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Capture: Someone, Somewhere, In Summertime

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  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Nasty nasty wasps. We had one on the property a few years back. An area in the back garden where not much happened on a daily basis a basket was created and should one come within say a meter of the godforsaken wasp nest, soldier wasps would come at me. Anyway i got junior on to it. You have to get up very early in the morning before they start their early shift and douse it with petrol or turpentine. The fumes kill them straight away. None escaped and the place is a peaceful nook of the neighborhood.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    A rocket bee

    And some more happy flappy’s for good measure

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Wow, love that last one especially, I have been trying to get a bee in flight in serious close up, but gee it's hard. There are some cheap laser triggers available that you can set up to snap a pic when the beam is broken apparently.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

    been trying to get a bee in flight in serious close up, but gee it’s hard.

    It is so hard that only flukiness works. I think it helped that there was a huge bunch of bees doing a flash-mob on the rosemary nearby so there was a lot of coming and going.

    Back on the wasps, I have to be careful when poking the camera into the patch of zinnias when I can’t really see what I’m doing. The wasps are quite busy in there too.

    And that last pic I think is the cream of the crop, I'll call it quits on the monarch pics now - unless there is a swarm (more than 3) out there on the zinnias....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to BenWilson,

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    the reflection of the branch burst in the ASB tower is kind of cool.

    Indeed, but how about the Ghost Rider in the Sky then?

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

    Rock faces.

    First one very reminiscent of some of Simonova's Ukrainian sand art faces from the Great Patriotic War - slowed down rather a lot, fossilised even.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Jos,

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    metal fly

    I think of them as greenbottles - and that's not honey they're so keen on.
    "And if one green bottle, should wipe its dirty feet
    Monday's dinner won't be fit to eat"
    ETA: But, I slowly hasten to add, aren't they beautiful?!

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to ChrisW,

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    Michael '77. This must have taken some effort, as the letters are cut deep.

    First one very reminiscent of some of Simonova’s Ukrainian sand art faces

    Wow, that’s incredible.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2107 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

    Wow, that’s incredible.

    So you weren't one of the 24 million views?!
    It had good exposure in an earlier era of PAS in 2009, and impact on a memorable Speaker thread How to look good as a Nazi. Seems rather a long time ago now, 23 million views-worth.

    And the subliminal match of your sandstone face - impressive too.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Last night’s moon was very pretty. The clouds raced past in the wind but the moon’s corona stayed around the moon.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

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    Went bouldering at Castle Hill on the weekend. The sky really did look like that. It’s a freaky place.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2917 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    LIttle green frog finds companionship with older concrete friend. The pond level is low (being a particularly dry summer) and this sunny possie is usually under water.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2006 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Nice guys!

    Where's Castle Hill Stephen?

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Ran out of time to edit and post a photo. On my walkies to workies I spotted this old chap contemplating the gardens.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd, in reply to Jos,

    It's here.

    See also DOC website, Wikipedia.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2917 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Ta, neat looking place!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    The sky really did look like that. It’s a freaky place.

    What? Sky Blue? I'm shocked.... never seen it like that before, anywhere...


    :D

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 786 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    P.S. lovely photos, and looks like a neat place to check out some time... thanks.

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 786 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hilary Stace,

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    LIttle green frog finds companionship with older concrete friend

    Nice. No frogs here, but a snail vine…

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2128 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Black Phoenix II (1991) by Ralph Hotere, installed in 2005 as the centrepiece of the Hotere Garden Oputae on Observation Point, Port Chalmers. Based on the stern section of the fishing boat ‘Poitrel’ which had been destroyed by fire.

    First the essentially rear view from the up-harbour side, late afternoon November 2011.

    Then a frontal view from the down-harbour side. An arrow points to an observation on Hone Papita Raukura Hotere’s death – that Ralph Hotere’s work lives on, in full vigour.

    Detail including the stainless steel panels, and subtle light through the red glass which backs paired gaps in the burnt timbers. A frontal view, because I would so much like to visit more often, in different light and weathers …

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

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    Oh yeah, Christmas in the office.

    And my favourite summer moment, when my daughter and partner saw the Oparara Arches for the first time.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2917 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Heh, a lovely pair of images! And lovely of your family. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to FletcherB,

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    What? Sky Blue? I’m shocked…. never seen it like that before, anywhere…

    :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5923 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Just another bloody sunset.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5923 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    And another...

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5923 posts Report Reply

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