cjf2

cjf2

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On photo Mouthful of gifts in the A Gift From Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Once again, cjf2, you have delighted us with your superb images of puffins, and achieved a very well-deserved second place in this challenge. You've captured this little puffin, demonstrating its amazing food-carrying skills. The whole picture is stunning, from the bright colours, the fine details, the textures of the bird's feathers, to the silvery sheen of the hapless fish with their "What the..." eyes. Definitely one of your best. Ruth :-)

Thanks, Ruth. I'm intending to go back next breeding season. I wish there were some other species that were as endearing and so accessible.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
On challenge King Fisher (8 comments in total)

Isn't the host asking for all entrants to work on and enter the same picture, HIS/HER sample picture? The first four entries are just other pictures of Kingfishers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 08:15 UTC as 4th comment
On photo smile in the Too Cute II challenge (5 comments in total)

If you look at the many entries this entrant has submitted none of them has a spike of 5 star votes. I think this picture just appealed to many people. I'm not a parent but even I think the child looks cute. Apart from the folds of material to right I can't think of anything that spoils the composition overly much.
I for one congratulate UdayanSankarPal on his win.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 13:48 UTC as 2nd comment
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tecnoworld: Pretty stunning! Did you zoom in while shooting to get that effect?

Thanks. No zooming, the effect round the edges is a blurred vignette applied with onOne Perfect Effects software.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On photo Tunnel Vision in the Borders challenge (3 comments in total)
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ms18: Loves it

I'm glad you and DAPAL liked it. I'm pleased it did so well as there were some good entries. The tunnel is wider than the one track that runs through it and the drive knew I was there. It was such a dull, wet day the tunnel was the best place to stand!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 10:09 UTC
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NilsBV: That's a pretty stunning picture. Makes we want to go out and photograph rally cars.

I'm glad NilsBV and Alex liked it. Sadly the place where I stood was not open to the public when I went back in 2014 so I could not try to recreate it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
On photo You rang! in the Animals Do the Darndest things challenge (1 comment in total)

This was one of my favourites. I think it should have been placed higher in this challenge. It fitted the theme so well.
If you don't ,ind me saying it would be better with the wall cropped off as it is a little distracting.Also a bit of the left to tsp it being too unbalanced, maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 17:10 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 3L2A1642 in the Golden hour photos challenge (2 comments in total)

Well I liked it! I can't understand the adverse voting for something that fitted the challenge and was like one of the examples.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 17:26 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Frecce Tricolori in the Color challenge: Red, White, and Green challenge (3 comments in total)
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rgleich: NICE!

(Perfect for a PC Desktop Background if you're an Av-Geek like me!)

Saw these guys back in the 1990's at Oshkosh when I think that they were flying Alphas... They REALLY put-on a helluva' show!

Yes they are my favourite of the teams. The Red Arrows do good cross overs and look good against the blue sky but these guys have style.You just have to respect any team of that size that can land in formation.In fairness they don't have swept wins so some things are easier than for those with faster jets.
I think they would have an earlier version of an Aermacchi trainer when you saw them. They wouldn't buy French when they have their own!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 17:23 UTC
On photo Pink Flamingo in the Shades of Pink in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: These are strange birds, cjf2, in my opinion, but you have captured the essence of its distinctiveness beautifully for this 'Shades of Pink' challenge. Pink, definitely, with this wonderfully curved neck and head. I really like the way you have cropped the picture to highlight the flamingo's colour, and its uniqueness. Another well-deserved top place in the challenge. Ruth :-)

Yes they are definitely more elegant when viewed from a distance than close up. I liked the drips falling from the bill.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 11:12 UTC
On photo Pink Embrace in the Shades of Pink in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, cjf2, on your well-deserved first place in this 'Shades of Pink in Nature' challenge. Your delightful capture of a roseate spoonbill meets the theme of the challenge perfectly, and your title adds a wonderful note to this beautiful picture. Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth. I'm glad you liked the title too!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 11:10 UTC
On photo Peter in a Rowing Boat in the Ultra Wide and Fisheye challenge (2 comments in total)

Great photo. Well executed and perfect for the challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 06:14 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Brahminy Kite and Early Moon in the Artistic Lens Compression challenge (1 comment in total)

Great photo for this challenge. I thought it would be the winner.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lynx in the Wildlife in context. challenge (1 comment in total)

This was my favourite. Not an animal you see in pictures every day and a nice setting too. If I may be so bold I think I'd crop a bit more off the right hand side to give it relatively further to go in the frame if you know what I mean.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 16:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Spoonbill Sunrise in the Nature's Early Morning Light challenge (4 comments in total)
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CO Boy: Very nice! Should have placed higher.

Thank you. I'm glad you appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
On photo Spoonbill Sunrise in the Nature's Early Morning Light challenge (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: What a beautiful, delightful and unexpected capture, cjf2, and it deserves a top place in this 'Nature's Early Morning Light' challenge. I really like the serenity of the image, its warm sunlit colours and the joy of knowing that there are still beautiful scenes such as this in today's troubled world. Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth,
There was low cloud and there was a glorious moment when the sun hit the group briefly after a dull start. I took a series of pictures but on all most of them one or more birds would be in an odd pose as they preened. I like the way the light reflects off the ripples onto their feathers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 09:38 UTC
On photo Memory in the Tryptics challenge (7 comments in total)

Great series, Steve. Some stiff competition but I liked yours as it was such a clever idea not just a record of something that was observed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 05:50 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Remembering the Fallen of Two World Wars in the Things you do once a year challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you. It was a splendid sight. The woman in the picture was one of the many volunteers who's spent July to November 2014 putting out 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 21:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Daimler-Hudson 1937 in the My Favorite Car - Title with Make / Model please. challenge (19 comments in total)

A worthy winner. I love the treatment.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On photo Common pochard male Duck in the Ducks, Geese & Swans challenge (1 comment in total)

It is definitely not a Pochard or any type of duck or goose.
Isn't it a Common Moorhen? See example here:-
http://jean.michel.peers.oiseaux.net/common.moorhen.2.html

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 1st comment
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