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#1060807 - Fri Aug 22 2014 05:40 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I love that photo flopsy! The swirling pattern emanating from the centre of the flower reminds met yet again of the symmetries of nature hidden everywhere.

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#1060827 - Fri Aug 22 2014 08:14 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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The view west from Southgate looking towards Whetstone, I'm sure a few people will know where they are.

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#1060864 - Sat Aug 23 2014 01:23 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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A stream at the southern end of Pauanui Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.


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#1060887 - Sat Aug 23 2014 04:34 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Originally Posted By: MikeMaster99
I love that photo flopsy! The swirling pattern emanating from the centre of the flower reminds met yet again of the symmetries of nature hidden everywhere.


Thanks, Mike. smile I also liked the swirls, and if you look (which I'm sure you did) you see how many swirls you can see all at once and all starting from the same place. It's rather like one of those Victorian visual experiments only more complicated.
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#1061035 - Sat Aug 23 2014 02:38 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Just remember, that no matter how small and insignificant you may think you are, you're never too small to help a flower.

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#1061040 - Sat Aug 23 2014 06:11 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Until 2003 Britain was a free country, then we had to pay to drive into London, first the centre and then the west, which was repealed when we got a new mayor. But when I got my digital camera in 2005 an entire area was effectively blocked from use besides weekends and summer evenings, and the trains cost almost as much so a total waste of money either way. So the rare times I get in at the weekend it's almost like going abroad as the chances are so few and far between. I just squeaked in today as I had to go round the block as there was no right turn. What people do during the week when wanting to go right from Lisson Grove to Marylebone is a mystery to me, as otherwise you'd either need to know where to turn off beforehand and use an earlier road where you can, or do a U turn where you can turn right going east which is probably also banned. This is Old Marylebone Road and being August I barely saw another car the whole way.



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#1061144 - Sun Aug 24 2014 01:13 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Who wants to see another Otipua Wetlands pukeko? If not then please close your eyes. smile


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#1061153 - Sun Aug 24 2014 05:41 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I like those pukekos - I love coots whatever they're called. smile

Here's another flower's insides - this time a lavatera without an insect in sight! Although that does look rather like an anemone waving its fronds...

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#1061265 - Mon Aug 25 2014 03:23 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Your flowers are gorgeous, Flopsy. Such vibrant colours.
All the photos have been really interesting since I last was in.

I did the school camp and then spent a couple days in bed with the flu!

Perhaps if I stayed in one of these I wouldn't have gotten so sick?? Instead I just sleep in a swag in the back of the ute. I am classy like that. wink


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#1061267 - Mon Aug 25 2014 03:32 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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More from my short excursion into W1, Harcourt Street

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#1061269 - Mon Aug 25 2014 04:01 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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A stone bridge over the River Lahn in Wetzlar, Germany.


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#1061270 - Mon Aug 25 2014 04:01 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Love that fish photo!

And I love the collection of exotic animals from elks to snakes to poppies.

I often think we should all get together to make a few photo quizzes. With such a wealth of variety between us, we could do something very interesting, I am sure.


Great idea Chavs, but I think photo quizzes can only be done by certain individuals. Team PhotoThread could do wonderful quizzes given the chance

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#1061343 - Tue Aug 26 2014 01:11 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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This fortification - Boyard's Cove fort - in Dartmouth was built in the 16th century to defend
the harbour. Ironically, the only time it came under fire was during the English Civil war
& that was from land, not sea. It's now been restored to something like its former glory.

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#1061346 - Tue Aug 26 2014 05:15 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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It is a very long story...Someone destroyed a nest at home and my mother found these two little creatures on the street, alone and hungry. It was August 11th. I took them with me because my mother couldn't take care of them. One of them died after 3 days, the other one is still alive today, August 26th. I found out that they were pigeons, the common species. I became attached to this little one. He is healthy now and developed feathers; this was the first photo I took with both of them.

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#1061347 - Tue Aug 26 2014 05:30 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Here's what my weekends are like during wintertime (i.e. now) - the clothing and venue change for basketball as well. Cricket season is not too far away...


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#1061369 - Tue Aug 26 2014 11:41 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I love the pigeons. Glad one of them survived

Mike, are either of those pairs of knees yours?

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#1061413 - Tue Aug 26 2014 02:09 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Down girl! Hmmm though. I have always admired knees. Maybe a monthly theme thread.....?
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#1061442 - Tue Aug 26 2014 03:34 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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LOL Chris, no! One set does belong to #1 son. I think he somehow got put through a pasta maker about a year ago - he's put on no weight but is now about 30 cm (1 ft) taller!

When not rostered by the team manager (my wife!) to be a linesman, my self-appointed task is to take photos throughout the season. At the end of the season, I put a DVD together featuring all of the boys in action and each boy gets a copy. Just a bit of fun!

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#1061447 - Tue Aug 26 2014 04:28 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Another group of islands off the Coromandel coast - the Aldermen Islands seen from Pauanui Beach, a lot further out than the previous Shoe and Slipper Islands.


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#1061495 - Tue Aug 26 2014 09:48 PM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Here's a Canadian bird to go along with some of those that Howie has posted. This chap had been standing on that rocky shelf, but decided the fishing would be better if he got right into the river.



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#1061542 - Wed Aug 27 2014 01:18 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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This is the view that defenders in the fort would have had of any approaching enemies
(except that, in the best traditions of pantomime, 'They're behind you!')
It wasn't easy on the knees to get down so low to take the shot but it gave me the chance to
play around with depth-of-field etc. We must suffer for our art from time to time.

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#1061570 - Wed Aug 27 2014 06:17 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Wow Martin , what a shot!
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#1061572 - Wed Aug 27 2014 06:39 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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I agree - really enjoyed those photos, Martin - especially with the historical context.

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#1061613 - Wed Aug 27 2014 10:44 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Denham Golf Club station

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#1061620 - Wed Aug 27 2014 11:31 AM Re: August Photo a day Thread
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Originally Posted By: ren33
Wow Martin , what a shot!

Originally Posted By: MikeMaster99
I agree - really enjoyed those photos, Martin - especially with the historical context.


Thank you, I'm glad you liked them. I like to put in some background if I can. You never know when it might come up in a quiz or something... smile
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