Picture-A-Week 2018 - Week 28

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#1
Southern California
8,491 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Pictures taken between Monday, July 9 and Sunday, July 15.


Rules:

This isn't a contest. All photos are welcome (not just cruising).
Prizes will not be awarded.
The idea is to get folks out using their cameras for more than vacation and toddler birthdays.
Post one. Post many. Up to you.
Have fun with your camera.
Share your fun with others.
The fun is your prize and it's a good one!
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It isn't the worst day of your life. Only the worst so far. - Homer Simpson

A cruise ship is my favorite camera accessory!
#3
Sydney, Australia
3,920 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
Originally posted by Glaciers
Female Anna's Hummingbird today.

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/ser...186521/enhance
Thanks for sharing - I think they are amazing but have never seen a real one.
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"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart" - Confucius ...............
"A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are built for" - John A. Shedd

Completed cruises (links to albums underlined):

SuperStar Virgo ..... (02/2001, 02/2002, 03/2003, 04/2003, 08/2004, 06/2006, 10/2008, 02/2011)
Pacific Princess ...... (11/2002, 01/2006) ...................... SuperStar Gemini .. (08/2007)
Norwegian Dawn ...... (10/2007 - 21 nts, 11/2009 - 28 nts) .......... Celebrity Mercury .(02/2008 - 29 nts)
Sun Princess ............ (06/2008, 07/2015) .................... Dawn Princess ........ (03/2009 - 42 nts)
Norwegian Epic ....... (07/2010 - 14 nts, 08/2011) ...... Queen Mary 2 ....... (08/2010)
Norwegian Sun ........ (07/2011) ....................................... Pacific Jewel .......... (07/2012)
Celebrity Solstice .. (11/2012, 10/2013, 12/2013) .... Diamond Princess . (02/2013, 02/2014)
Radiance OTS .......... (10/2014) ..................................... Voyager OTS ......... (02/2015, 10/2015)
Explorer OTS ......... (02/2016)
Additional albums: Dawn Princess 03/2009 Pt 2 ... Dawn Princess 03/2009 Pt 3 ... Norwegian Dawn 11/2009 Pt 2 ... Norwegian Sun 07/2011 Pt 2 ...Looking forward to: .
#5
Sydney, Australia
3,920 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
Finally had a butterfly rest long enough for me to take a couple of decent shots




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"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart" - Confucius ...............
"A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are built for" - John A. Shedd

Completed cruises (links to albums underlined):

SuperStar Virgo ..... (02/2001, 02/2002, 03/2003, 04/2003, 08/2004, 06/2006, 10/2008, 02/2011)
Pacific Princess ...... (11/2002, 01/2006) ...................... SuperStar Gemini .. (08/2007)
Norwegian Dawn ...... (10/2007 - 21 nts, 11/2009 - 28 nts) .......... Celebrity Mercury .(02/2008 - 29 nts)
Sun Princess ............ (06/2008, 07/2015) .................... Dawn Princess ........ (03/2009 - 42 nts)
Norwegian Epic ....... (07/2010 - 14 nts, 08/2011) ...... Queen Mary 2 ....... (08/2010)
Norwegian Sun ........ (07/2011) ....................................... Pacific Jewel .......... (07/2012)
Celebrity Solstice .. (11/2012, 10/2013, 12/2013) .... Diamond Princess . (02/2013, 02/2014)
Radiance OTS .......... (10/2014) ..................................... Voyager OTS ......... (02/2015, 10/2015)
Explorer OTS ......... (02/2016)
Additional albums: Dawn Princess 03/2009 Pt 2 ... Dawn Princess 03/2009 Pt 3 ... Norwegian Dawn 11/2009 Pt 2 ... Norwegian Sun 07/2011 Pt 2 ...Looking forward to: .
#6
1,101 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Currently I’m “camping” in my RV at a lake in Illinois. I always enjoy watching the Herons hunting for a meal along the shoreline.


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2018 Norwegian Jade 4 day Cozumel https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2592418
2017 Norwegian Star Panama Canal full transit https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2577896
2016 Norwegian Epic E. Caribbean http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...highlight=epic
2016 Norwegian Jade W. Caribbean http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...highlight=jade
2015 Norwegian Dawn W. Caribbean
2014 Norwegian Star Panama Canal full transit http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2130707
2011 Carnival Valor W. Caribbean
2009 MS Giselle Nile River Cruise
2005 RCI Rhapsody of the Seas W. Caribbean

Future cruises:
2018 NCL Jade British Isles
2019 Holland Alaskan Cruise/Tour
2020 NCL Epic ABC cruise
#7
113,526 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Great pictures everyone.


We actually got to sit outside a couple of days this week.


Still have not been able to get any hummingbird pictures -- 2 feeders -- and the butterflies refuse to sit still.
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Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.
#8
113,526 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
We used to have bunches of day lilies -- but now they come 1 or 2 a day.

















I love the ones that are double:


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Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.
#10
VA, USA
1,713 Posts
Joined Jun 2009



I’ve seen a great blue heron in our pond four days this week. Also today is surprise visitor in the pond



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Carnival Fantasy 3/26/2000 Freeport & Nassau
Carnival Pride 4/20/2002 E. Caribbean
Carnival Glory 4/17/2004 E. Caribbean
Carnival Fascination 4/18/2005 Key West & Cozumel
Carnival Triumph 6/11/2005 Cruise To Nowhere
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas 10/29/05 W. Carib.
Carnival Victory 6/10/2006 Cruise To Nowhere
Carnival Spirit 8/9/2006 Alaska Northbound
Carnival Imagination 11/30/2006 Key West & Calica
Carnival Liberty 4/28/2007 E. Caribbean
Carnival Victory 6/9/2007 Cruise To Nowhere
RCCL Explorer of the Seas 9/23/07 Bermuda
Carnival Spirit 5/2/2008 12 Day Honolulu To Vancouver
Carnival Victory 6/7/2008 Cruise To Nowhere
Carnival Splendor 10/29/2008 16 Day Transatlantic
Carnival Pride 5/10/2009 Ex. E, Carib.
Carnival Victory 11/15/2009 S. Carib.
Carnival Dream 4/17/2010 W. Carib.
Carnival Glory 9/18/2010 Canada/New England
RCCL Oasis of the Seas 4/30/11 W. Carib.
Carnival Pride 11/6/11 Bermuda
Carnival Spirit 4/13/2012 15 Day San Diego to Hawaii round trip
Carnival Freedom 11-3-12 E. Caribbean
Carnival Breeze 4-27-13 S. Caribbean
Carnival Legend 9-13-13 12 day British Isles, Norway, France
Carnival Miracle 7-29-14 Alaska
Carnival Sunshine 11-15-14 E. Caribbean
RCCL Quantum of the Seas 2-12-15 12 day S.Caribbean
Carnival Splendor 10-23-15 Bermuda
Carnival Victory 5-5-16 Bahamas
Carnival Vista 10-11-16 10 day Europe
Carnival Legend 7-25-17 Alaska
Carnival Magic 11-4-17 E. Caribbean


#12
Southern California
8,491 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Family traditions take many forms. Our family isn't really big on traditional traditions and our Birthday Brunches with Christmas and Easter gatherings just about cover the list. I'm not sure whether the trips to Houston to watch the big Marvel movie releases qualifies as a tradition but with so few others, I’m going to call it one. The venue of choice is a former Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, now Cinema Star Grill, located a few minutes from my Son’s house. The ticket prices are half the price of our local AMC and the movie-themed food like the Porky’s Revenge pulled pork topped burger is exceptional. Did I mention the quality beers on tap? Must. Honor. Tradition.

Marvel-ous



Dave
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It isn't the worst day of your life. Only the worst so far. - Homer Simpson

A cruise ship is my favorite camera accessory!
#14
Boca Raton, Florida
2,485 Posts
Joined Sep 2004
Catching up from 3 weeks of photos finally downloaded and sorted, here are a few wildlife shots from the Florida wetlands from July 14th:

A juvenile brown thrasher, having a hot sandbath - it was brutally hot and those sands were probably well over 120 degrees - most seem to think the birds do this to get bugs out of their feathers:


A very red dragonfly doing a handstand:



A very closeup look at a juvenile little blue heron - he still had some white feathers, slowly transitioning over to the adult colors of dusky grey-blue:


A very large, probably very old, green iguana, enjoying some grass out in the sun, and showing off his big long dewlap:




A baby alligator who thought he was hiding under the shade of an overhanging pond apple tree in the mucky water - but the juveniles' little yellow stripes and colors makes them harder to hide from a curious wildlife photographer:
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#15
West Sussex, England
332 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
The Goodwood Festival of Speed was founded in 1993 by Lord March to bring motor racing back to the Goodwood estate, it started of with 10,00 odd attending, peaked at 158000 now capped at 150000 (entrance now by ticket.) It was their 25th anniversary and also the 70th anniversary of Porsche.


Porsche Roadster 365 Nr1 1948 Mark Webber(driver) (ex Formula 1)





Porsche 911 SCRS Rally



Dodge Viper



Lola-Ford T90 'Bowes Seal Fast Special'



A RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR
Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Terry’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Terry’s old record for a mile travelled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.




Dickie

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Sailed 28/03/2016 Norwegian Epic

Sailed 05/11/2015 Norwegian Spirit

Sailed 26/10/2008 Carnival Valor

Sailed 17/12/2011 NCL Jade

Sailed 08/09/2013 Celebrity Eclipse