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Old Jul 22, 2012, 9:06 PM   #11
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East Tennessee is home to at least 6 different species of Milkweeds. The commonest species is called (no big surprise) Common Milkweed. But Poke Milkweed is more common up in the higher elevations.
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And one of our common, but rather odd, low elevation flowers has just begun blooming. Indian Pipe has no chlorophyll, no way to produce its own food. I have heard some say it's a saprophyte (living off of decaying materials), and others say it's a parasite - using a fungus to live off of tree roots.
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It is amazing how flowers evolved to attract pollinators.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 9:10 PM   #14
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Sure do hope you have enjoyed "considering the lilies" and other blooming things of the East Tennessee fields and woodlands. And thanks so much for sharing your comments, critique and suggestions. Especially will be interested to hear any comments about the M 135...
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 9:11 PM   #15
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Pboerger - Almost missed your post! Thanks so much for taking time to comment!
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 5:07 PM   #16
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Mole you did wonders with that little 135, I have one also but haven't done that well with mine. It's a shap little thing in your hands.

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Old Jul 25, 2012, 9:03 PM   #17
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I agree with Hans -- you have mastered that 135 in no time at all. Thank you for this lovely guided tour of your wildflowers.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 10:31 PM   #18
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Love the last one! You look like you are having great fun with that lens.
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It seems you live in a beautiful part of the world and have a great job..cheers Travis
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It looks like a great combo having the 135 coupled to the close up lens. Magnificent shots and great subject matter as always.

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