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#1 Horne

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:09 PM

I thought It would be a fun topic to share our own photography of the natural world we love and admire. I'll start with some cherished neighbourhood birds. :smile:

 

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I feed these geese a loaf of bread each day, currently there are sixteen of them, and they are my friends. LOL They see me appear, they come running wild... hey, it's daily bread guy again!

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitey eats out of my hand when I feed her a mixture of muesli and bird seeds, the other pigeons won't or are too scared to try.

 

 

 

 

 

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Observing coots is one of my favourite passtimes, they are incredibly social birds and extremely fierce in defending their young. 


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:48 PM

Sure I'll play :)

 

Dead roots

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Turtle

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This particular tree is very important to me, it's a willow oak that is quite old and one of the few trees in the forest that will speak with me.  I've nicknamed it Usganoli which means "slowly"

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This is an interesting shot of one of our larger funnel weaving spiders I've been seeing in the same spot all summer

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and another one

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This is a slave cemetery in the deep woods.

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#3 Horne

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 03:45 PM

Great pics Capsicum! I love your special tree, I don't think we have willow oaks here, and if we do they're not native.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

Beautiful pics


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:39 PM

I have a lot so I'll just put a few of my favorites.

 

Since I just left LBI and I'm missing the ocean, some pics of Pt. Pleasant from a while ago:

 

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Park near house:

 

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Blurry but probably one of the best (most memorable experience) things I've seen at any local park. A bunch of baby foxes eating a bunny over on the boardwalk at the Great Swamp. 

 

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Columcille up in PA. Yearly visit their too. Haven't taken recent pics but it honestly doesn't change much except the High Priest died this year and they buried him on the property and added a huge stone arrangement over his grave (didn't have a camera with me).

 

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I always see one of these little guys there every year. Just one and I always find him. I take it as a good sign.

 

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#6 Horne

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:51 AM

Lovely pictures Chloe, what kind of bird is that? Love the salamander and the foxes!


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:49 AM

Its a snow goose isn't it?


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:12 AM

It's a Robin. Also known as the first sign of spring around here. Always happy to see them around after a long winter.
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#9 Horne

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:51 PM

Ah, I know Robins, they just look different here.

 

Did some research and found out the one you posted is the American robin (Turdus migratorius) while the robins I'm familiar with are the European robin (Erithacus rubicula) and they are different species, although the American robin was named after the European one because it looks similar.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:02 PM

Its a snow goose isn't it?

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The white geese? No, they are domestic geese, but these roam free in the city, they don't belong to any owner.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:17 PM

Wow Chloe, what wonderful pics !!! You have a really good eye and quality of the pics makes me wonder what kind of camera was used  (I wanna get me one)


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:21 PM

Thank you :). It's a Canon powershot sx130IS. Highly recommend for an affordable camera but if money isn't an issue they have newer models. It's also pretty large compared to some other point and shoot cameras so difficult to always keep with me wherever I go.
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Posted 06 September 2014 - 02:43 AM

Wow, AW. Absolutely breathtaking! I always thought the arctic would be too cold for me, but these pics make me want to move there! 


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 04:12 AM

AW... simply amazing !!!! with cute captions, too   :)

 

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#15 Horne

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:08 PM

I love your pics AW, you've got a good eye for composition!


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:15 PM

All of these are truly breathtaking.  Chloe, I love the round arch and the woods behind.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

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My favourite koi carp basking in the sunlight on a summer's afternoon.

 

 

 

 

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A turtle in the neighbourhood canal. Probably an escapee, or maybe it got ditched when its owners went on a holiday or something.

 

 

 

 

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A great black cormorant. Clever birds, they learned to hang out in the local zoo when the pelicans are being fed.

 

 

 

 

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Here it's drying its wings after diving for fish.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:57 PM

AW, those photos are absolutely beautiful. The pictures of the mountains remind me so much of my trip to Montana and Glacier National Park. It was honestly the most beautiful place I've ever been to but definitely couldn't live with the cold. I'm a warm summer, at the beach, kinda girl. I was sleeping out in a RV and freezing my ass off at night in the middle of July lol. 

 

The pic is small (nvm found a way to make it larger.)and not great quality from camera on phone but it was absolutely breathtaking views (not to mention it was an adrenaline rush driving up the side of a mountain and looking out the window to a incredibly terrifying drop to the  side of the car lol). 

 

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Great photography though. I'm not that skilled I just get lucky and have a good camera. My best photos are of flowers, I love taking flower pics because they're so easy and come out great on my camera with the macro mode.

 

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Probably one of my favorites that I got real lucky with the way the light was hitting it. Tried to redo this same shot over and the flower just did not look that pretty.

 

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This is what that flower really looked like. Really got lucky with the above pic. 

 

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Some more from Glacier National Park:

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Horne, that bird is really cool looking... I don't think we have those here. I'll have to look into it. I love the last pic, that shine and color from the feathers is just beautiful. ETA: Looks like we have two species here in NJ and I've never seen them before in my life. Wonder where they like to hang out around here...


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#19 Horne

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:10 PM

Oh those mountains! We've got nothing but a few molehills here, so anything with some actual height is very impressive.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 11:20 PM

I was in the Blue Ridge today with some excellent panoramic views of the mountains of Madison County, VA but forgot to get shots XD.  I go up there pretty often raiding antique shops (really just "building full of old junk" shops) for good deals on things -- people have no concept of their value up there.

 

The pure, unadulterated nature of the Arctic always seems like a place I'd like to visit.  I went to Sweden when I was very young and barely remember.  I don't think I'd live there though--I like seasons tyvm. 

 

I've seen cormorants on the James River in Richmond, they often harass the squadrons of ospreys out there.  I do have a shot of an albino emu somewhere, but no one wants to see those lol

 

I love the flower shots too


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