Given that you ask for "full EXIF," does that preclude film cameras where the negative or transparency has been scanned? Also, when you specify no macros, does that include images where a 55mm Macro lens has been used as a 'normal' lens?
Thanks for the guesses and votes. This is part of a no-hub pipe coupling. The coupling consists of a rubber sleeve surrounded by a corrugated metal sleeve which has two metal worm gear clamps attached to the metal sleeve by means of metal rivets as seen in the picture. The slot through which the rivet passes allows the rivet to move when the clamps are tightened. I got these as an experiment in order to attach a Raynox close up lens to a lens without threads. This picture was taken using a Raynox DCR-250 attached to a Lumix TZ3 with one such device. The slot is about 1/8th inch wide.
To provide a sense of scale, the hole in the center of the circle is about 1/16th of n inch in diameter.
I think the color is influencing thoughts of the material involved. It is not leather; the color is only a reflection of the environment in which the picture was taken. Though I admit the color is one of the things I liked most when I took the picture.
Good guesses all; you probably would not be using this around electricity, though.
Liamvasik is close in concept but with some critical points missing.
To mp82: I can see why you may think belt given the colors and, to a degree, the texture.; but no, not a belt (at least not in the conventional sense).
Perhaps a knife for scraping hides?
Good guesses, but not correct. You might never touch one unless you have a very specific job.
I agree, a scupper.
Are entrys limited to single animals - not more than one in the frame?
Thanks for the kind comments. This picture came as a result of my seeking shelter in my hotel in Lisbon one rainy afternoon in 1966.
Taken with stand-mounted camera with the object elevated on clay-tipped posts above a non-reflective background.
Thanks for all the very thoughtful suggestions, many would have been real contenders. For NancyP: they are Black Crowned Night Herons in their nest at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Redington Shores, FL (www.seabirdsanctuary.com)They are the offspring of birds that have been brought to the center as a result of an injury or have simply chosen the site for a nest.
Where is this remarable - and over-the-top - strucure?
Given the overwhelming response to this challenge - it filled in less than a day - is there a chance you will expand its limits?
The two paintings shown in this image are almost polar opposites. The picture to the right which contributed the title for this entry, is the work (1996) of a self-taught artist, Mary Proctor, who applied found objects and a variety of media to an abandoned door in depicting her view of an afterlife in which she will be reunited with her grandmother. The painting to the left, "Sea of Grass," is a late work (1982) of Jimmy Ernst, the only child of famed Surrealist Max Ernst and is attributed by his widow to his reaction at his first visit to the Everglades and the view from his studio window in Nokomis Florida. Both are on display at the St. Petersburg, Florida Museum of Fine Art. The girl in the picture was very engaged with "Street of Gold," spending several minutes in detailed study of virtually every square inch and all the disparate elements of this highly complex work.
Perhaps the origin of the "No-tell Motel."