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Old Jul 22, 2012, 9:30 PM   #11
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I'm sitting here waiting for you to finish posting, but I have to observe that those copperheads remind me of the mythical Medusa!
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 9:32 PM   #12
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With the rain, we've also seen an amazing abundance of new fungi. Of course, most of the fungus is there all the time, but hidden - mycelium slowly digesting a rotten log, stump, etc. But plenty of moisture allows them to produce their "fruits" - the mushrooms and such that we can see.

Here are a few random, recent samples.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 9:35 PM   #13
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We continue to enjoy plenty of rain (and continue to pray for those of you who are still in the midst of the drought). Hope you enjoyed these damp views, and that you will share your comments and critique
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Penolta - That was my thought too - although not my first thought when the dog found them! (same foolish dog that got bitten by the bear last year... glad he was on a leash this time!!)
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 9:48 PM   #15
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To many good ones to comment on individually - I was thinking the Black Saddlebags would be my favorite when the Pearl Crescents popped up at the end - nice pair!

Those droopy fungi look like some kind of sci-fi aliens melting away in the damp summer heat!

As for Medusa incarnate, that short telemacro of yours looks like you were way too close for safety (unless of course those were crops).
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 10:15 PM   #16
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Penolta - Glad you enjoyed these. That's what caught my eye about those fungi! (Still working on the ID for those...)

Copperhead shots are not crops, just working slowly and carefully so as not to disturb them!

Here's another, taken at Buffalo Mountain with the Tamron 90mm plus 2X TC. This one was right next to the trail! (looks like a good year for copperheads this year!)
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Way too close to those copperheads for me, but awesome pictures. I thought it was interesting to see the heat sensing pits. And I always love your fungi shots. The whole series is a feast of wonderful shots.
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Another fantastic series.

Thanks Mole

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Yet another amazing set!! cheers travis..
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OMG. Another Home Run Mole

I love the snake shots, your dog was very very lucky indeed.

The Rain Frog is just too cool, absolutely love the eyes.

As for the Saddleback - I've never seen a shot of this Dragonfly before. Great capture.

Wonderful series, thank you !
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