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02/12/2013 at 16:05

great flower pictures lyn i still cant upload pictures to this site dont know whats going on i might have to back to Chrome

and you punkdoc and David loved your pictures as well

02/12/2013 at 16:17

Thank you, Ann.

Can you not upload your pics into Photobucket first, then copy them (click direct option) and post them here via pasting them to 'an external site' option? ...I do this sometimes. 

I use IE version 11.

02/12/2013 at 17:06

its this tablet thats causing the problem David it was fine until i removed google chrome because after the last time it upgraded the text was very small on all web sites.

no problem with my laptop but i dont usually turn it on every day the tablet is more convenient easy to carry round the house, i have tried to load a picture that i have put on before and it wont let me its just this site i can put pictures on face book

02/12/2013 at 17:54

Ah, that must be frustrating for you, Ann.

I use the old fashioned steam desktop mainly; with Virgin’s 32mb broadband connection it’s pretty quick.

I do have an Acer laptop that I only use when I’m out & about, that uses a Virgin 2G mobile dongle……pretty slow though.

02/12/2013 at 18:08

Thank you David, i really do love those close ups of flowers, you see so much beauty like that.

Ann, i only ever use Chrome on the laptop, it takes ages on the tablet to load them and i dont like the photo's it takes either, quality not good. Typing is quess work as well!!

02/12/2013 at 18:31

 well its working again i downloaded Chrome, technology is great when it works

02/12/2013 at 22:46

 This is a colourful border I made just using a few cheap packets of annuals.

03/12/2013 at 09:24

Not that this will be very interesting to many, but I wanted to say that yesterday evening's camera club session was extremely interesting.

The topic was taking panoramic pictures and I can see it may open up a whole new aspect of photography interest for me..... although I'm not sure how the results would translate to here.

I won't bore you with the technical details, but would say that there is a package to stich the pics together and assemble them. It's called Microsoft ICE and is a free download.....even for me who had never heard of it, found it very easy to use.

180 degree shots are very impressive.

Edit. Video

03/12/2013 at 11:05

thats a good link David, did you know you can do that with your camera i had a little play the other evening i am hoping to do a complete rainbow with a lot more practice, that flower bed is impressive when you say cheap annuals did you mean seeds or plugs





03/12/2013 at 11:40

Hi, Ann.....yes, I've done this with my camera, but it doesn't offer anything like the same scope......and *the software is free & quite easy to understand. As I see it, printing would be my problem, I would probably send it to a CD & have it printed for me.

No, not plugs (perish the thought) as I said 'just cheap packets of annuals.'

*Not sure if there is a Mac version.

03/12/2013 at 14:46

 These are a few of the Asters in the border of annuals  posted earlier and I would add that there were a few geraniums that I did grow from plugs.

Btw, I bought the seed cheap from Wyevale in their end of season sale the previous year.

03/12/2013 at 17:08

My take on today

 B&W with a colour pop



03/12/2013 at 19:21

Thanks, James.....a really nice mum & baby shot.

03/12/2013 at 20:47


Cacti make an excellent macro subject.



04/12/2013 at 09:17

For anyone interested (participating or lurking) I've found this more detailed tutorial demonstrating Microsoft's ICE free download.

04/12/2013 at 09:27

Clueless,  what a beautiful picture. What a cutie. 

04/12/2013 at 11:28

thank you Lily

I have some more to take for a friend in January.


04/12/2013 at 18:13

Hiya James.   Is this your family?  Black n white seems to capture more sometimes.  Lovely 

05/12/2013 at 07:01

yes Verdun grandson and sons girlfriend

05/12/2013 at 14:09