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09-22-2010, 07:34 PM   #121
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Thats fantastic Dale, imagination is going 'wild' with thoughts of that place coming
'alive'. Has to be a thrill for you, sincerely hope to see more.
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Rare day today. Ranging from rare to rare, all not seen since 1983. (post very large bushfires )

Firstly the landscape in the general area:







Heart-lip Spider Orchid (not rare)




Hybrid orchid first record 1983 (one plant) This is the second only sighting



Lizard Orchid (rare)



Swamp Helmet Orchid (rare, not seen since 1983)
Plant 15mm high
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I don't manage to get online for two days and look what happens...

Great new shots, Dale I really like some of yours, it's great to see some of those from around the world, this and reference books are the only way I would ever see those. I'm hoping the fall flowers here go ahead and get started, I guess we need some more rain though. My favorite spot for ducks is still mostly dry, but we should be getting a cool spell this weekend, maybe it will bring some rain too and things will be hopping around here.
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Think we have something here, heading your way Pete,nice cool canadian air
get those flowers goin.

Think what Dale is sharing is something of an opportunity and a miracle that doesnt
happen all that often. Is very,very special. Much appreciation here Dale,its real treat.

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No worries,

You guys bring us hints of a spring to come every winter here, so I appreciate the chance to offer something unusual and rare from down here. I'm fortunate to have such diversity in orchids so close by, and a job that takes me searching for the same.

I'll endeavor to get some other flower stuff soon.
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Yep, I agree. That's why I commented about seeing new and different things from there. I think it's great. Thanks again Dave, hope to see more.
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If a bee wears them for slippers, are they?

I caught this guy using these Tiny flowers as slippers or at the very least, he was using them for stepping stones.
He actually hammed it up for me!

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Love the orchids, Dale. So pretty.

I got another today, a spider plant flower. I've been waiting for these to bloom.

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That's beautiful Mar, worth the wait I bet. Like to try those with film the way they
flourese.

Jon, if they're boots, they go all the way up to the Bee's knee's LOL'n

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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
That's beautiful Mar, worth the wait I bet. Like to try those with film the way they
flourese.

Jon, if they're boots, they go all the way up to the Bee's knee's LOL'n
Yeah, but, if they were boots that went up to the "bees knees" wouldn't they be the "cats pajamas"?
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This image was the result of the office clean up! Being a scrounger by nature I watched for anything odd being thrown away. There was a bag in a bin with a badge belonging to an organisation that preceded mine by several iterations. Hauled it out and found six lovingly packed and labeled Pentax M lenses.

"They are not digital lenses." I was told.

Well they are all back in service, this was my first outing with a Pentax M 100mm macro. I'm sure it has done sterling work in the past doing just this task. There was a breeze blowing on the day, and I do not, as yet, own a plamp!

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Don't let them see the pix or they might want the lenses back. Ahh, to be so fortunate to have good glass just come my way. Got to know now, what were the other 5?
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That's just way cool, can't beat free glass. I got all my 50mm lenses with cameras I grabbed at yard sales for $5 or so usually. The 50mm A f1.4 I used for most of the shots in this thread was on a Pentax A3000 I got for $10. Just the lens made it the deal of the month...

And you got a nice picture with that one Dale, I'm sure someone would be really upset with him or herself to find out it may not be a digital lens, but will still work great with a digital Pentax, as all of mine do.

I'm also waiting on yet another one, just scored a Rokinon 75-300, f5.6 I think, $22. Now I have to wait for shipping, which always takes forever...even if it is only 5 or 6 days...Anyway the Sears 80-200 I got not long ago is doing really well, so my stable of el cheapo manual lenses is impressing me every day, but don't bother to dig through my garbage can, I promise you won't find any old "non digital" lenses there...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
Just the lens made it the deal of the month...
what ya pay on fleabay for one,takes longer than a month to amortize
Bet Dale will have plenty of help for 'chores' in future.

Found this Mon. thought it was lupine Pete spoke of, guess not. went to site that
claims to have all 193 wildflowers in state,came up empty.
flower about 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, maybe 1/4 inch diameter (in river bottom area)
helmet flower?

been using either "A"70-210/4 mac(on macro @ 70mm, below) or tam 90/2.5 mac.
have m50/1.4... am I better off using 50 for small flowers?, like its DOF especially
had both A and M for years and still like 'put'n em to work' tamys recent add.
Dale, got careless with my m100/4mac, why I have tamy, its alright, but that 100 is still
special in my heart.
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BillM - I like using my 50's for flowers, especially the binocular lens macro rig, but I've taken a few with my 135 and 80-200, and as your shot shows, longer lenses will do a nice job too.
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