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POTW #595 - Covering Period 27 April through 10 May
Posted By: nosliwmit, 05-04-2020, 06:28 PM

Well, we managed to skip a week...

Welcome to the 595th edition of Picture of the Week (POTW), covering period 27 April through 10 May 2020. Let's see what you have been shooting these past two weeks. POTW is a great spot to show off six or fewer shots you take or are editing within the thread's date range. In other words, you can post your shots from this week AND last 2 weeks.

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---------- Post added 05-04-20 at 08:33 PM ----------

Here's my contribution for the week...

On the island of Cheung Chau:


Fishermen off Lantau Island:


Unidentified beetle on a fence near my house:


Green lacewing eggs (I think). They're really tiny and evidently they have to be separated or the young will eat each other!:


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05-05-2020, 12:10 PM - 2 Likes   #2
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Nosliwmit- I'm voting you the most terrible Forumite feeding the wunderlust like this. Not that I can do that- the Rates of Exchange between our South African Rand and the $, € and has gone through the roof and I will need a lot more moolah for any travelling. Not one can do it with all the restrictions on international travel these days. In any event, just love that Fishermen shot! I'm not holding anything against you, for now at any rate. I'll just contribute.
The moon has been unusually bright of late


I'm trying to avoid ending up like this


This large Moth came into the kitchen as I was cooking Thai Green Curry.


Lots of these fellows in the garden at the moment, to feed on some plant leaves


And also these fellows


Bridge over a small canal not too far from where I live.


And my favorite medium- macro
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After two months of lockdown, here's what I've got:
1. Gashed tire--on top of everything else
2 Selfie with mask and lack of haircut
3. Shoe pile violating the proximity rules
4. Keeping the pantry stocked with essentials
5. Howard; probably the only member of our family happy to be quarantined.
I wish everyone god speed and safety. Nosilwitt thanks for posting some excellent photos, Noel: as usual your macro work is tremendous....I'll bring up the rear with my boring lockdown pics....Cheers.
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Thanks Nosliwmit for hosting.

I hope everyone who posts in POTW is doing well.

I have been absent from POTW for quite awhile. I am pleased to return with some of the photos I captured when a hawk visited our backyard. We did not see it bathing in the standing water or going after prey. The hawk was standing in this spot when we returned home from a walk, and that's where it remained until it flew away. This is only the second time we have seen a hawk in our backyard during the almost 41 years we have lived in this house in Midland, Michigan.

I used an RMC Tokina 500mm mirror lens on a monopod-mounted Pentax K-S2. I shot through the glass of a sliding door.

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
I'm trying to avoid ending up like this
With the same goal in mind


Short walks around the block




and from bike rides and walks in the woods




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After moving I'm starting to catch up and get things organized, nd have had a little time to walk about the yard and a little farther. There is a pond across the street and a woods in the back so all of these were taken within 100 yards of the house.

As I walked around to the front of the house form the back yard I saw this Midland Painted Turtle on the road in front of the house. I went out and made sure the turtle got safely across. I've heard you should never take them back in the opposite direction that they are going, because they will just turn around and continue. This turtle may have been leaving the pond because of the water conditions or food supply. This is a good sized painted turtle:


Just a bit before I saw the turtle, I was working in the backyard and heard a couple of hawks, they were flying around, I went in to get the camera, came back out, thought I missed them, but then they flew back again, now there were four of them. I identified them as broad-winged hawks, and I did not know they were migratory, which explains why they were together:


I've seen a couple of common buckeyes the last few days:


Brown Thrasher:


America Green Tree Frog on the front porch:


My first ever sighting of Broadhead Skinks, a male and a female basking in the sunshine at the edge of the woods:
male:


female:

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Thanks everyone for a fantastic POTW! I'll try to get the next one started shortly.


QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
I'll just contribute.The moon has been unusually bright of late
Fabulous moon shot! And I love your flower photo too. The moon was amazing in Hong Kong this weekend. Huge and orange..

QuoteOriginally posted by Merv-O Quote
After two months of lockdown, here's what I've got
The tire hurts to look at! What on earth did that kind of damage? Howard's a good-looking dude!

QuoteOriginally posted by smf Quote
This is only the second time we have seen a hawk in our backyard
Very nice! Looks like maybe a young one... I hope you see a third soon!

QuoteOriginally posted by aaacb Quote
Short walks around the block
Some definite signs of spring there!

QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
all of these were taken within 100 yards of the house
Looks like you'll have a lot of nice wildlife photos! I got some photos of a tree frog a few nights ago that I may post on the next POTW...
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QuoteOriginally posted by nosliwmit Quote
The tire hurts to look at! What on earth did that kind of damage? Howard's a good-looking dude!
The tire was a result of a deep rut struck at night (my car has run flats so the outer rubber did not crush the inner Kevlar sidewall)....and yes, Howard is the man. Thank you for the comments and for hosting.

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