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#448250 - Fri Dec 26 2008 10:11 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: NancyBA]
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#448251 - Fri Dec 26 2008 10:14 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: NancyBA]
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I've never seen a blue leafed poinsettia; is the colour natural or artificial? Looks very decorative anyway.
Well End brings memories David. For years I led a Scout troop, and did several leader training courses there.

Here's another robin; a painting by wildlife artist David Perkins, always seasonal at this time of year.




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#448252 - Fri Dec 26 2008 10:17 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: bhs63]
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Well it's not quite as pretty as your roses, but this rose is blooming in my front yard.

I'm really enjoying all the pictures of snow and ice...


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#448253 - Fri Dec 26 2008 03:14 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: PDAZ]
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Chuck has not enjoyed Christmas!

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#448254 - Fri Dec 26 2008 04:08 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: Sherry75]
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Didn't Santa bring Chuck what he wanted? Poor Chuck

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#448255 - Fri Dec 26 2008 05:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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lol, Chuck looks well cheesed off!


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#448256 - Fri Dec 26 2008 06:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: Copago]
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Thanks Nancy and welcome That is our famous British countryside.

This is a nice 1930s art deco building in Harrow, we have many in London but this is quite elaborate.

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#448257 - Fri Dec 26 2008 10:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: satguru]
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My garden is a riot of colour at the moment. We have lovely sunny weather, and everything looks so cheerful.Here's a pot by the gate.
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#448258 - Fri Dec 26 2008 11:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: ren33]
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This little chap, with his big bushy tail, posed for ages for me this afternoon in a tree in my backyard. He was interested in those seeds still hanging from the tree.



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#448259 - Sat Dec 27 2008 12:41 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: spanishliz]
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Well, this isn't as beautiful as some of the pics here but it has its charm (I love the beach!) this is Buenos Aires but not very close to where I live, about 4 hours by car, I live in the city center (unfortunately), but I get to go to the beach quite often as my boyfriend has a nice house there, the place is called "Mar Azul" (Blue Sea).



Link to larger photo


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#448260 - Sat Dec 27 2008 11:52 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: NancyBA]
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I hope this shot needs no introduction. The mother of all parliaments.

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#448261 - Sat Dec 27 2008 12:26 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: satguru]
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That's a nice looking beach, Nancy. Tempting, even.



PDAZ was looking for more snow pics.
A 16' sweeper brooming off a runway.
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#448262 - Sat Dec 27 2008 12:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: deputygary]
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>>PDAZ was looking for more snow pics. <<

We actually had a frost last night, and there was ice on the puddles from our Christmas rain! Not something we see that often.

I love Ren's flowers! My petunias looked like that until this morning :-(

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#448263 - Sat Dec 27 2008 02:38 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: PDAZ]
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Wish I had a boyfriend near that beach, nancy!

Here's a magpie being very curious as to what I was doing (taking photos of him)


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#448264 - Sat Dec 27 2008 04:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: Copago]
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#448265 - Sat Dec 27 2008 09:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: mc_shellsie]
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Lovely photo mc shellsie. How do you get the camera to focus on the icicles and not the snow?
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#448266 - Sat Dec 27 2008 09:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: Jar]
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Two beautiful photos in a row, mcshellsie - the angel and now the icicles. Lovely!
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#448267 - Sat Dec 27 2008 11:42 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: djsgal]
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The icicles are fantastic, McS!!

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#448268 - Sat Dec 27 2008 11:58 PM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: Copago]
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You know you live in a small town...



... when the local "office tower" looks like this


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#448269 - Sun Dec 28 2008 12:15 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: Jar]
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How do you get the camera to focus on the icicles and not the snow?




Not sure what camera McShellsie shoots with but I know my SLR Digital will re-focus on distance, mid, and close when it's not sure. I choose which to shoot.

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#448270 - Sun Dec 28 2008 12:22 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: djsgal]
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Thank you for the lovely compliments copago, djsgal, jar ... to focus cleanly on the icicles, if you can choose a focus mode other than autofocus, "spot" is good ... but the trick to throw a background out of focus is really in your aperture if you can adjust it on your camera. The lower the f.stop (the number) the more shallow your depth of field (focus). If your camera is mainly point and shoot you are kind of stuck with the capabilities of the focal length of your lens - you could try a macro mode or know exactly where in the frame your camera takes it's main focus from ...
but mostly, and easiest, is using your aperture to get the effect you want. In this case, i used f5.6 to throw the background out of focus ... hope that helps ...

edit: smaller the number means the larger the aperture is ... it gets kind of confusing that way ... (Tredici - my main camera is a Sony Alpha DSLR).

Hi BEE !! so good to see santa brought you your new toy, now we will see more of you and your great pix!! and your lovely heart, how romantic! have missed seeing you here.


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#448271 - Sun Dec 28 2008 01:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: mc_shellsie]
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What a fantastic beach Nancy; judging by the size of the distant cars and people it must be like that for many miles.
Here's Santa saying goodbye until next Christmas

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#448272 - Sun Dec 28 2008 07:49 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: picqero]
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Hubbard Glacier
Alaska
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#448273 - Sun Dec 28 2008 09:58 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: mc_shellsie]
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Fabulous glacier pic, mc shellsie!

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#448274 - Sun Dec 28 2008 11:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - December 2008 [Re: mc_shellsie]
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Santa Saguaro on top on Shaw Butte in Phoenix at sunrise this morning. There's a Palo Verde tree across the trail that always gets decorated at Christmas, but this year, someone dressed up this baby Saguaro also.


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