06-24-2012, 05:50 PM
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  • mikeperry
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After finally discovering it's the six Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' - Fragrant sumac we have growing in our back garden (apparently they contain a mild allergen, who knew? Not I) that cause an unpleasant enough skin reaction - rubbing my right eye last Sunday after working in and around those shrubs caused that eye to close for 3 days - I got back out in the garden today Smile

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Eastern Carpenter Bee (I think) head first into Heliopsis "Summer Nights"



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Eastern Carpenter Bee (I think) taking a breather on Eastern Purple Coneflower petals



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Butterfly Weed coming into flower



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Butterfly Weed coming into flower



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Heliopsis "Summer Nights" putting on a good show



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Royal Catchfly starting to put on a good show

Edit: Fixed grammar and layout.

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 06-25-2012, 04:16 AM
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More beautiful pictures of your garden, Mike!

Thank you for sharing them with us.

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 06-25-2012, 05:52 AM
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Lovely pics as usual, Mike.

Beautiful flowers and bees too. Smile

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 06-25-2012, 06:51 AM
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Thanks for sharing these really nice pictures.

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 06-29-2012, 08:38 AM
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Thumbsup

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Slightly unusual but cool looking Missouri Evening Primrose seed pods

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 06-30-2012, 04:10 AM
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Mike, I have to tell you that I have no garden but, thankfully, I can live vicariously through yours. Wink Once again, fantastic photos and please keep them coming.

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 07-01-2012, 04:46 PM
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Mike, more nice photos. How for away are you from those bees when you zoom in?

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 07-01-2012, 05:19 PM
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Mike,

Great photos. Keep 'em coming. Thanks for sharing.


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 07-02-2012, 09:37 AM
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(07-01-2012, 04:46 PM)Johnny Wrote: Mike, more nice photos. How for away are you from those bees when you zoom in?

Hi Johnny

Thank you Smile

With the above couple of pollinator photos (and most of my others) the camera (Canon PowerShot SD780 IS) lens is within 4 to 6inches (100 to 150mm) of the pollinators, sometimes maybe even a bit closer.

I don't use the zoom function on the camera, instead I move as carefully as I can to get within very close range...

Take care, Mike

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 07-02-2012, 09:51 AM
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Gorgeous photos again, Mike.

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