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Of fritillaries, broadwings and wild rice.....

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Steve and I took a ride down the Tomahawk looking for moose. Unfortunately, the biggest mammal we saw was a skunk! Steve wanted to chase it through the woods to get a photo, but I told him if he got sprayed he'd have to ride on the canoe carriers. He then thought better of it! grin

So, we got some shots of a few things:

Fritillaries:

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Broadwing hawks:

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And wild rice:

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Maybe moose next time!

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Great images Ken! I'm really jealous of all these great butterfly photos lately. I have to get out and find some!

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I love the color and Comp of the first shot. Great pictures overall.

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Here's my batch.

Skunk shmunk. winkwink

The Atlantis fritillaries on joe-pye-weed and the lettuce were shot with the Canon 100 f2.8 macro, the river landscape with the Canon 70-200 f2.8L and the broad-winged hawk with the Canon 400 f5.6L (the tighter hawk shot included the Canon 1.4 TC).

BTW, Ken, the pale yellow flowers you found are turtlehead. The purple ones I found are bottle gentian.

White lettuce (pink form)

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Stood about 8 feet tall. Is this a highbush cranberry?

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Nice shots guys!...I think that last shot certainly is a "high bush cranberry" Steve...I used to pick em as a kid and make cranberry jelly...berries have a 3 sided stone in em if I remember right...sour little guys grin............I'm noticing fewer butterflies this summer...especially Monarchs....I saw 2 frittilaries this last weekend and last year at this same time I saw "tons" of both species....after checking,the butterfly experts noted that the cold weird spring killed alot and kept thousands from heading to their northern migration areas ....I've seen about 4-5 monarchs so far this entire summer...I did see a "mourning cloak" this past weekend....maybe this upcoming weekend..maybe grin

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Nice stuff Steve! My favorite is the white lettuce(pink form), whose name doesn't really make sense to me but oh well.

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Nicely done Steve. I don't think those are high cranberries. I took some shots last fall of some and if I can find them I'll compare.

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Thanks for posting the picture of the white lettuce!! I seen this the other day and have been searching the web trying to ID it since. Low and behold, I find out what it is on FM!

You actually helped me ID two plants. White lettuce and rough white lettuce.

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Man! ...those sure look like high bush cranberries to me Ken grin...did a lot of checking and the leaves have the classic 3 sharp lobes...really are the giveaway...the pic here is of the unripened stage and only a few berries not the full "cluster"....Steve's "white lettuce" is also known as "Rattlesnake Root"...that's the name I've always associated with that particular plant....I too always wondered where the word "lettuce" has anything to do with that plant grin...here's a version of the same plant...

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Geez, guys, I'll sure stand down on the expert opinions here and accept that the red (ish) berries are high bush cranberries. I may have to make a trip there just before Thanksgiving!

My take on the white lettuce:

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And what could be better than a fritallary?

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How 'bout TWO fritallaries!

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Oh, sure, wait until I'm away from my home office and using a traveling laptop to post your pic of two fritillaries so I can't respond with my own pair.

SURE! gringringrin

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Oh, sure, wait until I'm away from my home office and using a traveling laptop to post your pic of two fritillaries so I can't respond with my own pair.

Hee, hee, hee! gringrin

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Actually was out looking today and there are a few dried up blueberries, though we got about half an ice cream bucket of raspberries for ice cream.

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