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#497924 - Wed Oct 21 2009 11:02 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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I could box some up and mail them to you.....
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#497925 - Wed Oct 21 2009 11:11 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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Satguru, it's a trip down nostalgia lane for me to see those buses. Reminds me of my school days when I'd take the double decker everyday. We'd always sit up top, of course.
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#497926 - Thu Oct 22 2009 05:25 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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A quiet corner in the garden of the Muslim Library in Rhodes old town, Greece.

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#497927 - Thu Oct 22 2009 07:50 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Sherry75]
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Looking down on Wanchai Market from the bus up on the flyover today
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#497928 - Thu Oct 22 2009 11:41 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: ren33]
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That's probably just what I'd expect HK to look like, Ren

here's a colourful little fella sitting on the dog water bowl. I'd just call him a grass parrot but I'm sure he's got a more precise name. (maybe Peter? )



(edit to ad: Our insects might be dull but our birds make up for it, Mags! )


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#497929 - Thu Oct 22 2009 12:41 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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Love Jill, you certainly do have colourful birds.
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#497930 - Thu Oct 22 2009 03:38 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: sue943]
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Mr Pheasant doing his rounds before dusk, muttering "colourful Aussie birds my aunt!"

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#497931 - Thu Oct 22 2009 07:35 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: flopsymopsy]
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LOL LOL

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#497932 - Thu Oct 22 2009 10:55 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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Copago, you sure do have colourful birds! This fellah is gorgeous. I remember your galahs too, so pretty.

Aww Mr. Pheasant, you are very colourful too.

Ren, I enjoyed your candid shot of the fruit vendors.

Sherry, glad to see you back - lovely serene shot.
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#497933 - Fri Oct 23 2009 05:47 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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Our pheasants are not that colour, how odd.

Did a Google and yours isn't the normal one we see everywhere, they are more like these on this site.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/p/pheasant/

I did find something calling itself an 'ornamental pheasant' which was in bright colours and the golden pheasant too.


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#497934 - Fri Oct 23 2009 06:49 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: sue943]
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I'd never even noticed that he wasn't 'normal pheasant' looking, how odd! I actually took a picture of a flock of sheep with the sun just beginning to set over the hill... it turned out to be a rubbish photo, the sunset had no colour whatsoever and the sheep looked grubby but that pheasant just walked into in the foreground. He was making a lot of noise as cock pheasants do at this time of year but he'd gone by the time I tried to take a picture just of him. Perhaps I've discovered a whole new species!
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#497935 - Fri Oct 23 2009 07:20 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: flopsymopsy]
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An interesting assortment of old Greek pans...

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#497936 - Fri Oct 23 2009 10:31 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Sherry75]
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Unusual collection, Sherry.

Plenty of pumpkins here! (no doubt more will disappear from the fence posts during the coming week. There must be a hundred or so at present on posts surrounding this field....)

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#497937 - Fri Oct 23 2009 11:24 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: lilyalli]
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Love that photo Lilly... gawjus!
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#497938 - Fri Oct 23 2009 11:51 AM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Sherry75]
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I didn't realise that you did the pumpkin thing in the UK - great photo.

Close up of Kidley.


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#497939 - Fri Oct 23 2009 12:04 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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December 16, 1963. The old College of Marin gymnasium in Kentfield, California burns. The building, though still in partial use, had already been scheduled for demolition. I was 17 when I shot this Kodachrome. This would have gone well in the Education thread, but, well...


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#497940 - Fri Oct 23 2009 12:26 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: PauFlP]
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Are you doing anything to the colour of these old pics, Paul? They look so vibrant!

"This would have gone well in the Education thread, but, well..."
LOL .. I'll go and borrow the wet noodles from the chain games forum ...


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#497941 - Fri Oct 23 2009 03:06 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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A colourful toadstool:

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#497942 - Fri Oct 23 2009 03:53 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: tellywellies]
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Wow, TW, what a find, such fine detail too. I've only ever seen one Amanita Muscaria in the wild. Are you sure you didn't ice those little white tips on before you took the shot?
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#497943 - Fri Oct 23 2009 04:34 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: MadMags]
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Are you sure you didn't ice those little white tips on before you took the shot?



No, purely nature's icing. I didn't know it was an Amanita Muscaria. Clever of you to know the name. I photographed another toadstool of a different shape as well. I'll post it tomorrow.
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#497944 - Fri Oct 23 2009 05:09 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: tellywellies]
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Kidley has a most intelligent air about him, Jill. What a sweetie.
I went to lunch at the Football Club and it is an interesting 1930's building. The windows depict different sports. Here is the football one.


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#497945 - Fri Oct 23 2009 07:57 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: ren33]
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TW and Mags, it is also known as a fly agaric and should NEVER be ingested.
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#497946 - Fri Oct 23 2009 08:12 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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(Copago) Are you doing anything to the colour of these old pics, Paul? They look so vibrant!




No, I'm not tweaking the color; in the case of the fire photo, that's good old Kodachrome for you. Since the slide was a bit under-exposed (this was taken just around twilight), I did have to lighten it, but you'd get the same result by holding it up to a bright light, or having a strong bulb in your slide projector (remember those?).

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#497947 - Fri Oct 23 2009 09:32 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: PauFlP]
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No, no, no, I don't remember them at all and I will deny ever knowing about something from soooo long ago.

Those toadstool really exist? I thought they were reserved for places with stories of elves and pixies!

Beautiful pic, Ren. Is there a cricket one?

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#497948 - Fri Oct 23 2009 09:46 PM Re: October photo-a-day [Re: Copago]
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TW and Mags, it is also known as a fly agaric and should NEVER be ingested.




Yes, fly agaric is the common name, the derivation of why is a little hazy. And you're right, it shouldn't be ingested. The bright red colour is the first indicator of that. Amanita Muscaria is both psychoactive and poisonous. It does however make for great art in fairy tale and folk lore books.
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