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Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
« Reply #1140 on: December 07, 2017, 04:13:22 PM »
This is supposedly the oldest picture of Abraham Lincoln in existence. If it is an actual photograph of the former president he would have been 30 years old when taken.



It's known as the "The Kaplan Daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln" and you can read about it here.


Apparently facial recognition software has confirmed this is Abe, anyway I thought it pretty cool.
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« Reply #1141 on: December 07, 2017, 04:37:54 PM »
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Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
« Reply #1142 on: December 10, 2017, 10:42:37 AM »
You’ll be needing all of those now Dave i’m guessing.
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Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
« Reply #1143 on: January 05, 2018, 11:09:02 AM »
I went with my grandparents to a small town called Gramado in the Gaucho Highlands and took a few photos:

Hortensias (Black Lack Park):











Black Lake:



Christmas tree in the middle of the main road in Gramado:

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« Reply #1144 on: January 05, 2018, 11:42:59 AM »
I like hydrangeas but, well, a town full of them?

Bit like an area near Woking where the first imported rhododendrons were cultivated and sold in the UK. Every hedge is a riot of colour for a short time, but gets a bit too much after a while. Elsewhere a stretch of newish motorway had banks with topsoil from another location - those became so vividly red with poppies it actually made driving a little hazardous in bright sunshine. (Poppies can lay dormant in undisturbed soil for 200 years or more, only to burst into bloom if the soil is disturbed - which is why the poppy is used as a symbol of war in the UK, the fields of France were covered in them after the WW1 entrenchments and artillery had stirred things up.)
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« Reply #1145 on: January 05, 2018, 12:33:10 PM »
:lol: Well, the entire town isn't full of them, and they draw in the tourists so I guess it isn't all that bad for the region...they've become an unofficial symbol of the place.

They're mostly located en route to the town along the long swirling road, in some parks and there are some isolated bunches in the residential areas.
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Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
« Reply #1147 on: January 05, 2018, 08:47:54 PM »
Lovely colours!
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« Reply #1148 on: January 06, 2018, 07:51:49 PM »

Pretty.  :tellmemore:

Isn't it? I like flower balls. Could you call them "flower balls" without it sounding weird? :notsure:

Anyway, here are some pics of Ipês, trees from the Brazilian Savannah:





I like the white ones, from afar it looks like it's sprouting cotton!



During flowering season they lose their leaves and are left with only "flower balls".

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« Reply #1149 on: January 06, 2018, 11:15:00 PM »
xSP you have posted some stunning photos. They do prompt me to want to visit Brazil.

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« Reply #1150 on: January 07, 2018, 01:41:28 AM »
xSP you have posted some stunning photos. They do prompt me to want to visit Brazil.
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Very nice, very colorful.  :tellmemore:

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« Reply #1151 on: January 07, 2018, 03:09:23 AM »
Those are beautiful photos. If you had submitted them to a "Trees" photo challenge, you would have won. I was in a local shopping mall with Lulu on my shoulder recently when a Brazilian couple stopped me to look at her, and they told me that Brazil has some very colourful indigenous parrots. They were nice people, as I am sure all Brazilians are.

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« Reply #1152 on: January 07, 2018, 06:19:19 AM »
Ooohhhh, I really love the one with the stop lights.
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Re: Photography, photos you took, photos you are in, photos you like, the lot!
« Reply #1153 on: January 08, 2018, 01:42:42 AM »
xSP you have posted some stunning photos. They do prompt me to want to visit Brazil.

Brazil is many countries in one, in my perspective. There's something for everybody!  8)
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« Reply #1154 on: January 08, 2018, 01:47:28 AM »
Those are beautiful photos. If you had submitted them to a "Trees" photo challenge, you would have won. I was in a local shopping mall with Lulu on my shoulder recently when a Brazilian couple stopped me to look at her, and they told me that Brazil has some very colourful indigenous parrots. They were nice people, as I am sure all Brazilians are.

The ipês are courtesy of google images, not my photos. I just picked what I thought were the best ones. :P

I guess the most famous indigenous parrot would be the Macaw, but yes, there are plenty others. Probably some regions are a bird watcher's dream place.
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