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#346    JesseCuster

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

On the topic of webs:

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

Do we have a tree topic yet?  If we don't we should.  So here ya go....a tree.

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Sycamore with Sunstar by orangepeaceful79, on Flickr

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:16 PM

View PostArchimedes, on 04 May 2013 - 05:51 PM, said:

On the topic of webs:

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REally nice shot here. great fine detail.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:49 PM

Nice shots, Fstop.  And on the theme/s of Blue (and backlit leaves) here's an old one of mine, taken back in the days of film (hence those strange little round spots - ironically the slide has water damage..)
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Fujichrome, Pentax 50mm f1.7.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

And after FStop's tree silhouette, this is one of my favorites, again playing with exposures.  It was taken near midday on a sunny day...
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Kodachrome 64, Tamron 28-50, polariser+ND

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 01 May 2013 - 02:44 AM, said:

New Topic.. Angel hair..
(ok, that's cobwebs)

Angelhair is one of those known but once unknown phenomena that occurs occasionally in some parts of the world but is rarely noticed or observed..

This morning we started getting lot's of angel hair falling from the sky.. Here's some that accumulated on the clothesline.. It's Damn hard to photograph, had to pull out my Olympus for this shot.. It's a very fine web, very delicate, it melts in your hand..
These webs (been watching them all morning) are 1-5 meters long. It's quite a remarkable thing to see. But so damn hard to photograph happening.

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Hi Prof. :st  How are you? Haven't seen you for a long time.
I think this is the nearest spiders can get to flying. It's a method of travelling long(ish) distances without having to walk! They make the long thread then wait for the wind to catch it and away they go. The thread also ensures they never get blown too high or far away as it quickly gets caught on something

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

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(Former) Trees on the beach at Ness Point, Suffolk UK
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

View PostOppono Astos, on 05 May 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

(Former) Trees on the beach at Ness Point, Suffolk UK
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You've made some lovely compositional choices in both these shots.  Very balanced and harmonious.  Nicely done :tu:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Thx.  Sadly the top one can no longer be captured again, that tree stump (I tended to call it the Sentinel) had been on that beach - between the tide marks - for years, but when I was up there May 2012 it had gone.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

View PostOppono Astos, on 05 May 2013 - 01:52 PM, said:

Thx.  Sadly the top one can no longer be captured again, that tree stump (I tended to call it the Sentinel) had been on that beach - between the tide marks - for years, but when I was up there May 2012 it had gone.

Nothing is permanent.  Its great that you captured it so skilfully.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:52 AM

View Postouija ouija, on 04 May 2013 - 10:07 PM, said:

Hi Prof. :st  How are you? Haven't seen you for a long time.
I think this is the nearest spiders can get to flying. It's a method of travelling long(ish) distances without having to walk! They make the long thread then wait for the wind to catch it and away they go. The thread also ensures they never get blown too high or far away as it quickly gets caught on something

Hi Ouija..
Yeah, the threads are superfine, and in some cases super long.. The poor wee spiders however did find themselves flying super high, well at least their threads did.. It was fascinating watching this about 4-5 years ago when we had a about 10 times as much angelhair. The thing about it is you hardly ever see the spiders because they're just so small, it can be a bit spooky if you don't know what's going on.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:59 PM

A submission for both "trees" and "blue":

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I thought I had some photos of some interesting looking gnarly ancient trees, but I can't find them.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:10 AM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

OK, trees, blue, shadows...
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Lamington National Park Road, Qld, after a quite heavy sunshower..

OK, so I overdid the saturation a little, but the road really was bluish.. :)

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:12 AM

Just got back from my trip to Phuket and Singapore. Took a few amateur camera photos.

Trees.

Just some trees growing inside Singapore airport:

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Went ATV riding through the jungle in Phuket. We were told after we paid that if we crashed into any of the rubber trees we would have to pay money to the Thai mafia, who owns them all. Lucky most of the paths weren't that close to them.

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