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March 2018 Challenge: Without leaving the house (or garden).

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Good topic.

 

Here are my three:

 

A Crystal Ball With Santa Claus

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New UK currency

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Car fire on Iffley Road

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Bit cheeky to be commenting on this thread without actually contributing (yet), but it's an eye-opener for someone who has struggled with developing the 'stock mindset', if you know what I mean. It took me the best part of nine years to submit 467 images here, but filled with a New Year resolve to widen my scope, I've got to nearly 700 in little over two months. Now I realise I can increase my submission total in my underpants. (As long as I avoid reflective surfaces.) Very illuminating!

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Two of the snowy weekend just gone, and one from last year when we looked after a very handsome Welsh Springer for a friend.

 

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14 minutes ago, British Gent said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks like he's watching TV.

 

Jill

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My three - and, as "suggested" I've stayed well away from flower portraits:

 

Taken from a bedroom window to give a high vantage point of part of my rear garden. I think this should count.

 

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Exotic themed gardens have to attract exotic garden wildlife.  The unusual (for the UK) migrant Hummingbird hawk moth feeding on the blue flowered Ceratostigma willmottianum in the extreme right lower corner of the above pic.

 

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And some of it comes inside. Twenty-plume Moth, Alucita hexadactyla, on the wall of the little passage that runs from the kitchen to the rear garden.  

 

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12 minutes ago, Jill Morgan said:

 

 

Looks like he's watching TV.

 

Jill

 

Oh my goodness, does this dog watch TV! I have any number of shots of him standing with his nose up to the screen when a nature program is on. He's even looked behind the TV to see where the creature he's been watching has gone. Not sure if this makes him extremely bright for a dog or very dim, but he is a character for sure.

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OK, I'll give it a go in the community spirit but I have spotted some really good images already I can't compete with. Anyway, here you are.

 

My garden in Cairns, Australia

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In complete contrast, my cottage in Normandy, France

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My pastures on a frozen winter morning, Normandy, France

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My 3:

 

Every few years a rally passes the end of our drive.

 

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The result of a boring afternoon, taken in my kitchen

 

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My step-daughter and her friend on a sleepover.

 

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Summer thunderstorm over the city turns day to night... Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. No PR Stock Photo

 

Incoming storm over Brisbane, from the window of the apartment I used to live in

 

Basil plants growing amongst terracotta pots in homey backyard setting Stock Photo

 

Basil doing well in my Perth backyard (this one has sold several times)

 

Night tiger snake (Boiga irregularis) climbing on stairs railing of Queenslander house, Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland, Stock Photo

 

Night tiger on railing of my back stairs here in Cairns. He was a bit startled when I opened the door unexpectedly one evening. Mind you, so was I!

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Love some of the beautiful gardens people are posting!   And lots of variety, such an interesting topic Wim!    Here are my three.  

 

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It seems I take a lot of food photos at home.  Here's one of them.  No special setup, just natural light.  Someone brought those cupcake liners home from the UK for me.

 

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Demonstrating how to plant a flower on my back deck.

 

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My kitty.

 

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Have to agree that there are some fabulous gardens on show here!

 

Very envious of the Basil growing outdoors, I've tried and failed!  It takes up too much space in the greenhouse and it's too cold outdoors.

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14 hours ago, losdemas said:

 

Matt, sorry to you and all for posting this here, but since Alamy chose in their wisdom to remove the private communication channels within the forum, I figured that I might be able to get your attention by chasing up your most recent post.

 

You might want to adjust your image title here.  I think you may have forgotten to de-select the image while adjusting others? ;)

 

EDIT:  ...and while nosing around you port (couldn't help myself!) you might want to take a look at the (ironic) spelling error in your title here. :o:)

 

Thank you... I got caught out with keywording multiple images at once using AIM... obviously forgot to deselect some images when changing the titles!

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15 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

 

Get out there and mow that darned lawn. Serves you right for going away so often.

 

Surely you are not past a bit of house painting yet?

 

Becoming lazy in your old age.

 

Allan

 

 

Ha Ha Ha! 

 

Both of those things are the wifes' jobs...  ;)

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31 minutes ago, Doc said:

Ha Ha Ha! 

 

Both of those things are the wifes' jobs...  ;)

 

Ooh, you're treading on dangerous ground there, Doc! 😂😂😂

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1 hour ago, Doc said:

Ha Ha Ha! 

 

Both of those things are the wifes' jobs...  ;)

 

58 minutes ago, Colblimp said:

 

Ooh, you're treading on dangerous ground there, Doc! 😂😂😂

 

I showed Doc's post to my wife, hoping to get rid of a beloved task or two ..... well, I wish I hadn't :wacko:

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1 hour ago, Doc said:

Ha Ha Ha! 

 

Both of those things are the wifes' jobs...  ;)

 

Wish I had a wife like yours.:lol:

 

Come to think of it, wish I had a w---, no lets not go there.:blink:

 

Allan

 

 

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OK, three from me....

 

Our Norwegian Forest Cat, Nutmeg, sat on the arm of the sofa by the fire.

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Shot from the same sofa,  tulips in a vase as they begin to fade.

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And a teddy bear enjoys a wild night out.

 

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Well done Wim and good challenge! I have so many to choose from but managed to select these three.

 

My granddaughter 'playing shop' in the house

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Granddaughter again playing, this time with 'dolls house book' at the garden table

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Seafood platter 'eating in our garden'

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Taken from garden (Orions Belt, Horsehead and Flame Nebula):

 

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Taken from house (Venus transit ending):

 

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Another from garden (Total lunar eclipse):

 

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I could only find three. I'm obviously not making enough use of my home :( And these are from former homes - I don't appear to have taken a single photo in my current home in the five years I've been here.

 

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Alan

 

 

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1 hour ago, Inchiquin said:

I could only find three. I'm obviously not making enough use of my home :( And these are from former homes - I don't appear to have taken a single photo in my current home in the five years I've been here.

 

 

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Alan

 

 

 

Looks like a doer upper.B)

 

Allan

 

 

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2 hours ago, Inchiquin said:

I could only find three. I'm obviously not making enough use of my home :( And these are from former homes - I don't appear to have taken a single photo in my current home in the five years I've been here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan

 

 

I'm assuming that's not your actual former home?

 

(MInd you, I've lived in worse...)

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4 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

Looks like a doer upper.B)

Old car dumped...

A Capri! Mk1 or 2?  ;-)

 

wim

 

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