Image of the Month 2009
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|December 2009 - "Rainforest SOS"
The eyes of one endangered species are set on two more whose future,
like ours, is threatened by the destruction of rainforests.
Visit www.rainforestsos.org for more
information on the Prince's Rainforests Project.
November 2009 -
Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is an annual celebration on the
evening of 5 November. It marks the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot of 5
November 1605, in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including
Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in London,
United Kingdom.free downloadable
October 2009 -
Another example of an image captured using a Swarovski Spotting Scope.
This time a heron caught fishing 100 metres away.
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September 2009 -
The Amur leopard, Panthera Pardus Orientalis, is
the rarest big cat in the world and yet is still a relatively unknown
species of leopard outside of its homeland in Russia. Also known as the
Far Eastern leopard the approximate population stands at about 35
individuals remaining in the wild.free
August 2009 -
One of the stunning plants to be found in the Botanical Gardens near
the Opera House in Sydney.free
July 2009 -
This shot of a Wren was taken using a Swarovski ATS 80 HD attached to
my Olympus E-520. The resolution, sharpness and lack of vignetting of
this digiscope are very impressive.free
June 2009 -
Kynance Cove lies two miles north of the Lizard in Cornwall - the most
southerly point of mainland Britain and the turning point of one of the
busiest shipping lanes in the world.
May 2009 -
An example of the many orchids that can be seen at Kew
Gardens in London. Three years ago I attended a Royal
Photographic Society visit to the gardens which included the
opportunity to photograph specimens in the nursery. The nursery is not
open to the public but a special arrangement was made for the benefit
of members of the RPS.
April 2009 -
"Welcome to My World"
The Scissortail sergeant or Striptailed damselfish grows to a length of
about 16 cm (6 in). They are coral reef dwelling fish, living at depths
of up to 15 m (50 ft) in tropical reaches, often living in a group
surrounding a single head of coral in the Indo-Pacific area.
March 2009 -
The native peoples of Borneo have long regarded Mount Kinabalu with awe
and respect, as have the Chinese, who have been trading in the region
for many hundreds of years.
February 2009 -
Under clear frosty nights in winter, soft ice crystals might form on
vegetation or any object that has been chilled below freezing point by
radiation cooling. This deposit of ice crystals is known as hoar frost
and may sometimes be so thick that it might look like snow.
January 2009 -
There is a brief interval before sunrise in Kenya’s Masai Mara when, if
the conditions are just right, the sun’s rays reflect from the moisture
and dust in the atmosphere to produce a spectrum of colour in the sky.
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