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Old 04-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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~~~The APRIL 2012 Photo of the Month Contest is now open!~~~

Lots more things to point your lens at this month, and don't forget, the April winner gets a beautiful suncatcher, generously offered by Equilibrium!

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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Went to one of my favorite nearby preserves today with my daughter and snapped a few photos. Here's a shot that I like of Blue Cohosh flowers.

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Y'know, I have about a dozen pics of this fellow among the buds of an unidentified tree and I considered one of the many edits that emphasized the spider and minimized the buds, but in the end I chose to submit this one, both because it shows the spider in context and because I think it works well aesthetically.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Y'know, I have about a dozen pics of this fellow among the buds of an unidentified tree and I considered one of the many edits that emphasized the spider and minimized the buds, but in the end I chose to submit this one, both because it shows the spider in context and because I think it works well aesthetically.
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Very cool little spiddy I believe the tree is a red maple but definitely a maple of some sort.
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Y'know, I have about a dozen pics of this fellow among the buds of an unidentified tree and I considered one of the many edits that emphasized the spider and minimized the buds, but in the end I chose to submit this one, both because it shows the spider in context and because I think it works well aesthetically.
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Very nice close-up of a budding red maple, Bulu. The spider is just sauce on the visual feast! Looks like you're picking up where you left off last summer!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Very nice close-up of a budding red maple, Bulu. The spider is just sauce on the visual feast! Looks like you're picking up where you left off last summer!!
Spideys and Maples aren't the only one's who wake up in the spring...
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Went to one of my favorite nearby preserves today with my daughter and snapped a few photos. Here's a shot that I like of Blue Cohosh flowers.
Beautiful photo.

I'm not familiar with blue cohosh...but, will likely recognize it now should I stumble across it.
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John, the colors and composition in that picture are sublime. That's a good thing.
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Y'know, I have about a dozen pics of this fellow among the buds of an unidentified tree and I considered one of the many edits that emphasized the spider and minimized the buds, but in the end I chose to submit this one, both because it shows the spider in context and because I think it works well aesthetically.
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Cool picture.

It looks like a maple flower going to seed. ...I'll leave the spider ID to suunto.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:47 AM   #10
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Y'know, I have about a dozen pics of this fellow among the buds of an unidentified tree and I considered one of the many edits that emphasized the spider and minimized the buds, but in the end I chose to submit this one, both because it shows the spider in context and because I think it works well aesthetically.
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I'm not completely certain, but I believe that this cut little orb weaver could be Mangora placida - see Mangora placida photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com
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