JeanPierre Martel

Lives in Canada Montréal, Canada
Works as a Unknown
Has a website at http://jpmartel.quebec
Joined on Sep 25, 2009

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JeanPierre Martel: Xenophobia is the fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners. This challenge doesn't promote fear or hate. Consequently, it's not xenophobic at all.

If I understand correctly its description, that Challenge is simply the American equivalent of a German Aryan Beauty Contest. That's perfectly normal these days, isn't it?

My comment was a tongue-in-cheek one.

I agree with you that any ode to Aryan Beauty (blond hair, blue eyes) wouldn’t be considered normal in Europe. But what’s normal these days in America is to promote American Exceptionalism and anything that suggest that a ‘pure’ American (born in USA) is superior to the rest of the World.

Those opposed to such a theme just have to vote for the hairy guy on the beach and we’ll never hear of contests like this one.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:26 UTC

Xenophobia is the fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners. This challenge doesn't promote fear or hate. Consequently, it's not xenophobic at all.

If I understand correctly its description, that Challenge is simply the American equivalent of a German Aryan Beauty Contest. That's perfectly normal these days, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 15:05 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On challenge Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature (11 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Martel: In a previous ‘PURPLE Beauty( Flower)’ challenge, flowers from obviously different colours were among the top-winning spots:
https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10638&View=Results&Rows=25

This time, will subjects that are _clearly_ NOT Violet or Mauve (for example pink or royal blue) be disqualified or will they be accepted if they are simply nice-looking?

Very good answer. I fully agree with you.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 02:25 UTC
On challenge Shades of Violet or Mauve in Nature (11 comments in total)

In a previous ‘PURPLE Beauty( Flower)’ challenge, flowers from obviously different colours were among the top-winning spots:
https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=10638&View=Results&Rows=25

This time, will subjects that are _clearly_ NOT Violet or Mauve (for example pink or royal blue) be disqualified or will they be accepted if they are simply nice-looking?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 4 replies
On photo Love my present! in the Holiday reactions challenge (1 comment in total)

Congratulations.

The votes for your shot is a nice relatively symmetrical curve: that means nobody has cheated. So your first place is well deserved (I'm the fifth).

Congratulations again.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 04:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

Dinosaurs have let room to smaller mammals. So IBM, Kodak and Polaroid are not the big hardware companies they used to be.

Reflex cameras are doomed, replaced by mobile phones and ILCs. The top managers at Nikon didn’t foresee this evolution. So their company will disappear. That’s the tough rule of evolution.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
On photo Racing against sunset in the Pentax DSLR challenge (15 comments in total)

Beautiful !

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 00:46 UTC as 13th comment
On photo Medina of Meknes in the Streets #1 : Streets in colour challenge (6 comments in total)

Beautiful. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 03:27 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Bee-eater in flight in the Wildlife - Birds in Flight challenge (4 comments in total)

Very, very nice. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 02:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)

Very nice shot, well framed. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 20:38 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On challenge Design Princaples- Repetition (5 comments in total)

Sorry, my English is not very good. What is a 'princaple'?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 02:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo BEHOLD! in the Moths challenge (2 comments in total)

More precisely, it's a Julia Butterfly (Dryas julia), not a moth.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 14:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo BEHOLD! in the Moths challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a butterfly, not a moth

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 14:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Owl Butterfly in the Butterflies challenge (2 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Martel: It's an Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus)

No. I'm sorry. It's a Giant Owl Buterfly (Caligo memnon).

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 00:36 UTC
On photo Butterfly in the Butterflies challenge (1 comment in total)

It's a Blue and White Longwing (Heliconius cydno)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 00:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Trio in the Butterflies challenge (1 comment in total)

It's three Common Crow Butterflies (Euploea core)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 00:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo F04A0856 in the Butterflies challenge (4 comments in total)

It's a female Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 4th comment
On photo IMG_9078E1 in the Butterflies challenge (3 comments in total)

It's an African Monarch (Danaus chrysippus)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Fly4 in the Butterflies challenge (1 comment in total)

It's a female African Monarch Butterfly (Danaus chrysippus)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Beauty in the Butterflies challenge (2 comments in total)

I'm not absolutely sure. I think that it's a Wood Nymph (Ideopsis juventa), a butterfly that looks like a darker specimen of a Rice Paper Butterfly (Idea leuconoe).

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 17:40 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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