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Midwest

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Joined on Oct 30, 2006

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On challenge Facial Expressions (2 comments in total)

I expect to see numerous insect macros entered with their 'facial expressions'.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo IMG_3535cr21280 in the Babies! challenge (1 comment in total)

Three people felt this was the worst possible baby photo - like it didn't even meet the challenge?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Shadows in Nature (6 comments in total)

Must only the shadow(s) be visible or can what is causing them be in the shot as well, with the shadow behind them? I have a shot which has a very interesting effect of the shadows behind a couple dozen people but only want to enter if it's acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On challenge Your city - Hospital (B&W only) (1 comment in total)

I would suggest you not request photos of patients.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
In reply to:

shigzeo: Was their walk some sort of protest?

They were protesting fake photos entered as real in contests.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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averagjoe: It didn't look like it; I saw them coming from quite a distance. They passed by without looking up, and continued on until out of sight.

Phony baloney.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: AMAZING CAPTURE! Another wonder of photography. Its not just art, not always a fantasy... The real itself! It's what happens around you always.

And now that moment is immortal!

Not an amazing capture - a phony photoshopped photo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 05:22 UTC
On photo Daimler-Hudson 1937 in the My Favorite Car - Title with Make / Model please. challenge (19 comments in total)

Two people had the GALL to give this photo 1/2 star? This is why I think voters should be identified by their votes in these challenges. Congratulations on a really super photo and win.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 04:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (531 comments in total)
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maksa: The new K-3 II is the best camera for travellers. Thank you Ricoh for absence of such studio gimmicks as Wi-Fi and flash remote control, we don’t need them. Thank you a lot for integrated GPS.

Hope to see Silver and Prestige editions soon.

I would agree with you on that though I'm not a Pentax fan. While I know I don't speak for anyone else, I would find GPS much more useful in the long run than wi-fi. I'm not in a huge hurry to post my photos to the web, but I would like to know for certain exactly where a photo was taken once upon a time when the area has changed, or when I shot the photo on the other side of the world and I'd like to see the place in Google Earth.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (531 comments in total)
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zavart: It looks that DP Review Staff is waiting with the review of Pentax K-3II until the other camera makers can do catch up with their products. Then it will be more easy and justifiable to give lower mark to Pentax. Well , what the heck wait another 3 years and You can always say that in comparison to others it was not even worthy of posting on Your website !!! :)

Perhaps Pentax will find a way to elevate their C-AF tracking to somewhere near the others at last.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
On photo RPG_4377-Edit-2 in Mond's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful photo of great-looking kids.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo I can't look! in the The pause button challenge (7 comments in total)
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Sir Corey of Deane: Marvelous capture, Midwest - you can feel proud of that one! It's pics like this I go for and shows up some of the dross that's been posted here for what it is.

Just a thought: in retaliation for the indignity he suffered, maybe the guy will do a Cronus job on the steer and name him Senzaballi. :-)

Thanks for all the nice words. I was hoping to place well because the shot really nailed the theme about catching someone with a funny expression. I've had a few other challenge entries that I thought were very good and didn't place very well so I'm still a little surprised that this time I finally got a first place. Don't know if the cowboy wanted revenge on the bull but he might not be happy with me, that I caught that look on his face. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 05:22 UTC
On photo I can't look! in the The pause button challenge (7 comments in total)
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Cliff Whittaker: I love rodeo and that shot captures the essence.

Thanks Cliff, appreciate the comment.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
On photo I can't look! in the The pause button challenge (7 comments in total)
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Segaman: I love those faces, like also the clown

Thanks - I got a kick out of the guy's expression. I hope I never looked like that when I got bucked off. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On photo Wander Brewing, Bellingham in the Brewpubs challenge (1 comment in total)

This is an awesome shot and deserves to win. The fact that two people gave it the lowest possible rating only speaks to the poor system of how these challenge entries are rated and the childishness of some of the entrants.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 03:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo we lost in the Action Shot - Dejection and Elation challenge (1 comment in total)

Two half-star votes for this shot? It meets the challenge objective and is a decent photo - no way does it deserve any lowest-possible scores.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 00:18 UTC as 1st comment
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)
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slippedcurve623: Wow I can't see how iPhone users are gonna get this, an iPhone ain't suppose to be so clunky/fragile looking, I'd rather rather spend an extra 200-250$ for a second hand 5d ii or an new rx 100 iv :-)

I'd pay $200-250 for a secondhand 5d2 gladly, considering that the average sale price on Ebay for this 7 year old model is about $1000.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)
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maccam: You have to be kidding me. How long will that connector last? This is an ergomatic nightmare. Hmm, I see it will connect to my ipad; how in the ... will I hold that?

JAW

The kind of people who would buy this likely would end up doing just that. 'Oops! Oh no, look at my phone... and hey..."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)

It'd be funny if it had humdrum dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 17:03 UTC as 39th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (470 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This camera is the epitome of Canon's creepy marketing system:

Spread the features over many camera models down through the years.

Make the suckers (er... customers) feel they have an improved (but actually gelded) model, release after release after release....

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"Real world "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world."...Do you get out in the world and take any photos? You've been here five years and not a single example of your photography posted?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
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