DECEMBER THEME: "At this time of year"

Forums Monthly Theme DECEMBER THEME: "At this time of year"

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  • #8342
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    Ian McNab
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    Thanks, Ken. Sorry I missed you at the market – we could have photographed each other! 😉

     

    #8399
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    Anonymous

    I went out this evening just after the rain to capture these of Crewe Municipal Hall. Had Crewe illuminations in both Crewe Guardian and the Chronicle this week.

    #8400
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    Anonymous

    #8401
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    Anonymous

    #8402
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    Ian McNab
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    Very nice set, Ken – you manage to make Crewe look magical!

    #8403
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    wbaxter
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    Christmas lights in Nantwich taken with X-T1

    Nantwich 11-12-14 D5 +X-T1-8

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    #8405
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    Mervin Heywood
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    I had a wander around Tegg’s Nose Country Park yesterday, it was bloody freezing … not to mention windy and damp!

    Winter’s Fruit

    #8406
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    Ian McNab
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    And a slumbering ladybird! Nice!

    #8407
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Ian >>> The ladybird was a complete fluke, I didn’t notice until I got the photo up on my computer monitor … result 🙂

    #8408
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    Mervin Heywood
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    Okay, I’m taking a bit of a liberty with the theme … but it was taken at this time of year!

    A Winter Tryst?

    #8409
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    Anonymous

    Its OK—Thought evoke this time of year. The ladybird and a raspberry ready for picking in mid-December–amazing—in my front garden I have a flowering strawberry with fruit on–and yards away I have snow-drops blooming.(the ladybird–put it in Nature)

    #8411
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    meg cumming
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    Two really different shots Mervin. The Ladybird really good to see that, I’d have missed that as well.

    #8412
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    ajroyle
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    Lots of good contributions. The variety is interesting too. Mervin’s dying fruits and sneaky ladybird are a real depiction of the natural season while the decorations are something else. I often shoot the end of the year in the garden, but I haven’t done anything this month, yet! I like the way you have taken the ribbon Mervin, by including the path and so on you’ve communicated the isolation, the casual way you encountered it. Shot straight on with the ribbon sharp and the background blurred would have got you competition Brownie points but you’ve communicated something more.

    #8413
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    Mervin Heywood
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    I thought that Ladybirds died in the winter but apparently they hibernate, sometimes in large groups all huddled together. You learn something new every day.

    #8414
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    Anonymous

    Not at all your mis-understanding Mervin—its the lack of in depth education over the last 40 years–subjects just are not taught. From my wartime infant education one would deduce that should they all die in winter the insects would become extinct . No ladybirds—coccinellidae go into DIAPAUSE–as you rightly say they gather in groups and seek higher elevations. The one you have photographed looks like the seven spotted most euro common species.It is thought the name originates from early paintings of Our Lady wrapped in a red cloak with the seven spots Seven spots of Joy and Seven spots of Sorrow.German–I think–Marienicafer—Mary Beetle. There is the Harliquin ladybird which is a threat to the common species. Mervin your photo fits this months subject well—this time of year the ladybird in diapause.(going into diapause enables them arouse early in spring).

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