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Old 04-30-2012, 08:52 PM   #51
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Beautiful photos this month, as always! Rebek, you must have gotten down really low to the ground to take that mayapple flower shot.


Thanks to everyone who liked my bullfrog eats toad from last month - I didn't even check to see if I had won until today and saw I got a second place in amongst a bunch of jpdenk's gorgeous photos.


A couple more on the froggy theme today, and then on to our flying friends.

My pond and stream are bursting with frogs and toads. Some are actually deigning to pose for me these days.
~APRIL 2012 Photo of the Month Contest~-bullfrog-juvenile-log-looking-us-web.jpg
~APRIL 2012 Photo of the Month Contest~-green-frog-juvenile-rock-web.jpg

The bumbles have been out in force. I had a carpenter bee defending this azalea all week, waiting for the blossoms to open, then he/she got chased off by the bumblebees.
~APRIL 2012 Photo of the Month Contest~-bumblebee-azalea-bud-2-web.jpg

Lastly, on our non-native, unloved cornflower, a spring azure looking color coordinated.
~APRIL 2012 Photo of the Month Contest~-spring-azure-close-up-corn-flower-web.jpg
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #52
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Very nice, turttle!

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My pond and stream are bursting with frogs and toads. Some are actually deigning to pose for me these days.
Lucky you! That makes getting photos that much easier.
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Turttle, I particularly like the cornflower/butterfly photo. I confess that the LSS held the mayapple foliage out of the way so that I could photograph the blossom without lying down on damp ground. But no mayapples were harmed in the taking of the photograph.
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...no mayapples were harmed in the taking of the photograph.
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I confess that the LSS held the mayapple foliage out of the way so that I could photograph the blossom without lying down on damp ground.
LSS? LSS - What does LSS stand for? Acronyms and abbreviations by the Free Online Dictionary. I'm too tired to go through the whole list. Good night, all.
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LSS=Long-Suffering Spouse
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April contest is closed! Thank you all for the beautiful photos!
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LSS=Long-Suffering Spouse
<Big, stupid grin> Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #58
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I really like that one! I'll have to try it out on my LSS.
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My final, a fiddlehead. Although I don't think I can compete with a skeletonized or a perfecltly balanced raindrop...
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Oh yes you can! Ti's a great capture.
I love how the little curl in the lower right hand corner leads your eye up and into the complete curl of the fiddle head.
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"Raindrop on lupine"
It's not just a droplet. There's a really nice play of action flowing about the surface. It's hairiness also reminds me of something kind of scientific.
It just hit me..... A paramecium.... The leaf has, cilia like hairs. COOL.
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