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Sunset, class, and new lens

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Yesterday there was a praying mantis out on the railing ...

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Today Mark found a butterfly coming out of its chrysallis on one of the plants we bought. I took about 20 shots (:mrgreen:) trying to get the light and angles just right ...

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I think it is a Gulf Fritillary ...
 
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Great capture. There must be a hatch, they are all over one of our trees.
I enjoyed the wild seed hunting ride with Mr. Gravel today. He knows his plant life.
 
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I was back in Berry Springs Park doing some family photos for a friend on Sunday and found butterflies on some Blue Mistflower.

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I decided to experiment with the water coming out of the springs. It isn't that attractive ... a pipe with water running onto some rocks and then into the pond. I tried to get the water without the pipe.

Looking across the water and over the pond ... sun getting low over the trees.

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Looking the opposite direction, setting sun to my back ... pecan trees in the background

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South Texas Botanical Gardens

We visited the Botanical Gardens in Corpus this morning after attending a Cross Country race with Mason. More to come ... this little guy is cute!

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