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  1. Omegafanman Jun 9, 2023

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    I think the odd stock photo is ok to show examples of behaviour or features that us amateur photographers struggle to capture or are not picked out in our basic photos - having said that there are some serious camera people lurking here / professional Callander level… I get lens envy. Of course passing off a photo as your own would not be the done thing and they should have a credit, but I don’t see that often (occasionally inadvertently) Someone did claim to have a trained miniature pet turtle and got busted via image search.
     
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  2. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Jun 9, 2023

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    Not afraid of the mighty Dragon (Caernarfon - Gwynedd Wales).
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  3. Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 9, 2023

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    Wasn’t it a faeces flinging hamster?
     
  4. Omegafanman Jun 9, 2023

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    I can say Donkey Football is all my own work. They were not there yesterday / I think they have a try out for Liverpool defence.
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  5. Fallout Boy Jun 9, 2023

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    The post is named: YOUR ......picture. If not: it smells as "likes collecting "
    If the picture is not your own : you should mention this: my2cents
     
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  6. Fallout Boy Jun 9, 2023

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    No, this is from a person I know.. I knew this photo..
     
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  7. Omegafanman Jun 9, 2023

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    A UK Fenland wander today…
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  8. Dan S Jun 9, 2023

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    Early wildflower super-bloom in the south-central Colorado mountains.

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  9. TexOmega Jun 9, 2023

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    Love my maturing day-lillies and coneflowers. The honey bees and butterflies have found them, too.
     
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  10. Walrus Jun 9, 2023

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    I am trying to tame nature. Rebuilding an old rock garden that became overrun with everything. I’m not sure where I am heading but the progress, while a major bitch, is coming along. I’ll let you now as I figure it out. I think fabric, mulch and flowers. It was pretty much inaccessible I scoped it out made sure the bunny dens were not in there before going ape on the overgrowth at worst I displaced some chip munks but they got acres to the north to do as they wish
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  11. Waltesefalcon Jun 9, 2023

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    I have bought myself a camera as a gift for this latest master's I'm finishing up. It's a Nikon D7500, and I have been out playing with it. _DSC4710.jpg
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  12. Walrus Jun 10, 2023

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    I think I finished one area. It’s kinda hard to take pictures of. My area was a quarry in the 1700’s so we need to get creative with rocks. I put my keys on one boulder for scale. Just going to fill more flower boxes
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  13. Walrus Jun 10, 2023

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    Your pictures are quite lovely. Nice camera work. All I have is my cell and this year I am missing a lot of nice shots as when we go hiking we have a no tech rule.
    Anyway do you see a lot of buffalo? They are so picturesque and make me think of earlier times. I have only seen them at zoos and some farms.

    I saw a moose in my area, I’ve seen plenty but they aren’t common in my area. He was pretty close to the road I honked my horn hoping it would scare him off but he was unphased. He could have definitely taken out a car. These beasts of the field are very majestic.
     
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  14. Waltesefalcon Jun 10, 2023

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    Thank you. I've been using my Galaxy S20FE for the past couple of years, and feel that I have gone as far as with it as I could. It's a great cellphone camera, but the zoom is lacking since it has a tiny little lenses that are smaller than the nail on my little finger. So I felt it was time to move onward. It's been a learning experience so far.

    I believe at last count there were around 700 buffalo in our herd at the wildlife refuge. We also have long horn, elk, and deer, but the buffalo are special to me.

    Living near moose would be something else, their size always astounds me. They are quite majestic.

    While not technically as good of photos, especially with the ugly fence in the middle, I did enjoy this sequence. I pulled up to look at this herd and heard two bulls bellowing. I got my camera and quickly tried to get the action.
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  15. Hetcins1 Jun 12, 2023

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    Bavarian Gentian, high in alpine region of kitzbuhel in Austria,taken this afternoon. IMG20230612135137.jpg IMG20230612135042.jpg
     
  16. DrmexicoII Jun 12, 2023

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    Was on holiday recently and there was a blue tit nest in the eaves and it was lovely to see the parents make their busy trips delivering caterpillars every minute or so. Reminded me of the time a few years back when we had blue tits nesting in the bird box. Managed to get lucky with this shot which I labelled "incoming!".
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  17. MRC Jun 12, 2023

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    Blue Tit chicks can each eat 100 caterpillars a day, so with regularly more than ten chicks in a brood that's well over 1000 caterpillars needed a day! https://www.bto.org/understanding-birds/articles/blue-tit-diary

    Their alarm call is very close to the north american Chickadee so that's what I call them now. Same family but I don't think they are closely related.
     
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  18. 140dave Jun 12, 2023

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    Our beaches are again overrun with jellyfish-like creatures known as Velella velella, or By-the-Wind Sailors.
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  19. Walrus Jun 12, 2023

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    Do they sting? I swam through a flock of jellyfish once, can’t see the bastards, I came out the other side hurting like hell. Not a top ten of most painful things, but up there.
     
  20. 140dave Jun 12, 2023

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    Technically yes, but you’d have to try.
    No hanging tentacles, they feed on algae and plankton and get blown around by the wind in deep water. If it’s especially windy in the Pacific like this year, they get blown to land.
     
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