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Birna Rørslett

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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2019, 16:00:24 »
Spent the morning hours chasing some small native dandelions of the Erythrosperma section. These small prostrate species inhabit open, sandy soils and only ingrained habits would lead one to classify them as 'weeds' (due to their belonging to the Taraxacum genus).

Identifying Taraxacum microspecies is a mixture of black magic, art, insights, and sheer luck. I managed to arrive at a tentative identification for the two species I photographed. Here is Taraxacum oxoniense (yellow) side by side with the small Daisy Bellis perennis (skye blue).

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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2019, 16:38:04 »
Loch Duin
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2019, 17:00:46 »
in Glen Suardal
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2019, 17:17:53 »
more of today

a plastic snake and a whacky edit dove
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2019, 17:48:27 »
two more

reflected construction and empty Loch, same Loch as the dam further up
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2019, 18:59:12 »
Frank, glad you caught the worm!

this time I was the early worm catching the bird
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2019, 19:45:43 »
Broom and especially Gorse are the scourge of the New Zealand countryside and the presence of Gorse is unfortunately also spreading in southern Australia.
In California, Spanish Broom has escaped gardens and become an invasive exotic.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2019, 20:02:06 »
The famous local attraction, Eilean Donan Castle.

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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2019, 20:51:59 »
The proper way of shooting the Eilean Donan Castle.

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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2019, 21:56:27 »
Perhaps these might better placed in the signs section...

The Earth - Mars, twin towns sign is explained in the final image.

Off to Skye...
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2019, 22:23:54 »
Catch of the day: animals, including the mandatory highland bull
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2019, 22:26:45 »
Catch of the day: plants
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2019, 22:32:33 »
Catch of the day: first light on water
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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2019, 22:42:29 »
My day-2 images

1. Reflections at Eilan nan Gael
2. Sad-looking boat at Eilan nan Gae
3. Conifer woodlands on the Glenelg road
4. Spring comes to Eilan Donan

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Re: NG Scotland 2019
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2019, 22:47:03 »
water pollution = pollen solution abstract
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