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Old 07-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #31
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You should consider a career in erotic writing.
Too funny, I thought the same but didn't want to go there!
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By popular demand (well, all of three people): the Joe Pye weed buds.
It is a wonderful photo, Rebek.
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Too funny, I thought the same but didn't want to go there!

Great minds think alike!

I was a bit concerned about my response and even asked Jeff it I was going to far, he said go for it and even clicked to post it himself.

I was relieved when others seemed to see it the same way.
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The other day I spotted three bumblebees on one of my sunflowers. I ran to get the camera, but, upon my return, only two remained. Today, however, while outside awaiting the incoming storm (yay, rain finally!), I saw five of them huddled together in no hurry to leave as the storm approached.
LOVE the bumblebee photo, dap! The bambis here are so fond of sunflowers that I've given up on growing them (the sunflowers--the deer are doing just fine without my encouragement). Maybe next year I'll fence off a sunflower patch.
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Here's something for all you great photographers out there. Horticulture Magazine and the Dave's Garden website are sponsoring a garden photo contest. Winning photographs will be published in the magazine, so here's a chance to publicize native plant gardens in a conventional forum.

Garden Photo Contest Sponsored by Horticulture Magazine and Dave's Garden | Horticulture - The Art & Science of Smart Gardening
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #36
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By popular demand (well, all of three people): the Joe Pye weed buds.
You've captured pure essence, its very being.....Sensational!
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Photos from the meadow garden: a cup plant blossom, rudbeckia with asclepias tuberosa, and asclepias with unidentified insect.
Photo #1 has me in stitches.... If you take notice, little parts of the floral look just like medical stitches.
Now photo #2.... That one is pretty darn Awesome!
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You've captured pure essence, its very being.....Sensational!
*blushes profusely*

The light was so bad that day that I just used the "close-up" tool and pointed the camera at the flower head.
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The other day I spotted three bumblebees on one of my sunflowers. I ran to get the camera, but, upon my return, only two remained. Today, however, while outside awaiting the incoming storm (yay, rain finally!), I saw five of them huddled together in no hurry to leave as the storm approached.
Niiiice cluster!
Capturing FIVE of them all on one blossom like that is really amazing!
Do you think they congregate together knowing a storm was a brewing?
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Dap, your bumblebees are a wonderful and very worthy entry to the POM. I love the image!
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