RuthC

RuthC

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

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On photo Lake Keepit in the Light peeking through challenge (2 comments in total)

That's really beautiful!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Jaam in the Growing Fruit challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a beautiful example of the theme of this fruit challenge, Chitra Sangraha, and it deserves third place in this week's challenge. Your Jaam, or as some folks know this fruit, Malay or rose apple, is so shiny it must have caused you difficulties in photographing it, particularly when wet. Great colours in the whole picture, from the many shades of green in the leaves, to light pink, and the rosy pink of the ripening fruit.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Wild Black Raspberries in the Growing Fruit challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, AllAboutNature, on placing second in the 'Growing Fruit' challenge with your bright, shiny raspberries, enticing the viewer to pick and enjoy. The colours and contrast of the whole raspberry bunch is beautiful, as we see the small, unripe, green raspberries down near the green leaves, watch them turn plump and red, then purple and shiny black. A great capture, and I hope you enjoyed the rewards of your find.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Green Tomato in the Growing Fruit challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations, lim yau tong, on first place in the 'Growing Fruit' challenge, with your interesting and intense picture of green tomatoes. You have achieved a very sombre tone in this image, with the dark background, and the only highlights are the bright shiny green of the unripened tomatoes. I'm aware that in many Asian countries green tomatoes are actually ripe, they just don't turn red, so I can't tell if your tomatoes are one of those varieties or not. In any case, it is a great photo for this challenge.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Mexico, DRC, Uruguay, Georgia (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

T bird: Holy Cow, really Dpreview folks don't travel? 25 million people just from the US visited Mexico last year, not to mention the folks that live there and only a couple entries?

Perhaps the Mexicans are too busy building a very long wall.... :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
On photo La Défense, Paris, France in the Your City - City Dwellers challenge (3 comments in total)

A very effective image, and it deserves to be the winner in this challenge.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Small Owl in a Big World in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

What a marvellous capture by you, evancj, and it deserves one of the top places in this week's challenge. When first viewed, the monotone golden brown throughout the picture is quite puzzling, until we spy the subject, spying on us. This is one of those pictures which really needs to be viewed in Full Screen for best effect. Well spotted by you, and an excellent capture of this beautiful raptor.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 00:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo View from Scott Base in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations, man4mopar, on another of your fabulous images from Antarctica, and a second place in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. Speaking personally, I have had a reasonably good knowledge of the Antarctic continent, but you, through your weekly pictures and 'newsletters' have given me a whole new insight into this frozen, alien land. This is a stunning picture.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Apocalypse Now in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (17 comments in total)

This picture is Adrenalin Heaven, cjf2, and it deserves first place in 'My Best Photo of the Week' challenge. It's a fantastic capture, with so much dramatic action, all the bells and whistles Airshow junkie could hope for. The soft blue sky above, with two hovering helicopters contrasts with the raging furnace below, in its awesome magnificence. I can only imagine the powerful noise accompanying this inferno!
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 00:02 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On photo _SPN2311-2 in the Show us SEATS! challenge (1 comment in total)

You didn't take this shot on 3rd July, 2016, but on 21st June, 2016.
Shame on you for altering the capture date!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 01:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo A romantic place in Austria in the Show us SEATS! challenge (1 comment in total)

You didn't take this shot on 4th July, 2016, but on 7th December, 2015.
Shame on you for altering the capture date!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 01:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Somewhere in Mallorca in the Show us SEATS! challenge (1 comment in total)

You didn't take this shot on 3rd July, 2016, but on 3rd September, 2015.
Shame on you for altering the capture date!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 01:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bands of Fabrics in the Abstract Photo - Fabric challenge (6 comments in total)

Beautiful!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Flitting from flower to flower...! in the Insects in Flight #2 challenge (4 comments in total)

This was a very popular entry in this Insects in Flight challenge, maybrit, and it too deserves to be in one of the top places. An excellent capture by you, with wonderful colourful details and contrasts.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 01:21 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Common Hawker in the Insects in Flight #2 challenge (1 comment in total)

This was one of my favourite entries, anisah, because you have captured this dragonfly beautifully in its speedy flight, no mean achievement when these remarkable insects can fly at up to 60km per hour! Beautiful details in the dragonfly, and a lovely bright bokeh background.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 00:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Brown veined white in the Insects in Flight #2 challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a beautiful picture of a butterfly in flight, Steve Macomber, and it has earned you a well-deserved third place in this challenge, where there were many excellent contenders fro top places. The blue flowers, (statice?) in the lower left of the picture balances really well with the whites and browns of the departing butterfly, while the soft green surrounds give the whole picture a wonderfully delicate appearance.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 00:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Honey Bee and Flower in the Insects in Flight #2 challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations, evancj, on placing second in the 'Insects in Flight' challenge, with your excellent capture of a honey bee on her way to gathering yet more nectar. Bright, cheerful colours and movement in the picture. I think I would have preferred slightly less sharpening in your post-processing, so there is less graininess around the bee. A beautiful picture, nonetheless.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 00:12 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Insect Predators Face Off in the Insects in Flight #2 challenge (19 comments in total)

Congratulations, Michael L NYC 99, on your well-deserved win in the 'Insects in Flight' challenge. This excellent picture tells us a very interesting story: the praying mantis has captured a meal and is proceeding to devour it; meantime the wily wasp circles the mantis hoping to obtain some of the spoils. If the mantis swipes at the wasp, it may lose its meal, and the wasp will be able to recover it from below. If the mantis does nothing, then the wasp will continue to annoy, all the time getting closer to the action. Brilliant capture by you, with great colours and drama. I'd love to know how the story ended.
Ruth :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On photo GREEN! in the Random Items - Challenge 17 challenge (1 comment in total)

Is this a Church, an Elephant or a Policeman?
Try reading the theme of the challenge; it may prevent you from entering inappropriate shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 06:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Arctic Tern in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

cjf2: Thanks both.
It's a 24mm on full frame so it is pretty close but not as close as it was just before or after as it pecked the camera. It is protecting its young or eggs as I walk with others on a marked path through the nesting colony on Inner Farne. Over all the ones that nest next to the path have better breeding success probably due to reduced predation close to human contact. The island is only open for 3 hours a day and if it is raining it is closed as the downy chicks would get wet when the parents flew to attack. There are rangers in place watching to ensure the birds don't get hurt by panicking visitors.
As Ruth knows I've been here a few times before but this is the first time I've had a long period with blue sky as a background. They appear white to the eye but as the sun is above them in photos the underside can look quite dull so I used flash to illuminate the underside. I was pleased with the result though as you can imagine there were lots of scrap pictures too!

I have lots of scrap pictures..... :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
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