Your Best Nature Photos Thread

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by wosbald » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:28 am

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Interesting. Still prefer it to its eastern cousin, the Giant Hogleg. Exposure to the Giant Hogleg could cause feelings of oversimplification, unjustified superiority, and an unconscionable desire to talk down to the world from a false summit of knowledge.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:01 am

durangopipe wrote:
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One of my favored outdoor activities is the observation, identification, and sometime collection of poisonous botanicals. Here is a photo of me with my great, old nemesis, the Giant Hogweed.

One of the most potent phototoxic plants known, the sap of the Heracleum mantegazzianum causes severe, long lasting painful blisters and acute sensitivity to sunlight in those unfortunate enough to be exposed to it. I have discovered numerous virulent stands of it this spring in various parts of the Willamette Valley and I can only hope that state of local authorities will see to their destruction. I'm certainly not going to touch any.
Good to know. Having now looked it up, I have discovered that this plant does not appear in any of the wild land I frequent, but I'll try to remember it for times when I wander to the Northwest or Northeast.

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Hoglegs' post this morning led me to search for hugos' subject post, which led me to this post. Yes, great hat indeed. I have a similar one that belonged to my father.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:04 pm

Barn swallow chicks on the back porch are out-growing the nest. But mom and dad are still feeding them, all day, every day ...

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Meanwhile, a few days ago I took this shot of our spectator on one of the back nine (13th I think) at my local golf course.

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:09 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:04 pm
Barn swallow chicks on the back porch are out-growing the nest. But mom and dad are still feeding them, all day, every day ...

Image

Image

Meanwhile, a few days ago I took this shot of our spectator on one of the back nine (13th I think) at my local golf course.

Image
Yet another hazard that is not present in the wild lands I frequent!
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Goose55 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:41 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:04 pm
Barn swallow chicks on the back porch are out-growing the nest. But mom and dad are still feeding them, all day, every day ...

Image

Image

Meanwhile, a few days ago I took this shot of our spectator on one of the back nine (13th I think) at my local golf course.

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I love Barn Swallows for their graceful and swift, turn on a dime flight. And those are excellent pics! There were some nesting around a garage I parked my truck in, near Oxnard, CA, on a strawberry farm I lived at. I remember their flight as being almost silent. Amazing creature.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by TwoXseveN » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:14 pm

Sky was bright and fiery post sunset tonight!

(Obviously: iPhone. Holland MI)

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Goose55 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:48 pm

TwoXseveN wrote:
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Sky was bright and fiery post sunset tonight!

(Obviously: iPhone. Holland MI)

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Very emotive image. 2X. I love it.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:05 am

Goose55 wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:41 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:04 pm
Barn swallow chicks on the back porch are out-growing the nest. But mom and dad are still feeding them, all day, every day ...

Image

Image

Meanwhile, a few days ago I took this shot of our spectator on one of the back nine (13th I think) at my local golf course.

Image
I love Barn Swallows for their graceful and swift, turn on a dime flight. And those are excellent pics! There were some nesting around a garage I parked my truck in, near Oxnard, CA, on a strawberry farm I lived at. I remember their flight as being almost silent. Amazing creature.
The barn swallow nest was empty yesterday morning, and the air was filled with swallows. There was a nest on nearly every porch in our neighborhood, and apparently this is the time for all of the young to become fledged, (or perhaps is simply "fledge"). I made a quick estimate of 70-80 swallows on the line and in the air behind our house today.
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My 11-y.o. grandson just this past Friday commented while watching the 4 chicks in the nest, that they had never seen the world behind them. "That's right, and a neat observation by a youngster", I replied.
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:24 am

Got chased off the lake by a thunderstorm about a week ago. Stopped to watch this on the way home:

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:35 am

Gabriel wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:24 am
Got chased off the lake by a thunderstorm about a week ago. Stopped to watch this on the way home:

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I lived for a short time a bit north of Indianapolis and one afternoon I saw a complete double rainbow stretching from horizon to horizon. A jaw dropping sight.
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Post by ReverendThom » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:14 pm

Calm night on the lake last night.Image

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

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ReverendThom wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:14 pm
Calm night on the lake last night.Image

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"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep." ~ Robert Frost

Very very nice image, Thom! Please post more!
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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Goose55 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:57 am

Dramatic monsoon evening skies over Arizona's the Sonoran Desert

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

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Goose55 wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:57 am
Dramatic monsoon evening skies over Arizona's the Sonoran Desert

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I'll say!
Lovely.
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Holland MI:

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Also Holland:

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Skip » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:35 pm

:D

I see what you did there.

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Goose55 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:01 pm

Jocose wrote:
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Hey, I think that's Skip's image.
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