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#442013 - Fri Oct 10 2008 09:05 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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A colourful autumn leaf...


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#442014 - Fri Oct 10 2008 09:07 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Beautiful reflections tredici. Martin, wow - your dewdrops are absolute stunning. Yes, Copago as you can see by Clara Sue's examples, it works. Also if you take a spot meter reading as far as possible from the source of the light in the photo, it will help "somewhat",
or switch to grid metering. Lots of terrific BIF's (birds in flight, lol) - the gull and the condor.
It would be so great to see from the point of a bird, and to be so free up there i think.

Anyhow ....



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#442015 - Sat Oct 11 2008 12:10 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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This photo has quite a story behind it. We were going hiking, and we had what we thought was an accurate map. The Heysen Trail and the Mawson Trail were together for a bit and then they split into a fork and joined up a bit later at a place called New Campbell Hill. We decided to follow the Mawson Trail up to New Campbell hill, but about 20 minutes after we left we lost the trail, and sort of guessed the direction until we came across the Heysen Trail. We followed that to the hill, then tried to catch the Mawson Trail going back down. We were heading in the right direction, but after about 2 hours we decided that it shouldn't have taken this long, and that we'd obviously lost the trail. Again.
We headed back South-East - the direction of our campsite, until we came across a path that made both of my sisters exclaim, 'Hey, this is that trail thingy we found this morning on our bikes! The one with the dead sheep on it.'
So we ignored the dead sheep bit, until we actually came to it. (Ew). And made our way back along a reliable and defined path. Finally!

So we ended up coming back to camp from the opposite direction from which we left, and we turned a 2 hour hike into a 5 hour one.

A few days later we found ourselves at a place with maps and experts on the area, and we told them about our *cough* adventure. They then told us that the map we had was horribly out of date, and we weren't actually following any trail at all.

The photo is of the path that we came out of in the end.

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#442016 - Sat Oct 11 2008 12:29 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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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.





Ooooh! I'm so jealous. We don't get very much in the way of Mexican food here in Western Australia and the few Mexican restaurants that we have here haven't got a clue! I miss good Mexican food so much. When we were in California earlier this year, I ate Mexican (yes, even Taco Bell) every chance I got. The best I had was in a little diner called "The Villa" in Bethel Island.
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#442017 - Sat Oct 11 2008 12:50 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Another view from the isle of Skye, The sea looked so calm that day. Had spotted a pod of whales so wanted to get closer to edge time it took me to get there the Whales had moved on.
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#442018 - Sat Oct 11 2008 01:42 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Add one more to the group! I also miss Mexican food. Absolutly NOTHING Mexican here.



We found this washed up on the beach. I think it is a Sand Dollar (Clypeasteroida) but not sure.
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#442019 - Sat Oct 11 2008 06:06 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008 *DELETED*
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#442020 - Sat Oct 11 2008 07:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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We were lucky to see 4 different condors at the South Rim

This one is Number 16 (although you can not see the number) who was being hassled by two crows



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#442021 - Sat Oct 11 2008 07:45 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Lioness, that's a heck of a story! Nowhere did I see you use the word "panic". Goodness knows that I would have been after an hour or trail or two.
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#442022 - Sat Oct 11 2008 11:01 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's house in Concord, Massachusetts. He bought it from Branson Alcott (Louisa May's father) and the Alcotts moved down the street to another house called The Orchard.


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#442023 - Sat Oct 11 2008 12:52 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Fantastic images of the condors; I've hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim, plus several other trails, but only saw buzzards and crows
Another image from our boat trip this week on the Trent & Mersey canal which was built over 200 years ago. This narrow cutting, only a couple of inches wider than our boat, was originally a tunnel. The roof had to be knocked in, after over 100 years of usage, due to subsidence

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#442024 - Sat Oct 11 2008 02:12 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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For reasons unknown to everyone besides the builders, nearly every new house in the country for the last 20 or more years has been Victorian style, which was already the dominant type without needing any more. Here is a rare diversion from imitation prisons and asylums in Roehampton. Just down the road they'd knocked down a row of houses to build Victorian ones just to balance the result. I didn't take them though.

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#442025 - Sat Oct 11 2008 02:51 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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What a great variety of photos. The Condors are wonderful, SOTHC.

Here is my bookshelf. Well, one of them.


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#442026 - Sat Oct 11 2008 03:39 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Lovely shelf, Copago. I see you are a fan of KING!

Great shot, piquero! You can see just how close to the sides you were!


bhs; I love your photograph for several reasons, one of which is that I was a great fan of Louisa May Alcott's books when I was a kid. I also love that style of house, as it is so unusal over this side of the water.

Ren, I can't get over just how green that water is. Even my kids couldn't help remarking on it. That ship sure does look huge!


Lots of other great shots, including the condors and that iceberg!

Here's my tame offering for today - a photo of our new kitten having a cat-nap on the back of my sofa

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#442027 - Sat Oct 11 2008 04:25 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Ahhhhh, how cute!

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#442028 - Sat Oct 11 2008 04:56 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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That picture is the sweetest, Santana!
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#442029 - Sat Oct 11 2008 05:11 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Awwww! Awwwwwwww!!

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#442030 - Sat Oct 11 2008 05:15 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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bhs - such pretty pink and green leaves of your spider plant. prof - i think it STINKS that someone can "own" such beautiful falls, your river shot is such a pretty place. Satguru, it LOOKS like Canada, lol. sp.liz - that is such a neat perspective! Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock, (sigh) my heart is weeping. Pretty pretty pastel sky martin c.- Santana aaawwww is the word of the day , so sweet. SOTHC - you have a great (scary) vantage point on those magnificent condors.



Goldfinch in the alders ....
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#442031 - Sat Oct 11 2008 09:55 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Aww, Santana, your kitten is so sweet!
Awesome condor photos, and beautiful goldfinch.

Katt was sitting in the front window waiting for me when I came home this afternoon.


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#442032 - Sat Oct 11 2008 10:13 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Santana, your kitten is adorable!

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#442033 - Sun Oct 12 2008 01:00 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Another place I feel is heaven on earth, i have so many photos of Eilean Donan Castle so expect a few more to appear over time.
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#442034 - Sun Oct 12 2008 07:13 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Flying a 'kite' on the beach. You have to be strong, this guy was being pulled all over the beach.
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#442035 - Sun Oct 12 2008 09:18 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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Taking a rest...


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#442036 - Sun Oct 12 2008 11:07 AM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I have a friend in town, she cruised in on the "Amsterdam, and I had a thrilling tour of the ship and buffet lunch today.
Here is one of the pools, complete with bears.
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#442037 - Sun Oct 12 2008 12:03 PM Re: Photo-a-day - October 2008
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I do apologise for those who are squeamish for the content of this photo but I was fascinated by the colours in the birds feathers

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