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Old 04-28-2009, 09:35 AM   #11
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I don't think I can enter any of my past bug pics, because I usually do some editing... nothing major but usually I adjust the brightness and contrast depending upon the light conditions. The brightness on the camera is set for printing.. but usually the pics I post on the internet have been dimmed down for viewing on a monitor...(a monitor is brighter than a printed image...)

I don't know which ones I have just cropped, and which ones I have edited.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:39 AM   #12
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I'll post some bug pics anyway, just don't include these as part of the contest, because I'm pretty sure they've been edited...

(I hope no one is offended by bug porn.)
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:41 AM   #13
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A few more:
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:02 AM   #14
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Butterfly dangle earrings are going to become the new fad! That photo is excellent.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:38 AM   #15
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I saw butterfly dangle butterfly earrings. I asked and found out they made them out of shrinky dinks. Beautiful photo of a living earring.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:48 AM   #16
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That butterfly had just hatched from the chrysalis that I put it in an insect hut. We were sitting on the back patio watching them hatch. You know how they make a small flight and then sit in one spot for awhile, pumping and drying... her first flight was to my neck. And then she sat there for a long time. Eventually she moved on. I wonder if she recognized me, as I was peeking at her everyday while she was in the chrysalis. :-)
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:52 AM   #17
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How long did you have to hold still playing twig?
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:53 AM   #18
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I thought you were a him. That neck and head of yours looks very female.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:58 AM   #19
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If my memory serves, I probably held still about 10-15 minutes.

Sorry that you thought I was a guy. Lots of people think that online. I've been using the name "joepyeweed" for a long time on several forums. I choose the name because of the flower, not thinking that the masculinity of the name, "joe", might be misleading... but I also tend to be a bit of a tomboy in life, so I guess its hard to tell sometimes.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:34 AM   #20
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I'm throwin' this one out there -
this one came for a visit on earth day.
if I recall correctly it's body was maybe 1/2 in. - maybe slightly larger.
This appears to be a crab spider (family Thomisidae).
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