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  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    – I’ve been arguing on the internet for 18 years –

    I can see that in the masthead: Public Address: arguing on the internet since...

    Holy crap, Richard Aston, that kereru looks unreal! And likewise David Hood's Lake Grassmere. I'm glad it has a caption because otherwise I couldn't have guessed!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston, in reply to Lilith __,

    Oh its real all right - it loves that spot - in summer our Kereru eat over ripe guavas and get drunk - I have seen it on that spot, on its back with one wing in the air , waving.
    Now that was unreal.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 503 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Richard Aston,

    in summer our Kereru eat over ripe guavas and get drunk

    I’ve heard they get tipsy when the fruit gets overripe but never seen it, how wonderful.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    I have seen them kidding around though - stalling in mid-air and plummeting towards the ground and then suddenly flapping their wings and levelling out.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    I've seen them falloff a kowhai tree-branch, toppled by the nectar-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Richard Aston,

    What's the story...

    ...in summer our Kereru eat over ripe guavas and get drunk – I have seen it on that spot, on its back with one wing in the air, waving.

    That's the Morning Glory seeds working...
    The flower is aso Victorian Flower Language
    shorthand for a Rolling Stones' song...
    ...it's Delphiniums for me I think!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    …it’s Delphiniums for me I think!

    A Doctor Who flower! ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Johnson,

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    Magic Mushroom?

    Alexandra Blossom, probably in 1962, scanned from my mother's slide collection.

    Wellington • Since Oct 2007 • 98 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Thomas Johnson,

    Magic Mushroom?

    Theme emerging here ;-)

    And BTW: how is it fluffy?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    May I just say what beautiful pictures from everyone. This is a Sunset shot from Whatawhiwhi one evening. Sunsets up that way are rather spectacular.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    It's a *cuddly* flykiller agaric!

    And stunning sunset Sofie!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

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    Chinatown, BKK

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3208 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

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    And another

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3208 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    October last year, Dunedin Botanic Gardens. I've always thought this looks like it belongs on the set of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 902 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Do those extremely interesting crustaceans (mantis shrimps?) have roe in 'em?

    Succulent looking dish anyway-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Islander,

    The dish is Kung Chae Nam Pla and it's both delicious and normally made with fresh water prawns.

    I think, however, these large servings you find in Chinatown likely are Mantis as they're much bigger than the ones we get at the local cafes. Roe, I have no idea about.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3208 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Thanks Simon.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth,

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    Colour? Birds? Can do: Kotare/Kingfisher, 26/6/11

    (Stupid thing stunned itself flying into a window. I rescued it from the cats.)

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    What's this look like? In my garden.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    This was taken late one night as I was leaving a Book Launch. It was for Emma Hart's Book and David Haywood's Book and Graham Reid's thrown in for good measure. I got all 3 and have since passed them on for others to enjoy. The Tower came out in all it's glory in agreement, I like to think.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6281 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Bloody wonderful nearly-in-flower bromeliad!
    (Never seen one so wonderfully red – mine are all green wee things, a couple with red splotches…)

    And – Gareth- for some weird reason (maybe they mistake it for a water surface, she suggests, dubious about the suggestion) kotare do that *a lot.* Lovely birds – we have a lot of ’em round the lagoon-

    Incidentally, as opposed to kereru & pipiwharauroa (& young thrushes), kotare rarely *kill* themselves by crashing into windows…

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Oooo!
    And I ignorantly thought that thing was horrible!
    Must get a shot of the Oamaru Opera House, lit up, when I'm there this month.
    Maybe too late for the steampunk train though...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth, in reply to Islander,

    It hasn't done it since! Mind you, I nearly jumped out of my skin, the noise at impact was so loud...

    Bucolic in the backblocks… • Since Jan 2008 • 202 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gareth,

    Try a pigeon flying into the window at full bore!
    I'm amazed they've never broken a window yet (and they've tried all 12!)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Colour and birds reminded me of this pair of pictures I took a while ago. Due to circumstances they are both a bit out of focus, but in this case I pretend it is a fortuitous soft focus.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 902 posts Report Reply

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