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  1. cflutist
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    by cflutist » Mar 16, 2018
    That is why hubby and I will be taking our treking poles with us to Antarctica.
    I have seen single poles with camera mounts on them at REI.
     
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  2. Wink
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    by Wink » Mar 18, 2018
    I went out last weekend and took photos of more snows. The best picture of the entire shoot was the crocus that I shot when I got home. This one picture is interesting. There are a LOT of snows flying right over me as something had spooked them up from the area where they were landing. If you look closely you can see some dark specks in the background. These are more snows coming. It was endless action.

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    Hmm, spoke too soon. I can see the spots on my computer screen at home, but only with great difficulty now that the picture is uploaded. It is not important. I certainly did not see them while I was taking the picture, I was too excited to have all of these geese flying so close to me.

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    by Wink » Mar 18, 2018
    From Bora Bora to Antartica, you and Ernie sure enjoy a wonderful variety of adventures!

    Wink
     
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  5. ilovegemstones
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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 18, 2018
    20170626_195204_HDR.jpg These are photos of our pets. I love them all dearly and go from vivarium 20170304_084243_HDR-1.jpg 20170415_122735_HDR.jpg 102201794636.jpg 932017102810.jpg 852017161051.jpg 20180312_195316_HDR.jpg 20170425_203226_HDR.jpg 9162016204030.jpg 92201621155.jpg to vivarium feeding them every day. Sorry if there are too many pics but it was hard to decide which pets to include. 4 birds 3 dogs 2 axolotls and lots of frogs and fish. And some crabs.
     
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  7. Wink
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    by Wink » Mar 18, 2018
    Please tell us more about the blue and yellow frog and the bumps on it's back. They look like they have tiny eyes, are those unhatched eggs?

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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 18, 2018
    Good eye Wink! Those are tadpoles on the daddy frog's back! It looks like they are smiling! He is transporting them to water. Ranitomeya imitator 'Varadero' - a type of thumbnail dart frog.
     
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    by Wink » Mar 18, 2018
    Cool!

    Thank you.

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    by december-fire » Mar 18, 2018
    I love all the new additions!

    @ilovegemstones , what a fascinating and colourful variety of pets! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

    You mentioned having four birds - are the other two parrots?
     
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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 19, 2018
    Thank you December Fire! 3 pionus parrots and a lineolated parakeet total. A rescued white-capped pionus, A rescued Maximillian pionus and a blue-headed pionus. And a lot of fish that I could not photograph. 20171127_140511_HDR.jpg 20170629_201749_HDR.jpg 20170416_192143_HDR.jpg 20180117_150624_HDR-1.jpg 210201816182.jpg 20170416_192137_HDR.jpg 20170226_130608_HDR-1-1.jpg
     
  12. missy
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    by missy » Mar 19, 2018
    Awwww:kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:!! Better than bling!!!! LOVE your babies:love::love::love:
     
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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 19, 2018
    Thank you Missy!!!! I totally agree. It is a busy and often messy life but so rewarding.
     
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    by december-fire » Mar 19, 2018
    Thanks, Cheryl!
    I'd never heard of these before!

    Your underwater photos are gorgeous!
    I can only imagine how thrilling it must have been to expect such an environment!
    Thanks for sharing your photos with us!
     
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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 19, 2018
    Aww thanks! I am so lucky that my hubby and kids love it all too. I know it is not everyone's cup of tea! I could not live without living things to care for in the house. We love them outside too! We love hiking and I used to be PADI certified for SCUBA diving but it has been a long time.
    Any orchids lovers out there? My Zygo opened today! They smell like lilacs! 20180319_105250_HDR-1.jpg
     
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    by december-fire » Mar 19, 2018
    What a wonderful sight, Wink!
    I have yet to see Snow Geese and can't get over the huge numbers of these beautiful birds that travel together!
    When Canada Geese fly overhead, I often find myself automatically counting them (we all have our little quirks :mrgreen2:). I certainly wouldn't be able to count the Snow Geese in your photos!
     
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    by december-fire » Mar 19, 2018
    Beautiful! :love:

    @Dancing Fire, look at the gorgeous orchid!
     
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    by Dancing Fire » Mar 19, 2018
    Love your Discus fish it bring me back to some good memories . I used to raise them. I got out of the Discus hobby 25 yrs ago. In 1968 I remember my step grandma bought a pair of imported wild caught green Discus for $80...:o
     
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    by cflutist » Mar 20, 2018
    A red tailed hawk decided to visit. FB_IMG_1521560150596.jpg
     
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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 20, 2018
    Wow! Did the discus live well with her?
     
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    by Dancing Fire » Mar 20, 2018
    Yeah I remember we kept the two discus in a 50 gal tank by themselves.

    In 1985 I bought some nickle size babies from a well known breeder in Florida and breed them. I gave the hobby after the birth of my daughters b/c they needed the fish bedroom.
     
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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 20, 2018
    Awesome! Mine have had eggs together but they were all eaten. Fish are addictive! Just like gems!
     
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    by pinkjewel » Mar 21, 2018
    Wow- I'd love to have orchids that smell like lilacs- my favorite flower (tree).
    Here are a few photos I took in Key West this past weekend. The orchids were blooming on trees around the courtyard pool at our hotel and the butterflies and white bird were in the Conservatory. these are all basically OOC with no post processing, P2140172.jpg P2150242.jpg P2150219.jpg P2150339.jpg
     
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    by junebug17 » Mar 21, 2018
    Pinkjewel, I love these pictures, they are beautiful. Made me feel happy on a cold, snowy day here in NJ.
     
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    by pinkjewel » Mar 21, 2018
    thanks, junebug17!! They are helping me, too. It was almost 80 degrees and sunny yesterday when we left Key West and this morning back home it is cold and snowy!!!!!
     
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    by ilovegemstones » Mar 21, 2018
    I looove the photo of the butterfly on the palm leaf! Wow! :) So happy!
     
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    by pinkjewel » Mar 22, 2018
    thanks, ilovegemstones=)
     
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    by junebug17 » Mar 22, 2018
    Cheryl, this is so pretty. :love: Love how the background looks like a watercolor.
     
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    by missy » Mar 22, 2018
    Beautiful photos. :love: @cflutist, thank you for sharing!
     

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