jambalawa

Lives in Australia NT, Australia
Has a website at wildfoto.smugmug.com
Joined on Nov 4, 2007

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On photo Golden takeoff in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

wow.. should've won in my humble opinion :)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Painted lady in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week II challenge (1 comment in total)

When I saw the thumbnail i was impressed.. then I viewed fullscreen and there are halos around the subject where you had a poor mask or something when trying to adjust the background I assume.. so scored lowly sorry. Quite ugly brown halos around most of subjects in image.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:22 UTC as 1st comment

Cool subject but image all very blurry at full size and image is too red and poorly lit all over.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo nature_021b in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week II challenge (2 comments in total)

The insect is just too confusing.. i can't tell what part of the insect (spider?) I'm looking at. Lovely flowers and colours all that but just doesn't work when the main subject is a jumble of hairs and legs sorry.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Peacock in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week II challenge (1 comment in total)

Hi lovely subject but the background etc doesn't do it for me with the "wildlife" theme.. also the bird in the foreground is distracting and the shadows on the peacocks tail.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo BeeAtThePark1-2 in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week II challenge (1 comment in total)

In focus you say? Certainly doesn't look like it to me :( Also over saturated sorry.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 03:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Great Blue Heron coming your way in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week II challenge (1 comment in total)

looks ok in thumbnail but very blurry and excessive use of shadows/highlights when viewed full size so scored very low sorry.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Less is more-Wasp in flight carrying a leaf- in the Less is More (Nature) challenge (1 comment in total)

Great subject and action but not a great image imho - great to see tho thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Maximum aggression in minimalist style in the Less is More (Nature) challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice image but doesn't fit the nature requirement imho so voted low.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Better off alone in the Less is More (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

Good image only voted low because of manmade stuff.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 2nd comment
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AeroX: Millions of refugees in Syria, Libanon et cetera and we are ranting about Eisa, Canon's, Nikon's, Sony's and wotnots.

Amongst other things, the awards are based on what European magazines have to say about a camera. They score a camera on different features. These features are given points, are weighed and added to give a total score.

If a score doesn't suit your preferences: boo hoo.
Questioning it is, well, let me use the word 'daft'.
Of course companies can commercially benefit. Of course individual editors have their preferences. But, as the guys and gals at DPR, these people take pride in their jobs and want to do a good objective review. Besides that, any favoritism is iron out by the fact there are multiple editors contributing to the score, plus there are also some objective criteria.
In the end you take what you think is important and give a camera your own score. These awards (and sites like DPR) make that possible. Besides that we are talking about such high quality of engineering, the question of 'better' becomes irrelevant.

Millions of refugees in Syria etc and you are ranting about European camera magazine awards...

Pretty weird.. you start with that and then you "rant" as well about it.. so whilst there are terrible things happening in the world we can not discuss the more mundane at all?

In 1974 Cyclone Tracy hit my hometown of Darwin.. terrible tradegy.. I hope you're parent's weren't discussing the price of tomatoes the next day!!

With your logic we can never discuss camera gear.. as there is always something terrible happening in the world...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:41 UTC
On photo In Motion in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Changed it to 4.5...

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo In Motion in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

very cool image.. love how the streaks of movement are both in the foreground water and background clouds... there are a few blown out highlights but pretty hard with sun in shot.. voting 4 but would vote 4.25 if I could.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Sunrise in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

I think this is an ok image of a lovely scene. Perhaps needs a more creative viewpoint and composition. Not sure if possible but shooting from further left and avoiding that black silhouetted hill with power lines on it might help. Maybe down lower to the water might help too although some foreground like you have is good. Voted 3.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo BE Mine ... forever ... in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

This shot doesn't really work for me sorry. Not sure why... perhaps if the bride was closer and just a bit out of focus.. and looking at the ring.. with her looking away she sort of seems disconnected from the shot to me.. and the hand and the way its holding the ring in the foreground doesn't really work for me.. perhaps in the palm or something not sure....

Just me sorry - others may love it. Voting 2.5

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo North Clear Creek Falls, CO. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

beautiful image.. my eye does want to see a bit less sky and a bit more at the bottom of the falls however.. might just be me.. might not have been possible of course.. perhaps if you had stood on that rock out the front? 8'P

Voted 4.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Prairie Aurora in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow amazing subject... lightning in clouds with aurora! :)

Not great image quality at full screen.. quite a bit of noise and lack of detail.. and the foreground isn't great...

Voting 3.5.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Blue Dasher Dragonfly in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely light and detail in wings etc.. wonder if a tighter crop would help - bit less space on the right side especially.. might be better seeing insect head on but I guess a different shot is good sometimes :) Voted 3.5

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Little Bell Tower in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Sorry this one doesn't do much for me.. dull light.. tower too close to right and top to close to top border... background uninspiring with bit of a roof...

voted 2.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:00 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Red Dalhia in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely subject and light on flower pretty nice.. background doesn't help tho with window and right top corner a bit bright.. voted 3.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:58 UTC as 1st comment
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