MAY 5th, 2022, CREATIVE ARTS Three-Day Weekend

  
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MAY 5th, 2022, CREATIVE ARTS Three-Day Weekend
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

It's that time again.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

A turtle crawled out of the lake and buried her eggs. A neighbor saw this and the birds already starting to dig up the eggs so she put the cage with weight on top to protect the eggs. We now have a ''turtle watch'' and everyone knows how many days it will take for them to hatch. These turtles are guaranteed to survive and reach the water with human protection.

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I believe this is a plover.

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Raven Wing
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2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Great story, Kavika. It will be fun to watch the hatching of the baby turtles. How many days before they begin to hatch?

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @2.1    2 months ago

80 days Raven.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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2.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    2 months ago

Thanks.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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2.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

I think it’s a Piping Plover; good call. Great conservation effort!

 
 
 
shona1
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2.3  shona1  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Arvo...good on you all for helping mother nature...she needs all the help she can get at times.

Look forward to the turtle watch updates..🐢🐢

 
 
 
shona1
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2.4  shona1  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Nice looking plover..do they attack you?? Ours do and they have inch long spurs on their wings and swoop something fierce at nesting time..

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.4.1  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @2.4    2 months ago

I haven't seen or heard of any attacks here, shona. 

 
 
 
shona1
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2.4.2  shona1  replied to  Kavika @2.4.1    2 months ago

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Our plovers with their spurs...I have been swooped heaps of times but ignore them. Some people have been hit. But you do get a lot of warning before hand to run for it .

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.4.3  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @2.4.2    2 months ago

I don't remember having been attacked by a Plover when I lived in OZ, but at my age there are a lot of things I don't remember...jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.4.4  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @2.4.3    2 months ago

I can't remember what I had for dinner last night.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     2 months ago

Sundown at the lake. Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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Gsquared
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3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3    2 months ago

Wow.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3    2 months ago

Beyond awesome!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

TRIPLE PHOTO CREATIVITY CHALLENGE

1.   Post a photo that was taken by you and not edited (frames are okay) that displays as much of all three primary colours as possible.  My entry is entitled "Primary Colours", taken by me at the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Henan Province, P.R.C.

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2.   Create an original poem to illustrate this photo:

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      My entry:  

      She stopped, she looked, she saw that tree
      And asked it:  "Will you talk to me?"
      The tree glanced down, then it did sing
      "My flowers bloomed for you this Spring."

3.   Create a caption for this photo:

      My entry:  "Oh my God.  Is this the world?  Scotty, beam me back inside."

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Raven Wing
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4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

What a cute little sprout on the tree. A sweet bit of color to give the tree some new life.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

This is pretty disappointing.  There was a time when 10 or 15 members would show their ingenuity and creativity when a challenge like this was posted, but maybe the virus has, or hopefully the vaccine has not, as I've read lately, had certain lasting limiting effects on cognitive motivation.  Or should I just be paranoid about something?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

This week I posted on the Creative Arts group articles an article about an American artist who created unique fantastic paintings.  There are also excellent descriptions and explanations of them.   If you are interested, take a look (LINK) ->

An example of his work:

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shona1
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5.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    2 months ago

Anoon Buzz..yep that size spider might qualify here...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 months ago

So last fall, I planted hundreds of bulbs. Many of them didn't make it through the winter, either ending up dying or food, but these are some pics I took of the ones that came up. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    2 months ago

You added some lovely colour to your home. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    2 months ago

Beautiful flowers, Perrie. And Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. Their colors are so bright and vibrant. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    2 months ago

A beautiful array. The wide and tighter angles provide a nice documentary. 

 
 
 
Dig
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6.4  Dig  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    2 months ago

Those are beautiful. Great job!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.5  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    2 months ago

Beautiful flowers, Perrie.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.5.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @6.5    2 months ago

Thanks, everyone. I was a bit nervous posting photos since I don't do it often.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.5.2  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.5.1    2 months ago

you should've put a large feline in the shot for some perspective...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.5.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  devangelical @6.5.2    2 months ago

I would have but then I would also have fleas.

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.5.4  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.5.3    2 months ago

wear a flea collar...

 
 
 
shona1
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7  shona1    2 months ago

Anoon Perrie... absolutely stunning...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  shona1 @7    2 months ago

Thanks Shona!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Time for a new one.......

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A. Macarthur
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8.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @8    2 months ago

I’d love to know the iconography of this image RW; it is simultaneously visually beautiful and mysterious. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @8.1    2 months ago

You are pretty correct, Mac. The woman is in seclusion while in Spiritual connection with her Spirit Guide. The Mother wolf is close to her, and the young one sits further away to observe and learn.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.1    2 months ago

very cool RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  devangelical @8.1.2    2 months ago

Thanks, dev.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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8.1.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.1    2 months ago

Beautiful Raven. I love that it has meaning, too. Nothing is more important than being in touch with oneself. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.1.4    2 months ago

Thank you, Sis. And it is indeed very important to be in touch with oneself. As well as other life forms around us, as they are a very important part of the world we all live in. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8    2 months ago

Oh, Raven, that is a beautiful image. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8    2 months ago

That is absolutely fantastic.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @8.3    2 months ago

Thank you very much, G. I'm glad you like it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.3.2  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8.3.1    2 months ago

I would like to see it a bit larger so we could discern more of the details.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.3.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @8.3.2    2 months ago

I tried to make it larger, G, but, it only got blurry.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.3.4  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @8.3.3    2 months ago

That's too bad.  It's a great piece.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.3.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8.3.3    2 months ago

I enlarged it to my picture library and it's no more blurry than the original, but also easier to see the details.  Her facial features are still quite discernable and the details of the two dogs more visible.  If you want I can post it to fill the page unless you prefer to do it yourself or prefer that it not be done.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.3.6  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3.5    2 months ago

Thanks Buzz. If you want to post it you are welcome to do so, however, not too large. I'm glad you were able to get it to enlarge and still not be blurry. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.3.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8.3.6    2 months ago

Although I was able to enlarge it, clarify and sharpen it in my computer using paint and adobe express, when I tried to post it, it did something that never happened to me before - it would only post in the original size you posted it, not with my amended version.  When I then tried to enlarge it using the little corner squares while in this comment window it would not enlarge with the clarity and sharpness, so never mind. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.3.8  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3.7    2 months ago

How totally odd is that? I have never had that happen to me either. But, thanks for trying, Buzz.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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9  magicschoolbusdropout    2 months ago

Saw this, this morning (4:20am). Thought it was really cool !

Not a great shot though.

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A. Macarthur
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9.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @9    2 months ago

Has ET COME BACK?

It’s an effective shot of a mysterious event. Be proud of it!

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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9.1.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.1    2 months ago

I wish I knew what caused it. Spooky !

It was actually a lot darker around it, but i guess my phone picked up other lighting around it, that i didn't see with my eye.

I almost looks like a stick man holding up one of his/her legs

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @9    2 months ago

That is both weird and wonderful. 

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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9.2.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2    2 months ago

I love Weird things !

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @9.2.1    2 months ago

Then you would enjoy the works of the American artist I posted as I referred to above.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.3  Gsquared  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @9    2 months ago

It's a contrail from a rocket launching.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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9.3.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Gsquared @9.3    2 months ago

It Must have lost it's Directional Gyro. LOL !

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.3.2  Gsquared  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @9.3.1    2 months ago

That's how they look.  We see them occasionally around here in the western sky at sunset coming out of Vandenberg AFB, although I haven't seen one for a very long time.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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9.3.3  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Gsquared @9.3.2    2 months ago
That's how they look. 

The Many I have seen in my life, have been a nice Straight or Smooth Curve trajectory. "Hours" Later it would warp itself due to upper winds.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @9.3.2    2 months ago

If that's what it is, it's a sad reminder of the contrail of the 1986 Challenger tragedy.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @9    2 months ago

Very cool pic! 

 
 
 
evilgenius
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10  evilgenius    2 months ago

I know, I really haven't been out for some time with my camera. We aren't even feeding birds in the yard this year because of the rise in a new bird flu. This downy was from this time last year...

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Raven Wing
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10.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @10    2 months ago

That's a pretty fluffy guy there, EG. And he makes a beautiful picture. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
10.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @10    2 months ago

Great photo EG. Love me a birdie! 

 
 
 
Veronica
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11  Veronica    2 months ago

Flowers and blooming trees everywhere.

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Raven Wing
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11.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @11    2 months ago

Beautiful blossoms abound. Great photos, Veronica. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Veronica
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11.1.1  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @11.1    2 months ago

Thank you.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Veronica @11    2 months ago

Of all the seasons, Spring announces its arrival with the colourful beauty of new and emerging growth, as you have captured.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.3  Gsquared  replied to  Veronica @11    2 months ago

Really nice.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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11.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @11    2 months ago

Beautiful flowers Veronica! Well done!

 
 
 
Kavika
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12  Kavika     2 months ago

In the back of a neighbor's house looking out on the cattle ranch, there was a huge oak tree that was ready to fall over and had to be taken down. Here they are taking it down and the cattle came to check out what was going on and they actually had to stop the tree removal until they could get the cattle to move away...LOL

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Kavika
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13  Kavika     2 months ago

This photo was taken this AM by the SC photo club. The contrails are from the SpaceX launch this morning from Cape Canaveral. If you look closely to the right of the contrails are two planets. 

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Snuffy
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13.1  Snuffy  replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

I love wind currents.  Always reminds me of 

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Buzz of the Orient
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13.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Snuffy @13.1    2 months ago

Beware, the awiens are among us.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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13.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

Same picture subject as  number 9 above? Certainly looks like it.................

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2    2 months ago

They both appear to be contrails from rocket launchings.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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13.2.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Gsquared @13.2.1    2 months ago

I think they are one in the same. I confirmed where magicschoolbusdropout lives and I know that Kavika lives pretty much in the same area.

 
 
 
Kavika
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13.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2    2 months ago

Sure looks the same, depending on where magicbus lives.

I live a bit over 100 miles NW of the Cape.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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13.2.4  Gsquared  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2.2    2 months ago

I think you are right.  Kavika's photo looks like it was taken a little later since the lower part of the contrail is starting to dissipate and the sky is getting lighter.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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13.2.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @13.2    2 months ago

Good Call Jim.

I think it's cool that both of them caught the same. You don't see that happening often.

 
 
 
Kavika
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13.3  Kavika   replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

Here is a photo of when it launched at 5:42am EDT. 

Photo by the SC photo club.

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

A beautiful photo, and the timing is just right to create an amazing reflection on the water below.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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13.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

Cool photo Kavika. Nice that you caught the moment

 
 
 
Gsquared
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14  Gsquared    2 months ago

Girl at a Shinto Shrine, Kyoto

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Raven Wing
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14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @14    2 months ago

A very interesting concept, G, and lovely color editing.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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14.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @14.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
devangelical
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14.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @14.1    2 months ago

truly. I'm a big fan of hot pink.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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14.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @14    2 months ago

I love the color. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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14.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @14.2    2 months ago

Thanks, Perrie

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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15  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Evening Comes to a Woodland Stream in Autumn, Tunkhannock Creek, Pocono Mountains, PA

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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15.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    2 months ago

Amazingly beautiful, Mac. A blazing sunset in all its glory.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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15.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  A. Macarthur @15    2 months ago

Stunning photo Mac and done in my favorite format. 

 
 
 
Dig
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16  Dig    2 months ago

Blue jay in a redbud tree that's pretty much done flowering.

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Rose-breasted grosbeak.

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Hummingbird.

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Baltimore oriole.

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Eating oak catkins, which are full of that yellowish-green pollen that seems to get everywhere this time of year. Lots of birds eat them.

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Scratching an itch.

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Eastern bluebird.

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I guess the tufted titmouse didn't move in, so now bluebirds are checking out the bluebird house. Imagine that, lol.

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Flying out of it.

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The wren bringing what looks like insect larva to the new birdhouse. It's way too early to be feeding chicks, so I guess it might have been for a female who was inside laying or incubating eggs. However, I read somewhere that females generally feed themselves, and that males will sometimes bring food to an empty nest simply out of anticipation of feeding chicks, so who knows what was really going on.

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A. Macarthur
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16.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @16    2 months ago

Well done!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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16.2  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @16    2 months ago

Great, Dig.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @16    2 months ago

A really great series of really beautiful birds, Dig.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @16    2 months ago

A super array of birds.  I'm lucky to see a sparrow or even a pigeon these days.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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16.5  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @16    2 months ago

Great photos, Dig! Lot's of birds... I love birds!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17  Raven Wing    2 months ago

A not so old one.....

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Buzz of the Orient
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17.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @17    2 months ago

Inuit or Tlingit?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1    2 months ago

It's Tlingit, Buzz.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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I layered three different photos to come up with this one; I just can't leave well enough alone … and don't intend to start doing so any time soon.

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @18    2 months ago
I just can't leave well enough alone

And you shouldn't. Your advanced artistic talents are a very enjoyable wonder for us all. Looking forward to enjoying many more to come.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @18    2 months ago

A perfect mix of ingredients.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.2    2 months ago

And a perfect recipe for perfect results. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
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19  Kavika     2 months ago

Looking for a snack at the fence. Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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Swallow Tail Kite checking out the hood. SC photo club.

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A. Macarthur
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20  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Thanks to all; will keep it open until Monday, late afternoon.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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21  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Bit of a rough day at home … all is ok otherwise, but, I couldn't watch the article. 

Thanks to all who kept it going; see you Thursday night.

 
 

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