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A Gift

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Monday September 27, 2010

Caption: A Purple Mystery Plant found growing at the edge of the water.

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.

— William Wordsworth

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15. Clabo
5:20 PM GMT on October 04, 2010
Thanks!

Dunno, but to me, this was just a little gift to me, as it was the only one around, at least that was in bloom. Looked over the weekend when I went back there, didn't see it or anything else like it, either.
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14. BEME
5:17 PM GMT on October 04, 2010
A 'Gift' is a GIFT,,no matter how you look at it,,it was 'meant' to be here..At first,I thought it was a 'Butterfly Bush',,and not quite convinced that it is the 'Loosestrife',but Kathy is correct on the DNR hoping to eradicate it,,,don't even get me started on that subject!!! [Dept.of Natural Resources btw]...since this was the only plant you noticed with purple blossoms,,maybe it's not the 'bad' one after all,,Great shot Clab,,and quotage,,would'nt expect anything less!10!
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13. Clabo
4:18 PM GMT on October 04, 2010
Yep, thanks!
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12. Redla
12:40 AM GMT on September 30, 2010
Too bad so many beautiful plants are so threatening when we move them to new environments. Oh well...I do like the shot.
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11. Clabo
3:31 PM GMT on September 29, 2010
Thanks, but now you made me sad...
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10. minnesotamom
5:02 AM GMT on September 29, 2010
This is a beautiful photo, Gene!! LOVE the light and the sharpness of the plant. Only one bad thing: I'm pretty sure that's that Purple Loosestrife, a horrible invasive species that they warn all boaters to make sure they don't carry from one body of water to the next, at least around here. And the DNR goes to great lengths to eradicate. It was brought here just because it IS beautiful but it chokes out native plants and habitat for native game like crazy, as it can produce over 2 million seeds per plant per year. Sorry to burst everyone's bubble.
http://www.invasive.org/species/subject.cfm?sub=3047
I checked further and it is considered invasive in New York state, too.
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9. Clabo
11:42 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
:D Thanks!

And yeah, I did notice a faint hint of "purpleness" around it. The sky seemed blue, but this critter was in pretty deep shade, so I'm not sure how/if that affected the tone/cast of light being reflected. If anything, I would've expected a misadjusted white-balance to put it further into the blue.

No idea of what kind of plant, though. Oh, Chris... :D
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8. queenann
11:27 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
There! That brought you up to a 9.2. It is like the flower is surrounded by a lilac light! I wonder what type of plant this is? I bet the WU photographer Chrisanthemum would know! Maybe, she will jump aboard and give you an answer...
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7. Clabo
8:19 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
Thanks!
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6. Wanda1948
8:18 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
Thank you for your gift! It is very beautiful!
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5. Clabo
7:58 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
That's what *I* liked, vs being in stark silhouette, but *someone* must've hated it pretty bad, though.

Thanks! I was wowed by the color, this little gem just hiding among the tall grass, that it was lucky I even spotted the little critter.

A little gift to *me*... :D
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4. cyril8
7:44 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
Attractive backlighting on those side petals!
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3. Clabo
7:09 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
Thanks, and you're welcome!
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2. Gloster
7:00 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
Maybe It's a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater. Lol.
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1. dixiedaughter
5:54 PM GMT on September 28, 2010
My favorite color Gene and a gift that I just found, thank you!
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