Monday, 31 March 2014

Picture This #244 ~ Birds

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Birds against a winter sky
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I believe this is a Green Heron. Prospect Park, Lullwater
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Heron, Near the Audubon House, Prospect Park.


Picture This #244 ~ Birds

Birds, here and there. Looking up, they're everywhere. Spring time for sure around here. 

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Sunday, 30 March 2014

PICTURE THIS #244 ~ BIRDS

Congratulations Randall, for the excellent banner picture!!

My contributions for this week's theme:

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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Picture This #244 ~ Birds

Wow what a theme, I am so grateful to have this opportunity, on one of our last days in Florida, to show off some of my bird friends. And to select some of my favorites.

Randall, magnificent banner picture, I am sorry I wasn't able to comment on it when you first put it up. Next week, I will be more timely as I will have our own high speed internet.

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Black ibis in tree

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White ibis in flight

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Pelican with fish in her pouch

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My friend the stork. Every morning he would knock on the back glass with his beak to see if I had some leftover fish for him. He let me get so close. I will miss him.


Picture This #244 ~ Birds

Hi all, thanks to Mitch for a great theme. Birds shots....another one of my fave themes. Congrats to Randall on a cool header ;) Enjoy the rest of your weekend ;)


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Beautiful banner by Randall.

Here we have a congregation of BIRDS!! (hehe)

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RANDALL, WHAT A WONDERFUL BANNER!!

GREAT THEME MITCH!!

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Picture This #244 ~ Birds

Hi everyone, this is Mitch, and I'll be your host for this week. It seems Flickr have changed everything yet again!! Can't those bozos leave well enough alone?? See below my photos for an update on HTML code.

This week's theme is:

~BIRDS~

There are so many different types of bird, small birds, large birds, water birds, flightless birds, singing birds, plain birds, colourful birds. I'm sure you all have some birds shots, so let's see your best ones!! Here are mine:

1) Sid The Seagull. Probably my most well-known bird shot, it was one of the first good bird shots I took with my first digital camera. 
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2) Male Chaffinch
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3) Rhea. A flightless South American bird similar to an Emu or Ostrich. This one was having a nap when I photographed it. 
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4) Ringed Teal. A mating pair at the water's edge.
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IMPORTANT INFO RE FLICKR & HTML CODES

It seems that once again Flickr have changed everything, and not for the better. When you now select a photo you want to use and click on it, it opens in it's own window, as always, but everything in the window looks different. You will see an area to the right of the photo with lots of little symbols. The symbol for the sharing codes is still the little box with an arrow coming out of it, but when you click it, you'll see some differences. First of all, it looks like the default size of the photo (as least on mine) has been set to 500 x 375, so you'll have to change it to 640 x 480 EVERY TIME!! (it defaults back to the smaller size as soon as you close the box). ALSO, the codes are defaulted to I-Frames, so you will also need to look at the two little buttons marked 'EMBED' and 'HTML'. Flickr have set the default to 'EMBED', you will have to change it to 'HTML' to get the correct code. And you will have to do it EVERY SINGLE FRIGGIN' TIME!! Because as soon as you close the box, it defaults back to 'EMBED'. I hope this helps!!Any problems, msg me on FB or e-mail me and I'll try to help. Good luck!!


Picture This #243 ~ Flower Power

I simply love the Contrast of Sky and Clouds and Dark and Light , Anders. Well done. 

The power of flowers to make people smile is known all over the world. 

You give flowers for Birthdays for Valentines Day and Illness or to cheer yourself up, you buy a bouquet or a pot.

We grow them in our gardens, the different varieties heralding the seasons changing too.

Here is mine for Debby's lovely Theme.


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The saying goes better late than never, still sincere apologies for always being late. 
We had no Internet most of yesterday and Friday's are as a norm my more quiet day in the office, so great irritation and disappointment, when all telephones and Internet went out for "routine service" at 10 am and only got back later that evening.

Seems I was lucky enough to get in before the  new theme. 


See you all later, have a wonderful weekend


Love
Marianne



Thursday, 27 March 2014

Picture This #243 ~ Flower Power

Flower Power.

Still waiting for them to pop out here in Eastern Washington. It won't be long now though. I can see the green buds, and the tree sap is starting to drip from the branches.

So taking a trip around the old files and trying to pull ones I have not used before. I am sure most of these have been seen at one time or another, maybe from a different frame or file from the same shoot.


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Monday, 24 March 2014

Picture This #243 ~ Flower Power

Anders, what a beautiful banner! I love how you have taken that photograph of the sky and its contrasts.

Two pictures only for me and hopefully will be able to get around and see all your lovely flowers.

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This is a flower much like the well-know Bird of Paradise, but it grows on a bigger plant and is white and blue instead of orange and blue.
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Another view. My neighbors think I am crazy running around taking pictures of all their flowers.


Saturday, 22 March 2014

PICTURE THIS #243 ~ FLOWER POWER

Congratulations, Anders!! Nice banner, indeed!!

Every year, I buy a hyacinth bulb. I never want to know what colour the flower is going to be... This year, I'm enjoying the lavender flower colour... It has been in full bloom since yesterday.
I took the photo this morning.
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Perhaps the poppy's motto is 'Be different, be unique!"
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A very common flower in Portuguese parks and gardens
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Water lily? Lotus flower? I think it's the former...
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PICTURE PERFECT #243 ~ FLOWER POWER

WOW WHAT WONDERFUL BANNER!!

DEB, A WONDERFUL THEME!! LOVE FLOWERS  AND SINCE WE ARE HAVING A TYPICAL MARCH WIND & RAIN WEEKEND ,THIS IS JUST PERFECT!!

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