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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Birds Bromeliad Foliage Fan Dragonflies Bookworm Region: Michigan
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arctangent
Mar 23, 2021 6:01 PM CST
A Mouthful of Sunshine

An insect, presumably one of the more than 6400 species of katydid, munching on the pollen of a daylily. I could see pollen grains all around its mouth.

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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pirl
Mar 23, 2021 6:33 PM CST
Such a good banner to show balance in the garden.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 23, 2021 6:36 PM CST
Very nice banner.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Zone 5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Fleur569
Mar 23, 2021 7:16 PM CST
The katydid got a mouthful, and we got an eyeful! What great detail in the life of the daylily and her nemesis. Beautifully cropped. Love it! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Mar 23, 2021 7:18 PM CST
Great banner Elizabeth!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Virginia
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
Köppen climate classification Cfa
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scvirginia
Mar 24, 2021 12:28 AM CST
Oh, no, katy didn't! Whistling

Nice shot!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Birds Bromeliad Foliage Fan Dragonflies Bookworm Region: Michigan
Native Plants and Wildflowers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Bee Lover Garden Photography Dahlias
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arctangent
Mar 24, 2021 5:16 AM CST
I made an alternate banner of the same subject, and it was a toss up which of the banners to submit. You can judge for yourself. I've included the source images below, too.

This little eye catcher was probably too small to do much damage on its own, and I didn't see any others of its kind, so I just smiled at it.

Here are the alternate banner, and two crops of the source images, which show the insect in better detail


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I post high resolution photos (nature, travel, and other subjects) on smugmug
https://arctangent.smugmug.com...
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pirl
Mar 24, 2021 7:37 AM CST
Terrific photos!
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
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HemNorth
Mar 24, 2021 12:55 PM CST
WOW - and double WOW!!! I love this second version in the expanded edition. What an incredible close up of the pollen on the mouth - and feet. What amazing closeups. Hurray!

Thank you for this insight into Katydids. And how clear your photos are! I had taken this photo and wasn't sure who it was - and now I know - - - one of the 6,400 species of Katydids!

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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Mar 24, 2021 10:32 PM CST
Ha, ha! The katydid in the 2nd banner looks like he's been caught red-handed stuffing his face! Both are great pictures!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Birds Bromeliad Foliage Fan Dragonflies Bookworm Region: Michigan
Native Plants and Wildflowers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Bee Lover Garden Photography Dahlias
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arctangent
Mar 25, 2021 5:17 AM CST
Many thanks for the warm response to this banner. Whenever I photograph flowers, I hope I'll see some interesting arthropod life (insects, spiders, etc.), and seeing colorful critters doing interesting things is a big plus in my book, so I was happy to be able to share this one.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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