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by crocoite
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Storm...
Replies: 7
Views: 3487

Interesting! I think the first pic would be improved with a size cue. Hi Mike. As noted in the text, the hailstones were half an inch across. I included the second pic to indicate the severity of the storm. Spent a couple of hours this morning mopping out my garage as the run-off went straight in.
by crocoite
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Storm...
Replies: 7
Views: 3487

Storm...

Today's top temperature was around 34 degrees C (about 93 degrees F) and high humidity. We ended up with a (just finished) 4 and a half hour continuous thunderstorm with hail and torrential rain. Hailstones were a fair size - up to about half an inch as in the photo below. This one came on to the mi...
by crocoite
Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Red Pepper, Blue Sky...
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Thanks Craig!
by crocoite
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Red Pepper, Blue Sky...
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Ken Ramos wrote:You know that is a nice contrasty shot there. Like Sue mentioned the backlighting really sets off the subject. :D

An Afghanistan restaurant in Arizona, if that don't beat all! :roll:
Thanks Ken. I managed to get the sun behind it. And yes, an Afghanistan restaurant! Food was good too...
by crocoite
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Barrel Cactus...
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Ken Ramos wrote:Great shot there Steve. :D That thing has got "OUCH!" written all over it. :wink:
Thanks Ken

...and thanks Dave & Irwin. Gary has confirmed that its a Echinocactus grusonii or Golden Barrel Cactus...
by crocoite
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Painted Lady in Arizona!
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Wow Steve, I love all three of your photos from "home", but especially this butterfly. And that is a golden barrel by the way. I really enjoyed meeting you and our time together. It seems you brought the good weather with you, and we are still having it. I am looking forward to a trip to Tasmania o...
by crocoite
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Painted Lady in Arizona!
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Ken Ramos wrote:Ya got my hopes up for a moment there Steve. I once knew some "painted ladies" out that a'way. :-k Beautiful shot of the butterfly though. :D
:shock: Heh heh...thanks Ken
by crocoite
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Painted Lady in Arizona!
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

I love the butterflies. I was in Yuma, AZ last week myself and loved the weather. This is a nice full wingspread of the bf. Thanks Sue. The weather was good. I had come from Summer here in Tas so it was a nice surprise, especially as Tucson had snow a week or two before! Thanks Doug. Hope you enjoy...
by crocoite
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Barrel Cactus...
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Thanks all. Not sure of the species but was going by this website as a guide...

http://www.desertusa.com/mag99/june/pap ... actus.html
by crocoite
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Red Pepper, Blue Sky...
Replies: 7
Views: 852

beetleman wrote:Yes Steve, you are getting very creative here in this shot. The southwest is known for its spicy hot food...did you buy any?

Thanks Sue & Doug.

I had a meal in an Afghanistan restaurant Doug, but no Mexican food...
by crocoite
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Red Pepper, Blue Sky...
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Red Pepper, Blue Sky...

Also at the Westward Look hotel in Tucson, they have bunches of red peppers (or chillies?) hanging in bunches. This shot taken backlit...
by crocoite
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Barrel Cactus...
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Barrel Cactus...

Took this photo of a barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizenii ?) at the Westward Look hotel in Tucson. The views from this hotel are really nice, looking out over the Catalinas...
by crocoite
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Painted Lady in Arizona!
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Painted Lady in Arizona!

Hi all I got back to Tassie yesterday after just over a week in Tucson, Arizona. Spent half a day with Gary and got to see the hummingbirds in real life (see Gary's post - http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1674). It was really good to be able to meet up with Gary too. He lives in...
by crocoite
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Fly Hairs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

What did he do? Step on the soap, slip and fall! :shock: :lol: Yeah got to agree with Doug though, I got more hair elsewhere than on my head and the fly probably has more than all of us combined. So Steve, tell us. You haven't found any SPIDERS :shock: in the shower have you? I read once where bath...
by crocoite
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Fly Hairs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Fly Hairs...

Found a dead fly in our bath and decided to stick him under the scope...

FOV 2mm