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The Great Outdoors

by Astronuc
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Borg
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Apr3-12, 03:08 AM
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There is a ledge on my patio where doves build their nests. Things always a got a bit messy in the area.

I thought I had solved the problem by putting a decorative bowl on the ledge so that there wouldn't be enough space for a nest.
They can be persistant. I had to put up netting to keep mine from nesting in one spot. That was definitely their favorite spot but, they keep nesting wherever they can find a few square inches under the deck.
Andy Resnick
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This image is a little big, but it *is* a full moon tonight...

Astronuc
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Apr6-12, 10:28 PM
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The Big Outdoors - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120405.html

Tungurahua Erupts - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120402.html

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120325.html

Aurora Over Iceland - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120321.html

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120311.html

Northern Lights Over an Erupting Volcano - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ape-world.html
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...87_964x666.jpg
Borg
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Apr17-12, 12:20 PM
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The shuttle Discovery arrived in Washington DC today. It did several passes over the Potomac which I was fortunate enough to photograph. Enjoy.







Andre
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Apr17-12, 01:03 PM
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Impressive Borg, nice job
Borg
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Impressive Borg, nice job
Thanks, Andre. I appreciate that.

It was pretty stressful because I forgot to charge the battery before I left.
I was in the process of charging it when the planes made their first pass - which is why the plane is flying away from me in the video.
Fortunately, they made several passes.

The Discovery is taking the place of the Enterprise in the Air and Space Museum.
After Discovery gets offloaded, they are going to load Enterprise for a trip to it's new home in New York.
I know a very good spot for the takeoff and hope to catch that on Monday if all goes well.
Andy Resnick
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Apr17-12, 05:18 PM
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Excellent shots, indeed! Sad that you had the occasion to take them...
OmCheeto
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Apr17-12, 08:49 PM
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I kind of remember when they flew over Orlando, round about 1979.

All the nerds raced off to Cape Canaveral, and were so impressed by the moment, we forgot our cameras.

Wow. A "real" space ship.....
Andy Resnick
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Apr18-12, 09:45 AM
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Saturn is in a good location (for me)- I *definitely* notice an improvement with the 'new' tripod.

Rajput9572
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Apr26-12, 06:39 AM
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Sounds like a ZapperZ Photo Contest Title - well - almost.

Here are some pictures taken up towards Turbo's neck of the woods.











There are some other great photos by PFers in Moonbear's Disqualified! thread and several of ZapperZ's Photo Contest threads.

I thought a separate thread of PFers photos of outdoors might be in order.

So please contribute photos of your favorite places.
Wow beautiful pictures!!! What an amazing place.
turbo
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Apr26-12, 07:00 AM
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Wow beautiful pictures!!! What an amazing place.
There are "amazing places" all over the place up here. Maine is lightly populated, so it it quite possible to get to places that are quite scenic and unique. Lots of the coast has been photographed inside and out, but the brooks, streams, beaver bogs, and small ponds in the interior are little treasures. There is a bog less than an hour from here that is home to the largest Great Blue Heron rookery that I know of. I hiked in with a camera and a few lenses, but didn't get close enough for really nice shots because that would have upset all the parents. They are very alert, and the presence of so many adults in such a small area makes for the best "home-security" system they could hope for.
rhody
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May2-12, 06:48 AM
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Andy,

I saw this extreme wide angle lens and thought of you. Check it out.

Rhody...
Andy Resnick
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Heh- I admit lusting after that one. Someone was selling one on eBay a few months ago for $40k. Apparently, when the Nikon rep brought a copy in to the local camera store, someone smashed their head on the lens and there was blood everywhere...

The 'modern' version is here:

http://www.jenoptik-inc.com/coastalo...inmenu-41.html

It has a slightly smaller field of view, but is also a small fraction of the cost.
Redsummers
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May6-12, 01:28 PM
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So after the discussion in the PF chat, I'd like to share some of the pictures of my hiking trip last summer. The trip took place in the catalan pyrénées. We actually crossed the French, Catalan and Andorran border several times. I.e. we were close to 'Puigcerdà'. There's actually not a unique name for the kind of route that we did, but there surely is one close to it called 'La ruta dels estanys amagats' (=route of the hidden lakes). However, that route doesn't go over any peaks, just from lake to lake so that you only need to pass through the valleys. Of course, our route was more ambitious for we did over 15 different peaks in 3 days; but it was rewarding in the sense that we were able to enjoy a splendid landscape all the time!

If someone is interested to see more pictures from that hike, check out my G+ album, picture 12/18 is nice too; I'm the guy in the right. (Also, feel free to add me if you happen to have a G+ account!)


PS: Note that I don't own a camera and never bring any to wherever I go, so some of the pictures may be from different qualities/cameras; as they are from my two friends that accompained me in the 3 days hiking trip.

PS2: I was personally delighted by the sinusoidal mountain ridge.
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Sorry for the double post, but these pictures are from another trip I did (we were only two this time) two years ago in 'La Vall de Núria' (Núria's Valley). I think we did a total of 8 peaks in 2 days, not bad considering that in the first day we were mostly focused on Puigmal (about 10000 feet?). Here are some of the panoramic pictures!

Enjoy!

PS: the second picture portraits 'els llacs de Carança' (Carança's lakes), French side.
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Redsummers
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May6-12, 01:52 PM
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And here are three bonus from the 'La Vall de Núria' hike.
The first one was taken from the peak of Bastiments I believe; the second portraits 'El pic de l'infern' (=Hell's peak); and the third one is just me standing in front of 'Coma de vaca'.
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Astronuc
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May6-12, 03:09 PM
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Great pictures, Redsummers. I need a trip to the Pyrenees.
Redsummers
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Great pictures, Redsummers. I need a trip to the Pyrenees.
Thanks Astro! And if you ever happen to be around... let me know!


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