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 Post subject: Fairchild Garden
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:30 pm 
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Here a few picts from the day at the garden.

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The last picture is the closest you will ever see my Lady to a reptile. I was surprised she would get this close for the picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:38 pm 
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Lovely, Ron! I especially love the lizard. Is that an iguana?

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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Excellent and vivid photography!

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:58 pm 
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Wow Ron you got the micro/maco down pat .. great shots .... I like the closeups of the flowers and the lizard.

Ian is going to be looking at lunch!!! :laughing:

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:08 am 
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Wonderful fotos Ron. More please!

Connie, this the kind of quality that you'll get with your new super zoom compact and why you don't need a DSLR.


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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:52 am 
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Jim Wright wrote:
Ian is going to be looking at lunch!!! :laughing:
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I don't know what you're talking about... We don't have iguanas here. Maybe you're thinking about goanna - yum, tastes like dry chicken. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:23 am 
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Lovely flowers and reptiles. Where is this Garden? It looks quite tropical.


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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:37 am 
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Just heart warming pictures Ron...on a cold day over here....warms the cockles of the heart.......just love the colours.


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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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Beautiful Ron - thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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Oh, I love these pics, Ron. The flowers are just beautiful and I love the lizard. I LOVE LIZARDS! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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Lyn............how can anyone love Lizards .they're okay but 'love em' .great pictures though and such creatures do reflect the wonder of creation.............Just can't figure out why God didn't make em furry... :-k


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Revles wrote:
Lyn............how can anyone love Lizards .they're okay but 'love em' .great pictures though and such creatures do reflect the wonder of creation.............Just can't figure out why God didn't make em furry... :-k


Les,

God made them without fur for people who are allergic to fur, like me. :lol: I had my beautiful Leopard Gecko, Zoe, but had to put her to sleep 1 year ago. I'll get another one. :D They are beautifully spotted like a leopard - hence the name -, grow to only about 7" long, and are very gentle. And.......they love crickets and mealworms....crunch, squish, crunch, squish...hehehehe

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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Fairchild Gardens is located in Miami, Florida and was begun by David Fairchild. It is dedicated to preserving tropical plants from all over the world. There is one grove of 25 palms that are the last 25 left of that kind. The lizard is an iguana. He was about 3 feet long. There are 2 other lizars in the tree with him you can see them in the picture I added just for Lyn. I believe they are called Els. I have included a picture that shows why some don't make the cut. I wanted this one to come out well. I only took 2 shots of it and I had something set wrong.

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this is the one that didn't make the cut.

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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keep um coming am enjoying them as the weather turns colder again ..... ;)

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keep um coming am enjoying them as the weather turns colder again ..... ;)


Hear hear! More praise photos please!

That iguana is amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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Amazing. I'd like to know more about the tree the reptiles are sitting on. Do you know, Ron?

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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WOW! That is great, Ron. Thank you, for the picture with the lizards . :D

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 Post subject: Re: Fairchild Garden
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Ron, thanks for explaining about the gardens and for including the extra photos. I like lizards too. They eat mosquitoes.


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