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Old 05-29-2010, 09:03 AM   #71
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I was trying to capture a few dragon fly shots when I noticed a fairly large tree frog nestled within the cat tail reeds. I removed my sandals and proceeded slowly into the pond after him, the warm goo squishing between my toes.... After his photo shoot this little bloater breast stroked his way past me. I slunk down and crept a bit further. Trying for a bit more of a natural view of him than from above I lowered myself down, chin almost into the water and took this shot just as the dragonfly made his appearance. In an instant he was gone.
Myself..... I ended up with a wet behind, so focused on sneaking in I hadn't realized my own tail was soaking up the drink....

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I have two observations to make.
You write extremely well and paint a vivid picture with your words, always a pleasure to read your posts.
The actions you described showed that you are a true naturalist and a dedicated photographer
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:23 AM   #72
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Wow, a week into May and I'm the first post. Well, I guess spring is the busiest time for gardeners.
I realize that this will be the second month in a row that I have posted a close-up of a fiddlehead as a photo-of-the-month entry, but when I saw this I just had to share it. I looked at this image for over 15 minutes, it was that fascinating to me. What a beautiful, bizarre world we live in!
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Greetings to all, here is a little guy I found this week. S/he is a one day old Canada Goose.

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I'm very late exploring this thread...but did anyone else notice the similarity between fiddlehead and the one-day-old Canadian goose? (posts 4 and 5) ~smile~

Great shots by the way.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:26 AM   #73
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Bulc I enjoy viewing your detail orientated photography!
Did you notice....Birdmans baby mimics your fiddle heads form?
So when does the bus trip leave to go to Banff?
Duh! I guess I should have read more before posting. All I can say is "great minds think alike"!
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:36 AM   #74
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That's what makes photography all the more fun... It's like discovering a little present when you find the unexpected surprises hidden within.
Speaking of unexpected surprises, I didn't even know there was a stow-away on the flower until I uploaded the picture to my computer! Now, it is likely because I was trying to get a good depth of feild shot, without having a good camera for it. (Sorry it is not very clear, I just wanted to share my unexpected surprise.)
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:39 AM   #75
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This is my first contribution to this forum, a "freshly made" image that I hope it could be good enough for your contest.

It is shooted in Málaga (Spain), and includes a close image of a Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (I think common name in english is "oxeye daisy") androceum, a plant that while european in origin is supposed to be a common invasion in USA because of garden usage.

The small (very small... about 2 mm lenght) bugs are, by now, unknown species.

Hope you like it.
Great shot! Really cool!

I thought it was a daisy--very pretty flower which has connections to my childhood--but invasive nonetheless. I'm glad that you can enjoy it as a native wildflower. Is it common or rare where you live?
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:23 AM   #76
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:11 PM   #77
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benj1, I love to see plants that have holes in the leaves showing that someone has been eating them. When I wander around the yarden I look for that sort of thing and when I see it, it makes me smile. Great pictures.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #78
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Suunto I hope this eve ends just as peaceful as yours...
Dapjwy The crabs seem to know which color to settle in upon. They MUST see color.....don't you think?
Benj1 I'll be going to camp soon. I'm looking forward to a walk among the freshly unfurled ferns....

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Havalotta,
I have two observations to make.
You write extremely well and paint a vivid picture with your words, always a pleasure to read your posts.
The actions you described showed that you are a true naturalist and a dedicated photographer
Gee, I guess that creative writing class I took some 40 years ago finally sunk in... Seriously though, THANKS!
And YOU have the skills to make someone feel very special.

Good luck in the contest everyone.....Sure is a joy to see all the various entries.
Ooooo I have one more to fish out of the drink before I leave.... Hmmmm must hasten my stride ...
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Take it in stride..... A pair of Water striders.
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Tiny hairs on their legs trap air allowing the insect to float upon the water without breaking the surface tension.
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