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Thumb of 2012-03-09/jmorth/e4ae04@jmorth submitted this image in the Perennials category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

jmorth added a caption:Chrysanthemum w/ Skippers

This image is in the plant database under Chrysanthemum

Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Nov 13, 2014 2:55 PM CST
I love Chrysanthemums. And this color especially! But the addition of insects echoing the color is so much fun! I don't know what Skippers are but I hope they are not detrimental. They are really cool.
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jmorth
Nov 13, 2014 5:40 PM CST
Thanks Jennifer; Skippers are a species of butterfly, and there's a whole lot of them. The ones in the photo are probably the European Skipper. There may be 50 kinds in Illinois alone.

Skippers are definitely aligned with the 'the good bugs'.
And they make excellent subjects to photograph, I may be able to find a couple other neat shots of them.

That chrysanthemum is my last flowering plant every year.
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jmorth
Nov 13, 2014 6:03 PM CST
Skipper in flight
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Thumb of 2014-11-14/jmorth/216694This one is the largest skipper in Illinois, the Silver Spotted Skipper

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 26, 2014 4:11 PM CST
I would frame this and hang it on the wall. It makes me smile every time I look at it. And I can almost feel the warmth of the sunshine that is warming the skippers.
Beautiful photo.
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jmorth
Nov 27, 2014 11:46 AM CST
Thanks Lynn. I might do that, as I've done it w/ 5 other photos.
As we are re-arranging the computer/office room to accommodate a new desk my wife got me for X-mas (early X-mas) another pic/poster place could be made.
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I even had one (the crystals in the 2nd pic) made into some legal to use postage stamps (there's an internet site that does that).
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 27, 2014 11:49 AM CST
Wow, those are beautiful jmorth. How do you have them made into framed pictures that large?
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 27, 2014 9:59 PM CST
I think the size is somehow related to pixels. If it isn't cropped, I think has something to do w/ said pixels; but don't really know.
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