RuthC

RuthC

Lives in Australia Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on May 18, 2009

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On photo Superb Starling Lunch in the Food For Their Young challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a wonderful capture of these beautiful superb starlings, which are native to Africa, jmgir, and it deserves a top place in this week's challenge. It's a great example of a 'right place, right time' photo too, during what could have been a boring wait for your plane. You have captured the bright metallic sheen of the birds' plumage really well, with their interesting contrasting colours. I don't think it will be too long before the parent bird says "Enough! Go find your own insects!"
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Chow time in the Food For Their Young challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Rick Moran, on also picking up second place in this 'Food For Their Young' challenge, with your picture of a pileated(?) woodpecker trying to meet the demands of its eager young chick. Every detail is sharp, with great contrasting colours and action.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 01:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Feeding baby in the Food For Their Young challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, Rick Moran, on your well-deserved win in 'Food For Their Young' challenge, with your excellent capture of a woodpecker in the act of feeding its baby. The chick looks bright and alert, as it happily accepts the food. The colours of your picture are attractive with the green background, the textured grey-brown of the tree trunk, and the bright black, white and red of the woodpecker's plumage. Not bad at all for a photo taken back in 2009!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 01:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Clearing Sky - Mt Hood, Oregon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (13 comments in total)
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PhotoTeach2: It is very beautiful ... BUT ... somewhat under-exposed.

I realize this was not taken in (noon) "sunlight", (I realize it was "night"), and he used "manual" exposure ... it is still a good example of what someone would get, (in snow), using "auto" w/out any EC, (required in "snow").

But still looks beautiful ... wish I was there ...

30sec would have probably produced star-trails, so maybe higher ISO would have been his best choice. (I use 30sec @ ISO 3200 for my "full" moon shots.)

PhotoTeach2,
You may be technically correct in your criticism, but rainrunner has produced this excellent picture just before midnight, with limited light. If he had brightened it as you suggest, it would have lost that moody atmosphere, and the voters would not have awarded it first place in this challenge.
I think he knew what he was doing with his camera, up on the mountain.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 06:01 UTC
On photo Wind Farm in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, DaveN01, on placing third in this week's challenge, with your very interesting, slow capture of a windmill at night. The stars in the background are bright, and enhance the image of this very large windmill as the blades spin around and give us this intriguing picture.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 01:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Deception in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

This is a very stark and dramatic image of the Corning Tower against a black background, bprice21, and it deserves second place in this week's challenge. Angles are sharp, colours are sharp and well-defined, and the tower soars to the heavens with beautiful perspective.
A great find, and well-executed.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Clearing Sky - Mt Hood, Oregon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (13 comments in total)

Congratulations, rainrunner, on your well-deserved win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, with your wonderfully peaceful night capture of Mt Hood. All is quiet here, nothing moves. Colours are muted and appropriate for the landscape.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo The little sexy tongue in the Peeping Beauty, (flowers just opening) challenge (4 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, bombelpl, on your win in this 'Peeping Beauty' challenge, with your delightful image of a bud, with just a hint of a bright red petal peeping out to the world. Excellent details and colour contrasts.
I am very disappointed to note that while you participate freely in the challenges, and accept everyone's votes for your entries, you don't reciprocate, and vote for other entries, in this or any other challenges. You've entered 104 challenges, and never, ever voted once.
RuthC

MagdaZ, this voting statistic is freely available on everyone's Profile under Challenge Stats, with the number of entries, and votes cast.
In nearly every one of the challenges I've hosted I've asked/requested/begged members to cast their votes in any of the challenges, (mine or other hosts') to encourage participation in all aspects of these competitions. If there are no entries there are no challenges; if there are no votes then we just have a gallery of pictures.
Perhaps you can offer a better solution to the vote participation, because I've tried most ideas.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:52 UTC
On photo spain (221) in the Spoof challenge (9 comments in total)

Let's give Jean Baptiste Mondino the credit for this:
http://www.theblondesalad.com/talents/chiara-ferragni/lavazza-is-looking-for-you.html

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 06:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Jewelry line in the Peeping Beauty, (flowers just opening) challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Kreber, on your well-deserved top place in the 'Peeping Beauty' challenge. Your capture of these agapanthus buds bursting from their pod is beautifully detailed, with a good contrasting colour range in blues and greens, against the darker green bokeh background.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Waking up to a new dawn. in the Peeping Beauty, (flowers just opening) challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, ajay0612, on placing second in the 'Peeping Beauty' challenge, with your softest, palest, pink rose. The pale green background enhances the pale pink of the petals, which deepen in colour as we look into the centre of the rose. The flower will be open in a few hours, but right now it offers just a hint of that glory.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 02:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo The little sexy tongue in the Peeping Beauty, (flowers just opening) challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, bombelpl, on your win in this 'Peeping Beauty' challenge, with your delightful image of a bud, with just a hint of a bright red petal peeping out to the world. Excellent details and colour contrasts.
I am very disappointed to note that while you participate freely in the challenges, and accept everyone's votes for your entries, you don't reciprocate, and vote for other entries, in this or any other challenges. You've entered 104 challenges, and never, ever voted once.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 02:12 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On photo Blowing Bubbles in the Bubbles challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

KRV Paham: those weren't bubbles... I think...

Yes, the fly WAS blowing a bubble, out, then sucked it back in, then out again. Not very tasteful for us to contemplate, but I guess this is what flies do.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
On photo Male Greater sage grouse in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)
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RuthC: What a brilliant picture of this very pompous male greater sage grouse, evancj, and it deserves to win 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. You have captured its amazing display really well, as it struts around, showing that it is much better, much bigger, much grander than the other male grouse at this lek as they vie for the females' attention.
A wonderful image.
RuthC :-)

I think a Scot would have understood it well! :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
On photo The Anhinga in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Lee8282, on achieving a top place in this week's challenge, where you were competing against so many other excellent entries. Your Anhinga has been captured in a wonderful stance as it dries its feathers. The reflection in the water adds to our enjoyment of this peaceful scene.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 00:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Ballerina in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

This is a beautiful image of a young ballerina, Kukla, and it deserves second place in this week's challenge. You've captured the very graceful lines of her taut body in this difficult balance. The lighting is excellent, giving her beautiful skin tones, with excellent colour contrasts in the costume.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Male Greater sage grouse in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

What a brilliant picture of this very pompous male greater sage grouse, evancj, and it deserves to win 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. You have captured its amazing display really well, as it struts around, showing that it is much better, much bigger, much grander than the other male grouse at this lek as they vie for the females' attention.
A wonderful image.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 00:18 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On photo A Beetle with a View (Apologies to E.M. Forster) in the Nature's Tiny Wonders challenge (1 comment in total)

This entry made me laugh, Hominid, and I presume others enjoyed it as much as I did, hence a top place in this 'Tiny Wonders' challenge. It's a great capture by you, with lots of action and interest.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo green shield bugs babies in the Nature's Tiny Wonders challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a strangely delightful capture of green shield bugs, George Veltchev, and it deserves second place in this 'Nature's Tiny Wonders' challenge. You must have had great fun setting up this picture, and keeping the bugs all in their right place.... (rather like photographing a basketful of puppies?) :-)
Seriously, though, it is an excellent capture, with wonderful contrast between the detailed whites of the egg sacs, and the green-browns of the babies.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 00:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Freshwater mite in the Nature's Tiny Wonders challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Anne25, on your well-deserved win in this 'Nature's Tiny Wonders' challenge. This is a truly amazing image, of an extremely tiny creature, about 2mm in size, and barely visible to the naked eye. I really like the details you've achieved in capturing this freshwater mite, with its fine hairy legs, the round translucent body, and its four bright red eyes. We don't know, and don't see the wonders of nature which are all around us!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 2nd comment
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