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Challenges Entered: 111
Votes Cast: 61,056
Avg Vote Cast: 5.9719
Votes Received: 23,320
Avg Vote Received: 5.6323
Comments:
  • Made: 1,689
  • Helpful: 1,393
  • Received: 1,694
  • Helpful: 1,604
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  • Posts: 4,552
  • Threads Created: 145
    Profile Views: 19,765
    Total Image Views: 221,273
    Total Images Viewed: 34,904
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  • Photographer: 25 times
  • Photographs: 108 times
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  • Photographers: 10
  • Photographs: 81
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    Awards
    Fountain :: Aquativity
    A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle :: Greengrocer Cicada
    Honorable Mentions
    Rubber Ducky :: Quack Express
    User Profile
    Name: Karin L. Age: 54
    Username: Beetle
    Gender: F
    Type: Member Location: Brisbane, Australia
    Cameras: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
    Canon EOS-20D
    Sony DSC-RX100 II
    Lenses: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
    Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Lensbaby 2.0
    Quantaray AF 2x Tele-Converter for Canon EOS
    Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
    Registered: Jan. 31st 2003
    Contact: Private Message
    Biography: After living near Seattle for 7 1/2 years, we moved back to Brisbane, Australia in September 09.
    I have mixed feelings about that move. After all those years, Washington was very much home to us, and there is a lot that I love about it.
    On the other hand, there is also very much to love about Brisbane - except for the horrid heat which I hate with a passion!


    My voting philosophy:

    I like to start at 5. If a photo is adequate, technically acceptable, on topic but basic and uninspired, it gets a 5.
    If I must, I deduct points for flaws. It is very rare (but does happen) that a photo deserves a 1.
    On the other hand, I also add points for interest, appeal, technical difficulty/mastery, imagination, humor etc etc etc. 10's are rare, but they do happen also.

    I try not to let any personal hang-ups influence my judgment of a photo, e.g. I'd do my best to judge the quality of your macro of a cockroach (something I hate with a passion), even if it IS making my stomach do flip flops. However, there is a limit to that - some basic conventions need to be observed to be considered in good taste.... I won't put up with EVERYTHING!

    I aim to be fair, but it is impossible to completely avoid personal preference, that's just the way it works.

    Competing around here is tough - the overall quality of work is so impressive.
    Sometimes I remind myself that my rather so-so average is, after all, average of a wonderfully talented collection!

    I'm no expert, but if I can help with something related to photography or post processing, send me a pm - I enjoy teaching.

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    Highest Rated Photographs
    Greengrocer Cicada
    3rd PlaceGreengrocer Cicada
    A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle
    Average: 7.0650
    Canada Place
    Canada Place
    1-Second Exposure
    Average: 6.7552
    Beleaf it or not
    Beleaf it or not
    Camouflage
    Average: 6.7120
    Aquativity
    2nd PlaceAquativity
    Fountain
    Average: 6.6800
    Reaching
    Reaching
    Fireworks
    Average: 6.6314
    Brisbane Festival Lasershow
    Brisbane Festival Lasershow
    Footsy Boots
    Footsy Boots
    Woody stereogram
    Woody stereogram
    Avatar na'vi
    Avatar na'vi
    Andrea's prom
    Andrea's prom
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