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    Weekly Photo Challenge - Animals

    By popular demand, here you go. This can be your pet or ANY animal!
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    Amazon turtles - they love lying on semi-submerged branches like this, sometimes in much longer lines of five or more, each on the on in front's back.



    Unfortunately they're endangered because of gold mining on the beaches where they nest and because people take their eggs.

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    Right, some info:

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    Unfortunately I broke it last year and haven't got the money to get a proper camera (I want to get an SLR this time).

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    Nice Raffles, we have the same type of turtles here. You are right, they look like rows of necklaces sometimes, piled in lines.
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    Today Noon

    A Cuban Brown Anole, they are here by the millions, when you step out of the door you always have to watch where you walk. This one is agitated, the dewlap shooting out of the fold under his chin. Only the males have a dewlap, they shout at each other with them, get into life and death fights often over territory and what else: females. Sometimes one can find the tiny eggs in a flower pot.

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    A Tree Frog after a swim in my birdbath. They rarely go into water, but we have very dry weather now. Mostly they hunt at night, sitting on our windowpanes and presenting their flattened bellies to us. They croak in unison and can get very loud, but they consume a huge amount of bugs.

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    This is possibly the coolest dog I've ever seen, even if it's a terrible photo! Was taken at Crufts (the creme de la creme of English dog shows) in 2006.

    And this is a horse mid jump at the Bramham horse trials last Summer. Those fences are seriously large!
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    Cool moose..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigalreturns View Post

    This is possibly the coolest dog I've ever seen, even if it's a terrible photo! Was
    I was just about to ask what kind of sheep that was, when I read that it was actually a dog
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    Datura, nice photo of the Cuban Brown Anole!

    I made this Koala photo in Brisbane - Australia in 2003.

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    Not exactly award-winning shots by any stretch of the imagination, but I like how the colours came out.





    These are two stray cats that just wandered into my yard a few minutes ago.

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    Well heres a pic of my dog on the beach eating soem driftwood. Very poor compositions but not too bad.


    Furthermore, heres a pic of a seagull standing on one of the Jetty lights at Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island.


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    oh no, my favorite subject.

    These are my ying-yang kitties.


    And then a couple of close-ups.



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    There isn't a great level of detail in the animal in this picture. It was taken with an ordinary camera, nothing fancy


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    Talking Yay! Kitty Pic Time!

    This is my baby, Grayson Earl. He's just over 2 years old and weighs AT LEAST 20 pounds. We hope he has stopped growing. This is one of his favorite morning perches. It's a ledge on our 2nd floor. To your left is the stairs, to your right is the hallway.



    Here's another one, a close up of his face. I used my 50 mm Macro lens and was less than a foot from his face! Hard to believe he let the camera that close - but he knows what it's for!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthm View Post
    oh no, my favorite subject.

    These are my ying-yang kitties.


    That's a great pic - love that pose.

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    Shyflower, are those your pets?

    I was very happy when I took this picture, but I realised afterwards that the camera's lens was filthy and resulted in lots of blotches all over the image, and many others from a brilliant weekend that yielded lots of beautiful pictures, but covered in blotches. I was so annoyed.

    Anyway, I had a go at cleaning this one up and I think it came out all right. I used the rubber stamp tool (aka clone tool in PS) mostly and then I played about with levels, increased the contrast a wee bit and reduced the lightness a little. Added a frame too. Taken with Canon PowerShot S400, 1/400 s, F/13, 22mm focal length.



    Oh yeah, in Australia, swans are black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    Shyflower, are those your pets?

    I was very happy when I took this picture, but I realised afterwards that the camera's lens was filthy and resulted in lots of blotches all over the image, and many others from a brilliant weekend that yielded lots of beautiful pictures, but covered in blotches. I was so annoyed.

    Anyway, I had a go at cleaning this one up and I think it came out all right. I used the rubber stamp tool (aka clone tool in PS) mostly and then I played about with levels, increased the contrast a wee bit and reduced the lightness a little. Added a frame too. Taken with Canon PowerShot S400, 1/400 s, F/13, 22mm focal length.

    Oh yeah, in Australia, swans are black.
    It's a great shot!

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    Raffles... that's nice. Real opportunistic.

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    Raffles has a great eye. Very good.

    I like all the pet stuff as well, it shows how much the owners really love them.

    Shyflower, is this a pet of yours? That eye is unreal…so real
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    Beautiful picture Raffles!(Both are good, but I like the swans one best. )

    The snakes pictured are not pets. We breed pythons and boas for sale. We acquired a woma pair through a trade and bred them, that's why "Mom Woma" had the egg. I think it really shows that snakes can be docile as well as aggressive. The picture of the reticulated python shows the beautiful luminescence and contrast found in large snakes like pythons and boas.

    Most of our "pets" aren't "pettable" We have a green tree python, a tarantula, a White's tree frog, a Pac Man frog, a Rhino/Cayman cross Iguana, an African Leopard Tortoise , two Sulcatas (African Spurred Tortoises), a Reef Aquarium (home to a Maroon clown, a cleaner shrimp, two peppermint shrimp and assorted crabs and snails), an African Malawi Cichlid Aquarium (we have had 4 babies from two hatches!), and a Green Cheeked Conure (who is pettable according to his mood ) .

    Ed and I are quite outnumbered.
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    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
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    My gosh, you have a lively household Linda.

    I love snakes as well, would never have them as a pet though. We have some nice snakes here in the wild, my favorite is the little Ringneck Snake. It is barely 12 inches long and can get a little longer, mostly shorter though, has a black top, a creamy yellow belly that turns into a vivid orange towards the tail. The orange ring around its neck obviously gives it its name. When you pick it up it curls around a finger.
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    Wow, that is pretty varied. No poodles then?

    I've read that in Florida there's a big problem with idiots who start off with baby pythons and then don't know what to do with them when they get too big and just dump them in the Everglades, where they are very much at home. They've been breeding and apparently they are causing widespread havoc there.

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    I can't compete with Raffles' swan photo, but I quite like this one from Sefton Park, an innercity park in Liverpool.
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    Raffles -- Yes indeed they have become a major problem. Not only those huge snakes, but large lizards, spiders, critters of all varieties. They have started eradication programs, but you can not find them all of course. And the Glades are very wild and not easy to search around in. It was always somewhat dangerous in those swamps, alligators and snakes, but now… I would not go into this area any longer, even though it is really beautiful in the swamps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigalreturns View Post
    I can't compete with Raffles' swan photo, but I quite like this one from Sefton Park, an innercity park in Liverpool.
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    The reflection is so pretty with the rings of the water cutting through…
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