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Old Dec 21, 2003, 2:49 AM   #1
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Even though this critter is called a " Velvet Ant " it is actually a wingless wasp, which according to those who have been stung by one, claims the pain is so great it could kill a cow, earning it the nickname " Cow Killer "<img src=http://img6.photobucket.com/albums/v16/Jack_Nickelless/Aint.jpg>
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Old Dec 21, 2003, 6:38 PM   #2
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Is THAT what it is?! I saw one a couple of summers ago and never forgot it. I thought it was a mutant ant. Glad I didn't tickle its belly.

Very nice shot.
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Old Dec 21, 2003, 8:59 PM   #3
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Barbara, I am also glad you didn't tickle it's belly. I think with your husbands brown recluse encounter, that's enough pain for one family. Just like my spider shot, I wish this one had been sharper, but I'm happy that it turned out as good as it did. I was on my hands and knees chasing this little critter all over the yard. He wouldn't stay still more than a split second.
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Old Dec 22, 2003, 3:03 PM   #4
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I have no idea what you look like...and yet I do: you look like all the rest of us crazed people with cameras stuck on our eyes while we contort our bodies, go galloping across fields, or lurk in dark alleys absolutely positive that, if we don't freeze to death or fall over a cliff or get mugged, the next shot will be The One.
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Old Dec 22, 2003, 11:19 PM   #5
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[quote="bcoultry"]I have no idea what you look like...and yet I do: Hey Barbara, You didn't come out and ask, but since you are nice enough to show your pretty face with every post you make, I should be courteous enough to give you some idea what I look like. Even though I'm not too thrilled at the prospect of seeing my own face on an avatar every time I post, I figure it can't hurt to post one here. Hopefully by posting my portrait in an insect thread of the close-up catagory, I won't turn too many stomaches. Although I don't have a pic with a camera jutting from my face as you described, I felt with the way you imagined me in action I needed to use some sort of action shot. This one with me riding my bike is the best I can do. This pic was taken summer before last. <img src=http://img6.photobucket.com/albums/v16/Jack_Nickelless/J_Bike.jpg>
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Old Dec 23, 2003, 1:58 PM   #6
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You're still young, you can sit on a bike without falling over, and you hang out in your tee shirt in the summertime. Add long hair and a grin filled with good humor, and you end up reminding me of my ever so casual son whose laughter is only barely beneath the surface.

Absolutely happy to meet you, Jack.
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Old Dec 23, 2003, 3:39 PM   #7
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Well Barbara, It's very nice meeting you too. You know after reading tons of posts on here since I discovered this place a couple of months ago I have read so many of your posts, I feel like I know you already. There seems to be a lot of nice people here that not only do help people with their advice, but some, like you, really seem to enjoy helping people, and I like that. As far as me still being young, I think it just depends on who you ask. I just turned 44, and even though I've always looked a lot younger than I really am, I do spot the occasional gray hair every now and then, and when I take a nasty fall nowadays it hurts a little longer. Other than that, I think I'm like a lot of guys, in that I'm basically just an old kid. :lol: Oh well, I don't mean to be turning this into a chat room, but maybe it's ok since it did involve a photo. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts, as well as the posts from others, and trying to learn a few things as well as seeing all the different photos from others, as well as sharing my own. See ya!
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