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#643439 - Tue Jul 26 2011 08:01 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: satguru]
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Reflections of summer



In the grounds of Wallsend Hall
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#643583 - Wed Jul 27 2011 03:21 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Gees63]
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It took me well over 5 years to discover my little camera was able to work from a fast moving car, to prove it this is the West Wycombe junction on the M40

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#643590 - Wed Jul 27 2011 04:23 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: satguru]
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Great discovery David, but I hope you were not driving!
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#643601 - Wed Jul 27 2011 06:46 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: satguru]
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Santana: ooooh, my favourite berry. I only wish they'd realiably survive our winters here, sigh

David: I don't see anything "wrong" with your username. In several ways, I suspect it quite suits you : )

Gees: "upon reflection", I've decided your pic is very very verdant (yes I know, poor attempt at alliteration)(oops and there's another one lol)

Zebra: Loved both your pocket watch photo and the one of the Pearly Crescentspot (Phyciodes tharos), but for different reasons. The one of the butterfly is so perfect that I wonder if you didn't apply superglue to get it to stay "just so" on that flower (giggles, not being serious, just slightly envious).

Auntie: adding my congratulations on the happy event!



Edited by Jakeroo (Wed Jul 27 2011 06:47 PM)
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#643609 - Wed Jul 27 2011 08:46 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Jakeroo]
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#643653 - Thu Jul 28 2011 04:12 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: zorba_scank]
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It's so difficult to eat a doughnut without getting covered in blue sugar.

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#643668 - Thu Jul 28 2011 07:02 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Chavs]
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Gorgeous photo Chavs! Oh those colours!
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#643672 - Thu Jul 28 2011 07:18 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: ren33]
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I love these close ups - and that's a beautiful photo, Chavs, just lovely.
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#643676 - Thu Jul 28 2011 08:04 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Oh thank you for those nice comments, you are making me blush - I wish I could take credit for nature!

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#643686 - Thu Jul 28 2011 08:33 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Chavs]
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... but then you'd also have to take the blame for it. And I really don't want to be responsible for tornadoes, typhoons, tsunamis, et al.

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#643688 - Thu Jul 28 2011 08:42 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: ertrum]
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haha! Good point.

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#643708 - Thu Jul 28 2011 11:57 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Chavs]
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Fabulous photo Chavs.

Congratulations Auntie. I am called Aunty Sue by a friend's children except the children are now in their 30s and still use the term. frown
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#643736 - Thu Jul 28 2011 02:32 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: sue943]
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Thanks Jakeroo, my name came from a quote, probably by Ramana Maharshi but standard Vedic teaching, when the outer guru teaches he is only pointing you to the inner true teacher, which is the satguru. It basically means whatever you can learn from outside you have the final answers yourself.

As for the driving, having seen someone take the complete length of a few motorways from the car I was taken to Oxford by my father a few weeks ago, and tried a few out of the window to see, checked them on the camera and they seemed OK, and were when enlarged. We went again near there on Monday and as I get a red square on the map for every km (it's metric although we're not here) I opened the window and took one as often as I could, and got myself many more than usual as if I drive myself I stop every mile or so which slows me down and takes a lot longer.

This is a typical shot of west London, the Uxbridge Road in Southall. Middlesex was developed after London as the docks meant the east was occupied first and the west really only grew up around a few small towns in the 30s when the trains brought huge industrial estates with surrounding housing estates for the workers to the whole west side, which was also more expensive to live in as the smell from the river was usually blown east so the gentry stayed to the west. That isn't the case now as the river's been cleaned up but the line between the poorer east and west remains to this day.

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#643762 - Thu Jul 28 2011 05:13 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: satguru]
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Nice ripe blackberries from points south(should I be green with envy) here they are still "very verdant"

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#643791 - Thu Jul 28 2011 10:58 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Gees63]
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Main central bed which I keep seasonal

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#643814 - Fri Jul 29 2011 01:22 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Christinap]
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Wow, lovely! Welcome Christinap So glad you made it. I used to live in Essex, but my garden never looked like that!
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#643915 - Fri Jul 29 2011 04:54 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: ren33]
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Lady looking very sorry for herself diagnosed with Kennel Cough this afternoon and confined to house and garden for at least a week

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#643921 - Fri Jul 29 2011 05:35 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Gees63]
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Aw, sorry to hear that Gees, she certainly looks a bit down.
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#643924 - Fri Jul 29 2011 06:18 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: ren33]
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I hope we see Lady looking better soon Gees.

This is the art deco Gillette building in Isleworth, currently undergoing renovation.

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#643933 - Fri Jul 29 2011 08:56 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: satguru]
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Precious likes to help with the recycling...


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#643946 - Sat Jul 30 2011 05:39 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: spanishliz]
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smile ha - that's bought a smile to my face.


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#643947 - Sat Jul 30 2011 07:27 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Chavs]
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We went to the Esse Heavy Horse Show. The way out was on a private road through the grounds of an old pumping station. We rounded the last bend and came across this amazing field of poppies. From the normal public road running past you couldn't see it at all.

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#643948 - Sat Jul 30 2011 08:03 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Christinap]
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Lush!

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#643955 - Sat Jul 30 2011 10:00 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Chavs]
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A picture that I took yesterday in a small town near mine. The site I used to upload made the bricks look really weird...strange.

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#643958 - Sat Jul 30 2011 10:30 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: zebra101]
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It's because the forum software is forcing the resize rather than using image software to do it incrementally. Forum and browser code is not designed for images and can distort them badly, as has happened here. Much better to use image software and if necessary take the size down in a series of increments, e.g. from 4000x3000 to 3000x2250 to 2000x1500 to 1000x750 to 640x480. That way you can see if any distortion is creeping in and reduce the increments still further. Then upload the small image and link to that.

This is my version of your image taken down to 640x480: http://i54.tinypic.com/4s0hf8.jpg
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