Nature Pictures from Today's Hike

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    Apr 15, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    A few pictures from today's hike. Any favorites?

    Finally got one of those pretty turquoise bugs to stay still enough.
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    Love the rich clay burrowed out, probably by ants.
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    A pretty nature scene with sudsy water.
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    Jack in the pulpit.
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    One of those bugs people mistake for large mosquitos.
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    Woodpecker I couldn't get close enough. Next time!
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    Find the full ant!
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidfernfly.jpg
    That is creepily awesome. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    Wow all those plants and bugs, some of them I've never seen before! Great quality pics!
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    I love these! I walk my dog through wooded areas a few times a week and look for little things like this along the way. Got a few on Instgr. Just got to figure out how to share them outside of my phone?
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    Definitely the uber not-so-mosquito.
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    Just remembered and looked it up. It's called a crane fly.
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    Apr 15, 2012 6:25 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]wrestlervic saidfernfly.jpgicon_biggrin.gif[/quote]

    This is a very impressive photo of a female crane fly resting on a fern. The fly is probably better known as a mosquito hawk because it looks like a huge mosquito. Some folks think they eat mosquitos but they do not have the mouthparts for that type of consumption.

    Definitely, a very good photo.
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    Apr 15, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    They're all fantastic pictures. Great job and thanks for sharing.
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    alexander7 said:
    This is a very impressive photo of a female crane fly resting on a fern. The fly is probably better known as a mosquito hawk because it looks like a huge mosquito. Some folks think they eat mosquitos but they do not have the mouthparts for that type of consumption.


    Thank you for that fine forensic analysis, Mr. Bodine. Of course, the experience of it was... somewhat different.

    Points if you can tell me where I got that line. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidA few pictures from today's hike. Any favorites?

    Finally got one of those pretty turquoise bugs to stay still enough.
    turqbug01.jpg


    I truly love this shot!
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    Very awesome. Reminds me to keep a better lookout for the creatures I share our forests here with. Thanks for sharing!
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    Apr 15, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidalexander7 said:
    This is a very impressive photo of a female crane fly resting on a fern. The fly is probably better known as a mosquito hawk because it looks like a huge mosquito. Some folks think they eat mosquitos but they do not have the mouthparts for that type of consumption.


    Thank you for that fine forensic analysis, Mr. Bodine. Of course, the experience of it was... somewhat different.

    Points if you can tell me where I got that line. icon_wink.gif


    What, no cookies!! Sorry, I do not have the foggiest notion who Mr. Bodine is or was but maybe he was associated with Sherlock Holmes or the Doc?
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    Apr 15, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
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    wrestlervic saidalexander7 said:
    This is a very impressive photo of a female crane fly resting on a fern. The fly is probably better known as a mosquito hawk because it looks like a huge mosquito. Some folks think they eat mosquitos but they do not have the mouthparts for that type of consumption.


    Thank you for that fine forensic analysis, Mr. Bodine. Of course, the experience of it was... somewhat different.

    Points if you can tell me where I got that line. icon_wink.gif


    What, no cookies!! Sorry, I do not have the foggiest notion who Mr. Bodine is or was but maybe he was associated with Sherlock Holmes or the Doc?


    Hehe, it's from the movie "Titanic." Old Rose reacts to a researcher's 3D model simulation of the ship breaking in half and sinking.

    Sank 100 years ago today!
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    Apr 15, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    Am I the only one who saw this title and read Naturist pics from today's hike... ??? icon_redface.gif

    Your nature shots are always captivating.
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    Apr 15, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    Love your nature photos = keep them coming!
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    Apr 15, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Another picture of the bug known as the green clayback tiger beetle. You can see its biting mandible.

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