RuthC

RuthC

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

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On photo Mauve Stinger in the Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, anisah, on your excellent capture of this mauve stinging jellyfish, and a well-deserved top place in the 'Shades of Mauve or Violet in Nature' challenge. You've captured amazing details in this organism, which has ethereal beauty, but is highly toxic to all it encounters. This picture meets the theme of the challenge perfectly.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Winter scape in the Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

You have given us another beautiful landscape of Finland in deep winter snow, Kaappo, and it has earned you second place in this 'Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature' challenge. We see such intricate details of the trees in the foreground, the snowy white mountains, and the beautiful lavender/violet tones in the sky.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 00:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo wanakatreepink_brightened_rs in the Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations, Bren Dyer, on your well-deserved win in this 'Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature' challenge, with your newest rendition of the Famous Tree in twilight. Your colour palette is really beautiful, in its varied shades of warm mauve, lavender, and deeper violet. This is such a peaceful image, and one you must be very proud of.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 00:47 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Cold morning in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

This is a really beautiful image, alberto_b, and it deserves one of the top places in this weekly challenge. The pastel colours are so soft and enticing; the gentle curve of the river shows us a hint of reflected trees, while the whole landscape is draped in an ethereal mist. Well-worth climbing out of a warm bed on a freezing morning.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 01:04 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Mirror stairs in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations, Deadfisheye, on placing second with your fascinating and puzzling 'Mirror Stairs' entry in this week's challenge. You've captured amazing details here for us to ponder, and enjoy. I wish you'd mentioned where you captured this, but perhaps it's a secret location...
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 01:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo The Train Now Standing in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, cjf2, on your well-deserved win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, with this nostalgic image of a steam train, at a typical Leicestershire vintage station, lots of steam adding to the excitement of the train's departure. Even the eponymous Lyons' Cakes sign adds to the mystique of the old steam trains. Beautifully portrayed.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 01:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Haleakala Ferns in the Fern Fronds challenge (1 comment in total)

This was one of my favourite entries in the Fern Fronds challenge, davidjcook, and I agree that it should have one of the top place in the challenge. Wonderful detail in every leaflet, stunning gradation of colours, and beautifully presented to us, the viewers. Your compact Nikon Coolpix AW120 has done you proud!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 00:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fern in the Fern Fronds challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a wonderfully delicate picture, photoman555, and it has given you second place as well in this Fern Fronds challenge. I really like the whimsy of the whole photo; everything is in sharp detail, and the graceful curves of the three branches offer us a beautiful, harmonious image to appreciate.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Fern Fronds in the Fern Fronds challenge (7 comments in total)

Congratulations, photoman555, on your win in the 'Fern Fronds' challenge with this excellent capture of an extremely hairy fern frond, just before it unfurls itself and becomes a long, graceful fern leaf. I know how difficult it is to keep all of the subject in focus, from the neat curls hidden in the frond, to the hirsute outer spiral. Great contrasting colours and textures make this a well-deserved winner.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 00:52 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

AK_hiker: I'd ĺike to see the season challenges actually follow the calendar
Thus, spring would be March 20th, summer June 20th etc
The challenge ends even before calendar spring begins!
Long way from spring of any kind here in AK.

IMHO

GC

I think that the host's aim is to have no entries in this challenge. It won't be spring in the Northern Hemisphere till at least mid-March, and not until September in the Southern Hemisphere. By standing on the ..... aka ConanFujiX's or ConanFuji's mind works in mysterious ways!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
On photo Storm Waves in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a very dramatic capture, Jonathan Shapiro, and it deserves a top place here in this weekly challenge. Though I personally prefer colour images, I can well understand why you produced this in B&W, and I can also understand why you have not used the thirds rule for presenting this to us. This picture is so confrontational, it will be remembered because of this drama.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 01:01 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Oaks Without Sky in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

A stunning image of oak trees, bildsee, and it deserves second place in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. It must have been very cold for you to venture out into this foggy morning, but it was well worth the effort, to capture, and bring us the beauty of this pristine landscape.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 01:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Red Kite, Grey Day. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)

Congratulations, cjf2, on another outstanding win in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge, and another outstanding capture of a magnificent bird in full flight. The grey background highlights the beauty of the red kite and its detailed, colourful plumage. A real beauty in every sense of the word!
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 00:59 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On challenge Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Windancer: Hey Ruth you disqualified both of my entries for being too purple (if that's such a thing) yet you have left numerous images in the challenge that are not as you eloquently put it, that weren't subtle or muted or soft.

Terry

Hi Windancer,
You lodged complaints about four (4) entries, including an entry by B P Maiti. I have disqualified three of the four, and am leaving the fourth one as I feel it meets the requirements of the theme.
To date, I've disqualified 23 entries in this challenge, so I haven't been exactly lazy here.
Members' computer screens vary widely in their colour values, and the entrants' choice of pictures and subjects vary greatly. I need to allow a degree of leeway in accepting these entries from all over the world, otherwise the challenge(s) would be extremely narrow-minded, and I would be the only one satisfied with the entries. That's not what hosting is about.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 23:43 UTC
On challenge Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Windancer: Hey Ruth you disqualified both of my entries for being too purple (if that's such a thing) yet you have left numerous images in the challenge that are not as you eloquently put it, that weren't subtle or muted or soft.

Terry

B P Maiti,
If you are not happy with the way I conduct my challenges please do not enter them. Your entry was disqualified because it was over-saturated magenta/purple, and not the delicate mauve/violet/lavender colour required by the challenge.
Please do NOT issue senseless complaints about numerous other entries just because you feel annoyed.
You have been banned before from my challenges for previous impolite behaviour. I will ban you again if you continue this behaviour.
Windancer was one of the entrants who complained about your entry.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
On challenge A Big Year - birds (4 comments in total)

It is a shame that there are a number of entries in this Birds 2017 challenge, with capture dates of pre-2017. April 2009, and September, 2014 seem to me to be a little previous to 2017! It's sad that some members are so desperate to win, that they resort to changing the dates of capture in order to enter.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 11:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Kirka in the snow portrait challenge (1 comment in total)

I love it! :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 00:42 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Robin in the Is it smaller than a breadbox? challenge (3 comments in total)

Delightful! :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

JeanPierre Martel: In a previous ‘PURPLE Beauty( Flower)’ challenge, flowers from obviously different colours were among the top-winning spots:
https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10638&View=Results&Rows=25

This time, will subjects that are _clearly_ NOT Violet or Mauve (for example pink or royal blue) be disqualified or will they be accepted if they are simply nice-looking?

That challenge was NOT hosted by me, so I would not have been in a position to disqualify the (many) entries which did not meet the challenge theme.
I try to be diligent in my hosting these challenges, and I'll certainly disqualify any pictures which I feel do not comply with the colour palette of mauve/violet/lavender/lilac.
However, I am also very aware that people's computer screens vary in their colour values, so there may be some leeway here.
If you see an entry which you feel does not comply, please use the Complaint Button. That's what it is for.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
On photo Translucent Jellyfish in the Naturally Translucent challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a really beautiful image of a jellyfish, cjf2, and it deserves a top place here in this challenge. I confess that jellyfishes are not my favourite subject to view, having been victim of their painful stings too many times during my childhood swimming in Queensland. How could something so ethereal and delicate in looks, be so powerful in producing thousands of barbed stingers for unwary swimmers, while in fact it is looking for its next meal.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 00:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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