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A bit of astro photography in the desert. Timing was not ideal as we were 2 days away from a full moon, so didn't allow for star trails or circles, but it gave an eerie feeling of Mars-like view.

I've no idea of the sale potential but I loved the shoot, particularly when a fox wandered through the sand dunes to investigate me.

 

The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

 

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9 hours ago, gvallee said:

A bit of astro photography in the desert. Timing was not ideal as we were 2 days away from a full moon, so didn't allow for star trails or circles, but it gave an eerie feeling of Mars-like view.

I've no idea of the sale potential but I loved the shoot, particularly when a fox wandered through the sand dunes to investigate me.

 

The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

 

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Love those images Gen.  Could be used on Sci-fi book covers.

 

Allan

 

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6 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Love those images Gen.  Could be used on Sci-fi book covers.

 

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Thanks Allan. Good idea but I only have daylight vertical shots.

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10 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

Thanks Allan. Good idea but I only have daylight vertical shots.

 

Wraparound could work. Publishers would probably make portrait size out of them also.

 

Allan

 

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Love the full moon light on the landscape! I do get out into the Teide national park on some full moons, must do more!!!

Phil

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Our travels have stopped for a little while to give our poor motorhome some TLC. We subjected it to hundreds of kms of corrugation, rough roads and river crossings. So I’m taking the opportunity to catch up on editing and uploading. A daunting task given the number of images! You might see one or two more posts from me...

 

Red jasper, the Pilbara, Western Australia

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Desert bloom in the Pilbara. It has been a record year for wildflowers after good rains.

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Camped at sunrise in the mist

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Mackerel sky in the Australian Outback

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3 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

Cheerful lady in my local market promoting her Pumpkins.

 

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If that doesn't license I'll eat her hat.

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

If that doesn't license I'll eat her hat.

She is what you would call a typical loud cheerful market trader, a great character. I did buy her hat. 🙂

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This is one of my newly emerged Monarch butterflies. It formed its chrysalis on a milkweed leaf, which I abhor them doing. Most caterpillars crawl to the top of the mesh cage and hang from the ceiling. When they do it on the milkweed, I worry the cutting will die before the butterfly emerges, especially a leaf can wither.

Notice the large body here. It is full of fluid that it is pumping into the wing veins until they get large. Here the wings are wet and just leaving the crumpled stage.
Extra fluid is purged onto the cage floor once the wings are inflated. It takes about another 3-4 hours for the wings to dry before it can be released outdoors.

I have one that should emerge today, and two more possibly a day later.
 

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How fabulous, Betty. I saw one in NYC a few weeks back and thought of you. We don't get them much here. Not many butterflies of any kind.

 

Paulette

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11 hours ago, NYCat said:

How fabulous, Betty. I saw one in NYC a few weeks back and thought of you. We don't get them much here. Not many butterflies of any kind.

 

Paulette

You might see some in Central Park, but I have no idea if flowers are planted there…or if milkweed grows there. I’ve released 4 new Monarch’s of my latest batch of 30. 3 males, 1 female. In July/early August, I released 17.

The batch of 30 will be the migrators. The earlier ones I raised bred the migrators.

My activity with them has interested my Oklahoma daughter, so she’ll be planting milkweed next spring. Also a friend of hers who listened in on my conversation with Debbie about them, got interested, too. When I say interested, excited may be “the word”.

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Has a sunrise shoot of a bunch of DC doctors near the Capitol Building yesterday morning.  Fog was blowing in from the Potomac River so it made for some tough light but I shot a few stock frames.

 

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Spinifex in the evening light, Western Australia

 

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Desert bloom in the Pilbara, Western Australia

 

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I was heading out to shoot Rainbow Bee Eaters a few days ago, and at the last minute popped the second body with macro lens & light onto the back seat of the car. And how happy was I when hubby called me from just a few feet from where the car was parked. He'd found me this lovely caterpillar.


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3 hours ago, cbimages said:

I was heading out to shoot Rainbow Bee Eaters a few days ago, and at the last minute popped the second body with macro lens & light onto the back seat of the car. And how happy was I when hubby called me from just a few feet from where the car was parked. He'd found me this lovely caterpillar.


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Well done! How many times did I find interesting insects and I didn't have my macro lens handy....

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2 hours ago, gvallee said:

 

Well done! How many times did I find interesting insects and I didn't have my macro lens handy....

"Handy" my new macro isn't- it weighs almost the same as the camera body. But it has to go in the bag so I'm making up for some of the weight by carrying a smaller water bottle.;)

Not that I've taken a picture outside the garden for weeks.

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7 hours ago, Colblimp said:

Taken yesterday whilst travelling between two shoots.  Made me giggle.  2GYW36K

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Oh, that is just too precious for words. Coy head tilt is a bonus.

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Was it a great while shark?

 

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Sand patterns (not a drone shot)

 

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On 10/10/2021 at 08:58, Colblimp said:

Taken yesterday whilst travelling between two shoots.  Made me giggle.  2GYW36K

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Shake it off, Andy. Come back. Don’t allow them to win, please.

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