Running Late, but, It's Time for Our Three Day Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  3 months ago  •  160 comments


Running Late, but, It's Time for Our Three Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

No need to wait for me, I'll fill the rest in shortly.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

Nice images!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

Love the new images, Mac. And indeed I love catfish. One of my favorite fish.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    3 months ago

You made sure I wouldn't say anything about minnows this time.  By the way, I used to love eating catfish, but I've never seen them here in China.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2  Hal A. Lujah    3 months ago

We’ve been waiting for weeks for some hummingbirds to find our feeder, now we see them visiting quite frequently.  Cute little guys.

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Sorry if the size of this photo is weird.  As I stated last week there appears to be very limited options when posting from a phone and looking for the highest resolution possible.  Buzz - you’re welcome to play with it if you think you can improve upon this issue.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2    3 months ago

That is a beautiful photo, Hal.  Very cool.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2    3 months ago

Same guy, different visit.

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Raven Wing
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2.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.2    3 months ago

Great photos, Hal. Love the multicolored container. Looks like the current visitor is marking out his territory regarding the feeder. I love the little Hummers, they are so cute, but, reall6y actively protect their territory from others. I have seen them in action when defending their territorial right over their feeders. While it can be fun to watch, it can be harmful to other birds if they refuse to accept their early warnings.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.2    3 months ago

A great photo, but I can't touch it without your permission.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2    3 months ago

That is a fantastic photo.  I reduced it to the largest I could that would allow readers to see the whole photo without having to scroll.

 
 
 
Dig
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2.3.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.3    3 months ago

I never have problems seeing photos of any size. It might be a browser issue for you. Mine (Chrome) sizes large ones to fit the screen automatically. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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3  Veronica    3 months ago

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Our feathered friends

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @3    3 months ago

Looks like they are enjoying their free lunch. I really miss the hummers where I am now. We are not allowed to put out feeders  I used to make my own Hummer feeder food from scratch at home. we had 4 feeder around our place to make sure there was plenty for all. Since there were always a bunch of the little Hummers at the feeders it appeared that they like my recipe. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1.1  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1    3 months ago

I have not been able to attract the hummingbirds at the house I have now.  I used to have so many at our old place.  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @3.1.1    3 months ago

We have so many Ravens here that seem to impose air dominance, so there are not many other birds around. But, we get a few sparrows now and then, but, they too, are soon run off by the Ravens. Funny thing is, whenever I go outside those silly birds follow me around where I walk, and I don't go our much now because of the heat. I have never fed them or interacted that much with them, although I do talk to them. And they will often sit by my porch and yell at me as if to call me out.

But we do now have a couple of squirrels that have taken up residence here near by, and the Ravens will try to steal their loot from them.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @3    3 months ago

Brings back memories of lots of birds around.

 
 
 
Dig
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3.3  Dig  replied to  Veronica @3    3 months ago

Nice. They look like house finches. Not positive, though.

 
 
 
Kathleen
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4  Kathleen    3 months ago

I think they hatched, I can hear some little peeps and mama and daddy are both flying back and forth feeding them. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @4    3 months ago

Can you stand on a chair and shoot downwards into the nest?

 
 
 
Kathleen
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4.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    3 months ago

I am going to try to do that tomorrow. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.1    3 months ago

Be careful.  If you fall I'm going to feel guilty as hell. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
4.1.3  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.2    3 months ago

I used a step stool and I was very careful.. no worries. Did it as fast as I could. 

Here they are...

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shona1
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4.1.4  shona1  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.3    3 months ago

Evening..great photo Kathleen..hope they all survive and wonderful you have the chance to watch over them.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.3    3 months ago

Way to go, Kathleen.  I hope we'll get to see a new photo every week so we can watch them develop.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
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4.1.6  Kathleen  replied to  shona1 @4.1.4    3 months ago

Thank you Shona, nature is a beautiful thing. I am glad to be able to see it like this. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
4.1.7  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.5    3 months ago

Thank you Buzz, not sure if I am going to get any more close ups. Just saw one parent coming back 15 minutes after I took the picture. I can hear them chirping for food. I don’t want to scare the parents off. I am going to make sure there are no snakes lurking around though. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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4.1.8  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.3    3 months ago

Good work! Not sure what species of bird, but in time, as they grow, and/or you get pictures of the adults, we'll know

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
4.1.9  Kathleen  replied to  A. Macarthur @4.1.8    3 months ago

Thank you Mac, I feel like I am keeping my eye on a family.

 
 
 
Dig
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4.1.10  Dig  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.3    3 months ago

Oh, that's wonderful, Kathleen. Great shot.

 
 
 
Dig
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4.1.11  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @4.1.8    3 months ago
Not sure what species of bird, but in time, as they grow, and/or you get pictures of the adults, we'll know

The adult in the first image looks like a house wren to me.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1.12  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.7    3 months ago

As they grow, their heads may start peeking up above the nest, especially when their parents are feeding them, so it will be easier to get shots of them without having to get too close to the nest.

 
 
 
Kathleen
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4.1.13  Kathleen  replied to  Dig @4.1.10    3 months ago

Thank you Dig, nature can be really something....

 
 
 
Dig
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4.1.14  Dig  replied to  Kathleen @4.1.13    3 months ago

It can. I'm editing a wren chick video right now.

 
 
 
Kathleen
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4.1.15  Kathleen  replied to  Dig @4.1.14    3 months ago

Would like to see it..

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5  Gsquared    3 months ago

A couple of creative efforts            

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Raven Wing
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5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @5    3 months ago

Both are really beautiful G. The second one is very well edited. The overlay of the lattice work lends a great touch to the primary image.

Very well done, and your imagination is serving you very well.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @5.1    2 months ago

Thanks, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @5    3 months ago

Way to go, GG.  Your talent is like a nova.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.  

 
 
 
Dig
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5.3  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @5    3 months ago

Very cool and creative, G. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @5.3    2 months ago

Thanks, Dig.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6  Gsquared    3 months ago

Being funny and bit of surrealism.  I'm calling this one "Change Is In The Air".original

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A. Macarthur
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6.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @6    3 months ago

Makes all kinds of CENTS.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @6.1    3 months ago

In fact, it's quite centsational.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Gsquared @6    3 months ago

To coin a phrase, all that glitters is not gold.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6.2    3 months ago

Cashing in on the moment, I see.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
6.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @6    3 months ago

Great inventive creation, G.  And a very apt name for it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
6.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @6    3 months ago
"Change is in the air."

Wish it were true.

 
 
 
Dig
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6.5  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @6    3 months ago

LOL. Excellent.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.6  Gsquared  replied to  Gsquared @6    2 months ago

Thanks everyone.  And I knew there would be some good jokes.  

 
 
 
pat wilson
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12  pat wilson    3 months ago

Trying this again...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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12.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  pat wilson @12    3 months ago

What a fun vid! 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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12.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @12.1    3 months ago

Thank you. And for your help !

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.2  Raven Wing  replied to  pat wilson @12    3 months ago

Love the Video, Pat. Those seals are really enjoying their play time in the water.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @12.2    3 months ago

Hi Raven, can you adapt that YouTube for me?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.2.1    3 months ago

I'll give it a try, Buzz. Give me a few minutes...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.2.1    3 months ago

I'm sorry Buzz. They YouTube conversion has always worked before, but, for some reason it will not work now. I get the video screen, but, the video will not play. It will play in several other venues so I know the conversion took place just fine. But, it just won't play here on NT. Not sure what the problem is, it has never done this before when I have converted them for you here.

I have tried several times, and different ways of loading the video and still no luck.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
12.2.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @12.2.5    3 months ago

Don''t worry about it, it's not that important. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
12.2.7  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.2.6    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz. I just wish I knew why it won't work now. I hope it just a glitch and that it will be back to working again after the glitch is fixed. There seems to be a good many glitches happening lately that never happened before.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
12.2.9  Raven Wing  replied to  Raven Wing @12.2.2    2 months ago

Since Perrie fixed the problem, the converted video will play now.....see of you can open it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.2.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @12.2.9    2 months ago

Okay, thanks, it worked perfectly - fun to watch.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
12.2.11  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.2.10    2 months ago

Most happy to help, Buzz. Glad you enjoyed to video. They are indeed fun to watch. I'm glad that I was able to find out about the changes Perrie and TiG have made regarding the videos so that I could finally get the converted video posted before the article for this week is locked. And as you know, I'm most happy to convert them for you anytime. (smile)

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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12.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  pat wilson @12    3 months ago

Seals the deal for me.

 
 
 
Dig
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12.4  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @12    3 months ago

That's great!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13  Raven Wing    3 months ago

In the beginning ........

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A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
13.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @13    3 months ago

The expression on the face of the subject wonderfully prefigures the tragedies to follow.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @13.1    3 months ago

Thanks Mac. It is often the unknown that tends to give cause for worry. Sadly, in the case of the man in the artwork, his apprehension proved to be warranted in the long run.

If only......

 
 
 
shona1
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13.1.2  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @13.1.1    3 months ago

Morning Raven...when I first saw your gorgeous picture.... they were the exact words that went through my mind... before I saw your comment here...

If only....

Would have been said there, here in Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada and everywhere else Europeans trampled  the indigenous people...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @13.1.2    3 months ago

Thank you, Veronica. The term "If only" was to mean if only the Europeans had been willing to just share their new found world with the existing humans who had lived here thousands of years before they came, it might have turned out to be a more united country, instead of their being so greedy as to try to exterminate the existing people and take all the land and its vast resources for themselves. And I believe that would also be the case with the countries that you mentioned, where the same level of greed drove the Europeans to exterminate the existing inhabitants, or enslave those they did not kill off.

They took most of the Native Americans' form of governing as their own in establishing their own government, yet called the Natives evil heathens and barbarians not fit to live in the new found world.

And even sadder still, is that those descendants of the people who came to the new land are still trying to take away the lands that the Native Americans have left to them for their own monetary greed. And most still tend to treat the Natives as 4th class citizens who have no right to exist.

Hopefully, one day there will come a time when all peoples of the world can live in peace and mutual respect of each other.

Hopefully......

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @13    3 months ago

Oh, I REALLY like EVERYTHING about that creation.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
13.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.2    3 months ago

Thank you very much, Buzz. I am very glad you like it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
13.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 months ago

That is one of the most poignant, yet beautiful, pieces of art I have ever seen.  That is truly a masterpiece, Raven Wing.  You have created many wonderful works of art, but I can say, without hesitation, that in my opinion it is one of the greatest pieces in all of art history.  Magnificent.  Congratulations.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @13.3    2 months ago

Thank you for your very kind compliment, G. I'm truly very flattered. (smile)

 
 
 
Kavika
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14  Kavika     3 months ago

These photos were taken an hour ago at St. Pete Beach, FL. overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

They are entitled, '' Ishkode Manidoo'' (The Fire Spirt). 

In the Spirit World of the Ojibwe, Ishkode Manidoo is a powerful spirit that can bring great joy to great destruction. In the first photo the cloud center and arms are mostly black but as Ishkode Manidoo becomes joyful or angry the flames burn red in the cloud. Today for good reason Ishkode Manidoo is very happy.

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shona1
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14.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago

Anoon.... Mother Nature at her best ..

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago

Excellent! The silhouettes create contrast, scale, interest … just outstanding!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
14.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago

Beautiful  photos, Kavika. And very true to Spirit World they represent. The reflection of the sun against the clouds above, and the water below, the Fire Spirit shows that it dwells in both Father Sky and Mother Earth.

Very well done. Thank you for sharing this great moment with us.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
14.4  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @14    3 months ago
a powerful spirit that can bring great joy to great destruction.

Sounds like the Hindu god Shiva.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
15  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

You are now crowned The Sunset King".

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

A random pick of photos taken during my early days in China - most, if not all, have been posted before over the years, if not here then on Discovery group or on the Home (Front) Page under Photography and Art.

1.   An amazing bridge in Liuzhou, Guanxi Province

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2.   The 2 founding fathers of China, located in Yellow River Park, near Zhengzhou in Henan Province.  Note the size of the people climbing to the top on the right.

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3.   I am standing on the steps of the Three Gorges Dam Museum, overlooking the Chongqing People's Hall (city hall) and the city square. 

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4.   Inside a cave at Guilin, Guanxi Province

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5.   Seen at the ancient port of Ciqukou, an ancient part of Chongqing

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6.   A glass menagerie being created in Ciqikou

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7.   An amusement park in Chongqing

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8.   A display of warrior models in the Henan Museum, Zhengzhou

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9.   Dancers at a show in Millenium Park, the ancient dynasty capital of Kaifeng, in Henan Province.

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10.   The band providing the music behind those dancers using traditional instruments.  Note the panel of many bells behind them.

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16    3 months ago

A beautiful essay for photos, Buzz. Very interesting as well. Thank you for sharing them with us.

 
 
 
charger 383
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16.2  charger 383  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16    3 months ago

I enjoy your pictures of China.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  charger 383 @16.2    3 months ago

Thanks to you and all for your support.  It's my pleasure to share the fruits of the adventure of my life, living in a very different culture and enjoying its traditions and beauty.  .  

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
16.3  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16    3 months ago

Very nice Buzz, those dresses are really pretty.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
16.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @16.3    2 months ago

Since you liked them, here are some more for you....

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Raven Wing
Professor Principal
16.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.3.1    2 months ago

Great photo, Buzz. Those dancers are beautiful, as are their costumes.

 
 
 
shona1
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17  shona1    3 months ago

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Anoon..Not taken by me...

Sunrise over the harbour in my Home Town...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
17.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @17    3 months ago

That's a beauty, shona. the high contrast in colors is very interesting as well. Mother nature never fails to please.

 
 
 
shona1
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17.1.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @17.1    3 months ago

A/noon Raven..Yes got to hand it to her...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @17    3 months ago

It must be great to wake up to such a stunning sky.

 
 
 
shona1
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17.2.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2    3 months ago

A/noon Buzz..Yes we get many spectacular sunrises here but I am not a morning person..

So glad other people are...

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @17.2.1    3 months ago
but I am not a morning person..

I'm not either anymore, shona. I was up at 4:00 am since I was 12 years old and often did not get to bed before 10:00 pm, even on weekends. After I retired from my job at San Diego Trolley after 20 years I didn't have to get up so early anymore, and I could enjoy sleeping in later in the mornings. So I am no longer an early morning person.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @17.2.1    3 months ago

I get up at 6 a.m. pretty well every day.

 
 
 
shona1
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17.2.4  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.2.3    3 months ago

Nope. Still to early for me...

8am is my time...unless the cat wants out...

 
 
 
Dig
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17.3  Dig  replied to  shona1 @17    3 months ago

Gorgeous!

 
 
 
shona1
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17.3.1  shona1  replied to  Dig @17.3    3 months ago

Morning Dig..yes some people have a real skill when it comes to photography...I am not one of them..

Fozzy bear was clomping along the fence this morning...it was still dark and I was not getting out of bed to take a happy snap..

There is a mum and bub Fozzy bear around so I will try for a photo if I see them...bub was hanging on to mums head last I saw them..🐨🐨

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18  Raven Wing    3 months ago

Rolling on into Saturday.....

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Buzz of the Orient
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18.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18    3 months ago

Okay, okay, I won't say a word, I promise.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
18.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.1    3 months ago

LOL!!!  You catch on quick, Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
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19  Kavika     3 months ago

Yesterday's sunset, St. Pete Beach by Red. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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19.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @19    3 months ago

Magnificent.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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19.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @19    3 months ago

Keep 'em comin', they're deeply spiritual.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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19.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @19    3 months ago

Awesomely beautiful, Kavika. As Mac said, very Spiritual. A peaceful coming together of Father Sky and Mother Earth.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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20  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

Good morning, or good whatever time of day or night it is where you happen to be.

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My Dawg

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @20    3 months ago

Adorable pictures of Macy. She is such a sweetheart.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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20.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @20.1    3 months ago

“Gracie” for the record, but adorable nevertheless.

Thank you, RW

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
20.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @20.1.1    3 months ago

Sorry for the mix-up on the name, Mac. Brain waves are not working too swift today. She has such a sweet face, and her little eyes simply say..."Pet me please". (smile)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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20.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @20    3 months ago

Your "dawg" is beautiful, even when peeking through an outine.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21  Raven Wing    3 months ago

An oldie for Saturday.......hope you enjoy...

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Buzz of the Orient
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21.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @21    3 months ago

I don't remember seeing it before, but I'm glad to see it now.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.1    3 months ago

Thanks Buzz. It's been a while since I posted it last. I first posted it in the Anishinaabe group long ago, so like you, many here on NT may not have seen it before.

 
 
 
Dig
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22  Dig    3 months ago

 Yellow-billed cuckoo. A pretty bird if you ask me.

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Buzz of the Orient
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22.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @22    3 months ago

Can you get a photo of it flying over its nest?

 
 
 
Dig
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22.1.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @22.1    3 months ago

Haha. Doubtful.

 
 
 
Kathleen
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22.2  Kathleen  replied to  Dig @22    3 months ago

He looks like he is really looking st something..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @22    3 months ago

A beautiful little bird. Great photo too.

 
 
 
Kavika
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23  Kavika     3 months ago

The last sunset for this week. Taken at Long Key, Gulf of Mexico this evening.

512

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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23.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @23    3 months ago

Par for the course.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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23.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @23    2 months ago

Your sunset photos are always great, Kavika.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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24  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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24.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @24    3 months ago

Have to smile at that quotation.  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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24.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @24    3 months ago

Great creation, Mac. Looks like fun!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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25  author  A. Macarthur    3 months ago

We are lookin' good going into Sunday!

Thanks to all.

 
 
 
shona1
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25.1  shona1  replied to  A. Macarthur @25    3 months ago

A/noon Mac..Was hoping to get a photo of mum and bub Koala...It is blowing a gale here at the moment and she has come down the tree aways. She is curled up back to the wind and bub all snuggled up and protected on her front. Did not stay to long as I don't want to disturb her..So couldn't take a photo..Plus the leaves and branches are getting in the way...256

I did not take this one, but this is what she will be like..her bub is a bit younger than this one...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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25.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @25.1    3 months ago

How can anyone not love those Koalas.

 
 
 
Dig
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26  Dig    2 months ago

Grrrr. I have a wren video that I've been trying to post since last night, but the site's video function seems to be broken. It'll upload videos but it won't process them for viewing. I just get the default hat icon on my video page instead.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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26.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @26    2 months ago

I had the same problem yesterday, Dig. I converted a YouTube video to an MP4, which has worked fine for me on several other occasions here on NT, but, all I get now is the blank video screen or the Default Hat. This has never happened before, so I am not sure why it won't work now, unless it is some sort of glitch. Not sure if it is due to something on NT or Jamroom. But, it is really a PITA after I tried for several hours to get it to work to no avail. Very frustrating, irritating and disappointing.

 
 
 
Dig
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26.1.1  Dig  replied to  Raven Wing @26.1    2 months ago

I hear you. I hope they get it fixed.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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26.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @26.1.1    2 months ago

OK, guys so here is the problem. Tig and I took video uploads off because they were using a ton of site memory. If you want to post a vid, my suggestion would be to put it on youtube and then upload it from there. That takes no site disc space. 

Sorry for the inconvenience, but we were also unaware that anyone was using the upload anymore, to merit a heads up. 

In the meanwhile, we are investigating ways to give special permission to members who want to do video uploads. Please bare with us while we figure this out.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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26.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @26.1.2    2 months ago

It's not an inconvenience unless there was no YouTube alternative.  I'm the only loser on this site. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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26.1.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @26.1.3    2 months ago

Well, no worries, it's all been fixed. But people will have to ask permission to do video downloads. Raven and Dig are good to go. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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26.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @26.1.4    2 months ago

Thank you.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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26.1.6  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @26.1.4    2 months ago

Thank you Perrie. Very much appreciated.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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26.1.7  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @26.1.3    2 months ago

Buzz.....go up to the Seals video Pat posted. I was able to get the converted video to play. See if you can open it now.

 
 
 
Dig
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26.1.8  Dig  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @26.1.4    2 months ago

I didn't know there was a site storage problem. I upload rather large videos from time to time, so a lot of it is probably my fault. Sorry about that.

I actually have a YouTube channel that I've never used. I'll give it a try with my wren video.

The week's creative arts article is almost over, so I suppose I'll post it in a stand alone article on the main page when it's ready.

Buzz won't be able to see it, though. That sucks.

Hey, Perrie. I also upload lots of photos. Are photos causing any storage problems? Do I need to scale back my garden blog and the many-photo posts I make here in A.Mac's articles?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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26.1.9  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @26.1.8    2 months ago

Dig,

Believe me, you were not the issue, so feel free to upload anything. 

And the photos are not an issue. Again, please feel free to upload anything. 

 
 
 
Dig
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26.1.10  Dig  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @26.1.9    2 months ago

Okay, great. I'll do the wren video here so Buzz can see it.

Thanks, Perrie.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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26.1.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @26.1.10    2 months ago

Thanks Dig.  I've enjoyed your videos and look forward to the wren video next weekend.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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26.1.12  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @26.1.7    2 months ago

Done.  Worked perfectly.  Thanks.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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26.1.13  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @26.1.12    2 months ago

You're most welcome. Anytime.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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26.1.14  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @26.1.8    2 months ago
Buzz won't be able to see it, though. That sucks.

No problem Dig. I can convert it for Buzz so he can see it. I convert the YouTubes to an MP4 and post it here on NT and Buzz can open them just fine. There was a bit of a mix-up this time, but, all is fine now and the converted seals video Pat posted worked fine for Buzz to open.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
26.1.15  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @26.1.10    2 months ago

Looking forward to the Wren video, Dig. Thank you for sharing your many videos with us. They are a real treat. (smile)

 
 
 
Dig
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26.1.16  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @26.1.11    2 months ago
look forward to the wren video next weekend.

I didn't want to wait a week, and since this article will be locked soon I just went ahead and posted it in its own article on the front page.

Go check it out.

Everyone else, too. :)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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26.1.17  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @26.1.16    2 months ago

Going there now.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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26.1.18  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @26.1.16    2 months ago

Great video, Dig. Both interesting and fun. Thanks for sharing it with us. (smile)

 
 
 
pat wilson
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26.2  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @26    2 months ago

How do you upload videos ? The only way I know is to send it to Youtube first.

 
 
 
Dig
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26.2.1  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @26.2    2 months ago

Click on your name to go to your user page. There'll be a bar menu near the top with Audio, Blog, Friends, Gallery, etc. Video is on there, too.

Go to the Video page, and hit the little plus sign to add a new video.

After it's uploaded, you're supposed to get a message that the video is being processed (for site use) and will be ready shortly. But that part isn't working at the moment.

When it's working normally you can then insert your videos into conversations using the 'embed local media' thing when you make posts, just like you would with any photo you've uploaded.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
26.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @26.2.1    2 months ago

Thank you for helping others on how to post videos, Dig. Some may want to post videos but don' know how.

 
 
 
Dig
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26.2.3  Dig  replied to  Raven Wing @26.2.2    2 months ago

No problem. I had to ask someone how when I first wanted to do it. 

It's pretty easy to do, just not immediately obvious.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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26.2.4  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @26.2.1    2 months ago

Thank you Dig ! That will save me a lot of time.

 
 
 
devangelical
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27  devangelical    2 months ago

another weekend, another fabulous art show. thanks amac.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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27.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  devangelical @27    2 months ago

You’re welcome, but thanks goes to all who add creativity and good commentary … yourself included. It’s great to be part of a group that’s all positive and good spirited.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
28  Raven Wing    2 months ago

A Warrior and his War Pony ......

512

 
 
 
devangelical
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28.1  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @28    2 months ago

awesome.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
28.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @28.1    2 months ago

Thank you dev. Glad you  like it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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28.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @28    2 months ago

An excellent addition to your creative collection.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Principal
28.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @28.2    2 months ago

Thanks Buzz. I wanted to show both a Warrior and his War Pony together.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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29  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

One more for Sunday.

original

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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29.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @29    2 months ago

A compilation of memories, but why does the biblical story of Jonah and the whale run through my mind?  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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29.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @29    2 months ago

A really great fisherman's combination. Lots of color, and the silhouettes are a very good addition.

 
 
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