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montalk wrote:

Got some pics and videos of a mantid being...

Cool.  He doesn't seem to be in too much of a hurry to do much of anything, does he?

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Hehheheh
I saw the video.
He is an alien probe to spy on you lol lol lol

Funny that they are the super predator, but all whom I found were
calm absolute not aggressive, at least not at me tongue

Bye, Pictus

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yea, that is sure a neat little being.

"The unknown does not incite fear, but dependence on the known does." - J. Krishnamurti

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oceanchild wrote:

Vis, that was so good (the music 2) !

smiles are so infectuous ... big_smile hope your friend was smilin 2 after that

i been wanting to share this pic for a while but couldn't find it - and just now i found it - it came in a forwarded email:

http://img326.imageshack.us/img326/631/ … ild4oi.jpg

That's probably the most incredible photo I've seen.

" Then it was, then again it will be. And though the course may change sometimes rivers always reach the sea." Robert Plant

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I so love those praying mantis photos!!  ^^^^^  The video is great too.   smile


Found this interesting slideshow on Yahoo regarding some supposedly really rare nacreous clouds that appeared over Antarctica:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/ … NlYwN0bXA-

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20060801/capt.sge.asb34.010806094837.photo00.photo.default-512x341.jpg?x=380&y=253&sig=nJ3GrJBuwfR1KdK26O4cXQ--


article wrote:

HOBART, Australia - Some of the coldest temperatures on Earth brought a rare cloud formation to the skies over Antarctica, scientists said Tuesday.

Meteorological officer Renae Baker captured spectacular images of the nacreous clouds, also known as polar stratospheric clouds, last week at Australia's Mawson station in Antarctica.

The clouds only occur at high polar latitudes in winter, requiring temperatures less than minus 176 degrees Fahrenheit. A weather balloon measured temperatures at minus 189 degrees Fahrenheit on the day the photos were taken.

Resembling airborne mother-of-pearl shells, the clouds are produced when fading light at sunset passes through water-ice crystals blown along a strong jet of stratospheric air more than six miles above the ground.

"Amazingly, the winds at this height were blowing at nearly 230 kilometers (143 miles) per hour," Baker said on the Australian government's Antarctic Division's Web site.

Australian Antarctic Division atmospheric scientist Andrew Klekociuk said the clouds are seldom seen, but are occasionally produced by air passing over polar mountains.

"You have to be in the right part of the world in winter, and have the sun just below your horizon to see them," he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060801/ap_ … a_clouds_4

189 degrees below zero?!?!?  143 mph winds???  WOW!!!   Seriously....and they say we're in the middle of global warming!  haha  big_smile

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shit ... what a ride!"  - Anonymous
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66 (edited by sinaptix 2006-08-09 13:55:08)

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Check out this site, there's a mix of art work on it, but quite a few nice "photo's of wonderment" (edit: in case you are at work, warning notice: there are occasional nipples):
http://artguru.info/

http://artguru.info/img/Laurie-Lipton.-Eyo-velichestvo-smert.jpg
http://artguru.info/img/Kollazhi-Al-Magnus.jpg

67 (edited by oceanroar 2006-08-10 06:41:55)

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dang - that last one up there is awesome ... the clouds & the sky and the moon(kinda big!), and the lighting ... and the crazy folks in the pic !

i was really looking hard for another thread called "Sylphs on Parade" - did my best to try and find it but i couldn't ... it was funny 'cause i took these pics recently (posted below)  i think the clouds have some funkyness to them - i'm not saying anything about these clouds and whether those things are sylphs or not ... but the coolest thing about that sylph thread was someone had mentioned symmetry -- well i was camping a lil while ago with friends, and on our way back - i saw some cloudy formations on our way back from the trip in the sky - kinda similar in a way to the ones i posted here - except they were perfectly symmetrical !!  i remember kinda being like - well, would you look at that ! kinda wishing i had my camera on me but it was in the trunk ... anyhow - i came back from that trip and it was right then that someone had written that Sylphs on Parade thread ... and i just recently got these pics on the comp and saw this photo moonlight cloud photo here and couldn't resist ...

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4544/sylphsds1.jpg

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/8598/sylphs2ck6.jpg

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5471/sylphs3qs3.jpg

i look at those clouds and i can see so many things ... that was the funny thing about seeing those ones that were symmetrical - it was probably a combination of things - the sun setting - the lighting - mood in the car - coming back from pure nature - but seeing those clouds at that time was like ... schnice !

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After a recent rain I saw a full rainbow with and 2nd (supernumerary) rainbow outside, someone found this site for me, nice:

http://www.missouriskies.org/rainbow/fe … _2006.html

http://www.missouriskies.org/rainbow/rainbow_elam_3.jpg

A little light/rainbow science:
http://www.jal.cc.il.us/~mikolajsawicki/rainbows.htm

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sinaptix...wow.  i was going to post that EXACT site yesterday but i couldn't get online. *goosebumps* so, um, thank you(?).  we must be riding the same wave!

i also wanted to post the 'rare fiery rainbow' at national geographic (it's on my desktop right now), but i see the link is broken today (wtf?):

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/commu … otography/

and this is a WICKED thread, btw!  so (amateur/macro/etc) photography seems to be a common hobby here.  very cool!  there's so much more i want to share, but *tick tock* it will have to wait.  bye for now!

70 (edited by lyra 2006-08-10 10:38:30)

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oceanroar wrote:

i was really looking hard for another thread called "Sylphs on Parade" - did my best to try and find it but i couldn't ...

You mentioned not being able to find the movies thread either.  The easiest way is to use the Search function, it's at the top of the screen, where it says Index, Homepage, Quickguide, Search, Files, Profile and Logout. Just click on Search.   From there, in the first box, type the key search word you're looking for.  In this case, I typed "sylphs" when I tried it out.  Then just hit enter.   About five threads came up that mentioned Sylphs, and the very first one that came up was Sylphs on Parade.   If you know the thread or post author who used the word you're looking for, then type in their name under the "author" box.  That helps narrow the search down.   So yeah, it's pretty easy really, and quite handy!  Especially if you're searching for a word that is (relatively) rare, which you know hasn't appeared in 5 million threads on NR.   Do a search on "and" and "the" and you'll have some problems.  big_smile

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shit ... what a ride!"  - Anonymous
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montalk wrote:

Got some pics and videos of a mantid being...

http://lunahelia.com/docs/mantis/mantis2.jpg

yikes yikes HOLY CRIPES!! (I'm a little slow and just saw this pic)..... I squeeked and damn near wet my pants in utter fright!  Daaaaaammmmiiittttt.... Well, NOW I'm awake!!!  lol

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." ~ Mark Twain

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hey lyra,

that's funny 'cause i did try the search button - the 1st two times i got '...no matches' ... i was typing in "sylphs on parade/Sylphs on Parade", 3rd time i tried just "sylphs" and got only 1 thread entitled sylphs - except it wasn't the one i was looking for ... but ya, i've had troubles with searches before - plus other funky-stuff that this site does - like the photos showup depending on whether i'm logged in or not ... i don't know .. maybe it's my comp. or something ??!!

... checking out the mirror of relationship ...

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Hey Oceanroar, those clouds look like what people are calling Sylphs.  I always thought
they were artificial looking, like decaying chemtrails.  What does everybody else think?

TP

74 (edited by lyra 2006-08-10 16:54:40)

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Hey all.......today I found a little turtle crossing the private road where our apartment is located.  I came within two feet of running him over.  Had my car been over just a little more and things would have been bad. sad   BUT...I've intended to NEVER HIT ANY ANIMALS in my car, and have been fortunate.  I saw him out of the corner of my eye through my left window and was like, "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"   Hit the brakes so hard they smoked!  big_smile   Parked the car, jumped out, said hi to the little turtle then grabbed him up and ran down the hill to our apartment to put him into the sink.  We rounded up a shoe box to carry him in and hiked down to the creek behind our apartments and let him go down there.  No chance at all now that he'll ever cross paths with a car again!  big_smile    It's like paradise down by the creek for a turtle.   So, he should be plenty happy.

Anyway, here's the video Tom took of the turtle.  I'm the hand you see rearranging the turtle as he tried to crawl his way out of the box.  This was just before we took him to his new home by the creek.   smile   And you'll see my cat too, all curious and investigating him, it's so cute:

http://lunahelia.com/stuff/pics/turtle1.wmv

(btw, it's an Eastern Box Turtle, and it was out and about because we'd had a nice rain this afternoon. He emerged from the woods and kept on ambling along, out into the road, doo dee doo dee doo.....  big_smile  He would have run into a dead end though, nothing but the parking lot and the latice "wall" where he was heading.)

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shit ... what a ride!"  - Anonymous
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"I get by with a little help from my (higher density) friends."
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Another one spared a nasty fate, I have seen many dead turtles in my area lately, I hate seeing anything dead in the road, good job both of you! May the little guy roam in safety.
                                                      J

"I hate dreaming. because when you want to sleep, you want to sleep. Dreaming is work. Next thing you know I have to build a go-kart with my ex landlord"
-The late Mitch Hedberg