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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #220 on: August 26, 2017, 08:31:00 pm »

"zenactly" !
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #221 on: August 26, 2017, 10:58:38 pm »

Nihil nove sub sole... except my foot and me being bored.

Glad you were bored, then :-)
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« Reply #222 on: August 26, 2017, 11:19:06 pm »

My favorite local nature park has adopted a more hands-off approach over the past decade, which has led to less manicured trails and IMO a better overall vibe. But this has also resulted in mildly comedic sights as in the attached pic: the park bench equivalent of a "room without a view."  :)

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Re: Without Prejudice
« Reply #223 on: August 27, 2017, 11:04:29 pm »

"Look closely," as my dad often urged. From this afternoon's walk on the aptly named Deer Run Trail.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #224 on: August 28, 2017, 04:20:50 am »

My favorite local nature park has adopted a more hands-off approach over the past decade, which has led to less manicured trails and IMO a better overall vibe.

Yes, they also apply this approach to forrestmanagement here which results in a more natural vibe indeed. Leaving dead trees and branches saw the return of small animals which in turn gets more bird of prey etc. Although to be honest i also can't get myself away from the impression that it is additionally a matter of budget or lack thereof.


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Rob C

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« Reply #225 on: August 28, 2017, 04:57:42 am »

Yes, they also apply this approach to forrestmanagement here which results in a more natural vibe indeed. Leaving dead trees and branches saw the return of small animals which in turn gets more bird of prey etc. Although to be honest i also can't get myself away from the impression that it is additionally a matter of budget or lack thereof.



That's what living to the soundtrack of noisy politicians forces you to understand.

I would have loved to have led a more innocent life too, where my tooth fairy always wore a blue tutu, and Mr and Mrs Leica-Hasselblad brought me a brand new toy with which to start each new year; where my garage contained a '59 Coupe de Ville and a 300SL with gull-wings, and a pretty little Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint sat awating my wife and me at the front door.

Oh - an afterthough: good health accompanied us both forever! (I love putting the most important last - a sort of imagined poetic justice, in a perverted sense of same).

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« Reply #226 on: August 28, 2017, 07:01:06 am »

Oh - an afterthough: good health accompanied us both forever! (I love putting the most important last - a sort of imagined poetic justice, in a perverted sense of same).

Gotta love the irony...
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« Reply #227 on: August 28, 2017, 07:11:42 am »

One from last sunday ... tried something light.

Very appealing.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #228 on: August 28, 2017, 09:49:48 am »

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #229 on: August 28, 2017, 11:24:49 am »

Spotted in Heptonstall, UK on Sunday afternoon.
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« Reply #230 on: August 28, 2017, 11:57:12 am »

Spotted in Heptonstall, UK on Sunday afternoon.

Yes!  :D :D :D Well seen and captured.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #231 on: August 28, 2017, 12:20:35 pm »

You see how important great DOF? My standard f2 would have failed miserably. Only Photoshop could have saved the day. Maybe St Ansel knew best after all.

Good seeing, but what in blazes were you doing on that side of La Manche? I'd thought you trained by now to enjoy great cuisine!

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« Reply #232 on: August 28, 2017, 04:36:43 pm »

Spotted in Heptonstall, UK on Sunday afternoon.

Hah, the "Defender" looks like Thomas the Tank Engine. Another sheep in wolves' clothing?

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« Reply #233 on: August 28, 2017, 04:58:20 pm »

Although to be honest i also can't get myself away from the impression that it is additionally a matter of budget or lack thereof.

I imagine that's often the case. This particular park is privately owned, though mostly publicly funded (to get in you have to pay a per-day entrance fee or buy a yearly pass), and is well staffed with a thought-out maintenance plan. The move to the current approach began in the early 2000s after the negative effects of the previous approach started compounding. Way too many deer, predator bird species scared off by too-close-to-nesting-areas human access, too many (invasive) carp in the water at the expense of other fish, not enough ground cover for reptiles and smaller mammals. It's noticeably better now, though there are still issues to be dealt with.

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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #234 on: August 29, 2017, 04:57:48 am »

Something I happened to notice...
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #235 on: August 29, 2017, 08:30:59 am »

Something I happened to notice...

Nice lion… probably the owner!
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« Reply #236 on: August 29, 2017, 09:34:46 am »

Signs of autumn:
Vaccinium myrtillus L. at Läch (Lake) de la Basa, Pedruna Valley, Western Grosina Valley;
Luzula alpinopilosa (Chaix) Breistr. at Läch Turchin, Eastern Grosina Valley.
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #237 on: August 29, 2017, 11:05:23 am »

Signs of autumn:

Nice shots but autumn comes too soon…
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« Reply #238 on: August 30, 2017, 06:20:42 am »

Nice lion… probably the owner!

It was taken in Lyon :)
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Re: Without Prejudice 3
« Reply #239 on: August 30, 2017, 05:15:31 pm »

Some stuff I saw during this afternoon's trail walk.

-Dave-
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