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Margaret
11-10-2015, 09:05 AM
By me.






http://www.brightcecilia.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5870&d=1444552980


Raindrops on roses can look pretty.

rebbonk
11-10-2015, 11:30 AM
A couple I've taken...

A bouquet in subdued light

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f157/rebbonk5/use%20straight%20away/DSCN1563_zpsq0qimypg.jpg


Using the macro function on one of our smaller visitors

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f157/rebbonk5/use%20straight%20away/DSCN2895_zpsrwdnhxik.jpg

Margaret
11-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Wow, they are terrific , especially the one of the spider!

:)

rebbonk
11-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Wow, they are terrific , especially the one of the spider!

:)

I've had the camera about 8 years and thought I ought try out the macro function. :)

I'm not really much of a photographer, though I do make the occasional effort with the dog.

cathidaw
13-10-2015, 04:02 PM
so lovely,certainly a winner

cathidaw
13-10-2015, 04:08 PM
I like macro pics and am practicing well.Done some nice snails-a very good subject and they stay still long enough.
I like the softness of your bouquet-- but how about the arrangement?

cathidaw
13-10-2015, 04:13 PM
I'd love to see your doggie pics,They are sometimes difficult to take-unless it's an old dog.

cathidaw
13-10-2015, 05:21 PM
MY LOVELY POLLY one green eye and one yellow

cathidaw
13-10-2015, 05:23 PM
[International jet ski race Newquay I had this enlarged to 20" x 16"looks good

rebbonk
13-10-2015, 09:10 PM
Here you go Cathidaw, Spencer having a laugh...

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Spencer strikes his favourite pose...

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My mum's under me somewhere...

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cathidaw
14-10-2015, 03:18 PM
He's lovelyI know who is the boss.

rebbonk
14-10-2015, 04:12 PM
He's lovelyI know who is the boss.

He's a real 'cheeky chappie'. He loves the ladies and they love him. He's good looking and knows it.

He's settled quite well and in general is a pleasure to have around. I've had dogs all my life but I've never known a male to be as affectionate as he is. I've also never been stopped so many times in the street and had questions or compliments!

Lex
14-10-2015, 06:23 PM
He's lovelyI know who is the boss.

Hear, hear Cathi! You certainly have a character on your hands there Rebbonk!

rebbonk
14-10-2015, 08:38 PM
He really loves being taken out to our 'local'. Everyone loves him and makes time to fuss him. - He's spoiled rotten!

cathidaw
14-10-2015, 11:38 PM
My dad had a dog, and every night he took him to the Royal Oak where it had it's own dish for half pint of beer.Then it settled under the table and slept while they all played dominoes.When it heard them being put back in the box he woke up and waited by the door.

Margaret
09-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Rise and shine this morning.


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rebbonk
09-11-2015, 04:49 PM
Nice Margaret.

Red sky at dawn....

cathidaw
13-11-2015, 03:18 PM
HOW LOVELY MARGARET,I ONLY WISH I COULD GET UP.I dream of having winning pictures.Misty mornings by the canal,sunrises,cities in their early quiet moments, you know them all. but as yet nothing has tempted me enough to drag myself out of bed.
Even as a school child my Mum got me up by dragging the bed clothes off and hanging them over the bannisters Not funny in the days of no heating upstairs and iced up windows. Then I had to make the bed.
Don't think I'll change now. I suppose early nights would help.

Margaret
13-11-2015, 03:48 PM
Thanks Cathi, Force of habit for me being an early riser. I find it is the best time of day for me, I like getting up early while it's nice and quiet and make a cuppa. I usually take pictures of the sky early morning from my back garden, but it would be better if I walked down the back lane and down to the railway bridge where there is an uninterrupted stunning view, but don't always bother to get dressed and footwear on. The sky changes colour so quickly at sunrise. There are always plenty of dog walkers out that early around 07:00.
You mentioned getting up in winter with iced up windows, reminds me of my school days in Scotland, we had no central heating then, mum would get the coal fire going. It was freezing in the mornings getting washed, teeth chattering at the sink, it was a quick splash over when really cold, then quickly dressed again. I kind of think it toughened us up a bit. :)

Margaret
13-11-2015, 03:54 PM
Members, if you like I thought it might be an nice idea to post pictures of your local shopping centres now that they are looking very bright and Christmasy with lovely lights and decorations. I took some today but it was a bit busy with too many folks milling around. Will try again later in the week.

cathidaw
15-11-2015, 10:26 PM
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I shall try to get out. This is one I took another year.

cathidaw
15-11-2015, 10:32 PM
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and this one.I may go out and photograph peoples decorated houses

rebbonk
16-11-2015, 09:42 AM
Cathedral lanes a few years back

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Margaret
16-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Superb displays ! and Huge looking shopping centres.

cathidaw
19-11-2015, 05:27 PM
cheeky squirrel in my garden.146

margaret
27-09-2018, 03:43 PM
I hope this worked.

Just caught the sunlight on the Begonia flower.


http://www.gyrix.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=263&d=1538063338

cathidaw
28-09-2018, 10:26 PM
I hope this worked.

Just caught the sunlight on the Begonia flower.


http://www.gyrix.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=263&d=1538063338

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cathidaw
29-09-2018, 12:51 PM
lovely pic.I like the transparency of the petals.I try to get that in daffodils
Ilike still life and have a few I really like---also I do black and white

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cathidaw
29-09-2018, 01:00 PM
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margaret
30-09-2018, 09:42 AM
lovely pictures Cathidaw. The snowy one will be reality soon, brrrrrrr! :
Do you paint still life pictures too?

cathidaw
02-10-2018, 11:33 AM
Sometimes.
I like doing pastels best-or charcoal.
At present I'm painting a dragon.
I'll post it when finished...

cathidaw
03-10-2018, 09:29 AM
I like painting cats195195

rebbonk
03-10-2018, 10:02 AM
That is good.

Lex
03-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Great picture, Cathi!

margaret
04-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Lovely painting of a cat! Was it from a pet you had Cathi?

cathidaw
04-10-2018, 10:03 PM
Yes, Thank you, but I painted it from one of my photos.She was a rescue cat-she was pregnant when we had her and kept one of her kittens and gave the other two to friends.
She was a beautiful thief.

margaret
10-10-2018, 01:58 PM
I captured this picture with the sun on my Penstemon, and I had no idea what it was going to turn out like, it seems as though I have caught sun rays on it. I'm gobsmacked! Mouth still open. ;)






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margaret
10-10-2018, 02:00 PM
I captured this picture with the sun on my Penstemon, and I had no idea what it was going to turn out like, it seems as though I have caught sun rays on it. I'm gobsmacked! Mouth still open. ;)


http://www.warwickshireonline.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=196&d=1539179900






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Lex
10-10-2018, 02:07 PM
That's amazing, Margaret!.

margaret
10-10-2018, 02:14 PM
That's amazing, Margaret!.

My neighbour gave me this plant earlier this year and its still going strong. I must show her. :)

rebbonk
10-10-2018, 04:25 PM
Very good Margaret.

Many of my associates photograph aircraft. Almost all of them have the goal to take a frame at the right moment and catch the anti-collision strobe in full glow.

margaret
10-10-2018, 05:21 PM
Very good Margaret.

Many of my associates photograph aircraft. Almost all of them have the goal to take a frame at the right moment and catch the anti-collision strobe in full glow.

Got me there. What's the anti-collision strobe?

rebbonk
10-10-2018, 05:46 PM
A bright, intense, flashing light on the aircraft to alert others that it is there. Normally on ground they're red and inflight they're white.

In my day they were all rotating red beacons.

Here's one caught on the aircraft spine as it flies through the Mach Loop in Wales

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR69cLgdTrm0iPaTDriQksW2mGkmmVz3 jTibbUmro6DvDtEPEoxMA

margaret
10-10-2018, 05:54 PM
A bright, intense, flashing light on the aircraft to alert others that it is there. Normally on ground they're red and inflight they're white.

In my day they were all rotating red beacons.

Here's one caught on the aircraft spine as it flies through the Mach Loop in Wales

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR69cLgdTrm0iPaTDriQksW2mGkmmVz3 jTibbUmro6DvDtEPEoxMA

I just had a quick look at this video of enthusiasts on the Mach Loop .



https://youtu.be/boqQ0y2UfuM

I see. They must be very strong beams, and any photographer would have to be very quick or take pot luck to catch the beam from the plane doing a zillion miles an hour. I don't suppose they had them on war planes?

rebbonk
10-10-2018, 07:11 PM
They are incredibly bright, a lot stronger than the old xenon lamps I used to repair.

The cold war aircraft I worked on usually had mirrored red rotating lamps. One set above the wing, one set below. They were not particularly intense, but did seem to penetrate distance quite well. They would obviously be turned off during battle conditions.

You can see the Vulcan lower ones here (They are actually red!)...


https://youtu.be/tCn6pJcIkXU?t=22

margaret
17-10-2018, 02:06 PM
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rebbonk
17-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Very nice

cathidaw
17-10-2018, 11:31 PM
I captured this picture with the sun on my Penstemon, and I had no idea what it was going to turn out like, it seems as though I have caught sun rays on it. I'm gobsmacked! Mouth still open. ;)






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mouth wide openhere too Margaret

cathidaw
17-10-2018, 11:33 PM
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Mouth wide open heretoo.

cathidaw
17-10-2018, 11:44 PM
My baby squirrel is partial to remains of pizza and take-aways with rice, also sweetcorn. I quickly go indoors and watch. Must try to get a photo before it hibernates.
I have photo's of its parent from last year with a slice of toast.CH]

rebbonk
18-10-2018, 09:24 AM
I love watching squirrels, they're such ingenious creatures.

margaret
24-10-2018, 06:43 PM
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Lovely October sky this evening.

margaret
03-11-2018, 07:46 AM
210Weird sky early this morning.




http://www.warwickshireonline.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=213&d=1541231731

cathidaw
04-11-2018, 01:17 AM
Lovely phot's Margaret.I'm not a nearly riser, I call 8.30 early enough.but promise myself every day I get up early 'tomorrow'.
I'm ok at evening or sun setshots.This is one I took in Tysoe last summer-about 5 Note pm, the other the year before

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Keep sending pics.

margaret
04-11-2018, 03:59 AM
Cathi, that is a lovely winter scene picture with the sheep in the snow. :)

Tysoe looks a lovely place to visit.

cathidaw
04-11-2018, 03:18 PM
my daughter lived there but now she has moved to Cornwall--5 hours away!!!

this is Tysoe windmill

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rebbonk
04-11-2018, 04:52 PM
Somewhere, I have a similar picture taken from when I was stuck in a traffic jam just outside of Stratford