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#1 LittleC

Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

I hope this challenge isn't too boring, I've never been in a position where I've had to be the topic chooser!

This weeks challenge is "Delicate". We probably encounter this in our day-to-day life more than we realise. Interpret this however you wish, be as literal or subjective as you want. Have fun!

The Rules:
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.

If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)

All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.

Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.

Challenge History
Lines (B&W) - LittleC
Architecture - rbat
Open challenge - millie71
Something New - raven74
Bokeh - mummy26
Food - rbat
Portrait - elle-M
Macro/close up - ILBB
Rule of Thirds - mummy26
Vanishing point - rbat
Patterns in nature - Jupiter123
Fun - Silverwattle
Seven - mummy26
Texture - ILBB
At Home - elle-M
Nostalgia - rbat
Reflection - Bryden
Half - Nut
Spring - millie71
Antique - elle-M
Tells a story - Ev
Postcard - raven74
Favourite things - winkwink
Long exposure - rbat
Wings - silverwattle
Sweet - rbat
Light - Skepticaemia
Wild - Mecurial
Moody - BeagleBoy
In the eye of the beholder - cat
Symmetry - JamieLee85
Serenity - winkwink
Out Of Place - Peanut
Water Drop Shot - blue4me
One - Raven74
Black & White Portrait - rbat
Red - Luckyseven
Suggestive - Abbygirl
Mostly Black/Mostly white - PrincessPinkenIt
Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull

Edited by LittleC, 21 January 2013 - 09:20 PM.

#2 raven74

Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Never had this one before - good job biggrin.gif

#3 Bec .

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

I'll start us off this week. I start work tomorrow after a wonderful 6 weeks off. I know I should be grateful for the time off but  cry1.gif!

Pink by rbat75, on Flickr

#4 raven74

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

A bit of a differetn take on delicate and all I'm going to get this week - my dog Ruby who is feeling rather delicate after ingesting god knows what and getting pancreatitis.  Taken at home; thabkfully 12 years as a VN allows my vet to trust  me to do a lot of the treatment at home - being home last night instead of ICU hase saved me nearly a grand ffear.gif

leg by raven:74, on Flickr

#5 Red Cabbage

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Hi ladies, its been ages since I've entered. This is my 13yo daughter, who is delicate for many many reasons.

Delicate. by Good~Thanks, on Flickr

#6 Peanut

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Gosh, she's grown so much RC!

Aww, poor Ruby.  sad.gif

#7 ~Kee~In~Hawaii~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

raven: Ruby is beautiful, without even seeing all of her I want to give her cuddles to make her feel better. My puppy-bubba Shyla had pancreatitis when she was only very young and we nearly lost her so I know how badly it can affect dogs. I hope Ruby recovers quickly original.gif

Red Cabbage: Your girl is gorgeous <3 A beautiful photo.

rbat: Great minds think alike, as soon as I read "delicate" I thought about all my new flowers blooming outside. I hope work wasn't too much of a shock to your system today.

Ok, my entry this week is of a tiny blossom just opened on a native iris in my yard. How these tiny little bursts of colour survive 40+ degree days with no water, in constant sun is beyond me. This one is no bigger than the size of my thumbnail and seems so fragile and delicate but is also tough and a survivor. I think I saw something of myself in this little delicate beauty this week.


#8 raven74

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

I agree, RC she is beautiful!
And yeah, poor EXPENSIVE Ruby.  Our vet is a 74km round trip - I've been five times since 3.15 yesterday blink.gif

#9 katpaws

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

This week's challenge has me stumped! I am still trying to think of something... animals and flowers are out.... so thought i would post what i have until i find something better.


This is using a Nikon D200 (i think) which i have no idea how to use - i just point and shoot, and hope for the best...

Edited by katpaws, 25 January 2013 - 05:27 PM.

#10 Two Socks

Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

Not really happy with this, but will see if I can get something else over the weekend.


Off to comment in Flickr!

#11 Peanut

Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Gorgeous photos so far ladies!  original.gif

I'm hoping to get one tomorrow, fingers crossed.

#12 mummy26

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

I'm going to enter this one as its the only one I've taken this week. Gnomes are delicate (handle with care)


#13 SW-

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

One of my favorite shells Paper nautilus shell, very delicate.

shell 6 by silver wattle, on Flickr

#14 Peanut

Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

Well, I had planned a visit to the Botanical Gardens today but the weather put the kybosh on that!  I took some shots here at home but can't decide which (if any) really fit the theme.   unsure.gif  

ETA:  Okay, I'll go with this one:

Rain damaged spiderweb

Edited by Peanut, 28 January 2013 - 03:43 PM.

#15 Mitis angelam

Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Managed to try an entry this week!

#16 Red Cabbage

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Peanut, I love your spider web shot. Awesome!

#17 Peanut

Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

That's a beautiful pendant Ange Vert!

Thanks RC!  original.gif

#18 Bryden

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Another vote for the spider web shot Peanut.

Here's my dismal entry for this week unless something extraordinary happens between now and closing. We've been flooded in for couple of days and there's not much left in my gardens.. even the weeds have broken over and have proven to be delicate.

EB challenge - delicate. by Bryden3, on Flickr


#19 TopsyTurvy

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Getting a late entry in original.gif

Delicately Rough by Leapyleigh, on Flickr

#20 LittleC

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

wow look at the time! it nearly got away on me. Toddlers will do that to you! i'll be picking an entry after 9pm (is that right?)

#21 LittleC

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

That was bloody hard! so many entries this week, all so beautiful/wonderful with some great interpretations.

Rbat: This is a beautiful shot, I love the softness of the pink and fantastic DOF. Really shows off the delicate intricacies of the flower.

Raven74: A bit left field which I was hoping for, I think the black and white really compliments this shot. It’s amazing how illness in an otherwise vibrant rough and tumble dog really shows their fragility. How is she doing?

Red cabbage: What an age! Teenage girls, what could be more delicate? The composition of this shot is just perfect and her expression is lovely. I love the tone/desaturation as well.

~kee~in~Hawaii~: amazing how something to tiny and delicate can be so resilient! I love the vibrance of this shot and the DOF.

Katpaws:  Bubbles! I love bubble shots, they’re so touch and go because they’re so, well delicate! Great capture and colour.

Tickly_rain: Beautiful Orchid, such an intricate little flower. I like the composition of this shot.

Mummy26:  Very clever idea! This is a fun photo. Awesome shot.

Silverwattle: What a find! And intact as well. I love this, lovely composition.

Peanut: I love the delicate raindrop splashes and how the web catches tiny drops of water. Beautiful

Ange Verte:  Lovely pendant, I like how you’ve positioned it. The softness of it contrasted against the wood is lovely.

Bryden: I don’t think this is dismal at all, everything about this is lovely. The tiny drops of water on the tiny petals (for lack of a better word) is beautiful and delicate.

TopsyTurvy: Great find, I like the DOF and the colours are so rich and vibrant. Amazing how it can hold on so sturdily.

A few stood out for me this week


I've chosen Silverwattle this week. I keep coming back to look at this shot. I love everything about it. Gorgeous composition, I love the reflection of the shell on the wet sand and I still can't believe it survived it's way intact to the shore! Delicate and tough!

Edited by LittleC, 28 January 2013 - 08:37 PM.

#22 SW-

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

OMG, cannot believe I won original.gif thank you!

I must confess I took the shell to the beach.

#23 Peanut

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

Well done Silverwattle, it's a beautiful shot!  original.gif

#24 LittleC

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (silverwattle @ 28/01/2013, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OMG, cannot believe I won original.gif thank you!

I must confess I took the shell to the beach.


It was such a tough one, I loved all of your photos

Edited by LittleC, 28 January 2013 - 09:45 PM.

#25 Millie71

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

Well done Silverwattle :-)

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