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Pictures taken between Monday, March 8 and Sunday, March 14.



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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.

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Yesterday was such a nice day here in Central Florida that I grabbed my camera and headed out to the Orlando Wetlands Park. The park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida.














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Met with some friends at a local (= suburbia) "regional botanic garden" where we found this rather large staghorn growing on a tree




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I did much the same as Oveido yesterday - beautiful weather, and the wetlands parks have been teeming lately, so I headed out to 3 different spots which are all within 15 minutes or so of each other.


A purple martin sitting up on his house, being purple:



The amazing, beautiful, glorious male wood duck with his full breeding plumage turned up to 11:



A lesser yellowlegs on the shore:



A red-shouldered hawk flying around and calling out:



A five-lined skink:



It was a nice day for catching the rare or elusive birds...starting with the Wilson's snipe:



Then the American bittern poked its head up through the reeds:


And then the least bittern came out of the reeds in the warm late afternoon light, and snagged a fish:


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A couple of tree images from Williamstown. These are on the side of our peninsula facing onto Port Phillip Bay, prevailing southerly winds bend them.





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Candles are made of wax. This was not always so. Early candles were made from rendered tallow which is an animal fat. Beeswax was used by the early rich and famous because is burned longer and didn't produce visible smoke. In the 1850s, a process was developed to economically produce paraffin wax from coal and oil shale and paraffin wax has been the primary component of candles since then. Beeswax is still used as well as plant waxes but these are still more expensive than paraffin. The candles pictured here are very special. Each one is worth 32.5 regular candles. Why? Because they are adorning a cupcake presented to our friend Ron on his 65th birthday and we couldn't find 65 tiny candles that would fit. Happy Big Birthday, "Senior" Ron!


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