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Old Oct 8, 2010, 3:12 PM   #21
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Mole,

Thanks for sharing these amazing shuts with us.

You are a truly inspiring photographer.

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks…

P.S. Please keep sharing your hike’s shuts.
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Old Oct 9, 2010, 6:41 PM   #22
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Excellent as usual.

I finally found your caterpillar - it is the Gold Moth, Basilodes pepita. Host plant plant is "Crownbeard"(Verbesina), including Wingstem (=Actinomeria). It feeds on seeds in the flowers, as well as the leaves. I doon't think it belongs on Equisetum - maybe just exploring?

Some images (often first misidentified before reassignment) here:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/35702/bgimage
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 12:21 AM   #23
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wonderful series again
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 1:55 AM   #24
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Mole, you know the dragonfly & the damselfly are different. It's amazing for a photographer. Many people just think they are all dragonflies.
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 6:56 AM   #25
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Bock - Glad to be of help! To answer your other questions - of my zoom lenses, only the A 70-210 and A 35-105 are fixed F-stop. In this series, only used the Raynox with the 35-105.

Tom - Glad you enjoyed these! We had a few nights of mid-30's, but no frost yet - although already some frosts up in the higher elevations.

Ira - Thanks so much!

Kevin - Thanks for your very kind words! Good luck with the odonate identification!

MtnMan - Glad you enjoyed the autumn stroll!

Patty - Yes, they do "pop" apart at the sections pretty easily. You can also make panpipes and "oboe reeds" out of them.

Zuken - You are too kind! So glad you enjoyed these. I am blessed to live in a very photogenic region...

Penolta - Thanks so much for the ID, I have not yet had time to look it up, so you saved me much effort & time. This was in the midst of a field with two species of Verbesina - both golden crownbeard & wingstem!

John - Thanks so much!

Mary - Indeed many folks confuse the two grouips of Odonata. I might be out of a job if I did...
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 10:06 PM   #26
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Mole I'm curious what camera did you use for these? Is this a K-X?
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 3:34 PM   #27
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Hope you enjoyed this little autumnal ramble in the park
Did so, very much! Not being able to visit the park in person, I think your pictures are always a very satisfying second best. Most inspiring!

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Jyaku - Not a K-X but its predecessor - K-M (also known as K2000). Bottom of the line Pentax, but still a great little camera!

Kjell - Thank you so much for your very kind words. Hope you will get to visit East Tennessee someday!
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