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Old 10-01-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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camera5 ~October 2011 Photo of the Month Contest~

~~~October 2011 photo contest is now open! Photos must be taken in October (any year) and the limit is four.

This month , dramatic changes in colors and textures surround us. In most areas, green trees and bushes at the beginning of the month may transform to bare branches by Halloween. Seed heads and twisted, dried forms of previously colorful plants offer challenging new photo opportunities.

(Cropping or minor tweaking is okay.)
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:42 PM   #2
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Oh no, oh no, oh no.... it's HER again... the larva paparazzi!!!
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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Ok, future entrants, try to beat that "cute!"
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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I just really loved the color combinations in this photo. Isn't nature amazing?

After taking a lot of photos of quite a few different insects at my asters and goldenrod, I'm starting to really like fall! (Not looking forward to winter has often put a damper on my appreciation of this wonderful season in the past, but, hopefully, as our property is transformed into our own private nature preserve, I'll begin to enjoy each season in turn...but I still wish winter were shorter! )
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #5
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I just really loved the color combinations in this photo. Isn't nature amazing?
Very nice Ailanthus webworm moth, Atteva aurea (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) - see Ailanthus webworm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Very nice Ailanthus webworm moth, Atteva aurea (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) - see Ailanthus webworm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks, suunto...but after reading that Ailianthus (tree-of-heaven) is a host plant for it, I'm kind of depressed!
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #7
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Gentianopsis crinita (Fringed Gentian) which is an extirpated native in my state, the place that the photo was taken was around Slatington, PA.
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Sleeper.... sleeper... sleeper amongst us!!! Another blasted fantastic photo!!! I love gentian!!!
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and heading south..
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Wow! Two great captures, Asclepias!

(and nice captions too)
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