cjf2

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On photo Bike - Grasstrack Racers in the Bikes challenge (2 comments in total)
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Blair N: Amazing shot.

Thanks. For grasstrack racing there was not much grass left on show!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 12:08 UTC
On photo RED ARROWS in the The RAF - 100 years! challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: You must have chosen your sight-line place well to get this dynamic shot of the Red Arrows. I like the colours and the timing of the image. If I had to nit-pick, I would prefer that the aircraft are not silhouettes, but if the Arrows are coming at you, with the sun behind, there is little you can do about that! In any event this shot is ‘commended’ by the host and wins the commensurate bragging rights.

It is interesting to see the colour of the smoke in 2010. I've ceased enjoying pictures of the red and blue smoke as in recent years they are a rather unpleasant shade of blue and pink. Another thing ruined at airshows in the UK.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:58 UTC
On photo RAF - Remembering 100 years of sacrifice in the The RAF - 100 years! challenge (3 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: This is an imaginative and creative entry to this challenge. It reminds us of the human cost paid by members of the RAF and their families over the last 100 years. This shot is ‘highly commended’ by the host and wins the commensurate bragging rights.

Yes I thought I'd try to give you something different as your descriptive paragraph seemed to want that though it seems the voters just liked nice aircraft pictures. T'was ever thus.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 12:55 UTC
On photo Steam train at Tenbury Junction in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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barb_s: Awesome shot!

Thanks Barb and thanks for taking over the challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 05:48 UTC
On photo Girls in blue in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Well I liked it! In fact I thought it might win. I’m sure there’ll be a more suitable challenge for it in the future.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 05:47 UTC as 2nd comment
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Dutch Newchurch: The host is not able to vote, but I enjoyed the energy of the composition and the colours. Commended by the host.

Yes it has an interesting feel in the early evening of a sunny day. I don't know about you but I find the colours of the Red Arrows smokes have changed in recent years and in most conditions the red and blue look rather odd but the pale blue and pink suit the other colours in this shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
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Dutch Newchurch: Congratulations on a top place in this challenge!
An image that's worth seeing full-screen.

Sorry I've been way. Thanks. The quality is not as good as I'd hoped so I'm not so sure about the full screen! One thing I find odd is that the wings are so blurred when the shutter speed is shown as being so high.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
On photo Train on a trestle in the Steam Trains challenge (3 comments in total)
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wam7: I think the colour version might have worked better. ;)

Funnily I really don't like it in colour. The sky is jarringly blue to my eyes. It languished un processed and unloved for years until I did this with it. Mind you doesn't look like the voters or you agreed!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
On photo .....the BLACK-WINGED STILTS 2017/10/10..... in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Check your ID. These are definitely not Stilts. Don’t know where you were but try Dowitchers or less likely Godwits. Looking on my phone in too strong sunlight, well that’s my excuse!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ahinga-in-Flight in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

It’s a cormorant of some sort rather than an Anhinga. Look how thick the neck is. Anhingas have much narrower, snakelike necks and heads, hence the nickname, snakebird.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 14:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Worm's perspective in Spring time in the low challenge (1 comment in total)

Great idea really well executed. I thought it fitted the challenge very well too and was my pick.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 05:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Belle époque in the Vintage challenge (4 comments in total)

This was my favourite. Vintage subject and shooting style as well as great post processing. I was wondering if it really was an old photo until I saw your description.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Hook-billed Kite in the A Big Year - birds challenge (2 comments in total)

Great picture of an interesting bird.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Only small but... in the Flight challenge (3 comments in total)
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cjf2: Great shot. I've never had the optimism to think I might succeed in getting a good flying dragonfly picture if I tried!

I need to get inspired by your success and give it a go. I've seen other ones of yours that were good too. Keep up the good work.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
On photo Flight of a Puffin in the Flight challenge (6 comments in total)
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maybrit: Great shot and not easy when a bird flies upwards towards you, especially on a windy day! Never managed one of those and yes, the out of focus background enhances what is happening. Whereddid you take it?

Hi there. It's on the Farnes, Inner Farne I think. It's closer to you than me so no excuses not to go!
It was a strong steady wind so when coming into land they were moving relatively slowly relative to the ground. Trouble is they all look down as they are looking for somewhere to put their feet.
It was one of the non breeders sitting in a group that got spooked so all flew off and came back en masse so lots of chances. When they have no fish in their beaks they don't get hassled by gulls so don't need to fly erratically and are easier.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On photo P1010090-Edit in the Flight challenge (1 comment in total)

Well I liked it. Perhaps not a good fit for this challenge but I like the tone and colour combination of the helmet and picture.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Only small but... in the Flight challenge (3 comments in total)

Great shot. I've never had the optimism to think I might succeed in getting a good flying dragonfly picture if I tried!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:23 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Flight of a Puffin in the Flight challenge (6 comments in total)
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clicker88: Cute puffin!

Thanks. I was pleased with the out of focus background of other puffins and algae covered rocks.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:20 UTC
On photo Flight of a Puffin in the Flight challenge (6 comments in total)
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Joe Rothenberg: Great Photo

Thank you. It was landing close to me in strong wind.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
On photo Eye on bunker in the Features - eyes challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot. I thought this would be the winner.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 05:08 UTC as 2nd comment
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