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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:38 am 
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They do look like microscopic pics of things! Wow!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:46 am 
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There are some that I would gladly hang on my wall. Everyone would ask who was the fantastic painter I'd discovered.

Earth does the images, but a really artful eye and hand did the framing. Not necessarily Cmdr. Kelly's, but I'm grateful to him for curating these for us all.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:22 am 
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So you may have heard that we got a record-breaking dump of snow yesterday. The Weather Network encouraged to share photos and videos, so here are some of the results.

I especially like the time-lapse video of the snow accumulation.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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That one was really cool! :)

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We've had a lot of high surf recently, due to El Niño. I stopped on my bike ride today to take some pictures.

https://www.facebook.com/doug.kane.18/p ... 5437159752

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Berry Creek Falls is one of my favorite places in the area, well-rewarding the 11 mile round trip hike.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:37 am 
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Gorgeous! :love:

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So beautiful!

Thank you, Voronwë!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Love the rainbow! I can't wait for when Irika will see her real one.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Hey, I'm happy to see that you can now add files directly from your computer, instead of having to post them first to Photobucket or equivalent! Here are two photos from Prairie Creek State Park, in Northern California.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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And a nudibranch from MacKerricher State Park (actual size, about 1 cm).


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 5:10 pm 
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Oooooh, lovely! :love:

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 2:23 am 
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Not professional or anything, but I like the way my street looks this time of year.

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Someone planted those trees 60 years ago so the neighborhood would look like this someday, and most likely never got to see it.

I expect it will look pretty nice in the autumn, too (this is my first year here).


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:45 am 
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Dave_LF wrote:
Not professional or anything ...


Nor am I - I took those pics on my phone. I'm amazed what I can do with it.

The trees are lovely. Most street trees are terribly stunted by placing them in a 3 foot wide planter strip, so it's nice to see some that are given room to stretch.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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But yours look professional, while mine are not professional or anything. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 2:39 pm 
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Those are very nice. What kind of trees are they? I love tree-lined streets. :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:15 pm 
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Silver maples. Which are out of fashion for various reasons (some better than others), but at least look nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:19 pm 
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They do look nice and grow fast. I know they invade tiles and drains, but bleah. These ones are very low-branching, though. I wonder if someone trained them that way. ??

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Supposedly that's just what they do if they have space. It's one of the reasons some don't like them.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Hmmm. Ours have always branched higher, and they weren't cramped for space (at least by the time I saw them). Interesting. Maybe it's a perspective thing in your picture. They don't branch very high off the ground; I'd say about 6 or 7 feet.

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