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Birdsong

Purple Cones and Cone Critters

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I seem to have some monster cones just about reaching the kitchen window. They were busy with activity today. Wish I had gotten a better photo of the green bee. I think I was so fascinated, I forgot to trip the shutter button. The yellow is a thick rear leg. These are out the window.

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A bit of fountain behind:

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Cool shots. I especially like the first one with the excellent detail and composition.

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Incredible! The first does it for me also.

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Great series - like the first one as well!

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Very nice - not sure I can pick a favorite, the first is certainly tack sharp and beautiful, but I like the bit of water sparkling in the last one as well. Great work - thanks for sharing!

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They are all very nice but I will have to go with the rest of the gang and say that first one is great.

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They're all very nice and the 1st one really is wonderful, but the 2nd one showing all the pollen on the bees hind leg really demonstrates what great pollinators they are! ( and Butterflies,too) One thing I've noticed around here is the lack of honeybees again this year. It's unfortunate that we are losing so many pollinators the last few years.

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Very nice work, and I'm with the rest on #1.

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Love the last image. The specular highlights from the water looks like fairy dust smile It gives the image a bit of a fantasy like feel.

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The first is just perfect! Nice work Sarah.

Mike

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Sweet shots! I'm liking the 2nd. One eyed monster sneaking over the pointy landscape. :>)

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