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07/05/2006 01:25:23 AM · #1
I don't want to come off as some person that is complaining about what people like, however the onslaught of dragon flies is getting crazy! If you like dragon flies and other bugs, cool, I am so glad that God has blessed you with a pasion. I say continue to photo the ones that you love.

This is my rant.

There are crap loads of dragonflies and bugs in each contest. Subject is flowers? put one of them little buggers on that flower and snap it. How about stationary, sure thing, take 2 of them little buggers and slap them on a flower and call it stationary. Superstitions you bet, stick a bug on a flower and call it scary. Glass, yep grab some bugs glue them to a flower and put some glass in there somewhere. Bokeh, oh heck ya, get as many bugs as you can and stick them on a flower or leaf.

Strangley the only time I don't remember seeing a dragon fly is in motion blur, the one time I would expect to see one.

Now you do not need to reply to this as I am sure that I have offened hundreds of you. I feel better for getting this off my chest and I can go back to voting, and hopefully now I will not be so sour on bugs. Peace to all, and if you love bugs don't take this personal.
07/05/2006 01:40:00 AM · #2
the last time people complained about flowers in every challenge, they made a challenge topic out of it! so... are you trying to suggest a "Bugs" challenge? ;p

ok, anyway, chill out. Hope your day goes well.
07/05/2006 01:52:53 AM · #3
Oh god no, please no more bugs. There I am done. Only 21 bug photos in the Stationery challenge, so that is like 9%ish or so. I was able to deal with it. Seems like I got 6 dragon flies in a row, and snaped.

I vow no matter how cool the bug might seem to never take a picture of one unless it is needed for a science text book. I also herby vow to never ever hang one on my wall.

Message edited by author 2006-07-05 01:54:18.
07/05/2006 01:59:53 AM · #4
Originally posted by boomtap:

Oh god no, please no more bugs.

if next week after rollover and the new challenge topic is "Bugs" or insects - I'll know who to blame :p
07/05/2006 02:03:04 AM · #5
Well the voters love it otherwise you wouldn't keep seeing it in challenges. Besides, it really has nothing to do with bugs or flowers but rather the bright colors they produce. Almost anything that is vivid, sharp and clean, which doesn't get snagged by the DNMC police will do well in the challenges and if you can manage to give the hint of difficulty (even if it wasn't) all the better. Just think of these shots as "pop" photography or as I used to call them "bimbo" photos. :P
07/05/2006 05:37:17 AM · #6
oh, whack ... i have bugs and flowers and i'm not mad at you :-)

PS: yeah ... there will be BUGS challenge next week, LOOOOOOOOL
07/05/2006 08:29:15 AM · #7
On this last challenge (glass) I received comments that the subject I choose has been done to death. Agreed, but so have a lot of photographed subjects. Please vote on the impact, technique and composition of the photo and try to ignore your personal feelings of the subject matter. I also agree with the other comments that my shot was kinda crappy but the critiques were helpful.
07/05/2006 09:37:54 AM · #8
Dragonflies have a fairly short season, you should be able to get over it.
07/05/2006 03:07:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by yanko:

Well the voters love it otherwise you wouldn't keep seeing it in challenges. Besides, it really has nothing to do with bugs or flowers but rather the bright colors they produce. Almost anything that is vivid, sharp and clean, which doesn't get snagged by the DNMC police will do well in the challenges and if you can manage to give the hint of difficulty (even if it wasn't) all the better. Just think of these shots as "pop" photography or as I used to call them "bimbo" photos. :P


I can see your point. I still get to "rant" about it".
07/06/2006 01:10:44 AM · #10
Yep, bugs and flowers in stationery. I knew it.
07/07/2006 10:36:08 AM · #11
This thread brings up a good question. What wouldn't one get tired of seeing time and time again? The female form nude ...?
07/07/2006 10:37:47 AM · #12
Originally posted by wildiris:

This thread brings up a good question. What wouldn't one get tired of seeing time and time again? The female form nude ...?


Trust me....some members are sick of seeing that.
07/07/2006 10:42:37 AM · #13
Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by wildiris:

This thread brings up a good question. What wouldn't one get tired of seeing time and time again? The female form nude ...?


Trust me....some members are sick of seeing that.


Judi, your response is garbled - it doesn't make any sense.
07/07/2006 10:49:06 AM · #14
Originally posted by alfresco:

Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by wildiris:

This thread brings up a good question. What wouldn't one get tired of seeing time and time again? The female form nude ...?


Trust me....some members are sick of seeing that.


Judi, your response is garbled - it doesn't make any sense.


Then look at the scores on the nudes in my portfolio...okay, okay...I get it now..they are just sick of seeing my nudes...lol..okay I will have to borrow Fotomanns body for a while and use him in my nude shots. Gotcha!!
07/07/2006 10:56:40 AM · #15
Originally posted by Judi:

I will have to borrow Fotomanns body for a while and use him in my nude shots.


No. I think I speak for all DPC when I say, "No."

No.

No offense Leroy.
07/07/2006 10:57:33 AM · #16
I love dragonflies, but am a little weary of seeing so many in every challenge lately.
07/07/2006 10:59:29 AM · #17
what steams me is that no one is voting down the dragonflies for being nude. Where is the morality, the decency?
07/07/2006 02:02:20 PM · #18
Originally posted by posthumous:

what steams me is that no one is voting down the dragonflies for being nude. Where is the morality, the decency?


I do. If there are going to be bug photos for heavens sake put some close on them.
07/20/2006 02:41:27 PM · #19
Ugghh... I thought I hated the bugs and flowers but they come in nowhere close to my current pet peeve..

Sunsets...
They make bile run up my throat.. They're all the same...and I'll have to vote for them in the beach thing..
I'm almost missing the nude bugs
07/20/2006 03:14:28 PM · #20
Originally posted by UrfaK:

Ugghh... I thought I hated the bugs and flowers but they come in nowhere close to my current pet peeve..

Sunsets...
They make bile run up my throat.. They're all the same...and I'll have to vote for them in the beach thing..
I'm almost missing the nude bugs


Oh my gawd, stay away from MY portfolio, hear? I don't want to have to disinfect the gallery floors...

R.
07/20/2006 03:23:08 PM · #21
Originally posted by UrfaK:

Ugghh... I thought I hated the bugs and flowers but they come in nowhere close to my current pet peeve..

Sunsets...
They make bile run up my throat.. They're all the same...and I'll have to vote for them in the beach thing..
I'm almost missing the nude bugs


you dont HAVE to vote on them. You can skip over the sunsets, or not vote on any of the beach shots.
07/21/2006 09:44:37 AM · #22
I like good bug shots, but I get tired of non-wild wildlife shots from zoos/animal parks. What's the challenge there. A wildlife biologists opinion. Van
07/21/2006 12:15:26 PM · #23
Originally posted by vtruan:

I like good bug shots, but I get tired of non-wild wildlife shots from zoos/animal parks. What's the challenge there. A wildlife biologists opinion. Van


It's not that easy to get a "great" animal shot in a zoo anyway, and it's the closest most people can ever come to interesting animals they want to photograph. I don't see anything wrong with using zoo animals for subjects, in the abstract. I do admire dedicated wildlife photographers who get out into the native habitats, but we're not all that lucky.

Robt.
07/21/2006 12:30:53 PM · #24
Bear,

I really don't have a real peeve about zoo/animal park shots. If they are good captures, who cares. I was just joking a bit. A high percent of wildlife magazine photos are from animal parks/zoos. I love dragonfly shots and almost any wildlife shot if done well. :) Van
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