Last Week's Fox Photos, this Week's Opening Images

  
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Last Week's Fox Photos, this Week's Opening Images
 

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Here's Lookin' at You, Kid; Red Fox

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I watched this Fox dig a hole, presumably for some critter to eat.

© A. Mac. A.G.

I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time with the right camera and lens; altogether, 5 keepers in the shoot.


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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

First things first; check the article at the link below … then come back and get this article going.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Thanks. 

I've never seen a fox up close except in a zoo.  When I first saw the title for this article, before opening it, I thought it had something to do with a right-wing news site.  LOL

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.2  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

You were, indeed, very lucky to be able to get those photos.

 
 
 
Dig
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1.3  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

That's quite a hole in the top one, elbow deep.

Great shots of a rare opportunity. How far away do you suppose you were, Mac?

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

Cruzin on the Wekiva River close to Apopka FL. 

Yes, there are gators there as well.

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Photo by the Stone Creek photo club.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Your photo club consistently produces great photos.

I especially like the one of the heron.  Outstanding.

 
 
 
Dig
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2.2  Dig  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

The top one looks like an alien planet to me. Southern coastal and swamp vegetation is so different from what I'm used to.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Dig @2.2    2 months ago

It is quite different than most of the US and fascinating with plants and critters unknown to most of the US.

Actually, Dig, it isn't coastal at all, it's over 100 miles inland.

There is a great story from the Civil War that takes place in Silver Springs.

 
 
 
Dig
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2.2.2  Dig  replied to  Kavika @2.2.1    2 months ago

What's the story? Got a link?

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Dig @2.2.2    2 months ago

I can't find the link right now but towards the end of the war, 70 Black soldiers from St. Augustine barged down the St. John river and then marched 30 miles through the swamps to attack the Confederate garrison at Silver Springs and freeing 90 slaves and destroying the Confederate garrison. They headed back through the swamps to St. Augustine being chased by Confederate cavalry, (they were on foot) Before they got to safety at St. Augustine the Cavalry was almost on them and 20 slaves volunteered to stay behind and hold off the Confederates while the remainder made it to safety in St. Augustine. 

The person that wrote the original article will be giving a lecture on it in November at the lifelong learning center here in Ocala. 

Here is another link that explains it but not in the detail of the History professor did it. 

 
 
 
Dig
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2.2.4  Dig  replied to  Kavika @2.2.3    2 months ago

That's interesting, thanks.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Were both photos by the club or did you take the top one?

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    2 months ago

Both were by members of the photo club, Buzz.

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

Reflections on a mirror-surfaced pond, and a lonesome lamppost

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

Never drink from still waters...Haha

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @4.1    2 months ago

Unless they're waters from a still. 

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

Photos with reflections are always interesting and often very beautiful.

 
 
 
Dig
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4.3  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

Great photos. Buzz. I'm a fan of still water reflection shots.

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     2 months ago

The photos with the mirror image are so cool. Well done, Buzz.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6  evilgenius    2 months ago

Here there be monsters! 

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A caiman floating at the top of the water at the OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, AZ when I was down for my granddaughter's birthday.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

No swimming allowed.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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6.2  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

How big was it?

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  Gsquared @6.2    2 months ago

Probably 2 feet. Not very big.

 
 
 
shona1
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6.3  shona1  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Morning evil... what a cute little snappy...has got nice eyes.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Oh, Granny, what big eyes you have....

 
 
 
Dig
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6.5  Dig  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Cool shot. Looks like a Gorn, lol. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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6.6  pat wilson  replied to  evilgenius @6    2 months ago

Your pic reminded me of this one...

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She may be a monster but she's a fashion forward one.

Photographer Mark Cowan has been honored with Special Commendation at the  2016 Royal Society Publishing photography competition  for this remarkable wildlife photo, titled “Butterflies and caiman.” It shows a caiman in the Amazon wearing a crown of butterflies on its head.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6.6.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  pat wilson @6.6    2 months ago

Reptile dysfunction if ever there was one.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6.6.2  Kavika   replied to  pat wilson @6.6    2 months ago

That is the coolest photo, Pat. It's wearing (live) it' Sunday best.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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6.6.3  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @6.6.2    2 months ago

The article said that the butterflies are attracted to the Caiman's salty tears.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    2 months ago

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                                             The Sun Shining Through the Trees, an Impressionistic View

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Kavika
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7.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @7    2 months ago

Very nice, G.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @7.1    2 months ago

Thanks, Kavika.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7    2 months ago

We'll sing in it.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    2 months ago

OK, but try not to sing out of key.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7.2.1    2 months ago

It's okay if I sing out of tune, cause I'll get by with a little help from my friends.

LINK ->

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    2 months ago

I was thinking of this.  We'll Sing in the Sunshine.  LINK-

Gale Garnett composed and sang that song.  She lived around the corner from me in Toronto, back during my hippie days before I was married, and she was a good friend - gave me my cat when it was a kitten - my Fidget that was my buddy for 17 years.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2.4  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2.2    2 months ago

You got my reference.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2.5  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2.3    2 months ago
I was thinking of this.

I know.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7.2.5    2 months ago

And you got mine.  Professional courtesy.  We'll see if anyone else gets that one. 

 
 
 
Dig
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7.3  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @7    2 months ago

Wow, that's great! I really like that one.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @7.3    2 months ago

Thanks, Dig.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8  Kavika     2 months ago

Photos from the Silver River on the edge of Ocala. 

Some photos are mine some are from the Adventure Club as we were kayaking down the river. 

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evilgenius
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8.1  evilgenius  replied to  Kavika @8    2 months ago

cool shots!

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.1.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @8.1    2 months ago

Thanks, EG, I didn't go swimming cuz the turtles looked really aggressive.

 
 
 
Ender
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8.2  Ender  replied to  Kavika @8    2 months ago

I don't think Gator has missed a meal recently.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @8.2    2 months ago
I don't think Gator has missed a meal recently.

I doubt if he has ever missed a meal the porker.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @8    2 months ago

Although I used to kayak up a large stream that divided my lakeside home property from the property next door, I never saw any wildlife.  Those photos very nicely show some of the many forms of wildlife in Florida.  I don't suppose you bumped into a manatee.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.3.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.3    2 months ago
I don't suppose you bumped into a manatee.

Yes, we did about half a dozen of them, beautiful and gentle creatures. Most people don't realize this but there is a huge monkey colony there on one of the islands. Around 300 of them and have been there since the 1930s. They were part of a plan to bring tourists to the area. They can be VERY aggressive and people are told not to feed them. They have been known to attack humans and recently it's been discovered that they carry the deadly Herpes B germ and have been declared a health hazzard. At this point I don't know what is their fate but I'm pretty sure that they will be removed due to the health dangers that they represent. 

This is a photo of one taken from the internet. 

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Gsquared
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9  Gsquared    2 months ago

Scenes from Arles, France

© G. Gam

At the Roman Amphitheater (Les Arenes)  

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Roman Ruins

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Ender
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9.1  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @9    2 months ago

Just pile them back up. It will look fine...jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @9.1    2 months ago

That's what they tried to do, and this was the result!

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @9.1.1    2 months ago

Seems that Humpty Dumpty was involved in this.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @9.1.2    2 months ago

It's interesting that you mention Humpty Dumpty, because Humpty Dumpty actually has Roman antecedents.  

" Humpty Dumpty refers to the British use of a machine called a Testudo (an ancient Roman engine of war). The Romans often used this predecessor to the modern tank to cross moats and climb over castle walls." 

Humpty Dumpty - phrase meaning and origin (phrases.org.uk)

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.1.4  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @9.1.3    2 months ago

This is a replica of the Roman Testudo. I don't want to be the guy on the bottom.

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Another fact, long before the Romans used the Testudo Native Americans were at the forefront of the Testudo invention and improvements. We called it the ''Turtle''...In fact we named North America after it. We call North America, ''Turtle Island''...

This is of course a very true story. I do not speak with a forked tongue.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.1.5  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @9.1.4    2 months ago

Good find!

 
 
 
Dig
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9.2  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @9    2 months ago

I love ancient stonework.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @9.2    2 months ago

I love ancient stonework.

In that case …

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Dig
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9.2.2  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.2.1    2 months ago

That's so cool. The domed structure looks like part of the little bath complex on Hadrian's maritime theater island, the hot or warm room maybe. Do you have any more shots of the villa?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.2.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @9.2.2    2 months ago

Do you have any more shots of the villa?

I do have others … will post them later today.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.4  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @9.2    2 months ago
I love ancient stonework.

So do I.

We... umm... also have some rather ancient stoners around here.

back during my hippie days
 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.5  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.2.1    2 months ago

Nice.

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.2.6  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @9.2.4    2 months ago

LOL

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.7  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @9.2.6    2 months ago

By "around here" I mean on NT!!!

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.2.8  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @9.2.7    2 months ago

Stoners on NT, no way. Fake news...LOL

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.2.9  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @9.2.8    2 months ago

Really ancient ones, too.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.2.10  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @9.2    2 months ago

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How's that?

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.2.11  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @9.2.10    2 months ago
How's that?

Outstanding.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2.12  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.2.10    2 months ago

Well, if we're talking ancient stone structures....Was it ever cold at Christmas time.

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Dig
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9.2.13  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.2.10    2 months ago
How's that?

Fantastic!

That first photo really shows off the good old Roman brick-faced concrete. They sure used a lot of that. 

 
 
 
Dig
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9.2.14  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2.12    2 months ago

Awesome, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Ender
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10  Ender    2 months ago

From the Magnolia state...

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Ender
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11  Ender    2 months ago

Ok, I found this on my phone. Have no idea what it is or what I may have been trying to do.

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Kavika
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11.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @11    2 months ago

It's stunning Ender, what is it?

 
 
 
Ender
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11.1.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @11.1    2 months ago

I was thinking about what it could be and it hit me. I think I was trying to take a closeup of something out the window and that was the screen.

 
 
 
Kavika
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11.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Ender @11.1.1    2 months ago

That's one tough-looking screen, are you in prison? jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Ender
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11.1.3  Ender  replied to  Kavika @11.1.2    2 months ago

When I first got this house it had cast iron bars on the windows.   Haha

 
 
 
Gsquared
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11.2  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @11    2 months ago

Cool shot.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @11    2 months ago

Actually, that accidental shot is quite artistic.

 
 
 
Ender
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11.3.1  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.3    2 months ago

I wonder if I could line it up and make like a wallpaper. Like as an accent wall in a home. It would be cool.  Haha

 
 
 
Kavika
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12  Kavika     2 months ago

Is this just too cool or what. This photo was taken yesterday by one of my neighbors, One of our resident bald eagles (we have two) sitting on a roof here in the complex with ''Old Glory'' flying behind it. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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12.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @12    2 months ago

They have an affinity for each other. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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13  Kavika     2 months ago

And this is tonight's sunset at Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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shona1
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13.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

Morning.. mother nature at her best...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

Let's call it an Amish sunset, it's quite "plain" as compared to the ones you've been posting recently. 

Quote from the movie Witness:   John Book (Harrison Ford) speaking with Rachel Lapp (Kelly McGillis):

John Book : How do I look - I mean, do I look Amish? Rachel Lapp : [ nods ] You look plain.
 
 
 
Kavika
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13.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.2    2 months ago

I love that movie and have seen it probably half a dozen times. 

The sunset is not spectacular but it is what Ocala is all about, gentle quite that soothes the soul. Almost like smudging.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @13.2.1    2 months ago

Yes, a great movie - watched it a few times myself. 

 
 
 
Dig
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14  Dig    2 months ago

New video. It's a little long but I couldn't help myself, I had so much to work with. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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14.1  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @14    2 months ago

That was great, thanks for sharing.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.1.1  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @14.1    2 months ago

Thanks, Pat. I hope the resolution was okay. The file was originally over a GB in size, but I had to get it under the 500MB maximum to upload here, and then the site took it all the way down to 225 after processing it.

 
 
 
shona1
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14.1.2  shona1  replied to  Dig @14.1.1    2 months ago

Morning..great video Dig...I didn't realise chipmunks have burrows? I thought they lived in trees etc...see you learn something every day.

You have an animal paradise where you are..it's great to see..

At the moment I have a koala in the Gumtree, about 10 metres from my house..

A magpie nest with at least two chicks in it. A Wattle bird nest not far from the Maggies, both about 15 metres from my home...and the Swallows have built a new nest in my shed.

Wondered why my cat was going in there suddenly...she hasn't got a hope catching them or anything..but likes to look..

And my brother is feeding a brush tailed possum at the moment..but it comes through my yard to get to his place..they only come out at night...

 
 
 
shona1
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14.1.3  shona1  replied to  shona1 @14.1.2    2 months ago

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A brush tailed possum...or more commonly called a brushie...they eat fruit and roses, they love them...as people find out.

They grunt and snort and regarded as a pest but they are protected...do a big of damage if they get into your roof...but I like them..

Not my photo off the internet...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @14.1.3    2 months ago

Are they protected because they have some value in the cycle of life?

 
 
 
shona1
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14.1.5  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1.4    2 months ago

Yes all Native animals are protected here including all snakes regardless if they are poisonous or not...but I have killed a few. I leave them alone in the bush etc but when they are in my backyard sorry they are fair game. You are meant to call a snake catcher so he can relocate it. Yeah right how many hours later .

Possums also eat insects, certain plants that can kill Gumtrees eg mistletoe, eggs and bugs etc...but they love fruit especially apples and bananas...so yes they play a part in the food chain and cycle of life.

My poor SIL from Ukraine grows lovely roses..she had only been here a few months and something was eating her roses...she went to my brother and said what is doing this to my rose bushes??..he just said a Brushie!!!

Naturally she had no idea what that was and said can we get rid of it...eg move it away...he said nope they are protected...that went down like a lead balloon.

Now they feed it so it leaves the roses alone..he gets apples, banana, grapes and loved raisin bread but they stopped that..better to stick to more natural foods.

if you work with Nature it's a better outcome for everyone...

 
 
 
Dig
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14.1.6  Dig  replied to  shona1 @14.1.2    2 months ago
At the moment I have a koala in the Gumtree, about 10 metres from my house..

Can't beat that, about the cutest little things in the world.

A magpie nest with at least two chicks in it. A Wattle bird nest not far from the Maggies, both about 15 metres from my home...and the Swallows have built a new nest in my shed.

Oh yeah, it's springtime for you. That's great. Fall just started here. The trees are just barely starting to turn.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.1.7  Dig  replied to  shona1 @14.1.3    2 months ago

Your possums are quite a bit cuter than my possums.

 
 
 
shona1
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14.1.8  shona1  replied to  Dig @14.1.6    2 months ago

Yes Koalas are lovely but when the males are grunting in the early hours and the females start screaming.... they do become a bit trying at times ..

But I wouldn't change it for the world..🐨🐨

 
 
 
Kavika
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14.1.9  Kavika   replied to  Dig @14.1.7    2 months ago
Your possums are quite a bit cuter than my possums.

Oh Dig, how could you say that.

The many beneficial qualities of opossums include:
Keeping neighborhoods clear of unwanted pests like cockroaches, rats, and mice . Reducing the Lyme disease carrying tick population, eating nearly 95% that cross their path. Resistance to snake venom, and eat venomous species.
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Mama with babies. Possums are the only marsupial in North America and make great pets.
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Buzz of the Orient
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14.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @14.1.9    2 months ago

Isn't a possum in a pear tree one of the 12 Christmas gifts?  Here is a Cami Monet print:

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shona1
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14.1.11  shona1  replied to  Kavika @14.1.9    2 months ago

Err umm that almost looks like a ferret!!....

Nope ours look cuter and definitely more up market... certainly doesn't eat rats and mice...

Give me a Brushie any day...

 
 
 
Kavika
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14.1.12  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @14.1.11    2 months ago
Nope ours look cuter and definitely more up market... certainly doesn't eat rats and mice...

They keep the rodent population and disease down. Lyme disease is quite serious and they are great at getting rid of the ticks that carry it. 

They help keep the snake population out of your yard as well.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.1.13  Dig  replied to  Kavika @14.1.9    2 months ago

Lol. But that loose, shaggy hair always makes them look nasty, especially when wet. Maybe that's just me, though. 

And they have some serious fangs. They look ferocious when they bare their teeth.

 
 
 
Kavika
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14.1.14  Kavika   replied to  Dig @14.1.13    2 months ago

They do look a bit strange when wet because of the shaggy hair, but are excellent to have in the neighborhood for all the reasons stated above. If you see a wet one just use a hair dryer, problem solved. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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14.2  Kavika   replied to  Dig @14    2 months ago

Thanks, Dig, that was great.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.2.1  Dig  replied to  Kavika @14.2    2 months ago

Thanks. Glad you liked it, Kav.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @14    2 months ago

Nicely done and always gives the Group a special edge!

Many thanks & greatly appreciated.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.3.1  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @14.3    2 months ago

Thanks, Mac.

By the way, how good are you at identifying flycatchers? I'm still trying to figure out what the one in the video was. It looks like it should be a pewee, but there's no yellow bottom beak or obvious wing barring. Did you have any thoughts when you saw it?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14.3.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @14.3.1    2 months ago

There are many look-alikes but I'll say Least Flycatcher … no guarantee.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.3.3  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @14.3.2    2 months ago

You may be right. It did have a hint of an eye ring. Still no wing barring, but maybe it's a juvenile or something. Thanks a bunch.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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14.4  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @14    2 months ago

That is outstanding, Dig.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.4.1  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @14.4    2 months ago

Much appreciated, G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @14    2 months ago

Thank you for that, Dig.  Although I couldn't make the video work without long stops yesterday, this morning it ran though perfectly.   I don't get to see birds from our home, and the ones in the neighbourhood that I do see are pretty colourless.  The only colourful ones I've seen in China were a peacock at a zoo, and ducks.  I did see one chipmunk up on the sacred Buddhist Mount Emei, which is a pretty forested place.   As Shona said, you live in a wildlife paradise.

 
 
 
Dig
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14.5.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.5    2 months ago

I think all the warblers in the video spent the summer in Canada and are making their way down to southern Mexico and Central America for the winter. I see several of those things every day now. Strange that so many of them can find my tiny little fountain on their journey. I'm glad they do, though. I get such a kick out of them.

I wish I'd had the camera out there today. Catbirds and tanagers were having a field day in the fountain earlier. I watched them for a while through binoculars. I don't even have regular pictures of those birds, but there they were in the fountain. That thing's great. I should have made something like that years ago.

 
 
 
shona1
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15  shona1    2 months ago

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Wood ducks just landed out the front of my place...they meow like a cat..

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Thanks to all for another good one! See you Thursday night.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    2 months ago

You forgot to lock it.  Perrie did it for you.

 
 

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