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  1. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Feb 6, 2016
    PS has wonderful threads on which to share photos of bling and 'furbabies'.
    I've spent more hours on those threads than I care to admit! :shhh:

    I'm hoping some of you will share photos of scenes where you live or have travelled.
    This is selfish on my part; I love seeing beautiful creatures, nature and scenery.

    I'll start by sharing some photos I took yesterday with my new camera.
    Disclaimer: photo issues are 'operator-errors', not 'subject-related'. :lol:

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  3. jordyonbass
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    by jordyonbass » Feb 6, 2016
    Some shots snapped out at sea. I'm sparing everyone most of my sea life pics :lol:

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  4. Snowdrop13
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    by Snowdrop13 » Feb 6, 2016
    Photos all taken by my son, here in Bonny Scotland!

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  5. packrat
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    by packrat » Feb 6, 2016
    I am sick of winter and I want my yard back. Purple/pink bee balm and two different trees w/honeysuckle vines on them. We never planted orange ones..we had hot pink, red, yellow. They've combined and now they're all orange-- now two start white, turn yellow, then orange. A couple others start hot pink and turn orange. A couple of them have an *incredible* scent. Others don't. Crazy!

    ETA why sideways???

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  6. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Feb 6, 2016
    Jordyonbass, I was hoping you'd share some photos! Thank you!

    That's a double-rainbow, isn't it?!?! I'm so excited I'm breaking the 'one only exclamation point/question mark rule'. :lol:

    Great shots of the marlin!

    OK, you must have an underwater camera for that last shot.
     
  7. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Feb 6, 2016
    Snowdrop13,

    Those are amazing photos! Your son is very talented! :appl:

    Thank you for sharing with us! :wavey:
     
  8. december-fire
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    by december-fire » Feb 6, 2016
    Packrat,

    Thank you for simultaneously sharing photos and bringing summer back! :appl:

    I love honeysuckle and hostas.
    Although, in my case, its probably because they've survived my lack of gardening skills and still manage to return each year. :D

    My honeysuckle grows over an arbour, but I love seeing your honeysuckle grow up your tree! Beautiful!

    Thanks! :wavey:
     
  9. jordyonbass
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    by jordyonbass » Feb 6, 2016
    No prob! And yes it was one of those elusive double rainbows, unfortunately we didn't find the pot of gold at the end of it that day.

    I didn't want to litter this thread with pics of fish we have caught but some of them just look so beautiful in the pics, the little Black Marlin is dull in comparison. A mate of mine has some amazing pictures of fish he has caught from the Great Barrier Reef.
    I thought the underwater shots would be cool to put in this thread, here is another of the fish as the hook removal surgery took place. We used a GoPro Hero3 to take the underwater shots of the fish and generally use them for all our filming onboard as well.

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  10. monarch64
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    by monarch64 » Feb 6, 2016
    I wanna play! Packrat has me wanting to relive summer, too. Here are a couple shots I took of flowers from my neighbor's garden and mine.

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  11. packrat
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    by packrat » Feb 6, 2016
    Ahhh Monnie, gorgeous! Flowers and plants make me feel so good and soothed when I see them.

    DF, thank you! :wavey:

    Jordy-love those ocean pictures! Do you happen to have any shark ones?
     
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    by jordyonbass » Feb 6, 2016
    Hey packrat :wavey:

    I used to have a bunch but I have lost track of them all unfortunately. I do have some but not all of them are what you would call 'HD Glamour shots'.

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  13. packrat
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    :appl: Thank you Jordy! So fascinating to me, scary, but so beautiful.
     
  14. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Feb 6, 2016
    This was the sky in CT Wednesday morning.

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  15. Sundial
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    by Sundial » Feb 6, 2016
    Some desert dwellers - javelinas, quail, vinegaroon, and rattlesnake.

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    by december-fire » Feb 6, 2016
    Monarch64, beautiful! Thanks for encouraging me to start this thread and contributing the gorgeous flower shots! I love macro shots that allow one to appreciate the incredible detail and patterning in life. :appl:
     
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    StephanieLynn, that's breathtaking! So tranquil and spectacular at the same time. :love:
    Thank you for sharing with us. :wavey:
     
  18. Niel
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    by Niel » Feb 6, 2016
    Here's some slugs we get at work

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    by Niel » Feb 6, 2016
    Here's a Polyphemus (sp ck) moth we had at our house a few years back

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    You can tell I usually only stop to get photos of large bugs
     
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    by december-fire » Feb 6, 2016
    Sundial,

    Those are wonderful photos! Of the four creatures mentioned, I'm only familiar with quail and rattlesnake. I love learning about different creatures. :appl:

    And those rugged mountains in the background of the quail photo are stunning!

    I love mountains. We have some nearby but they're very old, so we call them 'hills'. :lol:

    May I ask the location of the photos? Were these taken in the US?

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! :wavey:
     
  22. december-fire
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    Niel, those are great! Love the detail visible in the moth photo! He's close enough to be winking at you. :lol:

    Thanks for posting!

    Everyone is so talented and multi-faceted. :appl:
     
  23. december-fire
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    Jordy, love the shark photos!

    Just another day at the office, right? :D
     
  24. Arcadian
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    by Arcadian » Feb 6, 2016
    Oh gosh, hm... I have LOTS of nature and wild life images...lol


    I'll start with the stuff in my yard because its probably the easiest...lol
    This is one of the lilac bushes


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    Lily. I have LOTS of lilies...lol

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  25. dk168
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    by dk168 » Feb 6, 2016
    This robin visited me every day while I was camping in the Lake District in September 2014:

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    This deer visited the Glencoe camp site in Scotland where I was staying in August 2012:

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    DK :))
     
  26. Arcadian
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    by Arcadian » Feb 6, 2016
    If they're huge, my apologies. These are all from San Cristobal Island in Ecuador.

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    by Matata » Feb 6, 2016
    Soca River, Slovenia. Can't wait to go back.

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  28. kenny
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    by kenny » Feb 6, 2016
    Wow, what a joy to see everyone's beautiful pics.
    Lots of talent here.

    Sorry I can't contribute to this nature/wildlife pic thread.
    We seem to never escape our concrete urban jungle. :knockout:
     
  29. monarch64
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    by monarch64 » Feb 6, 2016
    Kenny, you contribute a lot of hairy bear pics so I don't wanna hear your excuses. Show us some tomato worms or something.
     
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    Unfortunately I didn't take any of those hairy bear pics. ;(

    Let's see what I have.
     

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