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Old 05-17-2013, 10:08 PM   #16
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I never knew they could catch fish. If you leave dog food out for them, then they will be back with all of their friends every night.

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Old 05-17-2013, 11:43 PM   #17
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Found some more mini-dinosaurs earlier this evening in my yard.

This one was in the process of going from brown to green.



..and a baby.
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R0ckstarr...some amazing photos there. What camera are you using...its like you can reach out and touch them.

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R0ckstarr...some amazing photos there. What camera are you using...its like you can reach out and touch them.

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Thanks! You should see the photos in a larger format.

It's a Pentax K7 and the D FA 100mm lens.
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rockstarr, amazing shots...Have you matted and framed any of these shots?

I am a amature photographer and have gotten lucky with several
shots (point and shoot) ... I love taking pics of my koi.
One of them I framed and hung it by my desk.

I could imagine a grouping of your little critters with matching matting
and frames on a wall in your home.

I going to post a few of my favorite backyard wildlife and flower photos, does this still
fall under the heading of -- Taking the time to stop and smell the roses?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #21
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Here is the photo of our butterfly koi "Terminator"

This photo was taken in October of 2003.
She's now 15 years old.

The bottom thumbnails are the afore mentioned Pogo.


I just shot this...we made a frame with the jig saw to mirror waves.
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This is from August 2005
I spend hours photographing our fish, they are such willing subjects.

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I bought every plant which attracts hummingbirds and now they are coming here. First time I thought, "what's that big bug" then as it got closer I realized it was a hummer. I've also planted many, many shrubs to attract birds and looked out one day and thought there was a chicken in my yard. It was a Bobwhite. A favorite was a Baltimore oriel passing thru. Now am trying to attract Painted Bunting.

Outside of the screened in porch is a patio which I lined with flowering plants.

If you put safflower seeds in your feeder the squirrels will stay away but cardinals and woodpeckers and all others like them. I have a flock of about 8 cardinals which hang out here. Plus mockingbirds, blue jays, finches, and warblers.

On wren houses I remember hearing not to cut the opening bigger than a quarter or other birds will get in.

Besides nectar plants for the butterflies you need hosts plants for the larvae. I have passionvine for the zebra longwing, milkweed for monarchs and fennel for swallowtails.

Everyone loves my porch. Something about nature is very peaceful and relaxing.

I enjoyed reading posts on how others enjoy their yards and promote wildlife.
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rockstarr, amazing shots...Have you matted and framed any of these shots?

I am a amature photographer and have gotten lucky with several
shots (point and shoot) ... I love taking pics of my koi.
One of them I framed and hung it by my desk.

I could imagine a grouping of your little critters with matching matting
and frames on a wall in your home.

I going to post a few of my favorite backyard wildlife and flower photos, does this still
fall under the heading of -- Taking the time to stop and smell the roses?
I've framed a few and had them on the walls before. My mind changes so much that I end up taking them down months later.

I am self taught, and started out with a point and shoot camera in 2006. There is nothing wrong with that. I still carry a Point and shoot everywhere I go (I have 2 of them). You can get some great shots with them, just as you have shown. Your Koi and the frame both look great.

Keep all of the photos coming. I am sure myself and others would like to see them. I think photos fit the theme of this thread very well.






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rockstarr, your photos have me thinking about getting a new camera.

startingover, our monarchs.





we raise our Monarchs in various containers...It's educational for the little
visiting tourists to see the transformation from egg to catapillar, to crystallis,
to butterfly.

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We raise the eggs in various big jars and containers.

I have lots of Monarch photos, however since photobucket changed it's
format it's so slow and I can't seem to find them. Even in my camera files
I have thousands of photos. what a pain...
Here is the Max, laying around soaking up the sun while we work; whose
the smartest here!?!

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Here's two more I found...a home grown Monarch, after the release.
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Wow. That is very cool that you raise them! I'm enjoying your photos as well. Thanks for sharing them!
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Wow. That is very cool that you raise them! I'm enjoying your photos as well. Thanks for sharing them!
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If you plant milkweed they will come...as soon as they hatch the eggs on the leaves -- pick the leaves and put into a container with a screen on top;
keep it moist and soon you'll be releasing Monarchs in your yard.

Here is our frog "Budweiser" we raised him from a tadpole.
This photo is from my files. (not photobucket)

the first one is from 6-24-12
the second one is from 9-24-11
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Is it really that simple to raise a butterfly? How do you keep yours moist at all times?

That's a very nice looking frog you have too.

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