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German calls them Libellen.

English has two words for them - dragonflies for the suborder Anisoptera and damselflies for the suborder Zygoptera.

Pictures )
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The river and adjacent pond with parkland are within comfortable walking distance, so whenever there was an hour to spare I walked over (or I stopped on the way home from work in the last couple of days) to take some pictures.

I've been posting them over on twitter @sista_ray but I also want to dump them here in one place. I've started experimenting with twitter moments - which is a handy way to group tweets. Still, I can't quite let go of dreamdwidth and even livejournal (grudgingly accepted the TOS to keep up with what's left of my friendslist).

Pictures )

Seagulls.

Aug. 18th, 2016 04:43 pm
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Going on a seaside holiday of course you encounter gulls.

Pictures related to gulls )
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Instead of playing Pokémon Go which is hugely popular here (and played by children and adults) I decided to catch some living creatures with my camera.

They might not be imaginary, but I think they are still fantastical - at least when you look closely at them.

Butterflies )
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The kid being at the grandparents' and this being the summer holidays I indulged in a little picture-taking in the parkland close to our house.

I did not spot the cormorant again (yes, really) who somehow has been hanging out on the local river, but there were lots of butterflies, dragon-/damselflies, several species of waterfowl and all sorts of creepy-crawlies.

I'm doing this photo project on twitter called MissionFoto and the theme this month is Gegenlicht, i.e. Contre-jour or backlighting. I've been playing around with that a bit but there are also some more straightforward pictures.

Under here )

Gibbons.

Oct. 10th, 2015 12:05 pm
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The gibbons had an enclosure with at least two very tall trees amid some of the more usual structures of zoo life for apes like ropes and wooden climbing frames.

Up in the trees )

Four legs.

Oct. 9th, 2015 12:20 pm
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Before I bring you the gibbons, here are some other various animals from Lagos Zoo:

Water and land )

Zoo.

Oct. 8th, 2015 03:27 pm
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There are still Portugal pictures to post!

Lots of animals with wings )

More animals to come.
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Please indulge me - it's Monday, I'm swamped with work and I want to look at something beautiful.

Boat trip pictures )

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