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Being as how the other thread was filled with all manner of monotonous band wasting material, it was banned to the back 40.

What we now have is the opportunity to get it back on track with pics from our members and their interests,
rather than being a dumping ground as it once was.
Time to do it again, boss.
 

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Same flower is called different names depending on where you find yourself standing. I just honor what my Mother loved to call them.
 

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Daffodil is what it looks like.

 

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The Difference Between a Daffodil & a Jonquil


Classic daffodil hybrids often bear a single yellow flower per stalk.

According to the American Daffodil Society, a jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla) is one of the thirteen divisions of daffodils (Narcissus spp.). Most Narcissus hybrids thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9.

Bloom color, size and shape, as well as foliage type, flowering schedule and number of blossoms to a stem, determine the classifications of over 25,000 registered hybrids. All of these perennials fall under the Narcissus genus. The flowers, grown from bulbs, have the advantages of minimal care requirements and a year-to-year increase in plant matter.
 

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The Difference Between a Daffodil & a Jonquil


Classic daffodil hybrids often bear a single yellow flower per stalk.

According to the American Daffodil Society, a jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla) is one of the thirteen divisions of daffodils (Narcissus spp.). Most Narcissus hybrids thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9.

Bloom color, size and shape, as well as foliage type, flowering schedule and number of blossoms to a stem, determine the classifications of over 25,000 registered hybrids. All of these perennials fall under the Narcissus genus. The flowers, grown from bulbs, have the advantages of minimal care requirements and a year-to-year increase in plant matter.

They got the name "Easter Lily" because they typically bloom around Easter.

But, yes, a daffodil, it is.
 

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My neighbors think I'm a little crazy because I like dandelions. They're tasty in a salad or even the flowers sautéed.
 

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My neighbors think I'm a little crazy because I like dandelions. They're tasty in a salad or even the flowers sautéed.
 

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Last night in snowflake city...


The Falcon 9 second stage from the Mar 4 Starlink launch failed to make a deorbit burn and is now reentering after 22 days in orbit. Its reentry was observed from the Seattle area at about 0400 UTC Mar 26.
 

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My neighbors think I'm a little crazy because I like dandelions. They're tasty in a salad or even the flowers sautéed.
I have made dandelion wine. <-- You use the flowers.

Not only are the young leaves great in a salad, but the roots are edible too. Click for recipes:
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MUCH LATER ADD: The odd thing is that I have not seen a dandelion plant in over 20 years. They just do not grow down here in south Floriduh.
 
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I have made dandelion wine. <-- You use the flowers.

Not only are the young leaves great in a salad, but the roots are edible too. Click for recipes:
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MUCH LATER ADD: The odd thing is that I have not seen a dandelion plant in over 20 years. They just do not grow down here in south Floriduh.

If you lightly flour and saute the flowers, they are similar in taste to mushrooms.
 

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The bluebirds are back!

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Those are good shots. Good use of a zoom lense. Did you have your camera mounted to eliminate shaking?

Thanks. These were hand-held with image stabilization enabled on the lens which can help. I used to almost invariably use a tripod for a steady image. Having seen many good hand-held shots I decided to try and get better at holding the camera. Now I rarely use the tripod on subjects that move around considerably. The most important result is that I don't miss shots that I would have while trying to get the tripod into a good position (or get myself in a good position, as can be a pain for birds flying overhead).

I have my eye on a fixed long focal length lens. If I do order one I might also get a gimbal tripod head. Like a few things I am looking at right now, the lens I want to get has been out of stock for weeks (and who knows if that will change).
 

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Thanks. These were hand-held with image stabilization enabled on the lens which can help. I used to almost invariably use a tripod for a steady image. Having seen many good hand-held shots I decided to try and get better at holding the camera. Now I rarely use the tripod on subjects that move around considerably. The most important result is that I don't miss shots that I would have while trying to get the tripod into a good position (or get myself in a good position, as can be a pain for birds flying overhead).

I have my eye on a fixed long focal length lens. If I do order one I might also get a gimbal tripod head. Like a few things I am looking at right now, the lens I want to get has been out of stock for weeks (and who knows if that will change).
Im impressed you got both him and her.
 

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The most important result is that I don't miss shots that I would have while trying to get the tripod into a good position (or get myself in a good position, as can be a pain for birds flying overhead).
It's the equipment conundrum. Do I set it up and miss the shot, or?

It's the same as pulling a trigger. Breath out, pull.
 

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Im impressed you got both him and her.
Very lucky out here. He landed a couple feet away from me today. Squawked at me a few times. Saw the pair many times. Once they are here they hang around. I am blessed.