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Your favourite photos 2

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » March 27th, 2013, 10:50 pm

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Thanks for the comments Uschi. Rather late here so just a quick in before bed. Here's what I saw today. Thanks for the comments Terry. :)
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » March 29th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Quiet in here. Loads of newer photos if you click on the above link.

Now Saturday morning. My Internet link is up the spout again, so I'll drop in when I can. Being Easter probably won't be until Tuesday at the earliest. :(

Happy Easter to you all and don't eat too much chocolate. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Happy Easter everyone. by spuddie7 (no wifi again), on Flickr

Really am off now. :lol:
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Postby uschi » March 31st, 2013, 12:59 am

Too much chocolate??? Can that be??? This is what the Easter bunny left for the kids in our house.

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The fungus is super, almost scary. The prunus, however ... rabähhh!!! We still have frost and snow every day here!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

The fence and the lamppost are very pretty, too!

And that's all she wrote for tonight. Thanks for your wonderful Easter card! I'll comment properly once I've had some sleep.

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » March 31st, 2013, 8:12 am

Happy easter to you all, still wading though the mountain of chocolate.

Lovely Sunday here and it is living up to its name as it is very sunny but also very cold

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Postby uschi » March 31st, 2013, 1:33 pm

How sweet! The thing is, it might just be fluffed up and as skinny as a rake underneath all that. I had the first greenfinch on my bird table today. :D
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Postby Mamta » March 31st, 2013, 4:13 pm

Nice pictures Terry, may be just feeling too cold brrrr...
Went to Rushmere park yesterday r to see nesting Herons, but forgot to take my camera!! There were a lot of tits of all sorts, dunocks and robins about too.
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Postby hickybank » April 1st, 2013, 8:59 am

Hope you all had a good Easter, I amtottaly Easter Egged out so back to the diet this week.
Still very cold here but I dont think the Dunnoch was fluffing out it's feathers you can normally see this quite clearly but this ones feathers our still flat, also I have others in the garden & none are the same as that one, perhaps like us birds can have a weight problem :lol: :lol: :lol:

Next week we are away bird watching for a few days, hope it warms up a little, we are heading north to meet up with freinds near Preston, another trip we are planning for June is to visit Skomer island to see thr Puffins feeding their chicks so really looking dforward to that as well.

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Postby Mamta » April 1st, 2013, 9:19 am

perhaps like us birds can have a weight problem :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: I know the feeling Terry!
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Postby uschi » April 1st, 2013, 8:46 pm

Back to your pictures, Jane, the architectural shots are wonderful. I like the glimpse of the tower, for instance.

Not much from me, just a few snow pictures from Good Friday.


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Postby Mamta » April 2nd, 2013, 5:52 am

Nice pictures Uschi, especially the second one :tu:
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Postby hickybank » April 2nd, 2013, 7:28 am

Yes great pics but looks very cold & miserable as well.

So this is the re-birth of our origional thread, now fully explained, long may it last, keep posting everyone next stop 12,000.

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Postby hickybank » April 2nd, 2013, 11:40 am

Lovely sunny day here today, still very cold though so thought I would post a picture to remind us of summer, this has just won a flickr challenge award,notice the tiny Hover Flies

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62075431@N02/8610464085/

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Postby philFrance » April 2nd, 2013, 3:42 pm

Great photo, Terry! What's the plant? (Sorry if I missed that).

I think I've finally managed to stop saying 'un photographe' for 'a photograph'. French 'un photographe' is a photographer. It'd be nice if 'photographeur' was the word for 'photographer'. They just do it to confuse, us you know!

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Postby hickybank » April 2nd, 2013, 4:15 pm

Hi Phil, stop asking akward questions :lol: , not a clue, I do birds, Uschi is our flower expert perhaps she will know.

It is a wild flower, I took the picture last year on a day out with Mamta at an Orchid meadow.

I have looked in my wild flower book but cannot see it, if I find out I will let you know.

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Postby hickybank » April 2nd, 2013, 4:15 pm

Hi Phil, stop asking akward questions :lol: , not a clue, I do birds, Uschi is our flower expert perhaps she will know.

It is a wild flower, I took the picture last year on a day out with Mamta at an Orchid meadow.

I have looked in my wild flower book but cannot see it, if I find out I will let you know.

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Postby philFrance » April 2nd, 2013, 5:05 pm

OK, Terry: keep us posted. I'm only just getting started on wild flowers here, know to my wife as 'weeds'!

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Postby uschi » April 2nd, 2013, 6:44 pm

It looks great!!!

I know nothing about orchids, but then it doesn't look like an orchid to me. Could it be purple loosestrife???
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Postby hickybank » April 2nd, 2013, 8:11 pm

Thanks Uschi having checked out Loosestrife you are correct well done, it was in an Orchid meadow but I knew it wasnt an Orchid.
There you are Phil we are both a little wiser now
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Postby uschi » April 2nd, 2013, 8:17 pm

Potluck! :D It has a rather sinister name in German "Blutweiderich" (Blut = blood).
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » April 3rd, 2013, 9:31 am

Just a quick race in as I've had to answer a pile of emails and other boring stuff.

Sorry to see you've still got snow Uschi we had some flakes on Easter Saturday but nothing much. Lovely photos from you Terry.

Some that I've taken/changed over the weekend.
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Might be able to get in again tomorrow, if not it will be Friday. Take care. :) :hug:
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Postby uschi » April 3rd, 2013, 11:37 am

Ooooh, love the dandelion seedhead! It looks like a jewel!

Yummy lunch and Easter egg.
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Postby philFrance » April 3rd, 2013, 12:31 pm

That dandelion head looks positively futuristic! Great photo.

Terry: yes, you learn stuff on here.

Talking of which, does anyone have any idea what this is? My teenage daughter just took this. It's not all focussed, but the central part is. she had better photos, but there were bigger than 2 Mo.

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Postby uschi » April 3rd, 2013, 1:03 pm

I'm fairly sure that's a corydalis. They come out fairly early in the year and are very attractive little plants. We had yellow ones in the garden and they even grew out of cracks in the walls. :D
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Postby uschi » April 3rd, 2013, 5:53 pm

It's "colour rush" at the photo club tomorrow. I played around with old eye shadows and glitter. Let me know what you think.

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Postby philFrance » April 3rd, 2013, 8:13 pm

Oh great, Uschi! thanks! I'll check it out.


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Postby hickybank » April 3rd, 2013, 9:14 pm

Hi uschi lovely vibrant colours.
I would take the second picture & crop to just show the colours & hide the box, also pic 5, once again crop to lose the boxes to the top & left hand side of the photo just leaving the colours & thw two brushes, look forward to hearing how you get on
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Postby hickybank » April 3rd, 2013, 9:18 pm

Jane you have been playing again haent you, great effects, I love the thistle though that is a great picture.

That is some Egg from Graham, he must love you :luv: :luv: :hug: :hug:

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Postby uschi » April 3rd, 2013, 9:43 pm

Thank you. I shall see what I can do.
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » April 4th, 2013, 9:24 am

Thank you all for the lovely comments. The dandelion made Explore. :D :bounce:

The Easter egg has come off Flickr, but it was good and I hope Graham loves me. :o :lol: :lol: :lol:

Some more from me, but not many as I've got to find some time to get out, if I can stand the cold. Lovely and sunny here, but freezing cold. Doesn't exactly make you want to go out. :(
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Postby uschi » April 4th, 2013, 4:59 pm

The tunnel has a bit of "Time-Tunnel" about it. Did you have that on TV way back then???

The thuja cones look like ancient reptiles somehow. Great!!

Don't know what the little flowers are. Something mustard-y???

Doh, "Colour Rush" isn't today but in a fortnight. Time for a few more attempts.
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I don't remember a programme called that Uschi, but we didn't have a TV until I was 5 and then I was only allowed to watch certain things, Dr Who being one !!

Last night's dinner and a few other things. It rained yesterday, is doing the same today and there's a snow warning in the north. :o :shock:
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We're meant to be getting a better day on Sunday, before it rains/snows again. They say look for spring around the 15th............ :?
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Postby uschi » April 5th, 2013, 11:02 am

I like the thuja cones and the silvery "foliage", but also the lichen and the cobweb. Great nature shots.

As for "Time Tunnel" ... this was it.

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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » April 6th, 2013, 8:15 am

Thank you Uschi,

No definitely don't remember that programme. I had a deprived childhood, no telly unless it was approved. :o :lol: :lol: :lol:
It got better eventually. :)
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Postby uschi » April 6th, 2013, 8:36 am

I was lucky, mediawise I had a very varied upbringing. I was allowed to watch TV (not all day, but within reason), read all the books I wanted and listen to audio records. And my parents had nothing against comics, which was unusual for the time. Many believed that reading comics would lead children straight into illiteracy and moral decay. And this in a country where Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse had a translator who held a full degree in history. We grew up with a wealth of literary and historical quotes without even knowing it. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I was allowed to read whatever I wanted, comics to classics whichever, the radio and records were fine too. Cinema fine as long as it wasn't Walt Disney we wanted to see, mum couldn't stand it. My sister and I didn't see "The Sound of Music" until our teens and that was on TV with mum hiding behind a book. :lol: As for "Bambi" didn't see that until my early 20s. I sobbed my heart out and the family I'd gone with (young kids and their mum) were all howling with laughter at me and passing the tissues. :lol: :lol: :lol: Just the telly, which was odd, but it didn't last too long. We then had free range of what we watched.
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Postby uschi » April 6th, 2013, 12:29 pm

I've never seen "Sound of Music", either. There is a German version which covers the Trapp Familie, too, but is less of a musical and more of a "Heimatfilm".
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In the sixties, we got a bit of black and white telly, in the Scottish Borders, via the 'Relay'. No ITV. But, when I was 8, I got to watch Dr Who, which our kids will watch tonight, all those decades later.

My mum used to switch off 'Top of the Pops' when the Stones were singing 'I can't Get No Satisfaction'. She said it was disgusting, but I had no idea what she was talking about.

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Postby uschi » April 7th, 2013, 8:33 pm

Too right!!! They are drop dead gorgeous!!! I have only dark purple ones this year. I planted mixed ones, but somehow ... :?

Lovely picture, thanks for sharing. You could make that into a card.
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I've got some purple ones too :D
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Postby hickybank » April 7th, 2013, 10:00 pm

Hi Suffs, lovely photo's welcome aboard hopefully now we will see more of your pics.

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Oooh, lovely!!! Mine are a very dark purple.

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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » April 8th, 2013, 8:07 am

Suffolk those white ones are fantastic. Lucky you. Love the purple ones and the daffs Uschi.

Managed to get yesterday afternoon, but I forgot to take my spare batteries and the currant ones ran out. :( I'll upload some and link them later. :)
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Postby hickybank » April 8th, 2013, 8:21 am

Lovely to see that splash of colour after the winter isnt it,
We were due to be away now but due to illness (not us) it has been cancelled, now looking forward to the 23rd when we are away for two weeks walking in the peak district, first outing of the year for our touring caravan, can't wait
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » April 8th, 2013, 9:51 am

We'll look forward to the photos Terry. :)

Some that I took yesterday.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44506883@N04/

Going off line now, but will drop in again tomorrow morning. :( Trying to work on a more permanent internet link............
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Postby philFrance » April 8th, 2013, 3:38 pm

What a treat these photos are! I must try to improve!

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Postby hickybank » April 9th, 2013, 9:53 pm

Posted these on another thread so though I would pop them on here to, I posted them some time ago but have done a little work on them
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Wonderful!!! Thanks for the guided tour!!!
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