Decaying Balls & High Flyers

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    Jul 29, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    Images shot today in a Virginia state forest. Enjoy!

    Lichen-covered rock looks like a soccer ball or world globe.
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    The topsides of the wings were a brilliant orange, but it flew away before I could get that shot.
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    Skeleton of a decaying leaf.
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    Two more leaves pounded into the pathway.
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:12 AM GMT
    I like them all, especially the lichen-covered rock photo!
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:50 AM GMT
    What species of butterfly is that?

    EDIT: I think it might be a Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    Good job on identifying the butterfly! Here are the topsides of the wings from a photo on the web.

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    Jul 29, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    I love the photograph of the rock with lichens playing the roles of the continents!
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidI love the photograph of the rock with lichens playing the roles of the continents!


    I know, right? Looks like Africa on the lower right.

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    Jul 31, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    I await more small species to identify icon_smile.gif