poppyjk

Joined on Apr 13, 2012

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On photo Star Gazing in the Challenge the host! challenge (5 comments in total)

This is an incredible and wonderful use of high technology, an artistic eye, adventure, and patience. Thank you so much for sharing this scene. I have admired your work several times before and once again am in awe.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 13:02 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Red-Shouldered-Hawk in the Wildlife challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow! Inspiring!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 14:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Run Fox Run in the Wildlife challenge (2 comments in total)

Yikes! This is a really great photo. You must spend weeks in the outdoors to be able to see, much less capture, a scene such as this.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 14:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Is it a plane? in the Wildlife challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations! Simply magnificent! Great timing on this highly skilled capture.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 14:24 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Mummy in the Action Film Titles challenge (2 comments in total)
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SxKaydi: Congratulations on the win, the image but fits the brief perfectly. Well done

Thanks. The Mummy Museum was very interesting. Oh, and the movie was fun, also.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 13:36 UTC
On photo Street Food in the Lights, camera, action, eat challenge (2 comments in total)
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T bird: Hard to beat good street food, congrats!

Thanks. The entire family ate street food the whole day in Guanajuato, Mexico: a World Heritage Site.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 16:25 UTC
On photo Chaotic Light Bulb in the Chaos theory challenge (4 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: Congratulations!
This is a dramatic and striking image. I have no idea how you created it!

Thanks, Dutch. I gave some description of how (and why) I created it in the Chaos Theory Post thread.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60861012

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 22:04 UTC
On photo Waiting and Hoping in the Anything Goes challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful nostalgia! Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 21:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Calm Before the Storm in the Anything Goes challenge (2 comments in total)

Wonderful composition and light!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 21:11 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo spicesfinal11x1472dpi in the Herbs, spices, sauces, or condiments challenge (3 comments in total)

Very, very nice. Inspiring to see what a real photographer can do versus my humble travel snapshots.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 16:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Orion Robo Magic in the The colour of magic challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: Lovely shot, and an intriguing story about the source of the images. Commended by the host, with full bragging rights! (I’m only slightly disappointed not to see a flat world - on the back of four elephants standing on the shell of a turtle - drifting by.)
Congratulations too, on a top place!

"You must be the author of the image you enter." What does your challenge rule mean in reference to this entry? A simple and common definition is that the entrant actually took the original photo. It makes no matter how it might be post processed but it must be the entrants own photo. Confusing interpretations applied here which allow original photos downloaded from Twitter taken by someone else. I suggest you change this rule for future challenges to fit your actual desire.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 01:57 UTC
On photo Nature's Balance in the Natural selection challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: This challenge calls for natural history shots that show the creature’s behaviour and habitat. This is on theme, and an interesting and artistic shot. The host’s choice, with full bragging rights!
Congratulations on the worthy win, too!

Dutch,
Domenick's photo is superb, and also won the February 12 Darwin Day challenge.
However, it is totally confusing that both of you made an exception to your stated rule: "Please don't enter an image that has been entered into another challenge recently, or several times before. The challenge host may disqualify such entries at their discretion."
I know you want the ability to disqualify entries you don't like but this seems to go too far the other way since you even invited this entry in this Challenge after having won the Darwin Day Challenge.
You need to clarify your rules to reflect what you really want to do with your challenges. Not the first time interpreting this rule has been confusing.
Some challenges have no rules which is really simple. I prefer this approach versus your lengthy set inconsistently applied.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 01:12 UTC
On photo Antz in the Animated Film Title challenge (2 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: Nice! 🐜

Thanks. One of my favorite shots. 115% crop, so wish I could have managed to get closer. Underbrush too thick for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 01:57 UTC
On photo Galapagos Marine Iguanas in the Darwin Day challenge (4 comments in total)
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jeffpix: A really great and fun picture. Almost looks like you were instructing the iguanas on how to pose. Maybe they are more highly evolved than I thought!
Best regards,
Jeff

Thanks. Funny, I thought they looked like the Three Stooges:)

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 03:01 UTC
On photo Galapagos Marine Iguanas in the Darwin Day challenge (4 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: Well, on Darwin Day I have to award an honourable mention (with full bragging rights) to a natural history shot from the Galapagos!
Congratulations too, on a top-placed image!

Thanks. It was an eye opening trip. It became instantly obvious why the Galapagos were so influential on Darwin. Thank goodness for his thinking and convincingly courageous publications.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 00:47 UTC
On photo Mom's 95th Birthday in the Reunion challenge (4 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: Excellent. Looks like a family where people actually love each other - like the Waltons 😉

I notice this was taken in 2007. So i expect no more birthdays 🙁. My mom made it to 92 1/2 and maintained a healthy glow up to about 91 when I tookher picture at her birthday party. Then the modern disease of dimentia began to take over....

Thank you for your kind thoughts. Our Mom passed surprisingly and peacefully two months after this celebration. She had insisted on paying the room and board for all who attended the reunion and said it was the best money she had ever spent. We all can recommend The Sylvan Dale ranch for a family gathering.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 00:08 UTC
On photo Mom's 95th Birthday in the Reunion challenge (4 comments in total)
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SxKaydi: Congratulations on your win - perfect reunion shot to match the brief - so many generations !

Thanks. It was a grand time for all.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 13:37 UTC
On photo Ships' Periodic Waves in the The physics of waves challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: I nominate this photograph for the ‘Host’s Choice Award’ - with full bragging rights - for this perfect interpretation of the theme. What a great shot! Not only the waves from the two ships, but also low frequency ocean waves and higher-frequency ocean waves forming at right angles to them. Well composed, simple and effective.
Congratulations too on a top-placed result!

Thanks, Dutch for your comment.

Funny how a jpg from 12 years ago with an 8 mp pocket camera thru an airplane window could place in a current challenge. Thank goodness for very effective post processing software. I kept wondering how my 5DsR might have done with this, or even my iPhone 8 Plus. The scene did catch my eye after awakening toward the end of an overnight flight from Atlanta.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
On photo Day of the Dead in the Album cover for a rock band challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: As host I cannot vote, but I can award this ‘Commended by the Host’, with full bragging rights. It’s a provocative and colourful design that will stand out in a record store, or as a poster on the tube, or an advertisement promoting the album or the tour. It would be an effective design on a t-shirt too. The skull design is perhaps too close to a human design - that the band don’t want - and the label might have reservations about exploiting an image which is a reproduction of another artist’s work.

Thanks. The Day of the Dead celebration is full of colorful artwork. I enjoy capturing it. But personally creating original art - not so much.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 17:29 UTC
On photo Epcot Geodesic Dome in the Pattern picture challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: The challenge host cannot vote, but I would like to award ‘Commended by the Host’, with full bragging rights, to this simple, colourful and pleasing image.
Congratulations too, on a well deserved first place.

Thanks, Dutch. It is fun playing with 50 megapixels.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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