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A walk in the woods (several, in fact)

This is a discussion on A walk in the woods (several, in fact) within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Wonderful photos, wonderful words...

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    Wonderful photos, wonderful words

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    I finally spoke with the photographer, Denny Curtin, last night. I strongly encourage you to revisit his site.
    http://www.shortcourses.com/naturelog/index.html
    He's updated his photo journal in the last month with two more trips - one local and one to Santa Barbara. Photographing indigenous plants and animals is his passion and he picks a local woodland area and visits it for a year to capture all the plants and critters with different seasonal cycles.

    I learned Cyp. acuale (aka pink lady's slipper)
    http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/...ediumacau.html
    which I've seen in NH, but never in Mass, do grow locally. He told me all the locations he's seen them (but never in great numbers.)

    He also mentioned several other local orchids:

    Rattlesnake plantain (Goodyeara pubescens):
    http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/...dyerapube.html

    Lady's tresses (Spiranthes cernua):
    http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/...nthescern.html

    Green wood orchid (Platanthera clavellata):
    http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/...theraclav.html

    He's invited me on his next woodland tromp, which should be fun!

    Ok...now the good stuff. He gave permission to post the funeral photo I described earlier in this thread. He's very interested in comments and we can probably entice him to register on the forum!

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    WOW Julie!! What a beautiful picture! It looks like the Civil war in color. I love so much of it! The flags, the man saluting, the man sitting on the grassy hill, the trees in the background hanging... it's a BEAUTIFUL picture.
    An honor to be invited on a hike with him too. He has amazing talent to not only take beautiful pictures, but to capture emotion as well. Even in flowers and nature.

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    Lovely, evocative.

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    How very beautiful and peaceful. Please, thank him for allowing you to share it with us.

    Cheers!
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    Just a little more background on the photo...

    The flag to the right of the US flag is the U.S. Army colors. "Colors" being simply a military flag. The 4-foot streamers that hang from it represent every campaign the army ever fought in. There are currently 178 streamers on the army colors: the first being "Lexington 1775" and the most recent, "Iraq."

    The gentleman in the VFW cap (which he wears whenever he goes out.) Was a submariner in WWII. He spent much of the war lurking on the floor of Manilla Bay in the Philippenes.

    Thanks for your thoughts, guys!

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    Wow, Julie, what a great thread. I'm sure it was an honor to be a part of such a tribute to a fallen soldier. Every picture tells a story, but we can't always see it. Thanks for the descriptions; they bring life to the photo. Do you have a print of it yet?

    I've sure enjoyed Dennis Curtin's walks in the woods. Photoing wildflowers native to the areas we live and vacation is one of my passions. Mr. Curtin's opportunity to spend the time to capture all seasons and stages in a beautiful area makes for a true treasure journal! Wish I could do that.

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    Such a beautiful and emotional picture!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    I'm bumping up this thread, because I haven't looked in a while, and Denny has posted some amazing fall photos. Skim through the ones with the blond tour guide - the good stuff is in the bunch of posts below that. The spicebush swallowtail caterpillar is amazing!

    http://www.shortcourses.com/naturelog/index.html

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    Hey Julie!! Great photos! Thanks for telling us about them!!
    I LOVE!!! Those nature photos! That photographer is a real pro! I want to get a good camera myself to take pics like that. I go out to the woods often too.
    One word of advice you can give your photographer friend though, to change the name of the arrow arum to Sagittaria, Duck Potato plant. Thats not the arrow arum in his pics.
    Also the name of the newt thats reddish in color is a Notopthalmus viridescens, Eastern-red spotted newt, the Red Eft form (Immature form). Now, I'm going back for a second look

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