Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by anna » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:06 pm

Ugly Betty wrote:I like Party Girl's pic. It captures perfectly an oasis of girly accessories. :lol:
me too Betty :D =D>

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by sherri » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:44 pm

baldy.smith wrote:
gtirbri wrote:what on earth are all the cameras for
Same as here in the UK I suppose, monitoring traffic and looking for speeders.

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You innocent.
The cameras are all to detect things called etags (or else take a photo of number plates) as this, like several of our roads, is a toll way. These cameras are positioned every few km's along the road.

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Post by Blue... » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:18 am

This is a Common Hover Fly that i captured this afternoon hanging around one of my Blue Hebe bushes, they visit flowers like bees and wasps do....They are usually seen hovering or resting on flowers... The flies feed on nectar and are the pollinators of plants as well… they are no bother to anyone :)

Common Hover Flies are sometimes confused with bees or wasps because of their mimic their colour and certainly had me confused as to whether they were a native bee or wasp.. damn things.. but if you have a look at its head you will see that its very much like a fly..


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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Blue... » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:39 am

this is summa, my scruffy little Indian girl :D
she’s a sable coloured Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie… they are the most loyal, friendly and trustworthy dogs I’ve ever known.. Summa has always been a fun loving dog often running around the back yard when I go out and jumping up excitedly when I call her.. she always gets this cheeky mucking around smile about her when she wants to play fight as you can see below.. :D


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Post by anna » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:47 am

aww she is lush =D>

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Post by sherri » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:54 am

She's a gorgeous dog. Love the colouring.
We have a * new* dog in our household. :D
Not as big as suma though. In fact really tiny. Cute though. :D

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Globalmyths » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:33 am

Whats the hole between and just above her eyes was Lassie jealous of her and try and shoot her.
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Post by Globalmyths » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:35 am

PS do you people know that putting that doggy photo up on here that she and the hover fly photo has completely ruined my chances of winning. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :lol: :lol: Its not in me to be angry for long so I forgive you both.
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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Blue... » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:02 pm

Globalmyths wrote:Whats the hole between and just above her eyes was Lassie jealous of her and try and shoot her.
thats why i call her my little Indian girl global.. she gets that spot at this time of year... anna and sherri, if you look at her eyes you can see that she has a few years about her now but within those eyes you can see the spirited character that she's always been... a bit like us human folk eh… ;)

im not that fussed about the comp as such, its just that this is a good place to show you my day without starting a new thread..

so i leave you with one last picture that i took today... a baby Southern Right Whale in a playful mood at our Whale nursery at Logan Beach Warrnambool… she was an easy 3 to 400 meters away from us so it was hard to get a good pic.. i likes it anyways ;)

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Globalmyths » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:15 pm

A whaly nice photo. I vote this the winner Curly. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Scrappy » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:18 pm

Think Im gonna second that one Global =D> =D> , nice shot there Blue, But I also like the sheltie, very cute indeed... :D
I could just cuddle her.. :D
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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by gnads » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:26 pm

Nice photos Blue ... especially the "Hover Fly"

Here's a couple of Native Bees ... I'd like to see that fly mimic them.

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Blue... » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:30 pm

Scrappy wrote: I also like the sheltie, very cute indeed... :D I could just cuddle her.. :D
yeah, she's luffly... but as i said, these dogs are so loyal... when i went out into the back yard today looking for those hover flies standing around the Hebe bush for 5 minutes taking snaps.. i turned around to see Scruffy (my older dog who i call "old digger") sitting behind me keeping me in company and watching my back... i wish i had human friends like these dogs lol :D

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not sure why they mimic those colours gnads, i originally thought that they were native bees at first... i've seen them all of my life and i believe that they are also in QLD...
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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Globalmyths » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:38 pm

Native bees are also in Queensland and they are in Townsville. I used to have them nesting in a hole in a concrete block in the garage wall.
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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by baldy.smith » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:57 pm

To photograph an insect while stationary on a leaf or flower is no big deal.

Capturing one in flight is a different ball game.

A very good shot blue. =D> =D>

A very slight tweak, to bring the best out of it.

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Beachbum » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:27 pm

Unwanted guest.

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Bushmermaid » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:46 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Is that a rattlesnake Beachbum?

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by sherri » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:30 pm

:shock: What a great photo!
it gives me the shivers though.
how scary would it be to come outside and see that in your tree!

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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Globalmyths » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:37 pm

It would give you a treemendous shock to find that in a tree.

But the real reason it is in that tree. look close its near the letterbox. And what postman is going to put any bills in that letterbox.

Only joking as it would have to be a tall postman to reach that box which I presume is a nesting box to encourage birds to nest and snakes love little birdies to eat for a snack.
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Re: Photocompetition ending Saturday 12th. September

Post by Beachbum » Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:57 am

Not a rattlesnake.
It's a Fox snake and they aren't poisonous

Globo's right.That isn't a letterbox, it's one of my Purple Martin houses.

It is near where my next door neighbour hangs his hammock for his afternoon nap.
Funnily enough he took his nap indoors this afternoon.

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