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Natures Special Moments

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by David H, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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  3. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Sun going done across the road,hoping it would change colour which it started to,then the cloud moved.
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  5. melissa

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    There have been some lovely sunsets lately.
     
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Sunrise the morning I was a little slow,as it got to bright by the time I got my phone.
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    at the same time in the opposite direction a rainbow was forming,as the cloud wasn't complete,then it moved in
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    completing the rainbow
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    My favored for the day was what looked like cloud dancing or some showers with light reflecting of it .Not to sure what was causing what.
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    Then it was all over with the sun up
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  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Good photos Wayne
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great pictures Wayne ..... I'm up walking the dog every morning and we see the sunrise and listen to the kookaburras waking up :D ..... never got the camera with me :(
     
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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It seems to always be like that,best photo opportunity is when no camera/phone on hand.
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah Wayne, the wife refuses to have a mobile phone so it's mine she will use and while we have a digital camera which is small & fits in your pocket she never takes it .... I carry both as little as possible ;)
     
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  11. Nozza

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    Not really a special moment but a discovery.
    See sea urchins washed up on the beach reasonably often.

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    Ahh, that again, give me a moment.

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    Never thought much about them apart from they hurt to tread on when they are in the water.

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    Found a broken in half one the other day.
    Astounded that the inside looks like something manufactured out of plastic.

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    A little bit of research reveals that from the cellular level, they start with two part symmetry, then develop 5 part symmetry, as can be seen above.
    The middle bit is called Aristotles Lantern, because Aristotle though it looked like a lantern.

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    The animal walks around on tuberous legs that I think it also sucks in things smaller than it to eat.
    The waste products go out the top, which suggests living in an area with a strong current may be smart.

    Here is a broken one with the lantern missing.

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    The Japanese eat them with wasabi, the Sicilians with lemon and olive oil.
    Amazed something so small and inconsequential can be so beautiful and complex.
    Google for more info you don't already know too much about sea urchins.

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  12. oldman

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    Nature truly is amazing, if you take the time to look beyond the immediate.....
    Like bluebottles....who’d have thought that they are actually 3 separate organisms in a symbiotic relationship.
    ...and half a colony has its float oriented differently so that they sail across the wind and do not wash ashore with the rest....
    Just fascinating.......
    Love ya pics.
    Cheers,
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    Thank you Nozza that was an education, in all of the years that I have been on and around the rivers and beaches I never thought to look at the life of a beautiful little shell or find out more about the creature that lived within it.
     
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    Just showed that to my little Gracie (nature lover would be an understatement) and we both learnt something new. Cool, thanks Nozza. :cool::)
     
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    We have planted and still continue to plant as many native shrubs and trees around our home to encourage native wildlife. We are seeing so many beautiful and wonderful things emerge including this little native ‘Cuckoo bee’ and ‘Blue Banded bee‘. :) 6193EC7C-7D15-4FE2-9963-3CA9258F9D8E.jpeg 50AA6A52-55DE-45E7-B75F-6054E8E1093F.jpeg
     
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    Love native bees
     
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  17. David H

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    Wow Ninga:D. Great capture:cool:. Thanks for the input.
    Cheers
     
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  18. chris taylor

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    I would have thought that every time one discovers something new or unusual it would be a special moment. Special moments are not just for kids you know.:)
     
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  19. TeeBee

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    I've never seen those before and didn't know that they existed! Learn something every day... Thanks @Ninga :)
     
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  20. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We also have native bees that visit....and visit the same plants as my honey bees.
    There's no apparent friction and I think it's a case of first in first served, when it comes to pollen.....;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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