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Old 06-28-2011, 08:02 PM   #81
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This is a butterfly drawing nectar from a flower I noticed one day on the way to the pool.
Excellent photo close-up, jumpingmaniac.
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Um...well...WOW!
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This is a butterfly drawing nectar from a flower I noticed one day on the way to the pool.
Beautiful!
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This rudbeckia is unlike any other I'd ever seen. It is growing in the Toledo Botanical Gardens, and at first I thought the flower had a large caterpillar on it. When I leaned in close to get a picture, I noticed that a few similar "caterpillars" were on other blossoms in the clump.
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And another photo from today's walk in the botanical gardens: a great blue heron on an island in the lake.
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This rudbeckia is unlike any other I'd ever seen. It is growing in the Toledo Botanical Gardens, and at first I thought the flower had a large caterpillar on it. When I leaned in close to get a picture, I noticed that a few similar "caterpillars" were on other blossoms in the clump.
That is interesting. I've seen other misshaped flowers, but none as pretty as yours.
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Guess I'd better get something in before midnight...
It was an awfully slow month here, photography-wise.
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Guess I'd better get something in before midnight...
It was an awfully slow month here, photography-wise.
Pretty damn nice for a "slow month".

I especially like the prickly pear (?) in bloom...Mine have a few buds that I'm hoping will open soon...and the little fledgling is adorable.
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Ohhhhhh Isn't that little birdie precious... Just kidding, but she really is a precious little thing.
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Well, with two slots left, I'll include the first because dapjwy thinks it's worthy and the second because it makes me happy.
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