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    Quote Originally Posted by RicMisc View Post
    You can see that they're quite old by looking at the people in the last picture. And the pictures have that sort of vintage grainy feel to them.

    I thought I'd share some of the pictures I took last summer in Sicily.
    I nearly overlooked your photos RicMisc!
    Never made it to Sicily. Beuatiful. Nice composition in that second photo.
    Clearly a Greek temple by virtue of the doric columns, but I wasn't familiar with where. After a brief search is that in Agrigento?

    Thanks all for taking a look at Austria.
    btw that's the Olympic ski jump used in 1964 and 1976(?)
    here's a more recent look from wikipedia

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    My screwin' around with my new camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowqueen View Post
    I loved your first picture, I hope you didn't crush that flower.
    Don't worry, I didn't crush the flower. I actually didn't do anything to the flower. It was already laying there on a little wall and I just thought I'd take a picture

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilliatt Gurgle View Post
    I nearly overlooked your photos RicMisc!
    Never made it to Sicily. Beuatiful. Nice composition in that second photo.
    Clearly a Greek temple by virtue of the doric columns, but I wasn't familiar with where. After a brief search is that in Agrigento?
    Sicily is absolutely gorgeous, the pictures don't even do it justice. Plus the people are amazingly nice and helpful. It was really one of the best holidays if not the best so far. And yes, the temple is in Agrigento. Very beautiful temples and after Acropolis probably the most interesting architectural site I've been, as far as temples go at least.
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    Part of my birthday celebration included a visit to the Alliance air show in Fort Worth Texas.
    The aishow is held annually about this time of year. My son and I decided to go this year and to my surprise, a P-38 Lightning in all its glory was sitting on the tarmak. My father flew the Lightning in WW II, so there's a special bond with that plane. Many of the planes are brought in for static displaty only, but forthunately they flew the P-38 including a part in what is referred to as the Heritage Flight. When they started piping bag pipe music through the PA system as the formation flew by, I couldn't hold back a few tears of pride.

    The firsrt three below are the Lighning:










    Heritage Flight
    F-4 Phantom
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    F-86 Super Sabre





    P-51 Mustang




    North American F-86 Super Sabre
    Korean war era jets

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    Wonderful pictures Gilliatt! I don't know much about planes, but It seems you had a great time on your birthday. Thanks for sharing.

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    @GilliattGurgle: Great pictures! Particularly love the one with the F-4 phantom and am pretty sure I used to have a poster of one stuck to my door when I was a teenager.
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    A butterfly in a park near my office:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowqueen View Post
    Wonderful pictures Gilliatt! I don't know much about planes, but It seems you had a great time on your birthday. Thanks for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Themis View Post
    @GilliattGurgle: Great pictures! Particularly love the one with the F-4 phantom and am pretty sure I used to have a poster of one stuck to my door when I was a teenager.
    Thanks for taking a look.
    The aerial shots aren't quite as "crisp" since I switched to a circa 1970's 200 mm lens in which I had to manually focus while the planes were quickly moving. I've been out of practice.

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    A butterfly in a park near my office:

    Beautiful. Looks relatively large.

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    Thanks, GG It was a big butterfly and there were several. It was a pleasant sight I don't know why in my dream last night I was trying to catch bigger butterflies.
    Last edited by Madhuri; 10-10-2012 at 04:58 AM.
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    Continuing with insects.
    Here's a large "Walking Stick" we discovered, making its way up a Hickory tree.
    Note the missing leg.
    The bottle is for scale.

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    Wow! This insect looks a bit like praying mantis, which is quite common around here but I’ve never seen anything like “walking stick” before. It’s fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowqueen View Post
    ...This insect looks a bit like praying mantis...
    They do.
    I read through the Peterson's guide and see that they both fall in the same order; "Orthoptera" - along with roaches. grasshoppers, crickets and katydids.
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    View from my room, on a morning after a snowy evening!
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    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensive View Post
    View from my room, on a morning after a snowy evening!
    view from win.jpg
    Autumn and winter are my favorite seasons. I particularly like the blanket of gray that hangs over the city in your photo.
    It is amazing how a dusting of snow transforms the enviornment, it softens the urban harshness.
    Very nice.
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    From my trip to Mumbai for Diwali:

    Applying Mehandi:



    Gateway of India and Taj hotel



    View of the city from the hanging garden



    Flower in the garden

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