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Capture: Someone, Somewhere, In Summertime

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  • Sacha, in reply to ChrisW,

    easter silence

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Upper Otago Harbour this morning. We were driving out to Orokanui Ecosanctuary for a day trip, along the Mount Cargill road, so had not realised the Harbour had some serious fog on it until we looked down to see it.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    [Fixed it] ;-)

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to David Hood,

    along the Mount Cargill road

    I know that view and road well - travelled it into OU and back 5-6 days a week for most of 1980, on a 3-speed bicycle. One day a little further on from your photopoint the local peasant farmer (with fences held together not so much with No. 8 wire but more bailer twine) accosted me with the greeting/query -
    "You got any solution?"
    I found it difficult to know where to start with such a question! After narrowing it down a bit, found he was looking for rubber 'solution' for puncture repairs. Of course.

    Solution for your problem, the grey carpark - if within the 15 minute editing window - you know the 'edit' button that comes up if you hover beside the Reply arrow of your own post? Click that and these days as well as being able to edit your text, it will show a thumbnail of the photo you just posted, and allow you to delete and replace it, or add another one. (And one more after that if you want too.)

    Carpark relates to the longer loading time of big files - prevention rather than solution involves taking a little extra time to preview your text after loading the attachment, before posting. Big files with lots of detail in such photos - I like!

    Totally incidentally, I think of Dunedin behind you there being around the upper part of the harbour, and Taiaroa Head under that far hill at the harbour entrance being as if the downstream outlet to the sea so that would be the lower harbour.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Those are some moon beams! Lovely wobbles Mr W!


    This is a slow shutter butterfly


    and a small blue friend

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jos,

    nd a small blue friend

    O! I love it/her/him/whatever!

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

  • Jos,

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    :)

    I like this poser too

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Jos,

    I like this poser too

    No solution for that poser.
    But I like it too. Beautiful colour scheme and detail - spotty eyes matching its wings!

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Sacha,

    easter silence

    Easter being by definition at or just after the full moon after the (autumn) equinox, there's always a prominently bright moon, full or thereabouts - metaphorically noisy!
    So I respond, musing on the messages the moon personified might be embodying and communicating, by image and symbol. But you knew that?

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Through/under and past some of my significant trees – cabbage tree/ti kouka, with fallen walnut leaf suspended, and Metasequoia/dawn redwood – and over the neighbours’ roof edge, the moon was getting towards the other end of its passage across the sky in this morning’s dawn.

    And through the walnut tree. There seems to be some attempted communication going on, even if only sat-comms?

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to ChrisW,

    <q>spotty eyes matching its wings!</

    ...sort of. White butterflies have green eyes...

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

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

    Those are some moon beams! Lovely wobbles Mr W!

    what a crop!

    This is a slow shutter butterfly

    Applause for blurring too : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2127 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Indeed they do

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Jos,

    I know white butterflies arnt natives - and my gardener mother hates their caterpillars' activities - but i really love 'em...they are survivors-

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

  • ChrisW,

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    On the riverbank
    this morning
    before sunrise
    a song for two voices,
    bellbird,
    under an aching sky
    arching over the river.


    And downstream at 7.10 am, exactly an hour later than this one of the trained duck on 11Jan, but still 10 minutes before sunrise at sea level. Must be a window in the high overcast out east for the sun to light the high overcast. No blue sky today.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to ChrisW,

    What a beautiful spot, and beautiful sunrise!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2127 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Mantis on the kitchen window…

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2127 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Round town

    - previously photographed mural - this time black and white and with shopping trolley

    - new AUT building - this part replaces the ancient K block

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2127 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Yes, you may gather I'm rather fond of it :-)

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Robert Plant sprouts

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2127 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to ChrisW,

    you may gather I’m rather fond of it :-)

    how could you not be?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2127 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Dancing mantis is cool, and of course Robert Sprouts!

    Here's more of the Kiwi Boy sculpture along our riverbank

    He's by Rotorua sculptor Jamie Pickernell.
    He keeps an eye on The Whakatane Heads

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 839 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Kiwi Boy is cool!
    Slightly piratical. Will be interesting to see how he weathers over time. He's much more interesting than the old Young Nick statue in Gisborne. They seem to be related though, as youthful lookout-keepers in jacket and breeches at their respective rivermouths - Kiwi Boy a cultural update.

    This is the best approximation to a photo of Young Nick as a statue that I've attempted, which is to say I've never really bothered, it's only the historic context that makes it interesting.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    And the context in general.

    These in August 2011 - not at all summer, warm clothes in the sun.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 777 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Wow, loving all this, esp dancing moons and mantises and small blue things...

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

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