First snapshots from the new camera!

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First snapshots from the new camera!

Post by MWP admin » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:23 pm

The very first photos from my new self Xmas present, a digital camera of course.

The pics quality are very good. More promising photos for next year! Also a new scanner on the way from New York.
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Merry Christmas tree, turned wild!
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Canis domesticus !! or simply our "Foxy"
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My fav pic so far!
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A Giant Arum (leaves 50cm approx)
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An unknown succulent (or cactus?!) Ornamental I think!
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Datura related plant. Exact species unknown!
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Diplotaxis tenuifolia
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:58 pm

Wow!
Nice dog btw!

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Post by jackpot » Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:56 am

Nice pictures. I can see that you shot CanonPics0.jpg before CanonPics5.jpg :lol:

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:04 pm

There was some error and the last picture was not uploaded and so here it is. Jack, I renamed the photos myself (CanonPics...). Also everyone should note a little annoyance in the uploading of a list of photo attachments.

If you upload Pics 1,2,3,4,5 they will appear on the forum as pic 5,4,3,2,1 (reversed, first one = last)


PS what's the red fluffy plant?
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A large trumpet shaped (about 12 inches) flower from a Datura-like species. Found in a front garden at Qormi.
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Post by jackpot » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:35 pm

Admini: you missed my small joke (watch the yellow flower, and then watch the plant being "attacked" by the dog)... :D

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:40 pm

LOL!! Now I got it - I did not photograph that particular plant anyway, that is the terrotiry of dogs and so I keep away for possible chance of getting contaminated by their perfume marks...

you know there a lot of wall rockets to choose from :-)
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Post by jackpot » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:15 pm

Stephen, the red monster could be Amaranthus caudatus (usually also leaves are reddish-brown) or a close relative, a cultivar etc. (they are sometimes cultivated in Maltas flowerbeds.

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:57 pm

Thanks jackpot. I was searching a bit on this plant. I have the understanding that the caudatus have rather thin drooping inflorescences.

I came across some pics of the Amaranthus hybridum and looks a bit like it. What do you say about A. hybridus ??

http://westernpawildflowers.com/images/ ... der_lg.jpg

http://www.bsis.org/images/Ruderater/Toppamarant.gif

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Amaranthus gangeticus is another alternative (probably better than A. hybridum) but do not know if this is only an ornamental cultivar (ie quite difficult to be a wild plant here in Malta)



http://membres.lycos.fr/violette/Amaranthe.html

http://www.genesisseeds.com/organicseed ... /page1.htm


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Hers i another photo of the plant I saw at Qormi including leaves, though most are destroyed by caterpillars. Lightened the shadow a bit by photoshop.
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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:09 pm

quite cool, they all bring to my mind some cute ideas!
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Post by jackpot » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:59 pm

However, it is an ornamental Amaranthus (after contact with Adminis doc, see picture no. 5) :lol:

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