RuthC

RuthC

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

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On photo Coffee in the Minimal Composition.. challenge (2 comments in total)

• No photos which have won previous DPR challenges.
• Photos which have been entered in multiple challenges may be disqualified.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 03:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On challenge Best Photo of the Week (3 comments in total)

Thanks you, barb_s for giving me this assistance while I'm taking a break from hosting.
It is much appreciated.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 03:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo An ant nursing aphids in the Ants challenge (2 comments in total)

Another fabulous capture by you, gordzam, and another well-deserved top place in this 'Ants' challenge. This picture shows life as it really is in the small world of insects, where ants have been able to 'milk' the aphids of their sticky sweet nectar, so it is a win/win for both parties. A great image, with amazing details throughout.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Cleaning the antennae in the Ants challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a wonderful capture of an ant, gordzam, and it deserves second place in this 'Ants' challenge. Through your lens, we can see amazing details of this one small ant: the hairiness, the different colours of the head, thorax and shiny abdomen, the long probing antennae, and the bright searching eyes. A real beauty!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 01:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Ant Dance in the Ants challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, bcys1961, on achieving first place in the 'Ants' challenge. This is an excellent study of a single small ant, backlit to highlight its amazing little body on the end of a single leaf. The bokeh background is really beautiful with so many shades of green, from the brightest to very dark.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Ants (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Flor Tempra: Hi RuthC,
I noticed that you have no more challenges in this series including your My Best Photo of the Week. Is this your last challenge as a host?? Surely, I will miss your challenges including your encouraging comments:(
Flor Tempra

I'm taking a break for a while. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

These are unusual colours for dragonfly images: but they certainly work here for you, Mond, as the image has given you a top place in this week's challenge. I really like the bright azure colours of the dragonfly as she lays her eggs on a russet-brown lilypad. There are interesting details in the picture, with sparkle from the overhead sun highlighting the dragonfly's transparent wings.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 02:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Gift in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a superb capture of a pair of bee-eaters, drvanger, and it deserves second place in this week's challenge. The colours of your pair are clear and bright, and lift the action taking place before us. We can even identify that today's menu includes an orange butterfly!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Pruning Egret in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations, APenza, on your beautiful image of a preening egret, and which has earned you first place in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. The bird is stunningly well displayed, the whiteness of its plumage contrasts well against the bokeh of the green background and the fresh young leaves on the branch.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 02:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Frosty in the Tree Branches challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a simple, small branch pictured against a blue sky, but the sharp spines of frost have enhanced it so we see interesting details and textures.
A great capture, jr, and a worthy top place in this challenge.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 03:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Snag in the Tree Branches challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a great capture, Kaappo, and it has earned you second place in this 'Tree Branches' challenge. I like the cragginess of the old, dead grey branches, leaning over the clear lake with the reflected skies adding another dimension.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 03:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tree Branches on a Cloudy Night in the Tree Branches challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, Kukla, on your well-deserved win in the 'Tree Branches' challenge, with this wonderfully evocative and mysterious image of tree branches at night. Beautiful colours in the sky, and details in the branches make this an outstanding picture, IMO. I'm sure I can hear the soft call of an owl nearby.....
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 03:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Yosemite Falls Moonbow in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Jonathan Shapiro, the greyness of the harsh granite rocks, the starlight above, and the almost black foreground trees add a sombre note to this image. However, you have captured the beauty of the Yosemite Falls, and a moonbow at the base of the falls resulting in a well-deserved top place in this week's challenge.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 02:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo European bee-eaters in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, drvanger, on your splendid capture of this pair of bee-eaters on a lichen-covered branch, and which has earned you a well-deserved second place in this week's challenge. I really like the body language between these two birds. The male shows he is quite demanding, while the female leans away, and is probably wishing he would just keep quiet! Colours are clear and sharp, and I am not surprised that this is the second top place you've achieved with the entry this week. (For anyone who wishes to complain, no rules have been broken.)
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 02:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Approaching Storm in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations, wam7, on your win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, with your very dramatic capture of an approaching storm in Portugal. The rocky headland, with its multiple layers of sedimentary sandstone add colour and texture to the landscape, while the ominous shades of blue/grey clouds bubble overhead. Even the two birds in the distance are flying to safety; only the sandstone pillar stands guard, waiting.
A great capture!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 02:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Vestrahorn Frozen Reflection in the Ice cold challenge (6 comments in total)

This is a stunning image of Vestrahorn in Iceland, and it deserves its top place in this icy challenge.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 06:56 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo The small wonderful, cute visitor... in the tiny challenge (1 comment in total)

I think that this is a little Golden Tortoise Beetle (Subfamily Cassidinae). It certainly meets the 'Tiny' challenge theme.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 13:23 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Blazing Palm in the Cycads & Palms challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, ers576, on achieving a top place in the 'Cycads & Palms' challenge, with your evening landscape. I was disappointed that this, (and many other entries) had less palm tree content, and more landscape. Albeit, this is a very pleasant and peaceful evening image.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 02:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Sun behind palm in the Cycads & Palms challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a stunning capture, Jose Olivares, of a palm tree strategically placed at the centre of this magnificent and rare sun halo, which we know is caused by ice crystals in the high cirrus clouds. Contrasts are excellent between the dark outline of the palm trees and the softer blues of the sky. A well-deserved second place in this 'Cycads & Palms' challenge.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 02:14 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo A Palm in Palma. in the Cycads & Palms challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, wam7, on your win in this 'Cycads & Palms' challenge. It is an excellent picture of a palm tree, but I was disappointed that you did not adhere to my request of minimal evidence of man-made structures, written in the theme. Otherwise it's an interesting contrast between the 'sails' of the palm and the sails of the windmill.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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