cjf2

cjf2

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On Yosemite Valley lit by Moonlight in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (20 comments in total)

Thanks everyone. Your kind comments make a great Christmas present!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 08:27 UTC as 4th comment
On Yosemite Valley lit by Moonlight in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (20 comments in total)

Thanks everyone. I'd spent the day in the national park and had decided to return to this famous "Tunnel View" viewpoint last thing in the day. When I arrived there was a long line of photographers with tripods set up to photograph the moonrise over the half dome which is visible in the distance near the middle of the frame. I hadn't known this was to happen. The moonrise was great as the clouds cleared just in time but after the moon had climbed behind the low cloud there was this pool of light on the low mist that looked better still.
It is interesting to note that the second place picture got nine 5 star votes compared to only two for this. Sorry cmantx!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 15th comment

This was my favourite. Nice photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 23:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Great photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 06:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Reddish Egret with newly washed hair in the Nature's 'Bad Hair Day' challenge (8 comments in total)

Glad you all liked it. Perhaps I should have used the title "Angry Bird."

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 03:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Bad Hair Day in the Nature's 'Bad Hair Day' challenge (2 comments in total)

Great animal. What is it?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 03:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On Reddish Egret with newly washed hair in the Nature's 'Bad Hair Day' challenge (8 comments in total)

Thanks Ruth. The Reddish Egret seems to be able to change from a slender sleek well groomed bird to a raggedy hunch back in the blink of an eye. This one had just dunked head first in search of food. If it caught anything it was small and quickly dispatched. I don't know what its frame of mind was but if I had to eat by diving head first into salty water to eat raw, live fish, I think I'd permanently be in a grumpy frame of mind.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 02:15 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Kalari Fighters in the Up in the air challenge (6 comments in total)

Great picture. Must get me a kite!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 03:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On Ely Depot, Nevada Northern Railway in the Railway challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank both. The conditions that day (well that part of it) were perfect for steam photography. 7 years late I've not had another day to equal it. Santa special season about to start on UK preserved railways so fingers crossed!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 16:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Homage to O Winston Link in the Favorite photographer challenge (2 comments in total)
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chrisby: Excellent! Reflects perfectly the spirit of the challenge and looks really like a work from Winston Link. Thanks for the additional info.
Chris :-)

Thank you. Looks like my typing of the information was a bit poor!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
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MenM: This Photo should have won!! The colours matches exacly the sharpness.
Both girls are sharp and full coloured. All other figures are unsharp becouse of movement and are just not BW. Very well done.

That's very kind, thank you. I'd always fancied a picture of a still person in amongst a blurred swirling crowd and this is the closest I've got yet. I'd like to try looking down on a station concourse or similar.
Funnily though I far preferred my other entry (Laurel and Hardy look a likes) that came 57th out of 60! Looks like the voters did not agree. Can I ask what did you think of it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
On Jack-o-lantern in the Jack-o-lantern(s) challenge (3 comments in total)

Not my carving I'm afraid, Mick. Nice to win all the same.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 20:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On CSI - Halloween in the Jack-o-lantern(s) challenge (2 comments in total)

Great idea!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 07:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On Snowy Egret Reflection in the Reflections I challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice image.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Chesterton_Mill in the Windmills challenge (1 comment in total)

I was born in Warwickshire and live not far away now but have never seen this or heard of it. I shall have to gland see it. Thanks for making me aware of it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 05:25 UTC as 1st comment
On P5190214 in the -By The Sea- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

This was one of my favourites in the challenge. Well done to place so high in a challenge with so many entries.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 07:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Puffin Fly By in the It flies!!! challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks both. the puffin was flying into the colony containing the burrow containing its mate and chick. It is looking down to decide where to land whilst trying to avoid Black Headed and Herring Gulls who are trying to steal the load of sand eels to feed their own chicks.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 07:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Madame Bovary in the Aperture 2.8 or Larger + 50mm focal length challenge (2 comments in total)

One of my favourites in the challenge. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 06:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On Alone in this world in the Aperture 2.8 or Larger + 50mm focal length challenge (1 comment in total)

Love the photo. Welcome to your first challenge!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 06:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Sugar Mill in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Good photo of an unusual subject.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 1st comment
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