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I`m always looking for interesting, stunning, unusual, or even bizarre photographs or art on the web, and over the last few months Ive found a bit of everything.

 

Found a lot of HRGiger type art, and lots of good pics on sites like rridgelys recent Cool Pics thread.

 

For a change, I thought I would post a few of my own that I took back in July last year, shortly after buying my first digital camera. I was looking after my sons two dogs at the time.

 

All of the pics were taken using the macro close up mode, and they show the detail and clarity you can get with an average Compact Digital Camera.

 

The first two are taken in his garden. Second two are something else entirely.

 

This thing jumped across the kitchen bench in front of me, and I nearly had a heart attack, I managed to catch it under a pint glass, which gives you an idea of it`s size. But apart from being scary, it`s actually stunning to look at.

 

For the nature lovers out there, I released it alive at the bottom of his garden.

 

First Picture: Second Picture: Third Picture: Fourth Picture:

 

I hope you like them, and have a look at the detail in full size, especially of the thing in the pint glass.

 

I know what it is, but don`t want to spoil the surprise. :o

:)

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Great pic,s Dennis , I still haven,t got My digital camera yet, but looking forward to it. Also Heres a site that has thousands of pic,s on it from, weird, funny, To great photography. Most probably know about it. But just in case. Cowboy

 

http://knuttz.net/

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Really nice pictures. Super detail.

 

Here is one, an insect called a Velvet Ant, actually a wingless wasp capable of delivering a very painful sting. This one was released unharmed.

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Time you got that camera Cowboy. Think of all the pictures you could have taken by now.

 

Once you start with a digital camera and your pc, you`ll be clicking all over the place. :P

 

That`s a stunning looking insect login123. Ive heard of that Velvet Ant, but not seen it close up like that.

 

Insects are the most amazing things.

 

If we hadn`t evolved to be the dominant species, it would have been insects.

:)

 

Edit: That site is new to me cowboy. Thanks

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cannot see the link in the reply, but when I click on "reply" as opposed to "add reply" it shows this link:

 

http://img267.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010684bv0.jpg, and there it is.

 

Nice picture. . .that dragonfly is watching you as closely as you are watching it. :P

 

Wonder why the link didn't show in the post? I am new to this forum business. Often lost and wandering. . .

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Login 123

 

If you put your curser on the picture the finger appears, the link is embedded in the picture. Just click on it.

 

Glad you liked it. Dragonflies are never still so I was really lucky to catch it while it was taking a breather!

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Hoping you know what this variety is as I haven't a clue, it was taken in the same wildlife garden as the dragonfly

 

 

 

It's a Gatekeeper Hazelnut.

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Hazelnut, in post number 6 and post number 10, this thread, there are references to pictures, but on my screen there is no link, no picture. Found the link by clicking on the direct reply option, then going directly to the site in another window. Great pictures, by the way. Thanks.

 

I am wondering if there is some setting I have set wrong, keeps me from seeing the originally posted link or picture? I can see the link OK in the reply I posted, and sure enough, click on it and there is the dragonfly.

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Not really sure why you can't see the pics login123, you haven't got any sort of antivirus (say norton) that add blocks or anything have you?

Or a browser setting that does?

 

Perhaps some others will drop in on this and give some more suggestions.

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One of the problems with Velvet Ants is that they are so pretty. Scarlet and black, kinda furry, not very aggressive. But if they sting. . .wow. . .The stinger is almost as long as the insect itself. Never been a victim, but have read about it.

 

I still cannot see the pictures in Hazelnut's post, but can see the other pictures, and the link I copied. No problem, checked all the forum settings, all seems OK.

 

I did, however, wonder if everyone else can see Hazelnut's link or picture?

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FF with noscript here and everyones lovely pics are showing just fine. :)

Same set up here and everything's fine. Love those macro pics. :)

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One of the problems with Velvet Ants is that they are so pretty. Scarlet and black, kinda furry, not very aggressive. But if they sting. . .wow. . .The stinger is almost as long as the insect itself. Never been a victim, but have read about it.

 

I still cannot see the pictures in Hazelnut's post, but can see the other pictures, and the link I copied. No problem, checked all the forum settings, all seems OK.

 

I did, however, wonder if everyone else can see Hazelnut's link or picture?

 

Login123 I can see the embedded images fine.

 

here is a link compilation of the pictures submitted so far:

 

DennisD:

http://xs113.xs.to/xs113/07095/Cheltenham.jpg

http://xs113.xs.to/xs113/07095/Stephens125.jpg

http://xs113.xs.to/xs113/07095/Grasshopper3.jpg

http://xs113.xs.to/xs113/07095/Grasshopper1.jpg

 

Login123:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?act=at...ost&id=1408

 

hazelnut:

http://img267.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010684bv0.jpg

http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010685mo4.jpg

 

mikeW:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/MikeB...ts/IMG_1979.jpg

 

hope that helps

fireryone

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Just noticed from your post fireryone, that the only ones login123 cannot see are mine from imageshack with embedded links.

 

Might be interesting if someone else could do a imageshack link to see if he can see it.

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Well, thanks to all of you for the concern and help. I can now see all the pictures, and the links, Hazelnut's, Cowboy357's, all of them. They are really very nice pictures. Very dramatic photo, Cowboy357, things are looking bad for the fox. :blink:

 

Don't know what changed, messed around with the IE7 settings, don't remember changing anything, tho. Now its fixed, and thank you all for helping.

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I`m always looking for interesting, stunning, unusual, or even bizarre photographs . . .

 

Thanks again for all the help. Never did find out what the problem was, went back thru internet options, and Zone firewall settings, hadn't changed a thing???

 

A note: It has been my experience that grandchildren cause digital photography to flourish, along with digital camcorders, editing software, recording hardware, purchasing newer and faster computers, faster dvd drives, and resultant poverty.

 

But, the game is certainly worth the candle. :D

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DennisD: This striking photo is from a friend of mine, hope you enjoy it. :) Taken from over 100 yards away. This is the small (56 Kb version). The large version is 1.3 meg. In it you can even see the feathers. He wanted me to say that anyone could freely use the photo in any way which promotes the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat.

 

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