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Dave's Jungle
Lens: 55-300mm Camera: K-70 Photo Location: Neighbor's Garden-Sac. ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: angkymac, 07-04-2022, 05:10 PM

An amazing guy, my neighbor!
Just short of 90 years old, now left with peripheral vision only, he somehow maintains his own yard full of flowers and rich green leaves.
It is often a riotous blast of colors, and the neighbors refer to it as, "Dave's jungle."
He used to be a superb photographer--taught me a lot some years ago.
Now brilliant blurs of color is just about all he can see, and so he has one of the most intense growths of flowers and greenery in the neighborhood.
I love it when the early morning sun comes blazing through, backlighting it, making my window glow.
My camera got some of it in this shot.
Thanks, Dave!
Angky.

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07-04-2022, 06:40 PM   #2
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Well "Dave's Jungle" really lights up with that morning sunlight. He does have pretty dense growth in his garden. I like it. You chose the best time to get the shot in all its glorious colors. Very nice. I used to have a large group of Cannas growing at the end of my driveway. They never bloomed, but reminded me of a jungle. I could imagine an elephant walking out of them.
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Wow, kudos to Dave for persevering with his "jungle".
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Wow, kudos to Dave for persevering with his "jungle".
Thank you!
I'll pass on your kudos to Dave for his "jungle"; he'll appreciate that.
Angky.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeNArk Quote
Well "Dave's Jungle" really lights up with that morning sunlight. He does have pretty dense growth in his garden. I like it. You chose the best time to get the shot in all its glorious colors. Very nice. I used to have a large group of Cannas growing at the end of my driveway. They never bloomed, but reminded me of a jungle. I could imagine an elephant walking out of them.
Well, I could very easily imagine this jungle having some kind of surprising wildlife emerging from it!
And I often wade in (carefully) with my camera. He appreciates knowing that I get some images out of it.
Angky.

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QuoteOriginally posted by angkymac Quote
An amazing guy, my neighbor!
Just short of 90 years old, now left with peripheral vision only, he somehow maintains his own yard full of flowers and rich green leaves.
It is often a riotous blast of colors, and the neighbors refer to it as, "Dave's jungle."
He used to be a superb photographer--taught me a lot some years ago.
Now brilliant blurs of color is just about all he can see, and so he has one of the most intense growths of flowers and greenery in the neighborhood.
I love it when the early morning sun comes blazing through, backlighting it, making my window glow.
My camera got some of it in this shot.
Thanks, Dave!
Angky.
Certainly looks very enticing for a plant lover and/or photographer, Angky. Pass that on to your friend Dave.
And I am sure this lo-res image does not do justice to your original pic. Flickr? Bucket?

I like the play of light and shadow on those larger leaves.
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I like a full garden with plenty of colour
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I like the shot. The rest of the "jungle" must be amazing. Please tell Dave his garden is greatly appreciated in Australia (I am the third Australian to comment).

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Certainly looks very enticing for a plant lover and/or photographer, Angky. Pass that on to your friend Dave.
And I am sure this lo-res image does not do justice to your original pic. Flickr? Bucket?

I like the play of light and shadow on those larger leaves.
Thank you much for your very kind remarks!
I will tell Dave how much his garden is appreciated.
The interplay of light really did pull my eye over there!
I do need to find some time to start posting full res images; I spend far too much time looking for good pics.
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I like a full garden with plenty of colour
Dave surely does have plenty of bright colors in his "full garden"!
That is what his whole life centers around.
Thanks for your note.
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I like the shot. The rest of the "jungle" must be amazing. Please tell Dave his garden is greatly appreciated in Australia (I am the third Australian to comment).
Yes, indeed! Three folks from Australia appreciating Dave's garden!
He will certainly respond to that news!
He might even allow me to invade his space another time!
Thanks for your note to him.
Angky.
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It's a wonderful garden! Kudos to Dave, thanks for sharing a bit of it!
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It's a wonderful garden! Kudos to Dave, thanks for sharing a bit of it!
Thank you for your note for Dave.
He really appreciated the replies he got for his "jungle"!
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This is a beautiful garden image. I am glad that Dave can still get enjoyment from seeing the colors of these beauties.
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This is a beautiful garden image. I am glad that Dave can still get enjoyment from seeing the colors of these beauties.
Thank you, Todd. I guess he has always loved growing flowers--he knows so many different ones by name.
Now he can still see the colors, and can feel his way around with a garden hose to water them.
We help him keep the weeds down.
He has been quite pleased with the response that he got from this iimage.
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