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More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114755
August 9th, 2005 at 09:35 AM
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Here are some more bug pictures I took this spring.

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A Snail in the Hand......
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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114756
August 11th, 2005 at 07:46 PM
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That ant gives me the heebie~jeebie's!!!!
Being on your hand and not biting you!!!
They hurt when they nip!


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114757
August 11th, 2005 at 07:52 PM
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Wow, nice closeups Thorny!! I'm with Weezie.. sure wouldn't want that ant to take a nip!

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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114758
August 12th, 2005 at 02:33 AM
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The ant was VERY well behaved and quite friendly! Had i been further South among the Fire Ants I would not have DARED attempt that picture, laugh laugh laugh . As a small boy visiting my grandparents in Louisiana I wandered into a Fire Ants nest a couple of times. I NEVER TRIED IT AGAIN!!! dev frown sca


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114759
August 12th, 2005 at 02:34 AM
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I love the blending of colors and swirl patterns between my skin and the snail shell on the second picture.


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114760
August 12th, 2005 at 07:56 AM
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Oh! I wish I could get that good a close-up with my camera, Thornius. Those pictures are great! We have a big-assed spider living outside my kitchen window and my husband feeds him. lol. (Flies that enter the house uninvited which is all of them.) The other day I was watching my hummingbirds at the feeder through the window while he was watching the spider wrap up a fly for later. Then he said, "Life doesn't get any better than this, eh Suzy?" lol. It is interesting to watch nature at work though, isn't it.

Thought I'd share a couple of other pix with you here. This one is some kind of bee. It's my first bug close-up.
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And this one is called a Painted Lady. Apparently they migrate all the way up here for some reason. I had so many flying around me for awhile there, I thought I was Snow White. lol She does looks a little ragged around the edges after her trip though, but who knew they had knees???
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~Suzy~

Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114761
August 12th, 2005 at 08:37 AM
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Yes, we have Painted Ladys here in Tennessee, too. I am primarily a birdwatcher and photographer, but this year have gotten interested in photographing all manners of natural phenomena. I especially enjoy insects and flowers. Here is one of my spiders taken on a FRIEND"S hand, LOL:

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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114762
August 12th, 2005 at 08:45 AM
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Suzy,
Here's one of OUR Painted Ladys. They are pretty much identical to your Canadian ones, eh?

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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114763
August 12th, 2005 at 09:12 AM
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What character that spider has.

I am going to have to try to get a pic of a Mantis on one of the kids hands. That look with the bugs on top is great.


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114764
August 12th, 2005 at 09:44 AM
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I Love That Spider! lol. What a face! Looks a little like Santa without the red hat. Now I'm really curious to see the face on ours close up. I bet he's not nearly so interesting.

Thornius, our Painted Ladies actually fly up here from the States (as far as I understand) so I don't think we can claim them as our own. It was even in the news when they arrived. lol. I'm honoured to have them holiday here in my backyard though.

Triss, I'm smiling away about you saying you'll "try to get a pic of a Mantis on one of the KIDS hands". lolol! My 18-yr-old son would pee his pants if I forced him to pose for a shot like that! shk He's a bit of a weenie when it comes bugs. laugh

Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114765
August 12th, 2005 at 09:58 AM
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that wee lil word TRY is in my sentence LOL. I have no idea if any of them will let me or not. But if I were to take a guess on who it would be, I'd day Lys. My only girl is a brave one!


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114766
August 12th, 2005 at 11:50 AM
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I picked up a full grown Mantis once. It ripped bloody 1/2 inch gash in the web of my thumb!! DON"T hold one for a picture!!!!


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114767
August 12th, 2005 at 11:54 AM
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Well, I'm off to try to get a picture of the Perseid Meteor Shower....(If I can). I got pictures of fireworks and lightning bugs, so maybe I'll be able to.


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114768
August 12th, 2005 at 08:09 PM
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I'm not surprised to hear what that mantis did to your thumb, Thornius. After all, considering how the females take their mates heads off after ummm..., well you know. lol :rolleyes:

Hope your meteor shower pix turn out! Looking forward to seeing them.

Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114769
August 12th, 2005 at 08:18 PM
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*ouch* on the thumb Thorny!! I am loving all these photos tho. Well, except that spider in the hand. That kinda creeped me out. Ok, they are neat to photograph & all, but to HOLD IT? I'm glad it wasn't you holding that one..lol.

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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114770
August 12th, 2005 at 09:13 PM
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Oh gosh Thorny, how awful. SO far ours are friendly. I picked up one so the kids could see it and let it walk around my hand, but it went pretty quickly back to the plants. I am not a big bug holder, so that was ok with me. I will not let the kids hold them though. I dont want them scared of bugs nor do I want them hurt.


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114771
August 12th, 2005 at 10:14 PM
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No luck on the meteors. Didn't even see one. Duh ters


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114772
August 12th, 2005 at 10:24 PM
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That is too bad. I only saw a few last night but it was too cloudy this morning to see any at all.


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114773
August 12th, 2005 at 10:25 PM
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Triss,

I have Touch-Me-Nots, too. They are one of my favorite flowers. I love the way the seed pods explode and scatter the seed, so after the first planting, you never have to plant them again. It is not surprising rocks are scarce in Nebraska, that area was water-carried and wind-blown glacial deposits from the last Ice Age. Wind doesn't do a very good job of transporting rocks. We, in Tennessee, on the other hand, are solid rock, starting about 10 feet down and extending to the center of the Earth. The first 10 feest is quite fertile soil.....if you get all the rocks out of it. Oh, YES! We have fossils, too...... teech


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114774
August 12th, 2005 at 10:38 PM
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Well the kids would love fossils. Patrick gets to search for them when he visits my mom in Utah and always has great stories about their finds.

Speaking of Touch-Me-Nots, I just was outside harvesting seeds. I love them, but do not want them in the area they are in right now. Though I know I will get some which is ok. I do have a perfect area for them and will be scattering the seeds there for next year and then letting them self seed.

It was great for the kids cuz I carefully pulled the rips pods off the plant by its stem right into a flat platic container. Brought them up to the porch and with the kids watching gave them a little squeeze. The kids giggled with delight each time the seeds popped all over the container. I only exploded a few in the garden as I was pulling the ripe ones.


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114775
August 13th, 2005 at 10:42 AM
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Here is a picture I took about 3 hours ago. As best as I can determine it is a tiny butterfly called a Crossline Skipper. Not being familiar with Butterfly Taxonomy I wasn't sure what to look for in......AW HECK! Let's just say he is adorable and let it go at that! thumbup laugh

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WOW...I love the spider pic! He had a "Winston Churchill" kinda look to me thumbup

The Skipper is adorable too grinnnn

Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114777
August 13th, 2005 at 08:45 PM
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Another great pic Thorny. What kinds of camera do you use and what is the greatest zoom. Just love the detail you get!


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114778
August 13th, 2005 at 09:15 PM
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I use an Olympus D-580 Zoom. It's an inexpensive point-and-shoot digtal with a 3X optical zoom. it is 4 megapixel and can be bought for about $300.00. I would LOVE a Canon EOS Rebel XT SLR camera with a good telephoto lense, but I don't have $2,000.00 extra to spend right now so I go with what I can afford. Duh


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Re: More of Thorn's Bug Piccies...... #114779
August 13th, 2005 at 09:22 PM
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POKEMON!!! mad DIGIMON RULES!!! thumbup


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