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POTW #536 covering period 4 - 17 February 2019
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Welcome to the 536th edition of Picture of the Week (POTW), covering 4 -17th February 2019. Let's see what you have been shooting these past two weeks. Still the Valentine season, retailers are preparing for he onslaught, and florists are keeping their pockets open! Let's make it the theme for this and the next edition of POTW- Anything to do with LOVE- something or someone you Love, Romance and candlelight dinners, flowers and chocolate, romantic picnics and sunsets! Well, that will give us a few ideas. Take up the challenge and then post here!

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Starting us off again. Found this tiny newborn gecko in the lounge the other day.


Known as the Circle of Mercy at a local Catholic School


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No electricity yesterday, which allowed me to explore the gardens at work, where i found this


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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
Starting us off again. Found this tiny newborn gecko in the lounge the other day.


Known as the Circle of Mercy at a local Catholic School


Practicing some BIF


No electricity yesterday, which allowed me to explore the gardens at work, where i found this


And this


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Noel: those bug shots are incredible. On my Mac Pro, I thought that thing was on my screen--whoosh--interesting bugs down your way !
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K-S2 in A-HDR mode.....

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Fantastic bug shots Noel!
I have another winter scene, the sunrise this morning taken from my driveway. You may notice the picture is a little soft. That is because the focus was at about 10 yards - I was in such a hurry that I left the camera on manual focus that I was using for a track meet a few days earlier. I should learn to slow down.
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A photo from a recent birth I shot. It was a midwife delivery, so no delivery lights. I wish it had a bit more depth, but I had to shoot pretty wide open and push the ISO to get enough light in a dark room.
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The Big Pasture Plateau(Slovene: Velika planinais a karstified mountain plateau in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps northeast of Kamnik, Slovenia. It measures 5.8 square kilometres (2.2 square miles) and has an average elevation of 1,500 metres (4,900 feet) above sea level. , where the best preserved herdsmen settlement in Europe is located. The fastest and most common access is by cable car from Kamniska Bistrica, where parking is located. When you arrive at the top, it is possible to us a chair lift that will convey you to the Gradisce. A little further on, one can see the wonderful view of the herdsman settlement. On the other side are the high mountain peaks of Grintavec, Skuta, Brana, Ojstrica, Planjava, Lucka Baba, and Kamnik saddle. There are about 140 cottages on the plateau, all designed by the architect Vlast Kopac. Rich alpine flora and grassy slopes, Carst sinkholes, larches and pine trees create a fairytale landscape, perfect for an all-day trip.
I choose the way through the forest to Gojska planina followed by a pleasant circular path by the numerous herders' dwellings that comprise several settlement areas: Velika Planina 'Big Pasture', Mala Planina 'Little Pasture', Gojška Planina 'Gozd Pasture' (named for the village of Gozd[4]), Tiha Dolina 'Quiet Valley', and others. The Big Pasture Plateau is a tourist destination both in winter as a ski resort and in summer as a place for relaxation.

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The local church, built on a small hill above the village Kališe dating to the second half of the 15th century
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shepherds do not rest in winter
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Western jackdaw
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view nf the Kamnik Savinjan Alps(Grintavc,Skuta,Brana,Ojstrica ,Planjava...)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Merv-O Quote
Noel: those bug shots are incredible. On my Mac Pro, I thought that thing was on my screen--whoosh--interesting bugs down your way !
Thanks Merv-O- and yes we have some fantastic bugs, this particular fellow is poisonous, and usually left alone by birds and other predators. They can be found in large numbers come summer. We have a few other poisonous locusts.

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Fantastic bug shots Noel!
I have another winter scene, the sunrise this morning taken from my driveway. You may notice the picture is a little soft. That is because the focus was at about 10 yards - I was in such a hurry that I left the camera on manual focus that I was using for a track meet a few days earlier. I should learn to slow down.
See the note to Merv-O above.. Super track shot, well done!

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A photo from a recent birth I shot. It was a midwife delivery, so no delivery lights. I wish it had a bit more depth, but I had to shoot pretty wide open and push the ISO to get enough light in a dark room.
Awesome shot! Takes me back to the birth of my son, though I should mention that my respect for midwives diminished somewhat from that occasion, as she pressed a tad too hard on me son- he was blue along large swathes of his back. He survived! So did she. Seriously though, that is just a wonderful shot, makes you delight and wonder anew at the miracle of life!

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The Big Pasture Plateau(Slovene: Velika planinais a karstified mountain plateau in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps northeast of Kamnik, Slovenia. It measures 5.8 square kilometres (2.2 square miles) and has an average elevation of 1,500 metres (4,900 feet) above sea level. , where the best preserved herdsmen settlement in Europe is located. The fastest and most common access is by cable car from Kamniska Bistrica, where parking is located. When you arrive at the top, it is possible to us a chair lift that will convey you to the Gradisce. A little further on, one can see the wonderful view of the herdsman settlement. On the other side are the high mountain peaks of Grintavec, Skuta, Brana, Ojstrica, Planjava, Lucka Baba, and Kamnik saddle. There are about 140 cottages on the plateau, all designed by the architect Vlast Kopac. Rich alpine flora and grassy slopes, Carst sinkholes, larches and pine trees create a fairytale landscape, perfect for an all-day trip.
I choose the way through the forest to Gojska planina followed by a pleasant circular path by the numerous herders' dwellings that comprise several settlement areas: Velika Planina 'Big Pasture', Mala Planina 'Little Pasture', Gojška Planina 'Gozd Pasture' (named for the village of Gozd[4]), Tiha Dolina 'Quiet Valley', and others. The Big Pasture Plateau is a tourist destination both in winter as a ski resort and in summer as a place for relaxation.

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The local church, built on a small hill above the village Kališe dating to the second half of the 15th century
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shepherd's cottage
3.
trough the forest
4.
shepherds do not rest in winter
5.
Western jackdaw
6.
view nf the Kamnik Savinjan Alps(Grintavc,Skuta,Brana,Ojstrica ,Planjava...)
You are so blessed! Sound like the place I should add to my bucket list-though the chances are slim that I'll ever get there! The first shot is super! Nicely isolated still with some landscape!

Keep them coming folk, a few hours to go before I do the new POTW.
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