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Old Apr 2, 2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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I saw this at the lake today. Yes, Spring has sprung.
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 3:52 AM   #2
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Assure me that's not a mosquito.

Dandelions are surely a sign of spring.

Macro is very nicely done with great detail and colors.

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 12:43 AM   #3
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Yea, the skeeters grow big in these parts. Ive heard stories that they can swoop down and take dogs and cats out of peoples back yards, and even a sleeping baby out of it's crib. :blah: No. Really thats what I call a "Skeeter Hawk" They eat skeeters.
I shot this skeeter just minutes before i shot the dandelion pic. It was a hard shot to make as I had to focus by moving the skeeter(on my left hand) back and fourth while holding the camera and pushing the button with my right.
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Old Apr 3, 2006, 11:23 AM   #4
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Very nice macro! Although I don't like mosquitoes...ugh!!

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 1:26 PM   #5
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Yikes, sometimes I get what I ask for.

Very nicely detailed macro.

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Old Apr 3, 2006, 1:42 PM   #6
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Humm, looks like a crane fly (some around here call them mosquitoes hawks also). They are about 10 times the size of a mosquitoe, when still their wings are not tight to their body, and they have no probe mouth like the female mosquitoes. Their legs are a touch longer for their body. Not gonna say it aint a male mosquitoe, but if that seed head is normal size then that would be a crane fly at that size.
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordL.../crane_fly.htm

How ever I like the photo all Entomology aside
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Old Apr 4, 2006, 9:55 AM   #7
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Great entry!! I don't think I've seen a mosquito on a dandelion before so it will be considered a double entry.

Great capture!

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