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Old 06-16-2011, 10:03 PM   #21
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Well I know that animate objects are preferred over inanimate in the photo contest, I still like my milkweed bloom (even though I'm a sucker for frogs!)
Beautiful, but eerie. Each flower head has eyes and a human visage!
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:05 PM   #22
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I was out in the yard mowing around a neglected garden plot (from a previous owner), when I spotted something jump among the weeds. The frog I spotted earlier this spring (when we had all of that rain) seems to have stuck around! I'm not sure where there is any water close by for him.

Anyway, I took a couple of shots, and showed the best one to Jeff, who unfortunately doesn't venture out in the yard with me very often to explore the wonders of our property. Looking into the LCD viewer, he remarked that it was beautiful and that I should enter it into the WG photo contest! (Hey, he has been paying attention!)

Unfortunately, when I loaded it onto the computer, I could see that the body was in focus but the face was not. So, I went back out to take more. My subject kept that pose for a while, until I must've got a little too close for comfort or overstayed my welcome. Nonetheless, I got a better shot.

So, up it goes, or I'll never hear the end of it. (Not sure I would've thought to enter this one on my own.)
A handsome frog, Dap. I hope he gets you moving on that pond!!!!!
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Yikes! Eyes and a face??? And an insect to boot, well you ARE the keen observers aren't you! I'm just into the depth and texture of the flower.

I'll have what HE'S having!
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If you look close there are a LOT of ants visiting it.
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hava, you get the keenest observer award for the day - yes, there are lots of ants all over this bloom! Funny because milkweeds are supposed to deter ants with their sap, when ants try to pierce the stems to such juices they get stuck and die. Guess these guys just went for the good stuff, the blossoms!

Reminds me of Bambi when Thumper told him not to eat the clover, just eat the blossoms, "that's the good stuff" - I think these ants got the message!
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Each flower head has eyes and a human visage!

I read your comment and thought, "What!?!" Then, after looking, I spotted what I *think* you mean...but only on a few flowers not "each flower".

I highlighted the few that I see some "eyes". Is that what you meant?
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A handsome frog, Dap. I hope he gets you moving on that pond!!!!!

Thanks, jack! Me too.
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If you look close there are a LOT of ants visiting it.

Yes, I spotted them when I enlarged the pic. So, there are several animated guys in your picture.
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hava, you get the keenest observer award for the day...
Had I thought of it, I'd have given it to her for finding the tiny monarch cats on her milkweed.

...Hmmm.... after typing "her" (havalotta), I remembered someone mentioning something in another thread where you (linrose) were referred to as "him"...I always thought you were female--am I wrong? Would you rather not say?

Do tell! (...or don't if you so choose.)
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I read your comment and thought, "What!?!" Then, after looking, I spotted what I *think* you mean...but only on a few flowers not "each flower".

I highlighted the few that I see some "eyes". Is that what you meant?
Yes! See the ears, eyes, nose, and beard???
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