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Old 07-13-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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All of these photos were taken in Missouri. The first photos were taken at the zoo. They had an exhibit of North American Butterflies. I watched this butterfly for a while. It found a mate and the male fluttered over the female for an hour.
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We followed this butterfly around also. I am very pleased with the middle photograph.
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This one posed for us.
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These three also posed for us.
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This butterfly was difficult to photograph. He kept flying back into the vegetation out of the reach of my arm.
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Love is in the air.
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Two last photos from a Missouri State Park.
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Beautiful butterfly shots.

We don't have a clue what wormy looking creatures are larvae for butterflies and which ones are bad bugs. I've been ignoring all of them except tomato worms, which still get squished, and have been rewarded with more butterflies around here.
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Your "Love Is In The Air" sequence is very good.

Thanks for sharing these photos.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:42 PM   #10
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Thank you.

I am still trying to identify some of them.
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