RuthC

RuthC

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

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On photo Broad-bordered Bee Hawk Moth in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Fabulous capture, anisah, and deserving of the win. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 04:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Naughty smile in the Smile challenge (2 comments in total)

Not again, please.....

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 04:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Is it flower? in the wild flowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Sorry, but this is a cycad. It doesn't have flowers to reproduce; this is the new seeds pod, which will grow and disperse. The cycad is also NOT a palm.
Google 'cycads' for more information about these ancient plant forms.
RuthC

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 14:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Dutch Newchurch: I really enjoyed this entry. It prompted me to read a little about the history of this and to discover that Australia was first connected to an international telegraph cable in 1872. Until then, the SS Great Britain (for example) was probably the fastest communication between Europe and Australia, taking two months to make the journey. This little building represents a 100x reduction in that time and is a fantastic illustration of the shrinking world.
And here we are, less than 150 years later, taking it for granted that I can enjoy your photography, and tell you that I do, despite being on the opposite side of the globe.
Definitely one of the ‘host’s choices’, for such a thoughtful and interesting entry. Thank you.

Thank you Dutch, for your kind words. Most Australians live on or near the coasts of Australia, and have no real concept of the vastness of the continent unless we actually visit these inland areas. And when I think about the fact that there were no towns, roads, railways or links to this area which would become Alice Springs, I am left in awe of the pioneers.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 14:08 UTC
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Dutch Newchurch: I was intrigued to see this and the story behind it. Commended.

Thanks, Dutch, it has encouraged me to read more about this inventor too.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 14:02 UTC
On challenge Recipes Long Enjoyed (2 comments in total)

It is a shame that there is a Capture Date for this interesting challenge.
I think many of us have favourite recipes, but they are often made for special occasions, such as Christmas, birthdays, celebrations, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc., where the meats, cakes, cookies or desserts are made in large quantities.
I enjoy making Seville orange marmalade, and apricot jam, but I can only make these when the fruit is ripe, and picked from their trees. I can't make them this week just to comply with the Capture Date requirement.
jtrent, please reconsider removing the Capture Date to allow the members the opportunity to enter a wider choice of pictures.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 00:46 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo White Ducks in the Any Tree challenge (1 comment in total)

Huh??? :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 00:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo red witcher in the Vegetables and Mushrooms challenge (1 comment in total)

This Amanita muscaria mushroom is highly toxic. It is NOT edible!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 06:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Setting Sun in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Great to see this amazing image, and to know that there are likely to be more, fascinating pictures from Antarctica as the weeks roll on. Stay safe, and warm.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 02:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo The Rising Sun(flower) in the Yellow challenge (10 comments in total)

Thank you! :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:21 UTC
On photo The Rising Sun(flower) in the Yellow challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

User4286416121: So happy to see you back again!
Nice colors, so bright, great crop!
Nice eye.

Again Great to see you back!
thanks

Thanks for the kind words. I was surprised and pleased to see the sunflower doing so well in this challenge.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:21 UTC
On photo The Rising Sun(flower) in the Yellow challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Flor Tempra: What an amazing shot Ruth! And the good news is that you are coming back to DPReview Challenge...and hopefully become a host again. :-)

Thank-you for your nice comments, which I really appreciate.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:19 UTC
On photo The Rising Sun(flower) in the Yellow challenge (10 comments in total)

Thanks to all for their kind thoughts and comments. They are very much appreciated by me.
I really don't know when, if ever, I'll be able to return to hosting a challenge. I'm taking one day at a time.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:18 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge Vegetables and Mushrooms (2 comments in total)
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T bird: I apologize, I should have been more precise. By edible I mean mushrooms that don't kill you if you eat them. So please include the type of mushroom, thank you.

I'm so glad you have removed those poisonous mushrooms and toadstools from the table!
DPR could have lost a few members if they had followed their instincts. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 12:39 UTC
On challenge Equines in 2018 (3 comments in total)

Why would such a challenge topic need a capture date rule!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 00:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Three Small Colanders in the In the Kitchen challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

SxKaydi: I liked this arrangement - fitted the brief and good composition. Well done on the placing.

Thank you! :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 13:58 UTC
On photo Naughty smile in the Portrait challenge (2 comments in total)
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wam7: Hey, come on, you must be aware you're probably going to get slated for the number of times you've entered this over the years...

You mean, just because it has been entered at least fourteen, (14) times before????
Perhaps there are some DPR newbies who haven't seen it yet! :-(

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 01:09 UTC
On photo Is it a plane? in the Wildlife challenge (3 comments in total)

What a gymnast! And what a wonderful capture by you. Congratulations for a well-deserved first place. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 01:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Pizzaria Kitchen-5560 in the In the Kitchen challenge (2 comments in total)

Did you read the theme rules of this challenge: plain background, single utensil only?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 01:18 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Camelia in the Pink flowers challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice picture, but this is NOT a camellia. It's a rose.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:35 UTC as 1st comment
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