Lives in France Bretagne, France
Works as a Senior lecturer in English
Joined on Aug 24, 2009


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On Challenge:6900 (16 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: IMO, this challenge is a farce. The host (who has only entered 4 challenges himself, and voted only once,) seems to be allowing any insect to be in the challenge. He hasn't answered private messages concerning the challenge, and I wonder how and why DPR accepted him to be a new host! Not happy. There are responsibilities inherent to being a Challenge Host.

Totally agree with RuthC.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 at 13:17 UTC
On photo 15 MPH Curve in the Yellow, Black, Green, White: Road Signs challenge (6 comments in total)

whipped wrote:
> But this photo is absolutely horrid... Just looks likes garbage... Enlarged it makes me want to puke my guts out. I guess it was slim pickings in the competition :P
I rather like the /idea/ of this picture, but not the /technique/. I agree that at full size it looks terrible.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2011 at 08:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Sandy Antelope in the Sand challenge (4 comments in total)

A very poetic image. Congratulations & thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2011 at 07:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo In Flight in the Dragonfly challenge (4 comments in total)

A well-deserved first place.
At 800 ISO some noise is expected but, at full screen resolution, I am somewhat surprised at the amount of noise displayed. Have you not been able to use any de-noiser feature in post-processing?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2010 at 10:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Adalia bipunctata in the Ladybug! (FULL COLORS ONLY) challenge (8 comments in total)

Some may think this is just a lot of luck, but I know it's much more than that; it means being observant and patient. Sincere congratulations!
I have one question: in your photo description you wrote: Shutter speed: 1/50000 sec.
but your camera's top speed is 1/4000. So... ?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2010 at 15:14 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Gripped in the > Pentax's best tales challenge (4 comments in total)

Great capture of a pretty elusive subject, congratulations.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2010 at 10:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Tree castle in the Life in the castle challenge (5 comments in total)

OK, OK, I'll chill out! Thanks for your reply, /myseventhlife/. My (over-)reaction probably due to too many years of teaching students the exact value of words. Time to retire and go photograph the world, castles, palaces and all its riches ...

Link | Posted on May 1, 2010 at 14:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Tree castle in the Life in the castle challenge (5 comments in total)

I do accept that the Challenges host is the master of ceremonies and entitled to accept or refuse entries. However, words have meanings attached to them, which most people abide to, if we do not want a new Babel Tower catastrophy.
Wikipedia states that:
1. A castle (from Latin castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages. (hum, that seems to exclude photographs taken in other parts of the world...)
2.A palace is a grand residence, especially a royal residence or the home of a head of state or some other high-ranking dignitary, such as a bishop or archbishop.
I do not see either type of structure featured in this poster's entry, although I admire the ingeniosity of the poster for proposing an image of their children playing in trees in this challenge. Well-done!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2010 at 12:27 UTC as 4th comment
On photo The Old Tree in the College Towns challenge (1 comment in total)

lovely tree and interesting story!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2010 at 16:21 UTC as 1st comment
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