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Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Skywatcher, Apr 23, 2010.

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    ... wading through about 700 pics, these are a few from the Villa pool and from our trip up Mount Teide

    Driving to Mount Teide was the most gairyest thing I ever did, not helped by the TomTom lady :dozey: who put me on roads sl narrower than the car and at a gradient that was steeper than most cliffs, oh and a 500ft drop by the side of the hairpins as well

    It was the highest I think I've been then we got in a cable car for the last bit and there was snow at the top :mental: lovely to drive up through the clouds though - would love to take a scope up would be awesome
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    and a 1/1250second handheld shot of the moon with the safari lens

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    More to come if you want...
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    Oh and we found a dragon 1/2 way up the mountain....
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    wow fantastic pictures :yes:
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    DEFINITELY more please!!! which lens did you end up using for those?
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    seriously wow!
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    WOW! Totally amazing shots.....of course we want more. I can't even choose a favorite they're all so good.
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    They are all taken with the 24-105 except the last one.

    The long lens I used in the 2 zoological parks and I'll put those up tomorrow
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    Can't wait for those :wiggle:
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    Great shots,
    Bring back some lovely memories from our trip a few years back, We are hoping to go back next year to take youngest son Ryan as he wasn't born when we went.
    Can't wait to see more.
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    I know you tend never to believe me :lol: but seriously great shots. Technically spot on, excellent composition, really excellent.
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    wow.....
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    Amazing shots :yes: Really beautiful!
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    Your pics are great as ever Chris :yes: Those hill/mountainsides look like prime 'tortoise land' :yes: Not sure if they are at too high an altitude or not though :unsure: The dragon looks like a Galloti lizard (Southern Tenerife.) Don't quote me but if I remember rightly the males have blue markings and females are a dull colour, so the one you've seen looks female :yes: Generally the higher altitudes reptiles live at, the darker they get a darker skin colour so that they can keep their body temperatures higher :yes:

    Love the one of Matthew Jumping into the pool with the huge splash :yes: Is it sad that I'm already excited for your kenya pictures and you haven't even left England yet? :unsure:
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    I agree, WOW!

    Those pictures so crisp!

    Of course we want more silly. :yes:
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    More pictures please. :D
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    OK will try and get on the computer later to upload some more - enjoyed the bird park and Loro parc was as good as Seaworld!

    However , Thomas is being a bit 'possessive' of the iMac at the moment :lol:

    I like the one of the cable car snow against the backdrop of a dessert!

    Oh and BTW I am terrified of heights, I feel sorry for everyone else in that car that day it was essentially filled with my flop sweat and farts :lol:
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    Fantastic photo's ( as usual :yes:)

    It looks beautiful ad Ihope you had sucha wonderful holiday.

    Can't wait to see more photo's - I did spot that you are not in a single one - is that because you are always behind the camera not in front?

    Sandra
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    He's keeping the best 'til last Sandra :yes::lol:
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    I'm sure Lisa will have some with me in, but I prefer not to burden people with that
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    Sandra, we're still waiting for a photo of the 'water fox' from discovery cove last year!

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