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Joined on Dec 19, 2010

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  • Commented on photo 2012.05.20 Annular Eclipse in Texas in the Eclipse challenge

    Strikingly different than what I expected to see here. Very nice too!

  • Commented on photo Grand Fun in the Best picture of the Week challenge

    As host, I look at the images with a different eye and I wanted to comment here - This is just lovely. 4th place in a challenge with no real theme is very good. I just loved the lighting you used...

  • Commented on photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge

    I've been away for a vacation... I love macro, and love this one in particular because of the difficulty of capturing these guys in flight. What a great image and congratulations on the win!

  • It's interesting that this subject came up today. I  am hosting the "best photo of the week" in Ruth's absense.  DPR does not do an exif check for entry date and qualifies each entry based on what ...
  • Sometimes, when it hangs uploading, I give you, and upload the photo to my DPR gallery, then pick it from the gallery when entering a challenge.
  • Commented on challenge Crows, blackbirds or Ravens

    I would expect Blackbirds, but in my description, I did refer to "black birds" and so black colored birds can be entered.

  • If you mean, can the information in that link be changed to state that hosts can not enter, then no.   We do not control any of that. When a host sets up a challenge , they can "enter" but it is to ...
  • This shows the basis of how voting should work ( DPR puts this in as "voting tips" in the challenges that are open to voting:
  • Commented on photo 3 balloons in the Best Picture of the Week challenge

    I feel like this is such an eye catcher and well worth viewing at full size. It's a beauty!

  • Commented on photo Snowy-Egret-in-flight in the Best Picture of the Week challenge

    I've been chasing the Snowy Egrets here too! I love the IQ of this. You really managed to capture the right moment and perfect focus.

    Mine have been at coastal Massachusetts. May I ask where this...

  • Nice shot Mario! Congratulations on the win! I know this is not a global comment, but your photo is quite timely, as the eclipse passed in the states today.


  • Thank you all - perhaps the raw file will be better. It was a quick shot, and a fast up load because I just liked this one. I may have done a tweak with iphoto as I haven't opened it in lightroom ...
  • Created discussion thread Backyard Dragonfly...
    I have been so busy with birds all year, but I grabbed my macro lens this morning when a beautiful dragonfly perched on my fencing. I started using Aperture priority for birds and I think it ...
  • Commented on challenge A Big Year - birds

    I'll do a crow challenge :)

  • Commented on challenge Best Picture of the Week

    That is correct. Just about everyone figured it out so the challenge still works.

  • Commented on challenge Best Picture of the Week

    My mistake. I usually do not use the capture date so I missed it in setup. Next week's "picture of the week is set up with the check on"

  • Commented on challenge Best Picture of the Week

    I'm sorry, I didn't get the capture date in place for this. I can't change it in the system now. Very sorry folks.

  • Commented on photo Cosmic Lavender in the Best Photo of the Week challenge

    Well done! Congratulations.

  • Commented on photo Conflict in the Safari animals challenge

    Great drama !

  • Commented on challenge Safari animals

    I enjoyed reviewing all of the photo's in this challenge. The locations and comments really made this slide show come alive for me.
    To me, this is a remarkable collection. Some made me...

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