Monday in Nature, July 31, 2017

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    Inner workings of nature.

    My wife found the shed exoskeleton of what I think was a giant water bug, Lethocerus species. Inside were these tree-like tubes which, I believe, are part of the breathing apparatus: spiracles at the base of the "trees" and the tracheae forming the "trees" themselves.

    Looking forward to other images of nature this week!

    2017-07-30  toebiter tracheae BW WEB.jpg
  2. American alligator waiting for a meal

  3. Blue Heron in central Texas. Nature Monday 7-31-2017.jpg
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  4. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    TON0303 - Orange Tip.jpg

    Orange-tip Butterfly
  5. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Common, but all that I have thas is new -- Bee in Bindweed
  6. Gray Catbird ???
  7. Fishing. Taken with an original 24-120 3.5-5.6, O Fishing (1 of 1).jpg ne of Rockwells 10 nikon worst lenses. 80% humidity so left the unsealed 135 home.
  8. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    Think so - undertail coverts not too clear, but rest looks fine.
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  9. Tiny green bug on top of a Grass Pink orchid:

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  10. Thanks, Tony.
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  11. Out chasing dragons and damsels... dragon and flowers.jpg
  12. In fungus heaven fungus x1000.jpg
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  13. Funkag, great shot of the "tiny green bug". Lots of personality!
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  14. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Diving Forester's Tern

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  15. Thanks Edwin - between the breeze and the size of the bug, I was really lucky to have even one shot that ended up in focus...
  16. This year robins built a nest in one of my pear trees. They all fledged a couple days ago. DSC_3414.jpg
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  17. Gup

    Gup Gup

    Had to get down low for this one.
    Shot with a D800E and a Sigma 35mm 1.4

    Garter Snake 1000 2798.jpg
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