RuthC

RuthC

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

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On photo Churfirsten mountains of Switzerland in the Mountains challenge (1 comment in total)

That is really beautiful! Well-captured. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 08:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo MORNING GLORY in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 13, M challenge (1 comment in total)

Again???
This is NOT a morning glory, or convolvulus flower, but a waterlily, which starts with W.
This shot has been paraded before the viewers at least 15 times before!
Enough! Go take some new pictures.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 08:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Sunrise at Mono Lake in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, ed rader, on your first place win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. This was a very popular choice with the voters, who appreciated the clarity and details of your colourful sunrise at Mono Lake, though I personally found it a little too saturated for my taste, but fortunately for you, I'm not a voter here.
RuthC :-)

Well ed rader, I've just tried to delete my crappy comment, but the DPR system won't respond. What should I have written? That it's the best, most natural coloured sunrise I've ever seen? Perhaps not. I try to host these weekly challenges responsibly, and it's sometimes difficult writing lavish, extravagant words of praise for winning entries when I just don't like them.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 06:52 UTC
On photo Full-colour-oak... in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

What an interesting picture, mjdundee, and it deserves equal second place in this week's challenge. When is a B&W landscape not a B&W landscape? When it covers itself in frost, so the only hint of colour is beneath the grand old oak tree! Well-spotted, and beautifully captured and presented by you.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 01:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Mclean_Falls in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, Bren Dyer, on placing second in this week's challenge, with your beautiful image of McLean Falls in southern New Zealand. You've achieved great details in the moss-covered rocks, and fallen leaves, while the falling water has a beautiful silky appearance due to the long exposure. A very peaceful and pleasing picture.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 01:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Kingfisher in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 11, K challenge (10 comments in total)

What a beauty! What a great capture by you, cjf2!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Owl in the Pocket-Sized P&S Cameras in Nature Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Mary Binford, on your outstanding capture of this owl's portrait, and giving you a top place in this challenge. The subject is tack-sharp, the feathers are beautifully defined, and that all-seeing golden eye misses nothing. Your Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 did you proud!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Are you looking at me? in the Pocket-Sized P&S Cameras in Nature Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Dynho, on your well-deserved second place in this 'Pocket-sized P&S Cameras in Nature Photography'. Your unknown bug is an interesting (lubber) grasshopper, which I wasn't able to identify exactly, but it seems that this is a female, and the male is completely different in colour, a spotted golden-brown! Your picture is wonderfully sharp, offering us an excellent chance to study this insect; and it was taken with a simple Olympus Tough TG-4!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Lily in the Pocket-Sized P&S Cameras in Nature Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Your waterlily image is very attractive, wam7, and it has won this 'Pocket-Sized P&S Cameras in Nature Photography', but while the Olympus Stylus 1 camera you used is indeed a larger compact, DPR defines it as an 'SLR-like (bridge)' camera, and puts it above the other small compacts in this challenge. I wonder how many times you have carried this camera in your jeans pocket?
RuthC

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 01:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Buzz Lightyear, on being one of hundreds of photographers jostling each other for best positions, but more particularly, taking this fabulous picture through the keyhole of the Rock. Some shots I've seen of this interesting phenomenon are so over-processed to be unbelievable, but yours retains its naturalness and beauty and it deserves its top place in this weekly challenge.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Reflections at the Salton Sea in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Cassowary, on placing second in this week's challenge. Your reflected lake is quite stunning in its beauty and solitude, with the serene pinks and blues so restful to contemplate. I Googled Salton Lake and learned it has a very interesting geological and geographic history, so thank you for furthering my education today.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Afternoon Light in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, ozziebadger, on another win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, taken once again from your favourite relaxation place on the rocks at Coolangatta. You've achieved interesting textural details here. The afternoon light is just beautiful: soft, pure, and welcoming after a hot summer afternoon.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Drummers Drumming, Pipers Piping in the 12 days of christmas - days 9-12 challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

photoman555: Congratulations on your win Ruth, great to see you coming up with another winner here, with this great shot of the drummers drumming.

Have a great year

Peter

Thank you, Peter. It was a great experience seeing the Swedish King's birthday celebrations. Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
On challenge The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

ConnieE: when will this challenge be open?

On Saturday 14th January. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of caterpillars chomping their way through your favourite vegetable patch..... :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 05:21 UTC
On photo Moody Brac Skies in the Nature in the Shade challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a wonderful moody capture, a study in blues, Mushmich, and it has earned you third place in this challenge. The heavy clouds in the sky and the gentle waves breaking, in their many shades of blue are a relief against the dark unwelcome rocks in the foreground, with just one lone bird keeping watch.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 01:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Varied Thrush in the Rain in the Nature in the Shade challenge (2 comments in total)

Well, cjf2, you certainly chose your ideal location for this picture, which has given you a well-deserved second place in this 'Nature in the Shade' challenge! The bright colours of the thrush lift the image, while your details and textures of the mossy branch, with just a few red leaves enhance the whole picture. Beautiful! (Are you planning a 'Graveyards I Have Visited' book?)
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 01:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Iceberg in Hornsund, Svalbard in the Nature in the Shade challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Juerg Alean, on your superb capture of this stunning iceberg in the Hornsund Fjord, southern Svalbard, and capturing first place in this 'Nature in the Shade' challenge. It is an amazing image of nature, and one few of us would have the opportunity to experience. Colours, textures, details, it has the lot, and we can feel the icy cold as we view this winning image.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo While the World Was Flying By... in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Another beautiful seascape for us to enjoy, Lifted, and another top place in this week's challenge. The long exposure has provided the lovely pink cloud colours to expand and light the blues of the water, and the dark shades of the long pier.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Juvenile Fan-tailed Cuckoo in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a delightful capture, Denjw, and it deserves its second spot in this weekly challenge. The soft green bokeh background allows your young cuckoo to display at its best, with each feather shown in intricate detail. A quiet beauty!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 02:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo White Sky, Still Water in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, cjf2, on your well-deserved win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, with this exquisite monochrome of a river scene, brought down to its simplest, most basic level. But in your skilled hands, we see the details of each and every tree growing along the bank of the river, making this a timeless and beautiful image.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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