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Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire
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"After all, I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
~ L.M. Montgomery~
Posted for Macro Monday Theme - Redux: Handmade
This is a sterling silver and pearl necklace I made in my jewelry making days.
I love pearls more than diamonds. They're just more beautiful to me. =)
John M. Dibbs photo
This is P-40B 41-13297, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Well, I suppose I should say that they started with 41-13297 and wound up with this. I really don't know how much of it is actually '297', how much of it is from a couple other original airframes and how much is totally new. From what I've heard there's quite a bit of new construction in this bird, and some folks have even used the term 'new build'.
In the end, I don't really care if it is a 'new build' or not... or 50%, or 75% or whatever. As a P-40 nut I'd like to find out for sure exactly how much is original and how much is new, but all that truly matters to me personally is the fact that there is now another Curtiss P-40 flying. And this example is one of only two early models which are currently airworthy.
She's headed over to England to become part of The Fighter Collection at Duxford, but I hope that someday she'll come back to the USA to stay. And it would be super groovy to see her in the skies over her native Buffalo once again...
Fade to Black...
Oriental Pearl Tower Detail
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This is from a Focus shoot up on Central Coast a few weeks ago. The low tide was perfect for this shot as the rocks were exposed but some decent waves meant that the water flowed quite far up the beach. For a few minutes, the skies lit up.
Pearl Beach is located on the southern side of Gosford, and is close to Umina Beach. In the distance is Palm Beach the northern end of the Sydney northern beaches peninsular.
The first butterfly walk of the year and it ended up being much longer than anticipated owing to a path being closed. It was worthwhile as we saw several beautiful pearl bordered fritillaries.
Studio 26 quality of light assignment. The light kept changing this afternoon, from bright sun, to cloudy sun, to overcast. These butterflies perch low to the ground and they are often obscured by grass. When I took this one it was overcast so I added on camera flash (TTL, flash exp compensation -1.00) to give a little boost. Karen P, if that's not allowed for this assignment, I'll take it out of my set.
Barclay cannot contain his excitement over seeing the miracle of Christmas. Barclay and Pearl (and me) wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I made this with a photoshop program I have. Many layers are on here.
"Ci sono tanti mondi differenti,
tanti soli diversi.
E viviamo in mondi diversi,
anche se ne abbiamo soltanto uno."
Some new pearls for me to play with :-)
Uploaded for 2015 one photo each day.
Canon 5D MarkIII
Canon 17-40 F4L USM
ISO 400 | 17mm | F8 | 2 sec
Lee Filter 1.2 Soft
Pearl Beach a beautiful location along the Central Coast of NSW.
Caught up with the Focus Flickr Group this morning www.flickr.com/groups/northernbeachesnsw/
great to catch up Sasha / Sean / Trent.
Pearl-spotted Owl or Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) is an owl, which breeds in Africa, south of the Sahara. Pearl-spotted Owlet is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland and savannah. It nests in a hole in a tree, such as a disused barbet nest, laying 2-4 eggs. The Pearl-spotted Owlet is small and stocky, with a longish tail. The upperparts are rich brown, heavily spotted with white. The under parts are white, streaked with brown. The facial disc is white and the eyes are yellow. There are two eyespots on the nape. Sexes are similar, but young birds are paler with a shorter tail. The flight is deeply undulating. Often hunts by day, and can be readily located by the small birds that mob it while it is perched in a tree. It hunts a variety of small prey.
The Prima Pearl Apartment building under construction is the newest addition to Southgate,Melbourne.
Swanky Pearl District melts into the industry on the water. Portland Oregon
inspired by Ilse and her lovely pearls
because I can never take only one photo
I gasp as I saw this beautiful yellow and pink pearl on the horizon!!
This tiny owl is a mere 7 inches tall and is more active during the day than any other owl in Africa. They are native to the open savannahs and semi-open woodlands of Africa south of the Sahara, Senegal and Gambia, east to Chad and the Central African Republic. They prey on Rodents, Beetles, Frogs, Crickets, and small Birds. Pearl-spotted owlets do not "hoot" like other types of owls. Instead they make a series of soft, short, high-pitched whistles. The favored nest is an abandoned woodpecker nest-hole where it lays 2-4 eggs.
For more information on the National Aviary and how you can help support this great oasis for birds please visit www.aviary.org
From my 1-17-2009 trip to the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA.