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A look back at August outdoors

It seems that everywhere we went this month there were outdoor photo ops, one of which was this bullfrog basking in the morning sun while waiting for an easy meal.

This Circumpolar Bluet rested on shoreline vegetation long enough for its photo to be taken.    

Unlike its older and bolder counterpart, this young bullfrog remains mostly hidden, keeping only its head above the soggy vegetation. It's learned early on that it can be the hunter one second before becoming the hunted moments later.

Long-legged waders such as herons and egrets consider frogs choice morsels.

Frogs needn't worry about this fella. Strictly a herbivore, this young forkhorn will be shedding his velvet in the coming days.

Teasle highlighted by the sun, in the background a shaded brook covered with duck weed.

August provided us with a number of interesting cloud formations -- this one occurring in early evening.

Last week's full moon on the rise, climbing above the upper branches of our apple tree....

and several hours later its descent in the Southwestern sky.

Jason Crater
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Mary K. Lennon
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You certainly have a special "gift" for capturing the beautiful moments taking place in Genesee County with your camera. I am sure your photo collection would make a wonderful book!

scott williams
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Joined: Oct 1 2009

Very nice stuff Jim as always. I love all your articles and pictures.

Mardell Lamb
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Joined: Apr 22 2009

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Thanks, Jim. You've captured more than that.
Always a pleasure!

Howard's not too shabby himself! (wink.) Big thanks to you both.

Have a great weekend.

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