Beauty of nature, show yours, thanks

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Herman, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

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  2. Andrewteee

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    Glen Aulin trail, Yosemite National Park

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  3. Mal

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    Just got back from a long weekend in the Lakes, walking the fells with my wife and elle (our Border Terrier).... and found this thread..... so hard to make the choices.... :rolleyes: All LX5 images
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    View to Maiden Moor from Catbells
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    To the upper reaches of Catbells
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    Derwent Water
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    Hawes End (Derwent Water)
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    Waterfall (Thirlmere)
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    Fell path to Great Crag
     
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  5. PeterB666

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    The Tree and the Ghost o12 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Roots of a fig tree growing out of a rock and the lower part of the trunk. This is the blending of two 30 second exposures taken with an Olympus E-P3 and Olympus 12mm lens. The shot is lit entirely by torch light.
     
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  6. BBW

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    Herman and everyone else who has posted such thoughtful and inspiring photographs - I have only just found this thread!

    I'll add my own here...though it's a much narrower view of nature's beauty.

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    P.S. Mal, I love your dog and if he, or she, is not yours - I still love him!
     
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  7. thearne3

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    Hmmm. BB, your tomatoes look like our tomatoes...too much rain! Lovely colors...

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  8. BBW

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    Yup, Tom, too much rain but boy oh boy were they tasty! Actually not my tomatoes but my friend's who lives up in Sherman, CT a bit north from you.

    Tom, I always enjoy seeing your photographs - and don't see enough of them! That beaver pond - have you seen the beavers at work? They must be enjoying the high water - but now I'm worried about all that flooding and hope they weren't inundated?! Beautiful views of both the beaver's almost mirror like pond and that post Irene close-up!
     
  9. thearne3

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    The beaver pond is a constant source of surprises. Post storm the dam was damaged and the pond about 12" lower than usual. The surprise was that, rather than immediately rebuild the dam, the beavers built new lodges! When the water level changes, the underwater entry point becomes exposed (when lower) or the inside fills up (when higher). I get over there about once every 6 weeks to check. Usually I take only my iphone for pictures! Here's a shot from the iphone, stylized a bit, from April:

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    And some more recent ones from the pond:
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    Including a local resident:
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  10. Ghosthunter

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  11. Michael T

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    Rain Forest Trail - Kenai

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  12. Michael T

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    Ice Cube

    Here's another one from the Kenai, last week.

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  13. BBW

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    Wow, Michael - are you talking about the Kenai Penninusla up in Alaska? I've never been, but I can see (and have heard) that it is a dramatically beautiful place!

    P.S. Tom, thanks so much for the follow-up and backstory on the beavers - really like that iPhone shot! Of course the lilly is gorgeous and I also really do love the one with the beaver swimming along. They're amazing animals. Andy - you already know how much I love that one of the intrepid little girl on her bicycle!
     
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  14. kyteflyer

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    I'm with you, BB, its great to get a story on some of these places :)
     
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  15. thearne3

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    Luv this thread...

    Got inspired to take my OM 50 f1.4 out to a nearby garden this afternoon. Here are some shots - all wide open, or f2 (can't remember which!). C&C welcome.

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  16. kyteflyer

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    Fox Glacier, 1979. I don't even remember which camera I used for this. It was a compact of some kind with a single focal length lens, IIRC I had almost fallen down a long and slippery slope just a short time before this and had become too afraid to follow the rest of the group further up the glacier. If you squint really hard you can see them in the distance. I suspect that this part of the glacier has long been melted (global warming does have a deleterious effect on glaciers)

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  17. kyteflyer

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    Wonderful set and fabulous bokeh. I love those effects! My favourite is left in the quote :). Now I'm inspired to go out with my MC Rokkor f/1.4 on the K-5.
     
  18. Michael T

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    Fall's Coming

    I usually get to Alaska a few times a year on business and try to schedule an extra weekend or more if I can work it in:smile:
    The Kenai is an awesome place and I got lucky with the weather, the two weeks prior to my trip were rainy with the sun coming out only once, but the week I was there it rained only once and the sun was out almost every day:biggrin:
    Here is another shot up in the valley - home of Sarah Palin.

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  19. thearne3

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    WOW! Gotta get up to Alaska soon! We just don't get that kind of panorama here in CT...
     
  20. BBW

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    Sue, that is an amazing picture that you posted of Fox Glacier!!

    Tom, those are truly lovely.

    Michael, you are very fortunate!