PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Pondwater

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    OOOooooo! :techman:
     
  2. 1001001

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    My wife and son are on Spring Break. They sent this to me this afternoon...

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    The Greatest City on Earth, from Griffith Observatory.

    Not too bad for an iPhone picture.
     
  3. Pondwater

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    :bolian: Neat! quite a vista.
     
  4. Ancient Mariner

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    Cool photo!

    And here in NYC, spring has finally sprung:

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  5. teacake

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    The option is there, but now you have to make your photos public in order to post them to a forum. Previous to this you could post things to a forum that were set to private. As my default is private I have to change them to public to post and IF I was posting in all different kind of places it would mean anyone clicking on a pic could see all my public ones which is problematic for some people.

    Supposedly they have fixed this but so far it doesn't seem to be the case.
     
  6. teacake

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    Went to the zoo today..


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    Gorgeous shot. I scrolled down about as far as the building roof and caught myself saying Griffith Park out loud.
     
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    Are you giving that seal a dental exam? :lol:
     
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    My life right now...
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  10. teacake

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    That's the keeper's hand :lol:
     
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    Went to the beach today, these jellyfish are everywhere. You can see them swimming off piers on their own, and they are frequently in the shallows. I hauled this one out of the waves to take a photo of it (it was dead), I swear it weighed at least a kilo. It was hugely chunky and solid with a lot of visible organs (?) inside of it.

    That's my foot next to it, to show off how huge it is. I saw dozens of them. They are Blue Blubber jellyfish.



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  12. Tom Hendricks

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    A little Throwback Thursday, me with the most awesome dog in the world Snoopy.
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  13. Kestra

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    Half of me is going "ick!" at the thought of you hauling one anywhere, and the other half of me is all "Cool!" What does it feel like?

    There was a really cool Jellyfish exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium here that we went to in the fall. I had no idea there was such a range in size.
     
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    I love the "ZOMG this isn't what it looks like!" expression on the dog's face. :guffaw:
     
  15. cooleddie74

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    Cool jellyfish pic, teacake. I've never personally seen them wash ashore right in front of me but I've seen them floating offshore and was impressed by their almost extraterrestrial eeriness.
     
  16. teacake

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    Kestra it feels like hard gelatine. If you push it it seems it might pop, but it won't because it's fairly dense. It is also smooth but not slimy like the clear ones we get here. I've seen quite a few different kinds on the shore, including common and very painful ones ( up north) but these are the most dramatic! It was amazing watching them swim.

    If you want big though you have to go to the Nomura Jellyfish which can weigh over 400lbs.. which we do not have here!

    http://life-sea.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/life-of-nomuras-jellyfish.html

    And btw it is easy to find jellyfish to eat here as well (the tentacles).. though they taste like nothing, only what they are marinated in.
     
  17. Pondwater

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    Kind of like tofu.
     
  18. teacake

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    Yeah they are like clear, chewy kinda crunchy strings. They have even less flavour than tofu, really they bring texture to the flavour of the dish.

    To continue my last day of summer pics.. (I've had at least 5 last day of summer days, the summer keeps going and going this year)..

    Saw about 8 penguins in the rocks. This was the best pic I got. These are Fairy Penguins which are have a colony of about 800 near the city. Also saw a fluffy baby one :D


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    Black Swans which are native to Australia and were wading up to anyone with food.


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    My beautiful city! The penguins were in the rocks curving mid left of the picture.


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    Had the Vegetarian Tapas platter. It was fantastic and of course sitting out over water in the sun makes everything wonderful.


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    In Vino Veritas, Melbourne is a gorgeous place. And that's a pinot gris.


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  19. Gov Kodos

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    That's a glorious set of pictures, teacake. That food looks so wonderful!
     
  20. Coloratura

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    All your other pics are awesome (cute fluffy birds!), but this looked too good not to comment upon. :drool:
    I'm going to need to reference this picture next time someone asks me whether I get bored eating "just vegetables."