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  • Nora Leggs, in reply to David Hood,

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    ... and lovely examples of the David Hood effect there : ) Here's what happens to the David Hood effect in Auckland.....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    A few more late springs

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Nora, heh. The David Hood effect woul be- set the camera to minimum ISO minimum, minimum F stop, and adjust the shutter speed to match light levels (that was tricky here this lunchtime, my camera only goes to 1/1600 of a second and it was pretty bright). Zoom to x12 (mainly because that is the maximum optical zoom on my camera) and stand a metre and a half to two metres away.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    All from Dunedin Botanic Gardens

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Developing a mild obsession with these three dahlias. Seem almost too perfect.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Developing a mild obsession with these three dahlias. Seem almost too perfect.

    Know that feeling!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Fireworks!


    I have dark potatoes, fresh out of the soil, had to be quite careful, they were hard to spot. Then after a wash, revealing their true colours. The boiling water for the small ones turns blue. They all come from a thing that was on a windowsill for months, it grew great growths.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jos,

    They all come from a thing that was on a windowsill for months, it grew great growths

    Soon we'll be overrun with these aliens!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    One from today

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Life imitating art, or….

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

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    I have dark potatoes, fresh out of the soil

    Beauties! You seem to have great light down there in your garden too ; )

    Courgette love.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Sad lilly David.

    Nora, vegetables don't get any better! And I love your tender vines.

    This seems more Autumney, birch leaves and seeds on the back steps...

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Still a few spring like blooms around here

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Jos,

    This seems more Autumney, birch leaves and seeds on the back steps…

    Silver birches are the talk of the town down here...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Quick pick :P

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Nice tomatoes - here's some flowering fennel.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    My wife got this all ready in a jar with water at the supermarket. She was a bit disappointed when the flowers came out pink, she prefers purple, but she’s been excited to watch the flowers slowly opening.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    And in B&W, too.

    ...and besides, I couldn't leave this thread sitting on 666 responses, could I? That might've led to something devilish appearing.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    From the weekend

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to David Hood,

    Like the waterlily through the stalkies : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    And glad to see you are branching out to floratography!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Big Tom

    Lilly bits

    Bean there

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    A bowl we put the odd dry thing into

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    branching out to floratography!

    Well, I’ve dabbled, and posted one or two less unsuccessful dabblings hereabouts, but considering the season that’s about the only thing flowering up this way right now.

    And considering how incongruous a sight this photo is – passed it today, and it still trips me out – I’m not sure how much we’ll see flowering as the weather warms. Explanation: Beijing hasn’t had any precipitation since early November, at least. Well, there was one day earlier this month when we had a few microscopic snowflakes floating about – big enough you could feel them hit your face, but only just, and one or two you could actually see, enough that there was a rather breathless post to Weibo to the effect of “Snowflakes sighted at Chaoyang weather station!!!!!”, and I did see photos of a tiny bit of snow on the ground out in Yanqing, but last week or the week before I saw a headline in the newspaper saying “Zero precipitation for 92 days”. December was completely dry and I don’t recall any kind of rain or snow in November.

    ETA: Further explanation. The "snow" in that photo is, so far as I can tell, ice scraped out of the freezers of the supermarket whose end wall you can see in the top of the shot - it fell, yes, but from buckets or basins or tubs, not from clouds.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    Flags up for Spring Festival/Chinese New Year. Happy New Year!

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

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