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  • daddyjt
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    "Conservative Libertarians love the country, progressive leftists love the government." - Andrew Wilkow


    “Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
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  • pitdogg2
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    Wonder if it smells like a&&? Might be the reason it's a slow seller 😜
  • SCompRacer
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  • mhardy6647
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    So -- of course I won't know for sure until tonight -- I'm thinkin' that last night was peak firefly in the Upper Valley. :)

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    As usual, the piccies don't quite do justice to the display we were treated to last night. :|
    I may have better photos that I haven't gotten through yet. I did take a bunch. :#

  • txcoastal1
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  • treitz3
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    Well, I guess there is a bright side to a tampon shortage, huh?

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • audioluvr
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    I have to admit the firefly pics are really cool Doc! We don't have them here. One thing I miss about rural Iowa is the warm summer rains, thunderstorms and fireflies.
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  • mhardy6647
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    one more from last night :) It was very windy last night. Not so many flittin' around. Probably past the peak now -- we'll see what tonight brings.

    Longer exposure at large aperture -- the focus last night was a bit "off" :/

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    That cluster of light near the center of the image is in our raspberry patch. :)

    I love seeing 'em and it's fun and somewhat challenging to photograph them, too.
    The enzyme system ("luciferase") that powers their light converts biochemical energy (from adenosine triphosphate, the fuel that cells use for energy) to light. Seliger (who was one of my profs) & McElroy at Hopkins sorted out the biochemistry in the 'sixties. Today, lucifease is used as a tool in molecular biology. It's easy to find things if they light up as part of the assay! :)



  • mhardy6647
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    Bonus etymology aside about entomology ;)

    The word/name Lucifer (Rolling Stones' song notwithstanding) means bringer of light.
    B)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,272
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    speaking of light

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    (as seen @ ASR)
  • Milito
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    One of my favorite bumper stickers. "Old truckers never die, they just get a new Peterbilt."

    I sold them for 3 years in the mid to late 90's. I don't know what the engines put out now as far as horsepower and torque, but the big Cat engines back then put out 550 hp and a 1850ibs of torque rating. They had a 18 speed dual overdrive trans in them. Lots of fun to spec out a truck for a customer on the computer program we had back then. Lots of choices to spec the truck out to meet the customer's needs. I had to have a CDL to sell them.

    The top of the line Pete's road very nice for a truck too. I hate to think how much they cost now. Independent drivers would finance one back then and have a payment of over $2,000 a month.
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  • treitz3
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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • mhardy6647
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    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Sometimes ya sees a picture, and ya sez to yerself, "Self, there's a backstory of some sort to this."
    B)
  • daddyjt
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    "Conservative Libertarians love the country, progressive leftists love the government." - Andrew Wilkow


    “Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  • mhardy6647
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    daddyjt wrote: »
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    I guess the corollary question is: Do they have a Lizzie Borden Signature Model?
  • OleBoot
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Sometimes ya sees a picture, and ya sez to yerself, "Self, there's a backstory of some sort to this."
    B)

    Grandma dies, house is cleared out, junk put in trash, trash goes to landfill, seagull gets dentures from landfill. Or, it's photoshopped.
  • mhardy6647
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    OleBoot wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Sometimes ya sees a picture, and ya sez to yerself, "Self, there's a backstory of some sort to this."
    B)

    Grandma dies, house is cleared out, junk put in trash, trash goes to landfill, seagull gets dentures from landfill. Or, it's photoshopped.

    ... or a guy who normally wears an upper plate has a tasty, juicy hamburger -- but a standoff has developed.
  • Clipdat
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    Mark on a scale of 1-10 how stoned are you right now?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,272
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Mark on a scale of 1-10 how stoned are you right now?

    What?
    Dude...