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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:43 PM
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four up close images. The first is a potato flower. The third is a lipstick plant
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 06:26 PM by alfredo






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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:54 PM
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1. Three?
The detail on that spider is incredible!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:27 PM
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2. Thanks. I added the potato flower at the last minute and didn't change the subject
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 06:28 PM by alfredo
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:22 PM
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3. The cactus/succulent pods look so wonderfully alien.
And potato flowers are quite pretty,but so small they often are overlooked.
Nice shots.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:12 PM
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4. Thanks. The prickly Pear is edible. Very seedy, but tasty.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:30 PM
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5. All exquisite - but along came that spider and and became my favorite.
Great work, Alfredo.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:23 PM
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6. Thanks, She made me work for the picture. She looks like a refugee from
the forest.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:51 PM
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7. I'm in love with that spider picture
Now I want one as a pet.


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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:54 PM
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8. They refuse to be potty trained.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:22 PM
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9. I had one as a room-mate
It was as big as the palm of my hand, I kid you not. It only came out late at night and it was there before I moved in, so I let it be. Cleanest, quietest room-mate I ever had.


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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:01 AM
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10. But then you start finding things that prey on spiders, like House Centipedes.
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:21 AM
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11. House centipedes?
I've never seen them inside the house. Just ants and silverfish.


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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:02 AM
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13. Here's a picture. They are harmless to humans, but deadly to spiders.
They are really fast.

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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:51 AM
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18. Gah!
No, thankfully we don't have those. Unless they are lurking where I can't see them. :scared:


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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 09:35 AM
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21. We used to have daddy long legs, which also preys on spiders, but they
are gone and the house centipede has filled that niche. I'd rather have the daddy long legs. We might see one every few days. Such is life living next to a woods. We see creatures great and small.
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:25 AM
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12. I'm in total agreement with
the group. Your spider shot is fantastic, but I also love the lipstick plant pic. I've never heard of one, much less seen one. And just as a side-note, I have eaten prickly pear. It was in a breakfast dish.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:06 AM
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14. Thank you. The lipstick plant is very hardy, and an easy house plant to grow.
When I lived overseas the kids would sell prickly pears to travelers. The ones in the Sub Sahara are much larger than what is native to the eastern US. The African ones are about the size of a Kiwi fruit.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:04 PM
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15. GREAT spider pic
Not sure what kind it is--be glad it isn't a recluse!

I have to say that I love all the closeups you post here. I'm inspired.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:52 PM
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16. Thanks. I really like close up shots. It plays into my feelings about approaching
subjects through the eyes of a nine year old.



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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 07:30 AM
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19. very cool idea
I think I used to lie down on the grass and look up at the clouds. Maybe that is why I like cloud pictures.

Now, if I approached photography through my two and a half year old grandson's eyes, I think I would be posting not only bugs, but tow trucks, excavators, and bulldozers. He can notice a tow truck a mile away, I promise. I think he likes trains okay, too, so maybe I will do a train series for him.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 09:31 AM
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20. I believe it was the Great Emmitt Kelly that said the secret to clowning is
to watch young kids. Maybe that can be applied to photography. Kids are concerned with what is right there in front of them. They see the small things. They are in touch with where they are and what is in that "where."


Emmitt Kelly
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:54 PM
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17. Threes
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