Phil Rose

Lives in United States Rochester, NY, United States
Works as a retired
Has a website at
Joined on May 7, 2002
About me:

Oly E-M1i, Pana DC-G9 ( E-3, E-1, E-10 "retired")
ZD 9-18, 14-54, 50-200, Sigma 150/2.8
mZD 60 macro, 25/1.8, mZD 75-300
FL-36, EX-25, EC-14


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Dreamscape Photo: Or just get the real thing! They still exist!

Yep, they are still available. They're actually called "single use" (SUC) cameras--I don't think they ever were advertised by Kodak as "disposable"! After the lab removed the film for processing, the empty camera was sent on for recycling.

BTW, I don't recall that the Kodak's SUC was typically plagued by
color castes and light leaks. Those characteristics seem to be mainly a result of the app developers' overactive imaginations.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On challenge Macro - Feeling(s) (4 comments in total)

Michael Piziak=macro perversion

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On challenge Beautiful Bee. (3 comments in total)
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RuthC: There are a number of entries which are definitely not bees, but hoverflies or flower flies. Hoverflies cannot not make honey, and do not live in hives. They can't sting.

I believe Ruth was merely giving information about hoverflies and not trying to define everything that is not a bee!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On photo Metallic Green Pollinator in the The Pollinators challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations, Phil Rose, on winning a top place in 'The Pollinators' challenge, where there are so many excellent entries. Your capture of this metallic green bee is really superb, with wonderful detail in the subject. I noticed when viewing this in Full Screen Mode, that the bee has covered every part of her body with pollen grains: head, antennae, wings as well as the expected legs and underbody. The contrasting colours are eye-catching, and IMO, this picture deserves a special place on your wall. Ruth :-)

Thanks, Ruth.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On challenge Yellow Stone Wild Life (8 comments in total)
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jetals: I think that should be "Yellowstone" not Yellow Stone"

Yes, it's a single word, also.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 18:27 UTC
On photo Common Whitetail in the Dragonflies #2 challenge (1 comment in total)

It's actually a Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella).

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 16:49 UTC as 1st comment
On article Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service (23 comments in total)
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Phil Rose: "...for US users who want to order physical prints of their photographs…"

So, a "physical" print is distinguished from some other kind of print (such as "imaginary")?

Oh, gimme a break!
A print is a print is a print is… an image transferred to paper or some other more-or-less permanent substrate (metal, cloth, glass,…)! Yes, you can have digital images stored in a file or displayed on a screen, but I've never ever seen these referred to as "prints". So, IMHO, no need to use "physical" to distinguish these from paper prints.

And anyway, what's not "physical" about an image displayed on a screen? Electrons and LCDs are somehow not "physical"?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 18:27 UTC
On article Flickr introduces Wall Art printing service (23 comments in total)

"...for US users who want to order physical prints of their photographs…"

So, a "physical" print is distinguished from some other kind of print (such as "imaginary")?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images (352 comments in total)
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raimundo gaby: This is Gorgeous macro photography. I am perplexed to see the many negative comments. Macro photography is very difficult, and the post requires a lot of work. Get a life people!!!! it is ok if you don't appreciate art, but be gentle with your negativity.

This is *faked* macro photography. Artistic? Perhaps. Nevertheless the presentation of the works is worthy of disdain, not admiration, unless the photographer acknowledges that they are highly manipulated images.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
On photo Red Ant on Red Flowers in the Ants #2 challenge (1 comment in total)

nice, but really could use a bit of cropping...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Follow the leader in the Beetles challenge (1 comment in total)

Uhm, not the correct "F-word".

Link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 21:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo I'm watching You in the Dragonfly challenge (4 comments in total)

Ruth is right. For a challenge host to permit such a "loose" interpretation of his stated topic is unfair to those who adhere to the "letter of the law" and who thus would have ruled out submitting certain of their own images (e.g., damselflies).

A similar situation occurred recently in a challenge involving "bees". Numerous entries depicted Hover Flies rather than bees. However when this fact was pointed out to the host, he (properly) disqualified those entries.


Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2011 at 04:32 UTC as 1st comment
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