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Old 05-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #76
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oh man, I hate creepy crawlers. I like lady bugs, dragon flies, butterflies,
tiny little bugs. But, big creepy crawlers terrify me.

We have big June bugs here too..not as big as Texas June bugs, I'm sure
I know what you mean, especially since Junie Bee's were once grubs wrecking the lawn, but that close up changes everything. Poor thing..look at the stress on its cute little face..

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I know what you mean, especially since Junie Bee's were once grubs wrecking the lawn, but that close up changes everything. Poor thing..look at the stress on its cute little face..
oh yeah, poor little thing...you should see the stress on my cute little
face when I see one!

One hot summer night, I walked into my bedroom and one humongous June bug
buzzed by my head, it sounded like a 747 jet!
...I screamed as if a horses head was on my bedpost!

I flew out of the room, and screamed all the way down the stairs...
The head knot came running and said, What's wrong, what happened!?!...
all I could say was ..." bug, big bug, our room!"

He said, " A bug!!! You nearly gave me a heart attack,
and you're screaming over a bug!!!

He went upstairs to get it, seconds later he came flying down the stairs
himself, shouting, "oh my gawd, where's my shotgun!?!"
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:30 AM   #78
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..look at the stress on its cute little face..
I need to make video when I use that lens. He was turning his head and looking at me. It was like he was begging to be flipped back over. The world is a much different place through the camera lens. I prefer that world.

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And ..he redeems himself and contradicts the statement...meanie
Just being humerous.

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I"ll bet you don't know many peeps who would be willing to flip a Junie Bee (as my kids call them) over not once, but three times.
I don't know many peeps period.


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..not as big as Texas June bugs, I'm sure
You do know that, that picture is actual size, right?



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oh yeah, poor little thing...you should see the stress on my cute little
face when I see one!

One hot summer night, I walked into my bedroom and one humongous June bug
buzzed by my head, it sounded like a 747 jet!
...I screamed as if a horses head was on my bedpost!

I flew out of the room, and screamed all the way down the stairs...
The head knot came running and said, What's wrong, what happened!?!...
all I could say was ..." bug, big bug, our room!"

He said, " A bug!!! You nearly gave me a heart attack,
and you're screaming over a bug!!!

He went upstairs to get it, seconds later he came flying down the stairs
himself, shouting, "oh my gawd, where's my shotgun!?!"
HAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:59 AM   #79
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..not as big as Texas June bugs, I'm sure

You do know that, that picture is actual size, right?


yeah, yeah, I know, yer June bugs in Texas are so big
that they have June Bugs!!! ..and the June bugs,
that the June bugs have, have tatoos that say, "you should see my ride!"
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Sometimes, we put one on the bottom of each foot and let them carry us around like a very slow pair of roller skates.
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Sometimes, we put one on the bottom of each foot and let them carry us around like a very slow pair of roller skates.
haaaa...I bet you walk them on a leash too... woof woof!
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When the bulls at the rodeo get tired, we ride June Bugs instead.
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When the bulls at the rodeo get tired, we ride June Bugs instead.
I believe it... Everything in Texas is larger than the rest of the country.

I've been to Texas once...Dallas and Fort Worth, we went to a gun show and the highlight of my gun show experience was that Jack Palance
was there. He was amazing looking. He looked larger than life...extremely tall and his chiseled face was awesome.

I was delighted to be at the gun show and
sharing the same space with Jack.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:24 AM   #84
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And now for a post about a Green Heron to get back on topic here.

I had never heard of, or even noticed that this bird existed until 3 years ago. I was throwing bread to some small Perch at the duck pond, and this bird kept getting closer and closer to me. I tossed him a small crust of bread and he picked it up and tossed it in the water in front of him. He started pushing it around in the water back and forth.

Wondering just what he was doing, I sat back and watched. A small perch came up to get some of the bread he had, and he snatched it out of the water. I couldn't believe that I just watched a bird go fishing.

I tried for almost 2 months (3 days a week) to try to get a shot of him with the fish in his beak, or at least showing him pulling a fish out of the water. He was either too fast for the camera, or I just missed the shot all together.

He got so comfortable with me being there, that duing the last few weeks, he would come right up to my feet and wait for me to toss him a piece of bread. Eventually, I stopped seeing him around the duck pond. I don't know if he moved on to a different spot or what. He just quit showing up. I never did get the picture I was after, but I did get these.











I found this video on Youtube showing a different Green Heron using bread as bait to catch fish.

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Awesome pics!

The quality of this pic doesn't compare with the ones y'all have been posting, but I want to share the story that goes with this.

I had just planted a tree (in hot, dry Oklahoma) and had the hose dripping on it when I noticed this guy taking a drink. After the hole filled up with water he would dive in, paddle across to the other side, pull himself out, turn around then dive back in and paddle across again. He kept this up for quite some time.
It's hard to read the expression on a turtles face, but I swear he was having the time of his life!
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oh mon, those heron shots are amazing.
You sure you're an amateur photographer?

Once a baby heron showed up at our pond, I ran out and scared him
away and he never returned.
Herons don't like to land in heavily treed areas.
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Awesome pics!

The quality of this pic doesn't compare with the ones y'all have been posting, but I want to share the story that goes with this.

I had just planted a tree (in hot, dry Oklahoma) and had the hose dripping on it when I noticed this guy taking a drink. After the hole filled up with water he would dive in, paddle across to the other side, pull himself out, turn around then dive back in and paddle across again. He kept this up for quite some time.
It's hard to read the expression on a turtles face, but I swear he was having the time of his life!
That's great! I would have enjoyed watching him play in the water too!
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Awesome pics!

The quality of this pic doesn't compare with the ones y'all have been posting, but I want to share the story that goes with this.

I had just planted a tree (in hot, dry Oklahoma) and had the hose dripping on it when I noticed this guy taking a drink. After the hole filled up with water he would dive in, paddle across to the other side, pull himself out, turn around then dive back in and paddle across again. He kept this up for quite some time.
It's hard to read the expression on a turtles face, but I swear he was having the time of his life!
I love turtles and wish we could have one in our pond, but he'd nip
at our fish...but it sure would be cute to see him sunning himself
pondside on a rock.
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All of the pictures in this post were shot with one of these Point and Shoot camera's.



I carry at least one camera with me everywhere I go. Either a P&S or a DSLR. You never know when you may see something you want to take a picture of.


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