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Old 08-01-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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August 2011 photo contest is now open! Photos must be taken in August (any year) and the limit is four.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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Hey, I guess I'll start us off:
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:11 PM   #3
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Great start Dapjwy
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Great start Dapjwy
Thanks, havalotta. I was in the hedgerow checking up on the shrub dogwood I put there...and as I took pictures of the Hercules' club that I put in beside it and the many seedling pokeweed that are coming up, I looked up and noticed these clusters of caterpillars and took pictures hoping to get an ID...but, I liked this one enough to make it an entry.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #5
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The pictures are of Impatiens capensis (Spotted Jewel-weed) with a native bee, Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower) which grows near my town, it's adventive to the state but native to North America, Platanthera blephariglottis (White Fringe Orchis), and Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea (Northern Purple Pitcherplant).
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Lovely Platanthera!
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Great photos, silverclaw! I really like the bumblebee frozen in flight as it approaches the Impatiens capensis. ...but, I have to admit that the passionflower photo is quite stunning, too.
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You must have SOME camera... great color, crisp, clear.
Use a tripod? What type of camera is it?
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:37 PM   #9
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Great shot, Dap! This looks like some kind of tent caterpillar, but that may be just my wild guess. Hopefully Suunto will weigh in on the ID!
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #10
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The pictures are of Impatiens capensis (Spotted Jewel-weed) with a native bee, Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower) which grows near my town, it's adventive to the state but native to North America, Platanthera blephariglottis (White Fringe Orchis), and Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea (Northern Purple Pitcherplant).

These are stunning---I am especially enthralled because none of these live here. I don't know what variety of pitcher plants live in the Big Thicket in east Texas, but your northern species are gorgeous!
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