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Tim's pix & stuff:    Dragonfly
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This one's for my brother.

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"Blimey that's cold"

More please.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, 31 October, 2005  

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great shot! with so many details. well done!

By Blogger wolfgang, at Tuesday, 01 November, 2005  

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Hi
Thanks for putting such a nice blog out here for all of us to read.

Regards
kennedy halves

By Anonymous coin stores, at Saturday, 21 January, 2006  

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Tim's pix & stuff:    Pelican, repeated
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I had these four, "motor drive" photos... 'Still learning how to use GIMP.

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Tim's pix & stuff:    Lenticular Clouds
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Lenticular clouds are formed by high winds and are characterized by their smooth, sharp edges.

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Tim's pix & stuff:    Juvenile Andean Condor
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Condors are occasional visitors to Cerro Tololo. There were three this time, an adult male and two others - it's a little difficult to tell the difference between the females and the juveniles. They just cruise around in the thermals, wings straight out and rigid, like Lancaster bombers, steering with their tails and primary feathers. I was intrigued to note that they fly around with their heads tilted on one side to get a good look at what's below.

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Wow! What a great shot! Saw you listed on Photoblogs.

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Tim's pix & stuff:    Primary Mirror
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This is the primary mirror of the V. M. Blanco 4-m telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. It has been removed from the telescope for repairs and cleaning. This is done every couple of years to maintain the best image quality possible. The whole operation will take two weeks. The Blanco is a fairly old telescope by modern standards, but is still a vital tool for astronomers and remains at the front line of research. The mirror is about 50-cm thick and weighs 16 tonnes. Nevertheless, it is possible to bend this huge chunk of glass just enough to maintain the optimum shape of the thin layer of aluminium that is deposited on the upper surface. This aluminium is deposited on the surface of the mirror in the large, blue vacuum chamber that just appears in the right edge of the photo. The framework of the telescope, largely 3/4 steel, is the blue and orange assembly on the left.


Some of the people in the picture are visitors from Fermilab who are in the early stages of building a new camera for the telescope which will be used to conduct the Dark Energy Survey. This will be the largest digital camera in the world. It will contain more than 60 CCDs, each of which will have 8 million pixels. All told, the camera will have over 500 million pixels, 100 times more than my puny Panasonic Lumix LMC-FZ5. Posted by Picasa

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Tim's pix & stuff:    Hotel Bilbao
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Hotel Bilbao, Coquimbo. Don't ask me why, I just liked it.

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Tim's pix & stuff:    More hummingbirds
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I know, I post a lot of photos of birds on this blog, but they're just so much fun to chase down. It must be the caveman hunter in me. Here are some more giant hummingbirds. They're tricky fellows to photograph, you need excellent light, a fast shutter speed, and quick reactions. or you'll just get a lot of blur. But sometimes the blur works, as perhaps you might agree. The giant hummingbird is an impressive creature, being about a handspan long, and it emits a sharp "peep peep" call to which I am quickly becoming very sensitized.

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Very pleased to see the Giant being photographed, I have a few pictures of Patagonia Gigas taken in the ecuadorea andes, if interested we can exchange some pics.
Good luck

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Tim's pix & stuff:    Ghost town
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This church is in the middle of what used to be gold country. In the 1930s, 15,000 people lived there. There's nothing left now but the church, a few ruins and a goatherder's shack a couple of hundred meters away. The church still sees some use however, there was money in the collection box (I added a coin of my own).

The area is dotted with shafts which drop a few tens of meters to where the seam of gold was found. Miners would fan out along the seam, collecting what they could find, until the roof collapsed then whoever was left would sink another shaft nearby and the whole thing started again. Once the gold ran out, there was nothing there to keep anyone around.

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Tim's pix & stuff:    Desert parrots
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Yesterday, we saw parrots. I don't know about you, but I don't think of parrots as desert birds, yet here they were. There must have been a couple of hundred of them in this hidden valley. They wouldn't let us get within less than about 20-m, but wheeled around over our heads giving me these wonderful shots. They're burrowing owls and live in cliff sides (don't know where). They're smart too, they forage under some variety of stunted trees, scrabbling around on the ground, but there are always a couple or three of them high up in the tree acting as lookouts. I wonder how they choose whose turn it is to be lookout.

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