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Fons Baerken

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #225 on: April 05, 2022, 11:32:36 »
Shadbush# , Amelanchier

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #226 on: April 07, 2022, 15:51:58 »
Magnolia

Taken with an iPhone SE, and then I noticed there was a buzzard passing by at a height of abt 100 m ... (see 100% crop)

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #227 on: April 07, 2022, 18:19:32 »


Taken with an iPhone SE, and then I noticed there was a buzzard passing by at a height of abt 100 m ... (see 100% crop)

Ciao from Massimo
Its a nice start, iPhone for BIF :)

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #228 on: April 09, 2022, 18:35:01 »
Its a nice start, iPhone for BIF :)
It's unusual, at least for Italy, to have a buzzard within the city limits. One of the effects of lockdown has been that wild animals (foxes, prey birds, boars, deer, and even wolves) have advanced towards the city from nearby mountains/hills, so an encounter with a wild animal is not-so-unusual...


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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #229 on: April 09, 2022, 22:58:49 »
It's unusual, at least for Italy, to have a buzzard within the city limits. One of the effects of lockdown has been that wild animals (foxes, prey birds, boars, deer, and even wolves) have advanced towards the city from nearby mountains/hills, so an encounter with a wild animal is not-so-unusual...


Ciao from Massimo
Yes I noticed too, most of my bird photos presented here is in the city limits among them a kestrel :)
Even a fox is coming sometimes to be feed from people near a cantina :D

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #230 on: April 10, 2022, 11:56:44 »
Some wild animals can be most resilient and most adaptive. 

For example, here in Melbourne even in pre-COVID times, foxes were and still are are quite prevalent in most suburbs, eagles have been seen to return to nests on top of high skyscrapers, and Australian animals such as possums and fruit bats have invaded suburbs and the city alike.   Climate change has been cited in the case of the bats, but the general ability of these species to find adequate food sources is I feel the real answer.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #231 on: April 10, 2022, 23:16:26 »
Olga like this one. "I can see the energy"

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #232 on: April 12, 2022, 10:01:23 »
Larch flowers-femele-pinkish and male-greenish.
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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #233 on: April 12, 2022, 13:02:47 »
Erythronium 'Pagoda'

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #234 on: April 17, 2022, 23:40:00 »
The willow flower.

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #235 on: April 19, 2022, 13:24:03 »
Larch flowers-femele-pinkish and male-greenish.

Beautiful Andrew, I've not seen these before
Roughly what size were they?

Meanwhile here's some Pussy Willow from the first weeks of Lockdown 2020 in the UK



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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #236 on: April 19, 2022, 20:19:06 »
A spring classic around here.




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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #237 on: April 23, 2022, 18:14:52 »
Water violet (Hottonia palustris)


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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #238 on: April 23, 2022, 22:12:31 »
Beautiful space, lines and use of the frame in 3D Fons

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Re: [THEME] Flowers, Weird and Wonderful (or maybe not?)
« Reply #239 on: April 24, 2022, 08:58:18 »
Thank you Paco.