cjf2

cjf2

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Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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On Colorshoot in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Great combination of colours in make up and scarf. Could have won but it was a strong week.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Blue Jay in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Great picture in a week of tough competition.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 1st comment

I love the lighting and her expression.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment

This was my favourite. Great composition and processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 06:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Wings of a landing Sandwich Tern in the Wings challenge (5 comments in total)
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The Mick: I can't imagine getting a shot like that... great skill!
Congratulations cjf2!
Mick

Hi Mick. Fire up your imagination and plan for next year. Looks like you are on the East Coast of the USA and there are terns up in Maine so maybe there is somewhere you can go up there in the breeding season - June and July.
Looks like there is at least one island with boat trips with many of the species we get here in the Farne Islands where this was taken.
http://www.boldcoast.com/msi.htm
Once you are there it's just a matter of pointing the camera at the birds and pressing the shutter!

These Sandwich Terns nest in a compact colony in the middle of a Pufffin Colony and the wind was in a direction that led them to hover on landing at a suitable distance. It was too dull for darker birds so I spent some time on these.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 19:29 UTC
On How the West was won in the Past or Future challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Babalu, I'm really pleased this one won. It took a lot of work to cope with the contrast between the sky and the shady parts of the black steam engine in the foreground.I also like it in sepia and white but it was a shame not to see the colour in the trees.
It is a passing loop on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Steam Railway.http://www.durangotrain.com It is a 60 mile long railway which as you say is single track. There are up to 4 trains a day in the busy season so there is a need for passing loops. The near train is a charter train for mainly English photographers and it is in the loop allowing the service train to pass. You can't get to this spot except on the train or with a very long walk but the railway has lots of easy photo locations and plenty of trains to photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Gossip in paris in the Street Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture. You can almost hear and smell Paris! How did you prevent them reacting to the camera or are the French less camera shy than most?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On Snowflakes in the fankenlens challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot, Steve. One day I must try taking snow flakes myself. You are told as a child that is what they look like but I've still never seen it for myself.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 20:29 UTC as 2nd comment
On Leaf cutter . in the fankenlens challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice photo.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Green Jumping Spider in the fankenlens challenge (4 comments in total)

I'm not sure I want to look closely at leaves if this sort of creature is hiding there! Well done with so many good entries.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Frankenfly! in the fankenlens challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow that got you close!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 19:45 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Wings of a landing Sandwich Tern in the Wings challenge (5 comments in total)

Thanks Percy2. Next year I'm hoping for some sunshine!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Tern Turn in the A To Z - Letter T challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks. You're from Texas and I dare say you may not used to how bad the light can be in Northern England! A bit of flash made a heck of a difference. If you look at my picture of the much paler Sandwich Tern in the wings challenge that finished the same day you can see similar light without flash.
Congrats on your win.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On THEATRE in the A To Z - Letter T challenge (1 comment in total)

I really liked the composition and the feel of the processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Tornado Take-off in the A To Z - Letter T challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Tired Tyres Tied in the A To Z - Letter T challenge (1 comment in total)

Terrific Tyre Title

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 1st comment
On SPLASH in the A To Z - Letter S challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks both. I had hoped it might win but I do like the winning shot too. I added a blurred vignette which really added to the appeal I think. Other than that it is just a magic monument captured for all time.
I'm not heavily into rallying and this driver was not known to me. I was disappointed that my shot of Sebastien Loeb, no 9 times world champion, in a similar car was not as good. He retired and this driver, Sebastien Ogier has taken his place at the top but driving a Volkswagen. I'm now pleased I got him just before he became the star. Who'd have thought two Frenchmen, both called Sebastien could be both so dominant in rallying one after each other.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 2nd comment

Just got back from a holiday without internet. Nice to see this won. There seem to have been plenty of grim faces in the Tour this year already.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 20:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Q in the A To Z - Letter Q challenge (2 comments in total)

Great interpretation of the letter Q!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Watermelon ... in the A Thing Of Beauty-Mother's Love challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely picture, great colours.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:50 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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