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#441988 - Thu Oct 09 2008 12:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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This is the M1 motorway in Mill Hill. Besides having very few straight roads at all in this country, by law motorways have curves, believe it or not, to stop people falling asleep. This one is only straight as it followed the much earlier railway line which are built as straight as possible as trains can't take the sort of bends we are forced to suffer on our roads.



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#441989 - Thu Oct 09 2008 12:44 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Great butterfly shot, Lisa.

Here's the last cute pup from Bark in the Park. I love black and white dogs, and he was dressed for Halloween, so how could I help but take a picture?

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#441990 - Thu Oct 09 2008 02:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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It was an eastern brown snake - they are deadly but try to avoid contact with humans. They aren't endagered or anything remotely like that but they are protected but we don't care - no-one is going to come and remove them and it's just too dangerous with the young fella running about. Last year at the hospital in town someone killed a brown that was at the front door of the hospital. Someone else complained to the National Parks that a protected species had been killed. Apparently the NP's response was "Come on! Use your brain!" Common sense prevails!


Just toook this a few minutes ago as the first bit of sun catches a bird in a tree.

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#441991 - Thu Oct 09 2008 09:29 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Getting ready for Hallowe'en - the pumpkin on my front porch catches the late afternoon sun.


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#441992 - Fri Oct 10 2008 12:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Uig bay on the Isle of Skye, Skye is im most parts like this and i love the tranquility away from people. Is how sometimes i like to be alone and emjoying the freedom and solitude.
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#441993 - Fri Oct 10 2008 12:59 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I know EXACTLY how you feel Proff. I like so much the same. Perhaps that's why i enjoy your photos so much. Am behind in viewing everyone's, will catch up on the weekend



There are over a dozen lakes in the city here; this is one of the largest, Brannen Lake this evening. I left a meeting and tried to get there for an absolutely fabulous sunset, but by the time i got there, the 'show' was over. It sure gets darker much quickly lately. But awesome skies, this time of year.
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#441994 - Fri Oct 10 2008 01:08 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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hi copago ... i noticed your gorgeous sky. one of the reasons it could be is that you zoomed in on your shot. It's kinda hard to explain but it's got to do with your cameras CMOS (sensors) and how they pick up light. The area is smaller, etc. etc. (real technical, hey). If you take a wider shot, you will find they are more accurate. I have this happen with my sunrises and try different settings (daylight, nightshot, grey skies, etc.) until i get a more accurate colour. There are other reasons too, i am sure, that's just one that comes to mind now.
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#441995 - Fri Oct 10 2008 01:43 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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We found this 'Jelly Fish' washed up on the beach in Ponta Malongane, Mozambique. The solid bit in the center must be something it had eaten and not yet fully digested. My daughter decided to 'rescue' it and rolled it back into the sea. We did not want to pick it up as we were not sure if it was the stinging kind.


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#441996 - Fri Oct 10 2008 04:05 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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A sleepy lizard I saw while hiking. He/she was kind enough to stay still and let me get really close.


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#441997 - Fri Oct 10 2008 04:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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hi copago ... i noticed your gorgeous sky. one of the reasons it could be is that you zoomed in on your shot.




Ohhh yes I had zoomed in as far as the camera would go(20x). So I guess if I took the pic further out then crop it on the computer it would be more 'true'? Your Brannen Lake photo is a stunning sky shot!

Prof - are you high up on a hill in your shot of Skye? or perhaps in a plane or similar? I worked on the Isle of Mull for a summer, many years ago now: your photos remind me of then.

That jellyfish is a bit big! Ugh. I can't believe you go to Mozambique and the first shot you show us is of a jellyfish??

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#441998 - Fri Oct 10 2008 05:27 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I just popped up to the shops for some bread and bits and was delighted to see this car in the carpark. The No Parking sign is in regards to the other side of the road, this was in a proper parking space. I spoke to the owner and he said it is great fun to drive, he doesn't drive it every day of course, he normally drives a modern Mercedes.

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#441999 - Fri Oct 10 2008 06:33 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Copago and Shelley, I've always loved taking sunset photos, but until I had this new camera, I was never able to get a good close-up. I try to always get accurate, real colors and I'm still not good about the settings on the camera. I took this sunset photo on the beach in Atlantic City, NJ using extreme zoom. This one is using normal setting.

Here's a unique bench spotted outside a country store in Indiana last weekend.

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#442000 - Fri Oct 10 2008 06:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Prof - are you high up on a hill in your shot of Skye? or perhaps in a plane or similar? I worked on the Isle of Mull for a summer, many years ago now: your photos remind me of then.
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copago i was high up looking over to uig and the Kilt rock shot washigh up also looking over the sea.
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#442001 - Fri Oct 10 2008 09:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I love autumn. It seemed to me this tree was admiring it's fall finery.


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#442002 - Fri Oct 10 2008 09:46 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Good photos, great up close shot of the lizard, Lioness, and love the bench, Lisa.

I don't know if any of you will think this is appetizing, but one of the great things about living in southern California is lots of good Mexican food. This was my dinner the other night, shredded beef taco and chicken enchilada with rice and refried beans.

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#442003 - Fri Oct 10 2008 09:56 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Due to being on a canal boating holiday, I haven't posted any images since last week. This is my wife feeding a pair of swans, at one of our stops on the 'Trent & Mersey Canal' in Staffordshire.


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#442004 - Fri Oct 10 2008 12:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I was on a third floor balcony at a beach in Florida. The boy that lived in the apartment fed the seagulls crackers every day. Here is one coming in for the "snatch."


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#442005 - Fri Oct 10 2008 12:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Oh, djsgal, you have made me so homesick with your dinner. I've been on the east and north side of the U.S. and want to get home so bad. It's been months since I was back home. **sob**
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#442006 - Fri Oct 10 2008 02:17 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Oh wow, we're trading homesick photos! I've been dying a little bit with every picture you post from Indiana! (*sob, too!*)
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#442007 - Fri Oct 10 2008 02:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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WOW at the bird shot, Bhs! And welcome back Pic
Thanks for the comparison shot of the sunset, Clara =- I can't believe the difference. I was looking at some shots I had taken earlier that evening with no zoom but thought the difference was in the timing not in the camera.

Here's a couple of galahs in a tree.


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#442008 - Fri Oct 10 2008 03:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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As the sun was setting, it gave these clouds some very interesting colours (IMO).

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#442009 - Fri Oct 10 2008 03:40 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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As we are having a few on birds here is a picture of Californian Condor 33 which was soaring around the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

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#442010 - Fri Oct 10 2008 03:43 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Oh WOW, SOTHC, that is an amazing photo. I looked and looked for condors when we were at the Grand Canyon, but only saw buzzards. What great luck for you!
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#442011 - Fri Oct 10 2008 05:01 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Condors are amazing! When I lived in California, I saw a few soaring in the mountains.

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#442012 - Fri Oct 10 2008 05:34 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Nothing holiday related in mine, this is Brent Green where I park my car when I go to Hendon and is a little green space between all the buildings.

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