Nature Unlimited, 27 April, 2018

Discussion in 'Nature' started by JRCrowe, Apr 27, 2018.

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  1. This is the additional weekly image thread for the Nature Forum. While images posted to this thread should still be nature in theme, it may contain a small amount of human-made objects and therefore less restricted than the Monday in Nature threads. Please see this discussion for more details: Alternative weekly thread in Nature forum

    Each participant please post no more than just one image per weekly thread.
    Car versus bird unfortunately.
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  2. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Sharing the balcony
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  3. A Great Horned Owl has nested for 9-consecutive years in same planter at Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. The owlets are now 7-weeks old and the oldest one fledged last night. Nature Unlimited 4-27-2018.jpg
     
  4. Urban Wildlife
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  5. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Lesser goldfinch

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  6. ostrich 0002nat Detrás Cabeza Avestruz Oídos Pelos-NAFS70-300VR.jpg
     
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  7. Waiting for their share of the catch of the day. Puerto de Punta del Este, Uruguay

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  8. One chilly morning I found this little fellow curled up on the sunny side of my house. The form is almost identical to the knot called, monkeys fist. DSC_3752.jpg
    Link > Monkey's fist - Wikipedia
     
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  9. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Nice snake shot, but not Monkey's Fist - slight similarity to stage 2 of building the knot. Monkey's Fist is a spherical knot frequently used in olden days to make a weapon called a slung shot. Effective enough to still be specifically banned in various locations.
     
  10. True Sandy, not quite a monkey's fist. I should have found my copy of Ashley's Book of Knots for him, or was it her? Would probably have had to grow a bit of length also. ;

    As Indy Jones would say, "why does it always have to be snakes"!
    For another of my snake encounters check the Leica and rangefinder weekly thread. Missed a shot worthy of MIN, but survived.
     
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