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Saturday Shadows

By ChiliMan
Huge thanks to Diane (FeFe) for her jewel of an award on yesterday’s beetle Smile

And thanks so much to all of you who tried to help me ID the little fella. You really are a great bunch.

Back to the topic of jewels, Lynne mentioned yesterday the word ‘jewel’…and that rung a bell. And put me on the right path to ID the type of beetle it is. Googling ‘jewel beetle’ led me to jewel scarab…then to scarab…which is what it is. The family is Scarabaeidae and the structure is the same. You can even see that little triangle behind its head bit.

I had to dig a bit but found two other little scarabs I’d uploaded. HERE. And HERE.

Thanks, Lynne Wink And thanks again, all Smile


Now then…I uploaded this shadow shot as a V2 on Silly Sunday. There were comments on how this deserved its own upload…so here it is Smile Just a Macarthur palm tree along the road in my housing estate.


Tags: Tree Flowers and plants Palm Wildlife and nature Humour and fun Saturday shadows Macarthur palm Ptychosperma macarthurii

Voters: AnnaBanana, woolybill1, RobertTurley and 34 more

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woolybill1 Plus
13 31 76 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:25AM
Good morning, neighbour!
Just the kind of Saturday Shadow I could do with right now.
Though of course I would need the 20°C + beneath that shade as part of the deal!

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
18 Jan 2014 8:37AM
Wonderful shadows, Andrew, love the zebra stripes on the trunk Smile Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2210 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:40AM
Yes, this is a cracker. I love the way the lines occupy the frame. We look up as the tree looks down at us.
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2014 9:06AM

Quote:Though of course I would need the 20°C + beneath that shade as part of the deal!

More like 30 degrees Wink
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2014 9:08AM

Quote:Yes, this is a cracker. I love the way the lines occupy the frame. We look up as the tree looks down at us.

Well thanks for inspiring me to upload it on its own, Moira Smile
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2014 9:08AM

Quote:We look up as the tree looks down at us.

Love that. Never thought of it that way SmileSmile
11 10 10 England
18 Jan 2014 9:23AM
I looked - thought "what shadow" and then the penny dropped!!! I'm not always so dimBlush and it is a super image.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:39AM
This is local?
Lucky you
I am in a dream world under this beauty....
18 Jan 2014 9:44AM
Cracking shot with interesting shadows and shapes.
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:00AM
Excellent addition to Saturday shadows Andrew.

It's nearly a week since I last saw any sunshine although there's a rumour that it may make a quick visit tomorrow! Smile

Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:06AM
Super sharp picture Andrew, with lovely shadows going round the trunk. GrinGrin Peter.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 10:50AM
A very classy image, well observed and captured.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 12:18PM
Lovely stripy shadowsSmile
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
18 Jan 2014 1:01PM
Great shadows on the trunk. Nice capture Andrew.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
18 Jan 2014 1:33PM
What a magnificent tree-- with some great shadows!
SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
18 Jan 2014 4:07PM
A lovely natural Maypole.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
18 Jan 2014 4:22PM
Like the low pov Andrew.
Strong shadows.
Good shot.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
18 Jan 2014 5:47PM
I see that you've decided to palm this image of a tree off on us again Andrew!WinkGrin A suitably strong shadow saturday shot which deserves its own time in the spotlight, and I'm glad you've given it that
BlueRoom 14 73 20 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 6:31PM
So pleased to see this out on its own. It's such a delightfully clean, fresh image.

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
18 Jan 2014 6:58PM
A Brilliant shadow imageSmile
18 Jan 2014 8:46PM
Lovely shot Andrew with great shadows. Cathy
ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
18 Jan 2014 9:06PM
Glad to be No 30 Andrew, yes it is stunning....thanks for the ID on my image today
18 Jan 2014 9:35PM
Love palm trees they make me think of sun, sea and sand! Now I'll have to add shadows to the list, good thing it starts with an S!!!
18 Jan 2014 11:38PM
A super Shadow Saturday image, Andrew.

19 Jan 2014 9:30AM
Glad you've given this image a well deserved top spot Andrew. I really like this one.

John Smile
SimonFletch 6 3 2 Scotland
19 Jan 2014 9:48AM
Good one, Andrew, I love the diagonals of the shadows.
It's 29C here in Nairobi today, a wee bit too hot for me, but suits your Palm Tree magnificently..!
A cool sea breeze and a cold something frivolous by the sea would be just great..!

annettep38 8 219 42 Germany
19 Jan 2014 11:14PM
Very striped , totally dazzling. Wish I could see a shadow here but the weekend was grey on dark grey.
All be need is one of you bigs rerunning up the stairs you have painted on the tem!
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
23 Jan 2014 9:05AM
interesting shadows and shapes

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