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Queen Anne in the Meadow
  Queen Anne in the Meadow
Queen Anne in the Meadow

Near the base of an ancient tree in the Meadow at Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve (Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania), in OPPRESSIVE heat, my camera isolated this patch of multiple generations of Queen Anne's Lace.
The image "grew on" me!

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  On the New York Ironweed
On the New York Ironweed

A female tiger swallowtail (black form) and a yellow form (lower right corner) of unknown gender enjoy the nectar of the New York Ironweed (the striking purple stalks attract an amazing variety of insects).

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    And nearby, in an unBEARably sunny part of the meadow...

8/3/2012 3:59:13 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Very nice light and capture Michelle - Great find with the Swallowtail too!

8/3/2012 4:14:19 AM

Jack Gaskin
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Both are lovely and would make for a nice mix in a vase.
Guess your looking forward to today as they are talking 90's w near 100% humidity.
Just Imagine your on assignment w. Nat. Geo. & that your shooting deep in the rain forest.
OR ELSE HEAD FOR A POOL !!! My solution and salvation from heat & back pain ;o)


8/3/2012 4:19:33 AM

Karen E. Michaels

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I like this study very much.
Like Jeff wrote, the light is wonderful. The stages of growth make it. Brava.

8/3/2012 4:22:40 AM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Lovely light and captures.

8/3/2012 4:49:58 AM

Gord MacEachern
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Really like both images Michelle, well done!

8/3/2012 5:59:56 AM

Marilyn Cornwell
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What lovely light, making a beautifully subtle image.

8/3/2012 6:09:25 AM

Danny B. Head
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Lovely capture! I've used Queen Anne's Lace for years in my other hobby; building dioramas.

8/3/2012 6:13:46 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher
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Beautiful capture of this Queen's Anne's Lace, Michelle.

8/3/2012 6:20:32 AM

Mary Beth Aiello
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The Queen's Anne's Lace is truly gorgeous, Michelle. Both images are beautiful.

8/3/2012 9:08:38 AM

Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful shot!

8/3/2012 10:09:09 AM

Mike Clime
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Beautiful capture and nice light, Michelle! Love Queen Anne's Lace too!

8/3/2012 10:59:08 AM

Anita N. Hogue
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Just absolutely gorgeous, Michelle!

8/3/2012 11:18:16 AM

frank w. degenhardt
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The Queen Ann always reminds me of the doilies that grandma used to make. So pretty and elegant. Its a shame sometimes that a plant has to be called a weed especially when it produces beautifully colored flowers like this that the butterflies seem to enjoy a lot. Beautiful pictures my friend.

8/3/2012 2:05:04 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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These flowers seem to be everywhere! Hope the heat lessens. We have had a few days of respite from the heat.

8/3/2012 2:25:41 PM

John Connolly
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Two mesmerizing impressive images Michelle! The butterflies are a real bonus!

8/3/2012 2:43:39 PM

Linda S. Smith
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This is such a beautiful capture Michelle! I just love Queen Anne's lace! Well done!

8/3/2012 3:15:19 PM

Yulianto Soeroso
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aha I never observation grass or something in the garden may be next time I have some idea for looking new to study

8/3/2012 3:26:58 PM

David Phalen
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Terrific find and capture!! It's been waaaay too hot for this old boy.:)

8/3/2012 6:09:24 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Beautiful, Michelle!

8/3/2012 6:12:19 PM

Phillip R. Connolly
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I feel we have a small connection with this one Michelle!! Carolyn's family name is shared with this Wildflower Preserve!! Her Dad's family was Bowman and her Mum's family was Hills!!! LOL Beautifully captured!


8/3/2012 6:51:18 PM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Michelle,Beautiful capture my friend.That is a plant we never see here.Not to bad of a day for us,only 108!!!

8/3/2012 7:57:53 PM

Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful full-frame captures on both, Michelle!! Looks like a bee likes the Ironweed as well...

8/3/2012 10:15:18 PM

Jill Odice
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Both images are beautiful Michelle!

8/4/2012 10:32:25 AM

Linda M. Walker
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Nicely done!

8/5/2012 1:57:05 PM

Heather Loewenhardt
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I like the delicateness in contrast to the rougher terrain.

8/10/2012 9:05:13 PM

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