments, Ruth. I used a light table to light the shell from underneath, and then shone a flashlight over the top briefly to bring out the details of the top of the shell. The image actually first started out orange/bronze colored, but I experimented with the white balance and found that the cooler hue actually seemed to make the shell "glow" more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Inner Beauty of the Nautilus in the The Beauty of Seashells challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks, Mick.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 00:21 UTC as 4th comment
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