Saturday, 20 January 2018

Picture This #434 ~ Faces

It's still morning here and I have slept in. Great theme although I do not have many pictures of human faces. A wonderful and inspiring banner shot by Barry.

Man
One of the few pictures I have of a person's face.

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The god Pan, a statue that has seen better days.


Young buck
A deer surprised to see me, by the look on his face.



PICTURE THIS #434 ~ FACES

HI ALL
BAZ A WONDERFUL BANNER 
MITCH THANKS FOR HOSTING 
ALSO A WONDERFUL THEME


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PT CDXXXIV ~ Faces

Grand banner by Barry and great theme by Mitch.

These three shots were taken at a visit to the Copenhagen Museum of Ancient Art. The top and bottom ones are Roman and the mid one Egyptian
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Picture This #434 ~ Faces

Hi all, thanks to Mitch for selecting my shot for the header much appreciated ;)
Here is a selection of head shots for this weeks theme ;)

Father and Son, Tripod and timer. soft focus on me was intentional to emphasise Dad.
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Leo.
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Marci, sepia in natural light.
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Selfie, Marci and Me on the Isle of Weight.
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Picture This #434 ~ Faces

Hi everyone, this is Mitch. I'll be your host this week. My theme is 'FACES'. It can be any kind of face.....happy, sad, frowning or any other expression......in fact it doesn't even have to be a person or an animal....I can think of quite a few other kinds of faces. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of different faces!!

1) Happy smiling Buddha, showing the benefits of exercise!!
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2) This dozy parrot was having a hard time staying awake!!
Sleepy Parrot

3) I saw this guy outside a tourist shop. I think they were trying to scare away the tourists!!
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4) This Pygmy Goat had a lot to say for himself!!
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Sunday, 14 January 2018

PICTURE THIS #433 ~ BY WATER

Congratulations, Anders! Love the banner image...very neat architecture!

Lisbon suburban area
  By water

Aveiro City (South of Oporto)
I didn't know who she was but I asked her permission to take a photo and she kindly accepted my request...
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At Oporto City Park
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By Douro river mouth (Oporto) by water----

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Picture This #433 ~ By Water

Hi all, I have not contributed for a long time, but it seems Google have made some improvements to their program, so as I live on the coast near the water I thought I would contribute this week and see if it works for me. Thanks to Benni for a great theme.

All images taken at Boscombe Over Cliffe in Dorset, England at New Year. i hope I have the image size right. LOL.

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Picture This #433 ~ By Water

Many thanks to Benni for hosting this week. A good theme, with lots of possibilities!! Once again I have tried to find shots that I've not used before for any other themes.

1) A Bar-Headed Goose on the water at the National Wetlands Centre, Wales.
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2) Evening rays over Freshwater West, Wales.
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3)  Devil's Bridge Falls, Wales, seen from the top of the valley.
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4) Late-afternoon sun through a reedbed, Westfield Pill, Wales.
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PT CDXXXIII ~ By Water

Thanks for using my photo as the banner. Great theme, Benni.

The coast of Hittarp
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The reef of Hittarp
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This seal rested on rocks near Halland's Weather Isle, off the NW peninsula of Scania.
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PICTURE THIS #433 ~ BY WATER

HI ALL!! HOPE ALL ARE WELL. 
THANK YOU BENNI FOR HOSTING. 
ANDERS, A COOL BANNER!! 
BENNI, LOVE YOUR THEME. WATER IS MY FAVORITE ELEMENT.


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Picture This #433 ~ By Water

Happy weekend to all, I hope it is reasonable weather where you are. Magnificent banner shot by Anders, great perspective of an intriguing work of art.

Being down here in Florida, I have been taking pictures of the beach and birds. But water can be found in many other places: rivers, lakes, even a parking lot. So my theme is anything that is found By Water. Here are my examples, I hope you will have fun.

Caspersen Beach

Caspersen Beach down here in Florida, with the fishing pier in the background.

Reflections

Reflections in the water in the library parking lot.

Honey in FL

A few years ago we brought Honey down to Florida with us. This is her first exploration of the pool area. As you might be able to see, she is a bit nervous. But she learned to relax and, well, she liked to relax in the house more.



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Picture This #432 ~ Best Of 2017

This is a great theme, and a wonderful chance to look back at some of the year's favorites. Grand banner by Belita! Here are 4 of my favorites, some may have been posted before, but I like them for the memories they bring.

Orchids
Venice Area Orchid Society show. A yearly tradition for me.

Owl
One of the highlights of my summer was seeing this owl. I was stunned. Unfortunately he/she flew to the branch in front of the sun so getting a good capture was tricky. But I was so caught up in the enjoyment of the moment.

Fence in evening light
A last walk along my trail in November.

Tree in window
Our Christmas tree reflected in the window.



Picture This #432 ~ Best Of 2017

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. A good way to start off the new year is to look back on the last year, photographically. I've already posted a lot of what I think are my best shots from 2017 in previous weeks, so I'm going for shots I haven't posted before (I think!!). Best of 2017 Flowers.

1) Allium, just after breaking out of it's bud.
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2) Osteospermum Heart.
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3) Sempervivum.
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4) Chive flower, just starting to break out of it's bud.
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