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  • JacksonP, in reply to ChrisW,

    Who/what are the contents?

    It's the Northern Club.

    Although members are businessmen and women, they know that they are a part of a social club where briefcases are left closed and business talk is confined to private rooms.

    Uh huh. Disclaimer: I was taken there for lunch once. It was nice enough, but I wouldn't rush back.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Howl...

    I liken your lichen.

    Bloody full moons always bring out the 'lichen tropes'...
    ; - )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to ChrisW,

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    Grape especially

    Boston or Virginia - turning red one leaf at a time...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Howl…

    I liken your lichen.

    Bloody full moons always bring out the ‘lichen tropes’…
    ; – )

    or is that - "I saw the best minds of my generation turn to lichen..." ?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    or is that – “I saw the best minds of my generation turn to lichen…” ?

    Beats? Me?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Beats? Me?

    The The Beat(en) Generation?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • HenryB, in reply to kalypso,

    Kalypso. That's a stunning picture.

    Palmerston North • Since Sep 2008 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

    It's the Northern Club.

    Huh! I walked past it many times around 40 years ago en route from the old Britomart bus station to the university. But I don't think it had any 'ivy' cover then, certainly not so dominant - explains the sense of unplaceable familiarity I saw in your photos.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to ChrisW,

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    I don’t think it had any ‘ivy’ cover then

    here it was last (early) summer, at the peak of it's leafiness

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Inspired by Jos, I got some low cost extension tubes for the 50mm Canon. I sense a whole new world opening up.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to HenryB,

    Kalypso. That’s a stunning picture.

    ++

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to JacksonP,

    I got some low cost extension tubes for the Canon. I sense a whole new world opening up.

    That was fast! Hate to ask though, what is that middle picture, not a tapeworm?! : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Only a hint of “season of mists” and precious little “mellow fruitfulness” so far in this thread?

    So here’s some fruitfulness, but the atmosphere perhaps more competitive than mellow, as a flock of silvereyes jockey for a brief opportunity in the prime perch to pick off the next ripe fig in sequence. Ten days ago when that red-leaved creeper was showing off.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    This one looks mellow – a moment of pleasurable anticipation of the satisfaction to come?

    But too fleeting a moment – Not finished yet!

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • kalypso,

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    Enjoying his last day of Autumn sunshine. We miss him.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2010 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to JacksonP,

    got some low cost extension tubes for the 50mm Canon. I sense a whole new world opening up

    I'm looking at those; apparently filter-type macros are available too. Why choose the tubes? Anyway, I must wait: a broken mount means the lens is awaiting surgery.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

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    Cara happy: walk, warmth, and a snack of two walnuts (shelled by her helpers under the tree). It's a pedestrian snap other than the fact Cara -- a basic model fat labrador -- radiated pure happiness this morning while we gathered sweet chestnuts in the sun, the monarchs played around our heads, and the nor'west blew golden leaves like rain.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to ChrisW,

    So here’s some fruitfulness, but the atmosphere perhaps more competitive than mellow, as a flock of silvereyes jockey for a brief opportunity in the prime perch to pick off the next ripe fig in sequence. Ten days ago when that red-leaved creeper was showing off.

    The fig season was odd in Auckland -- early (six weeks ago?), short and less than fruitful. I saw figs in a shop only once, and they were dreadful little things.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Some autumny stuff

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    It's also fungus time!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hebe,

    I’m looking at those; apparently filter-type macros are available too. Why choose the tubes?

    Hi Hebe. The chap in the shop said tubes were a good way to get started, as it's much more straight forward than other options. It also allowed me to use my low cost 50mm 1.8 lens. At $190 for a set of three, the Phottix are much cheaper than the brand ones. I can get 'pretty damn close' to the subject with all three.

    Anyway, I'm new to this, so pretending I know what I'm talking about would be foolish. Will work towards a post, and maybe encourage our resident macro-master to contribute. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    A calm dawn over the river, approaching high tide this morning.

    The ducks arrive, expecting a few handfuls of maize.

    The dawn is disturbed ;-)

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    The motley crew of ducks are confused, awaiting their maize but the maize-provider is just standing there rather than approaching as usual. What’s going on?

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Nice ducks!
    These Raynox 250 add on lenses are pretty amazing, also around $200. Here's a shaky vid of how close you can come, and they are sharp as a pin. Specially with a tripod! :)

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Hip hip!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

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