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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Mamta » February 25th, 2013, 8:53 pm

I am back from my trip to India to see my mum and family. I had limited access to computer there, so did not follow up the pictures here. Here are some I took, some incorrectly identified no doubt; http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 505&type=1
I took a few of Indian street markets too, will sort them out slowly.
Nice to be back, it was so cold there without the central heating
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 25th, 2013, 10:17 pm

Sorry Mamta, nothing's showing up for me on that link. Hope you had a great time. :)
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 25th, 2013, 10:22 pm

Me neither although I do not have a facebook account

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 25th, 2013, 10:33 pm

Lovely Jane! The copper beech is wonderful!!! And your dinner looks very tasty!

Mamta, the same here. And I don't have an FB account.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Mamta » February 26th, 2013, 6:22 am

I tried posting them on my Flickr account, it has locked me out!! They are just too many to post here and I have to reduce each one's size manually. Here are a few. Hopefully, flickr will unlock me in 24 hours, then I can post a few more of birds and escenes
Red vented Bulbul, endemic to the area where I was;

Bird-red vented bulbul 2.jpg


White fronted kingfisher, again endemic to the area;
Bird-White fronted kingfisher 5.jpg


Laughing dove
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 26th, 2013, 7:16 am

uschi wrote:Lovely Jane! The copper beech is wonderful!!! And your dinner looks very tasty!

The Copper Beach was a stunner Uschi. We had a huge one in our garden as children and I've loved them ever since. :)
The dinner was delicious, even though I say it myself. (She who cooked for once). :o :oops: (OH has been going through one of his I love to cook stages). :lol:

Those are lovely birds Mamta.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 26th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Oooh, I've always wanted to see a Bülbül!!! :lol: I've only heard of them.

The kingfisher and the dove are lovely, too! The doves have got such a lovely laugh. My uncle had one called Fritzken.

Only one from me today. My kitchen window this morning.

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 26th, 2013, 9:22 pm

Just a few more from the archives, we had visitors so I didn't have time to get out, plus it wasn't good enough to go out anyway. :(
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 26th, 2013, 9:34 pm

Aah, you're making me jealous with those summery pictures! That dappled shade!!!!

The little purple geranium and the roses are sweet, too.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 27th, 2013, 7:41 am

Uschi, your window is like spring. It's lovely. Cold & wet again here this morning. :(

Just glad I've still got some summery photos to cheer us up with. :)
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 27th, 2013, 8:11 am

It's grey and cold here, too, but never mind. :D
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 27th, 2013, 9:30 am

Been a bit busy of late so just popping in to see if you are all behaving yourselves.

Great bird pictures mamta, you are making good use of the new camera

Beautiful flowers Jane lets us know that summer will be here one day,

Uschi,I do like the window shot using natural light.

Will try & dig some out of my archives later.

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 27th, 2013, 9:31 am

uschi wrote:The little purple geranium

Has since been removed from my photostream. It may go up again at some other time. No views. :(
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

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uschi wrote:The little purple geranium

Has since been removed from my photostream. It may go up again at some other time. No views. :(
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 27th, 2013, 10:33 am

Heres a bird I have not posted before, it's a Clarkes Nutcracker

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/62075431@N02/8512906668/" title="Clarkes Nutcracker by hickybank1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8512906668_16fa918036_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="Clarkes Nutcracker"></a>
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Mamta » February 27th, 2013, 2:16 pm

Heres a bird I have not posted before, it's a Clarkes Nutcracker

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Mamta » February 27th, 2013, 2:23 pm

Strange, I posted earlier about Jane's and Uschi's picture, that post doesn't seem to be here :?
More birds;
red Start? Not 100% sure
Bird-Indian red start probably 2.jpg

Magpie Robin
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 27th, 2013, 2:30 pm

Lovley birds Mamta.

Post seem to be doing odd things as one of mine has come up twice. :roll:

Just wish the weather would improve so I could actually go out. Still have a cough after having the 'flu, so don't want to risk making myself ill again. :(
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 27th, 2013, 2:34 pm

Doh dumb me lets try posting in the right format shall we.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62075431@N02/8512906668/

Mamta never seen a Magpie Robin where was that

Your other bird is not a redstart I think you will find it is a Whitethroat, a great spot I have not seen one in ages.

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Mamta » February 27th, 2013, 4:00 pm

Are you sure Terry? It doesn't look like the one in the picture in my book. Both were seen in northern India, from my brother's balcony.
Is Clarks nut cracker a British bird, I have never seen it?
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 27th, 2013, 4:23 pm

Hi Mamta,
Books can vary but as you say it was in India I could be wrong, it has the brown flash on it's wing & the reddish eye + the white throat but yes I may well be wrong.

The Clarkes Nutcracker is a native of Canada/Alaska

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Mamta » February 27th, 2013, 5:44 pm

Having looked at many whitethroats on the internet, I think you are right Terry. Its tail looked a lot longer, that was the problem. But looking more closely, it does have white throat and red eyes
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Capt_Lightning » February 27th, 2013, 6:17 pm

Stuck for something different to wear at a wedding?
This dress is made from woven STAINLESS STEEL with a silk underdress.
It's on display in the Winter Gardens in Sheffield.

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I wonder if you need a can opener to get out of it?
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 27th, 2013, 6:55 pm

That view is much better mamta, definately a Whitethroat
Thats amazing capt, there has to be a joke here somewhere but for the life of me I cannot think what :lol:
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 27th, 2013, 7:58 pm

Lovely birds, Mamta! Nothing like ours!.

Captain, that's amazing. I do necklaces knitted or crocheted from wire, but nothing like that. :lol:
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Capt_Lightning » February 27th, 2013, 8:33 pm

A bit more about the wedding dress.

This wedding dress was made by Lesley Campbell, a lecturer in Fashion Design at Sheffield Hallam University.

She made it for her daughter, Rachel, who got married in December 2012. Rachel asked for an alternative wedding dress that still retained the luxurious qualities of traditional wedding fabrics.
Lesley decided to try making the skirt in stainless steel mesh fabric. She tried at first with a thicker grade to give a richer feel, but it proved too heavy and awkward.
This final grade achieved the right balance between shape and weight. The mesh is made by a company based in Warrington, and a more common application is for cafétiere filters.
Although the fabric appears soft and delicate, it is quite difficult to work with. The rough edges can be quite sharp and Lesley frequently cut her hands whilst working on the dress.
It also creases easily, so a crinkled effect had to be built into the overall design.

The skirt and the bodice upper section are made out of the mesh. For a more comfortable feel, and to give the dress shape and volume, the underdress is made from Savoy Silk – a heavy duchess silk satin.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 27th, 2013, 9:01 pm

Great photos mamta and Capt.

More from me, the first 2 are new, others from the archives.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 27th, 2013, 11:47 pm

That's fascinating.
Metal is an interesting material to work with, but I know a bit about the problems, too. I used a steel mesh skeleton for my hat (a much, much coarser mesh, I hasten to add) and my fingers bled by the time I had finished it.

Thin wire makes great jewellery, but it breaks so easily, the pieces don't last long and one has to do them all over again.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 28th, 2013, 12:00 am

Our gym group trying to beat the winter depression.

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby Mamta » February 28th, 2013, 5:52 am

Thanks Terry.
That is so unique captain, I wonder how comfortable it was to wear! Thank you for sharing it with us all.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 28th, 2013, 6:40 am

I think I could do with that gym Uschi. :lol:

Thank you Mamta, it was rather good. :)
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 28th, 2013, 9:23 am

Uschi was it painful laying those huge Eggs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 28th, 2013, 9:36 am

We were joking that people looking in from outside might get the wrong idea. :D As you can see we are still working on the shapes. :lol:
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 28th, 2013, 6:47 pm

hickybank wrote:Our one Orchid has flowered at last

Your one Orchid is stunning Terry. :)

Only 2 from me today. First one was dinner.
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 28th, 2013, 7:07 pm

Lovely orchid studies, Hicky! I like the one with the subtle grey background best. It goes to show that one needs to snap quite a bit to see what works best.

Jane, I don't envy you. How did you manage to find a space???

Dinner looks good!
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » February 28th, 2013, 7:16 pm

I dream of a dinner like that but we have been on a diet since the beginning of the year, I have just 1 lb to lose to reach my target of shedding 20lb

The bed looks cosy Jane if only you could get in it :lol: :lol: :lol:

Glad you like the Orchid. may try shots in different light to

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uschi wrote:Jane, I don't envy you. How did you manage to find a space???

Told Bonnie to get off, she did but was back on again in a few minutes, didn't have a very good night's sleep. :(

hickybank wrote:I dream of a dinner like that but we have been on a diet since the beginning of the year, I have just 1 lb to lose to reach my target of shedding 20lb

Well done you. I don't advise you eat our dinner though. It was delicious, even though I'd thought of a healthier alternative. (Served with mashed potatoes and veg with a parsley sauce. OH's idea won hands down. :lol: :lol:
hickybank wrote:The bed looks cosy Jane if only you could get in it

Yeah, getting in is often a problem. :? Love the dog dearly, but I do wish she'd sleep on the rug. :lol:
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 28th, 2013, 8:54 pm

You should have taken a dachshund or something like that and you'd have more room in bed. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » February 28th, 2013, 9:09 pm

uschi wrote:You should have taken a dachshund or something like that and you'd have more room in bed.

Definitely more space. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby uschi » February 28th, 2013, 9:51 pm

Our neighbours had a St Bernhard's. I used his chest for a pillow when I was a kid. Smelly, though.
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » March 1st, 2013, 4:02 pm

uschi wrote:Our neighbours had a St Bernhard's. I used his chest for a pillow when I was a kid. Smelly, though.

I'd love to use Bonnie as a pillow, but she wouldn't like it. She also smell lovely. :D
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Re: Your favourite photo.s

Postby hickybank » March 1st, 2013, 6:08 pm

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Postby uschi » March 1st, 2013, 6:29 pm

Love the car! Where did you find that beauty??? Not that the water lilies are ugly. ;) ;) Gorgeous colours!
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » March 1st, 2013, 7:36 pm

The water lilies are delightful aren't they Uschi and I'd love that car. :mrgreen: :lol:

More from me, sorry digging in the archives again but the flower's back. May get out again one day. :o :? :(
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Postby uschi » March 1st, 2013, 7:51 pm

Oooh, those impatiens on the windowsill are lovely. And the avenue looks so beautiful and summery!

And yes, I wanted to say that the water lilies look great! Monet would have loved them.
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Postby hickybank » March 1st, 2013, 9:30 pm

Hi Jane left comments on flickr.

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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » March 1st, 2013, 9:43 pm

uschi wrote:Oooh, those impatiens on the windowsill are lovely. And the avenue looks so beautiful and summery!

Thank you Uschi, the avenue was lovely in the summer, don't think it would look so good now. :(
The flowers were on quite a high windowsill, so I was lucky to get the photo.
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Postby uschi » March 1st, 2013, 10:13 pm

Thanks Terry!

I think we're heading for spring now. At least I hope so.
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Postby chicken_hot_pot² » March 2nd, 2013, 6:23 pm

Managed to get out finally this afternoon, though not for long as it wasn't warm enough to hang around too long. But some new photos!!
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