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Old Jun 23, 2009, 7:39 AM   #1
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Default A few more Macro shots

Not a lot of "fun" hiking time lately - parks busy and lots of trail work due to recent storms. But a little time to continue trying out the new macro, and to see all the excitement of summer coming on here in the E TN hills. There are more things blooming - here are Black Eyed Susan, Leaf Cup, Pipsissewa and also an unidentified mushroom:
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 7:42 AM   #2
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A number of recently-emerged insects were kind enough to pause and be photographed, including an undentified beetle, a Coral Hairstreak, an Eastern Pondhawk, A Great Spangled Fritillary (up close and personal), and aLesser Spreadwing.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 7:43 AM   #3
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There were many Zebra Swallowtails out (our state butterfly) - both nectaring at Butterflyweed and laying eggs on PawPaw:
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 7:44 AM   #4
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A few friendly reptiles enjoying the sun (between the showers)...
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 7:45 AM   #5
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And speaking of showers...
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 7:46 AM   #6
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As always, glad to accept and act on any critical comments or suggestions. Thanks!!
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 8:47 AM   #7
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Wonderful images!!! I especially like the first one with the great depth of field and the detail in the foreground. Your running narration is great and appreciated.....
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Real nice work Mole!
The close up head shot of the turtle is great, I like them all. keep up the good work.
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Wonderful photos, as usual.

There are a great number of Cerambycids (longhorn beetles) - this one looks like it is one of the 15 similar species of the genus Typocerus, a type of Flower Longhorn - possibly Typocerus velutinus the Banded Longhorn.

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All nicely done! My favorite one is certainly not the most technically challenging, but it's still my favorite. I love the last one with the drops of rain on the perfectly formed leaf.
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