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Picture-A-Week 2020 - Week 31

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Pictures taken between Monday, July 27 and Sunday, August 2.

 

 

Rules: See above

That's it. This isn't a contest.

All photos taken this week are welcome (not just cruising).

Prizes will not be awarded. Discovering the joy of photography is the prize.

The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacations and toddler birthdays.

Post one. Post many. Up to you.

Have fun with your camera and share your fun with others!

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I belong to a local photo club in central Florida and we take monthly field trips as a club to areas of interest.  Since Florida gets hot in the summer months the July or August field trip is a stay at home project titled "What is it?".  The idea is to photograph common items found in the home in an unusual way. Here are five I took for this field trip. I'll post the answers tomorrow. 

 

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1 - Old timey beer can opener

2 - Nail clipper

3 - Wire end of a spark plug

4 - Air valve for tire inflation

5 - Burial pyramid  for Bob, Lord of the Microbes

 

 

Dave

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I believe this is a grey butcher bird

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And these are of course kookaburras

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Yes, the top one is a grey butcher bird.

 

A while back there was discussion on here about European and American magpies. There is an Australian magpie which is part of the butcher bird family. Totally unrelated to the northern hemisphere birds.

 

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We often joke that we have a social hexagon rather than a social circle since we don’t have a large enough pool of social contacts to plot an actual circle. This week we joined four other points in braving the summer heat to visit our favorite speakeasy’s new outdoor seating area mandated as a requirement to open by the great and powerful wizards of medical science that we seem to keep electing to run our state. At 7:00 pm, it was actually a surprisingly pleasant 85° and the evening turned out very well. The excellent staff wore their masks as did we when not seated. The food truck dinner of creatively topped hotdogs was actually quite good. All in all, it was a happy time that allowed us to relax and for a while, forget (or at least ignore) the painful slog that is 2020.

 

Social Hexagon

 

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Dave

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3 hours ago, pierces said:

All in all, it was a happy time that allowed us to relax and for a while, forget (or at least ignore) the painful slog that is 2020.

 

Social Hexagon

 

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Dave

 

I'll drink to that!

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Not only is finding an outdoor wildlife park open very difficult in South Florida right now, but the weekend of August 1 was even more difficult than usual - the ONE city/county park that has been open lately was closed on this weekend because we were under Hurricane Warning - though the hurricane never bothered to come here and went by so completely harmlessly that it didn't even rain, and I went out looking for someplace to shoot.  The only spot remaining was the state park, Arthur Marshall Wildlife Refuge out west, which doesn't have much wildlife out in the open this time of year and is a lot of walking in wide open levees and swampland.  Still, nice to be out rather than at home:

 

A basilisk lizard hanging out on a cypress knee:

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A white peacock butterfly:

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A juvenile little blue heron:

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A loggerhead shrike:

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And an adult little blue heron up in a tree:

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