HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Arts & Humanities » Photography (Group) » ***Comments Thread for Se...

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 11:43 AM

***Comments Thread for September's Seasonal Contest -- Summer***

Here you may ask questions, make comments on the entries and etc!


DO NOT PUT COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS IN THE SUBMISSION THREAD! Thank you.


46 replies, 1011 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 46 replies Author Time Post
Reply ***Comments Thread for September's Seasonal Contest -- Summer*** (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 OP
Soph0571 Sep 2021 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #3
Diamond_Dog Sep 2021 #7
mnhtnbb Sep 2021 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #5
Diamond_Dog Sep 2021 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #8
Diamond_Dog Sep 2021 #16
alfredo Sep 2021 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #10
alfredo Sep 2021 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #12
alfredo Sep 2021 #13
elleng Sep 2021 #15
alfredo Sep 2021 #19
elleng Sep 2021 #20
alfredo Sep 2021 #21
elleng Sep 2021 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #17
elleng Sep 2021 #18
alfredo Sep 2021 #22
elleng Sep 2021 #23
alfredo Sep 2021 #24
alfredo Sep 2021 #25
LakeArenal Sep 2021 #45
alfredo Sep 2021 #46
HAB911 Sep 2021 #26
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #27
HAB911 Sep 2021 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #29
mnhtnbb Sep 2021 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #31
William Seger Sep 2021 #32
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #33
Grumpy Old Guy Sep 2021 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #35
AndyS Sep 2021 #36
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #37
HAB911 Sep 2021 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #40
Tom Kitten Sep 2021 #39
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #41
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #42
mnhtnbb Sep 2021 #43
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2021 #44

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 12:28 PM

1. I'm in

First picci! Yay!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Soph0571 (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 01:18 PM

2. And it's a beauty, my dear Soph! Thank you. ♥

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 01:19 PM

3. And I'm in too!

To me, this photo encapsulates the myth and the reality of summer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:25 PM

7. It truly does, Peggy!

I can just feel the warm summer breezes when I look at your lovely umbrella and sky!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 02:34 PM

4. I'm in--with apologies to Emily Bronte--for improvising the title

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 03:03 PM

5. It's a glorious photo! Love the mist.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:21 PM

6. I'm in, too!

I had a very hard time deciding between three photos. All of them involve lakes.

Iím seeing some great stuff so far!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 05:21 PM

8. Yours is just wonderful, my dear Diamond_Dog!

I will most likely use the title in the reply title; if I add the rest, it might not fit.

I can give it a try, and if it fits, I'll use the whole title.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:05 PM

16. That's just fine, Peggy

I didnít realize how long a title Iíd created!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 07:10 PM

9. I'm in

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alfredo (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 07:39 PM

10. Your milkweed is stunning, alfredo! Very lovely.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 07:42 PM

11. Thank you. I just changed my entry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alfredo (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 07:48 PM

12. I have to say that I like this one even more than the first. The green really adds something.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:12 PM

13. Thanks. The composition spurred my choice.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alfredo (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:28 PM

15. WOW!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 12:37 AM

19. Thank you. I've been waiting all year for the seeds to appear.

I planted a few Butterfly weed plants in hope of attracting monarchs. It didnít work. But I got a few images from the plants.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alfredo (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 12:38 AM

20. Fabulous!

Sorry Monarchs didn't make it, but this is SUPER!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to elleng (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 12:39 AM

21. Thank you

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 08:26 PM

14. I'm in!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:32 PM

17. It's a great shot of the young osprey!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 09:33 PM

18. Thanks, Peg.

They've all 'flown the coop,' so I'm 'home alone,' until St. Pat's day.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 12:41 AM

22. I love Ospreys. You are getting really good at birds

I remember when you were shopping for the Nikon tele. That was a good choice. You still using it?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alfredo (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 12:44 AM

23. YES, Same camera!

Ospreys have gone from here (I think, tho they were still here @ this date 2 years ago.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to elleng (Reply #23)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:06 PM

24. Yeah that camera is well suited to your subjects.

This winter put out a feeder so you can attract birds
Iím putting out suet again so I can have some woodpeckers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 04:11 PM

25. LakeArenal, that is a wonderful picture

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alfredo (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:55 PM

45. I missed the whole process.

A bit late but thanks very much.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LakeArenal (Reply #45)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 12:43 PM

46. Too bad, you missed the reunion of Milli Vanilli

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 09:42 AM

26. One more in!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HAB911 (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 11:21 AM

27. And WOW, what a great shot! Amazing how you capture the heat, and make it palpable.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #27)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 11:57 AM

28. thank you!

I struggle mightily with the seasonals, but summer heat, Florida can do!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HAB911 (Reply #28)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 11:59 AM

29. Summer heat in Florida is a natural, and you caught it! Well done. ♥

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:38 PM

30. I replaced my photo.

Since it's still technically summer, and I just had the most glorious Monarch butterfly visit my Lantana, I had to change my entry. Serendipity. Looked out the window and there it was! It let me get within a few feet and was so busy feeding, it didn't care I snapped about 30 shots as it flitted from one spot to another. Then a hummingbird came to check me out! It, however, wouldn't stay in one spot long enough for me to focus. Eh...still, a wonderful moment in the garden. That is summer for me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #30)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:02 PM

31. That photo is glorious and just yells Summer! Wonderful colors too. Thanks for upgrading! ♥

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:29 PM

32. I've entered one that I've posted before, but not in a contest

If that's not allowed, I'll remove it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to William Seger (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 02:45 PM

33. You are good, and your photo is wonderful! Glad to have it.

We have summer storms, and this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 09:16 PM

34. I'm in!

We're off in the mountains, far away from a cell phone signal. I probably won't get a chance for a second entry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #34)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 11:30 PM

35. Your fawn looks newly born, my dear Grumpy! It's a great capture.

Enjoy your visit in the mountains!

No telling at this point if we'll need a second entry. Of course I'll announce it if we do.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 05:06 PM

36. OMG! Jim G and Gone Fishing just grabbed me by the heart

as I remember going fishing as a kid and seeing my daughter fish with my Father when she was 6.

This is sharing an experience, not just a picture.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AndyS (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 06:15 PM

37. Photos allow us to share our experiences. Otherwise those visions have no way to be seen. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:57 PM

38. Second in!

and you might enjoy the subsequent photo to my 1st entry as the day wound down.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HAB911 (Reply #38)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 02:21 PM

40. LOVE your second entry! And this follow-up photo is super as well. Thank you so much! ♥

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 01:07 PM

39. I added a second photo

Cloudy day that day at Sunset Beach but for some reason I like that picture more than hundreds of others I have of the beach.
I am very impressed with each and every entry!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #39)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 02:22 PM

41. Your second entry is great and thanks for entering it! We do have some incredibly good entries! ♥

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 02:24 PM

42. And I've just posted my second entry. I like it a lot. Happy to see folks responding! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:16 PM

43. Ok, I put my original entry back in as my second.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #43)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:17 PM

44. Lookin' good! Thanks. ♥

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread