March 16th, 2008, 06:46 PM
March 16th, 2008, 07:55 PM
beautiful shots - the pink one is an unreal color
March 16th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Can't see the pics I,m affraid. Page takes ages to come in then lock up when it's nearly loaded. Not even any picture placement marks.
March 17th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Do you have any idea what your "cut off" point is in terms of file size (Kilobytes) for downloading via dial-up? Have you experienced the same problem in looking at other members' gallery images?
P.S. Does your computer run on gas?
March 17th, 2008, 02:17 PM
No problems with any others pics or on any other forum or site !
What size are they ? They should still come in even if it takes a week.
March 17th, 2008, 02:32 PM
March 17th, 2008, 09:25 PM
No good. . 400kb does seem a bit large when the maximum file size on the main bird photo page is 50 KBs !
Would it not be just as easy to attatch them to the post ?
Don't worry about it.(I just won't look ! )
March 17th, 2008, 10:00 PM
poor john living in the middle of nowhere has its ups and downs obviously
March 17th, 2008, 10:08 PM
That's it Joe.
Wot you get being a Luddite on 98 dial up. !
Love it !
January 30th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Just to maintain identification rigour, not just with birds but with plants too, I’d like to put the record straight:
Photo 1. Named as Cistus ladanifer – this is sort of OK but it is worth bearing in mind that many authors consider this plant on the Sagres peninsular to be a local endemic – Cistus palhinhae. It has an extra ovary and is shorter, stickier and more rounded leaves than C. ladanifer. Formations of this are habitat nº 5140 in the Natura 2000 Interpretation Manual (An invaluable tool in assessing values in surveys I find). It is not just a protected habitat but a priority habitat that is unique to the Sagres peninsular. It is therefore of maximum value in terms of conservation.
Here is the excerpt in question:
5140 * Cistus palhinhae formations on maritime wet heaths
1) Low scrub and garrigue formations of the dolomitic tableland, karsts, sands and terra-rosas, rich in endemics (Ulicetum erinacei, Genisto triacanthi-Cistetum palhinhae).
2) Plants: #Biscutela vicentina, #Cistus palhinhae, Genista hirsuta ssp. algarbiensis, G. triacanthus, Juniperus turbinata, Serratula monardii var. algarbiensis, Sideritis arborescens ssp. lusitanica, Teucrium vincentinum, Ulex erinaceus.
5) Rivas-Martínez, S., Lousã, M., Díaz, T.E., Fernandéz-González, F. & Costa, J.C. (1990). La vegetación del sur de Portugal (Sado, Alentejo y Algarve). Itinera Geobot. 3: 5 - 126.
(Note that Juniperus turbinata is now named as J. phoenacea)
Photo 3. Cistus clusii doesn’t occur in the Algarve – at least there are no records I know of – I found it to be common north of the Rio Tejo. The plant in the photo is Cistus salvifolia, which is a common shrub found in many areas.