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#471785 - Sun May 17 2009 03:30 AM This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS
Copago Offline
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This week's theme is brought to you by MotherGoose and is Night Shots.

Suggestions for weekly themes can be made here

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#471786 - Sun May 17 2009 08:07 AM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: Copago]
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Floodlit night on the Ganges, Varanasi.
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#471787 - Sun May 17 2009 09:14 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: quogequox]
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What a beautiful photo, quogequox! The misty river landing!

This is a night shot of Manhattan (specifically midtown) taken from Roosevelt Island. Roosevelt Island lies in the middle of the East River between Manhattan and Queens and is accessible by tram (as well as subway). The Roosevelt Island tram was featured in one of the Spiderman movies and also in the old Sylvester Stallone movie "Nighthawks." It's a really cool ride and you get lovely views like this when you get over there. The brightest building in the picture is the Chrysler Building (my favorite).





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#471788 - Sun May 17 2009 09:55 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: ysmay]
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This is in the old town of Quebec City, taken last September when I spent a few days there.


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#471789 - Sun May 17 2009 09:57 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: spanishliz]
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Anyone for night swimming?


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#471790 - Sun May 17 2009 11:13 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: PDAZ]
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ahh night swimming. It deserves a quiet night. But I'm not sure all these people will understand ..


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#471792 - Mon May 18 2009 05:59 AM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: Jakeroo]
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lol Copago!

Aw! I love bats -- they're so cute. Little flying cats

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#471793 - Mon May 18 2009 06:54 AM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: PDAZ]
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That's a great picture, Jakeroo.

There's a colony of pipistrelles a few hundred yards from my house, I love to watch them on summer evenings as they swoop for insects... but I've never seen one the size of a cat!
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#471794 - Mon May 18 2009 09:22 AM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: flopsymopsy]
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quogequox, that photo is fantastic!


Evening palm tree.

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#471795 - Mon May 18 2009 10:28 AM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: PDAZ]
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I love bats too. Important members of the ecosystem. Not sure I'd call them little cats though (so as not to offend the one currently sleeping on my lap lol). Flying mice comes to mind of course (although bat teeth are more cat-like than rodent-like). Eerie picture of the pool PDAZ, almost looks like there could be cocoons hiding on the bottom ~
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#471796 - Mon May 18 2009 01:43 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Flopsy: ty. The bats we have in Alberta Canada are pretty small too. The pic above is of a "Pallid Bat" (so my sci-guy says). I took the picture while we were on holiday in the Palm Desert (California). It was about 4 in the morning, am afraid I woke him up just as he was getting to sleep!

ClaraSue: neat picture with (what I assume) is the moon and Venus all lined up with the tree ... synchronicity! (did you buy a lottery ticket that night? if not, maybe you should have lol)
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#471797 - Mon May 18 2009 02:15 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: Jakeroo]
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I've always thought of bats as being 'dog like' They're certainly intelligent and delightful creatures. One of my favourite 'me photos' is of a large Australian fruit bat hanging onto my shirt, I'd have loved to have her as a family pet.
I took this photo a couple of months ago, when my daffodils and hyacinths were in bloom.


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#471798 - Mon May 18 2009 02:30 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: picqero]
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The moon hidden behind some interesting clouds

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#471799 - Mon May 18 2009 02:46 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: bhs63]
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I thought this topic might have stumped a few people .. I was wrong. Great photos everyone!

And welcome to Jakeroo!~

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#471800 - Mon May 18 2009 06:26 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: Copago]
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Gorgeous shots of the night sky everyone!! I love the look of the moon! And I wish I could swim in that pool!

I like bats a lot. When I was an undergrad, we had a tame display bat that we showed at fairs and stuff. He would let people pet him and everything. I wouldn't do it with a live bat, of course, but he had such soft fur! Very cute. Great picture - it looked kind of hard to do, Jakeroo!

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#471801 - Mon May 18 2009 11:40 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: picqero]
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Picqero: very very nice composition ... and you took it a couple of months ago? Am quite jealous, as we're expecting 5 inches of snow here tomorrow LOL

Copago: ty for the welcome
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#471802 - Mon May 18 2009 11:59 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: bhs63]
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bhs63: looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Love the pic. I'd tell you what I think the clouds look like to me, but then you'd want to ship me off for therapy ~

ysmay: ty and no, other than me being startled it wasn't that hard.. he was just sorta hanging around <grin>

quogequox: dreamlike quality to that photo, would be a great subject for a watercolour painting.
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#471803 - Tue May 19 2009 01:10 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: Jakeroo]
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Quote:

I wouldn't do it with a live bat




I meant "wild" bat. Squeaky was very alive. And very tame.

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#471804 - Tue May 19 2009 02:11 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: ysmay]
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lol - I'm glad you corrected that becuase you had me confused!

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#471805 - Tue May 19 2009 05:51 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: Copago]
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Quote:

I thought this topic might have stumped a few people .. I was wrong. Great photos everyone!





Oh, I agree. I would like to see this topic again, soon!
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#471806 - Tue May 19 2009 09:05 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: ClaraSue]
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lol - I'm glad you corrected that becuase you had me confused!





Sorry ... my brain to keys ratio was obviously zero

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#471807 - Fri May 22 2009 05:22 AM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: ysmay]
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Inside the Sudwala Caves - as dark as night.



The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga, South Africa, are set in Precambrian dolomite rock, which was first laid down about 3800 million years ago, when Africa was still part of Gondwanaland. The caves themselves formed about 240 million years ago, making them the oldest known caves in the world. Wikipedia


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#471808 - Sat May 23 2009 12:15 AM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: lady1]
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From ysmay's part of the world which we visited last week for my daughter's graduation. Which occurred here:


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#471809 - Sat May 23 2009 08:13 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: Tredici]
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A belated welcome from NYC, Tredici!! Was grad at Radio City or elsewhere in the neighborhood? It's a really beautiful venue - especially since the renovation! I trust we showed you all a good time !

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#471810 - Sat May 23 2009 11:21 PM Re: This week's theme is NIGHT SHOTS [Re: ysmay]
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Yes, ysm, the ceremony was actually held at Radio City. We stayed about a block away at the Hilton. Never got out of Manhatten but we had a great time and walked until my shins were saying "Are you KIDDING me?" I came home with over 600 photos to sort out. I'm sure some of them will make their way into these forums. (-8

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