Congrats to you, thecanoeman, a great picture among many fine entries.
The winner of the April photo contest goes to thecanoeman. The winner of the April trip report contest goes to UncleMoose. Congratulations to the winners and thank you everyone for entering such great photos!
The extra hat goes to JolietJake.
Dogwoodgirl....I really like your picture....well done.
Not a part of the contest, but in case anyone is interested by the process of a dragonfly going from nymph to final version: Dragonfly Metamorphosis
I was lucky enough to be sitting right there when the nymph crawled out of the water (on the southern island of Thursday Bay on Crooked Lake, July 2008) -- the whole process took about three hours (and I took over 200 photos)...these are the 33 shots I liked the best...
Such outstanding photos. How in the world does one decide on which is best one is beyond me. It is beyond my abilities.
"Great shots!" to all.
Garter snake between Boulder and Adams Lake July 07.
My daughters making new friends somewhere around Fourtown Lake.
Nice Shot DuluthPak!!
Stow-A-Way on Knife Lake
Sundew Pond Pitcher Plant
A pine cone resting in the spruce branches, South Cone Lake August 2008
June 08 on Gun Lake. Have some better shots but it looks small without the finger for scale. Hung out all week in the same spot on my pack, dry and out of the rain :)
Sept '07 near Rifle lake
Dragon Fly at Shell Lake campsite. Biggest I have ever seen. Photo does not do it's size justice.
I love moths and butterflys. They are works of beautiful art.
I've found that in the BW they are quite unafraid of people. Last year I had an orange one sunning himself on a pack next to me and after awhile I got him to climb on my hand.
My little camp buddy. He stayed next to my tent for two days while his wings dried out.
La Croix 2007
June 2007, north end of Sawbill. My daughter named it "Mr. Flutters." (Cuteness counts, right?)
Still wet, fresh dragonfly at the campsite between Gabbro and Bald Eagle. June '07.
That is indeed the Pileated Woodpecker, unless you believe there are Ivory Bills roaming the BWCA. Not likely.
Seen a lot of Pileated birds around the cities over the last few years. Fantastic birds.
Might that be a Piliated Woodpecker?
also my logo for my hobby/business.....
my East Coast Buddy has a thing about bugs.i avoid them but he is always getting up close and personal. Agnes Lake in the Q,Spring 2006
Pine Marten, Marabeouf Lake
Woodpecker on Seagull Lake
Moth, Knife Lake 2008
Please add photo to April contest... Thanks!
July 2008, Pine Lake
I think this alien may be related to Ho Ho's...
Taken on Mudro trip a couple years ago. I think this was taken on Gun.
An alien along the Bayley Bay - Burke Lake portage:
Yep, they're small... but mmm, so tasty...
Lake Agnes Blueberries
Well, I have to disagree with you guys. It's pretty obvious that it was shaped. But I'll tell anyone who asks that it's just a cool rock I found.
These aren't probably eligible. Neither are inside the BW but I like the "Tortise and the Hare" theme of it. :) The first pic was taken at the Kawishiwi Lake Camp Ground and pic#2 was at the Fenske Lake Camp Ground. Both taken on the day prior to a BWCA trip.
I agree Tom T, I have several spear points and arrow heads and they don't look anything like that. typically that stuff was made of flint. I think the shape of your rock is coincidental.
I hate to burst you bubble Tom T but you picked up a nice rock. It doesn't mean that someone might not have used it as a tool at one time or another it simply does not show any evidence from your pictures that it was "worked" into that shape. In fact you should count your blessing that is only a rock and not a Native American artifact. Federal law prohibits the removal of such artifacts and it is a big time offense. The last folks prosecuted in the Chattahochee National forest for a "few arrowheads" spent 18 months in Federal Prison. Just keep in mind that the BWCA is in the Superior National Forest and the Feds don't take kindly to this kind of stuff, they prosecute.
I know it is tempting to take things home but for me it is not worth the risk or the fact that someone else may not get to see what I saw.
BTW all cave formations as well are protected by State and Federal law.
Mama moose taking care of all the "small things" - she really guided that little guy from the west bank of Polly to the east bank - with extreme efficiency. She made sure he got on the shore safely and off they went. Beautiful day - great experience. July of 2008.
Small flies on the lilly
Some of my favorite small things.
Knife Lake Could have been composed better, but I thought it was pretty.
Taken on the 420r portage from Missing Link to Tuscarora in July '08.
Thanks for the tips. I will proceed to get educated!
Traveler -- two guides I find very useful:
Canoe Country Flora: Plants and Trees of the North Woods and Boundary Waters by Mark Stensaas
Trees of Minnesota Field Guide (Field Guides) by Stan Tekiela (excellent guide -- and small enough to take on trips)
Thanks, silentbeard. I really need to invest in a good field guide and learn these things.
that looks like a white spruce traveler
Baby toad smaller than my 9 year olds pinky finger nail. Slim Lake
Lake 3, 2008. I am ashamed to admit I do not know what kind of tree this is. Fir? Spruce?
Pine sap macro taken on Shell Lake.
I'm sure this will upset the purists but I found this in the shallow narrows at the back of "the Rock" on Insula Lake in 2006. The water levels were 2-3 feet low during a drought and I happened to see it laying mong other rocks where it normally would have been underwater.
I think it was used as a knife but a spear point is not out of the question. This is the other side.
A Korb River beauty, late August 2007
The Winter Bug near Ramshead Lake Feb 2009
Ranger Bay Sept 08
Very nice, Silentbeard. Y'got my vote (fwiw).
Crooked July 4,08
Iced Sugar Maple leaf on Brule.
linnaea borealis....with a very small insect on it.
Dragonfly on Kevlar
Chow time for this little guy.... Disappointment 2007
Early morning paddle on the Oyster River, June 2008.
Orange Lichen Minn Lake to Maligne River Portage.
A mushroom patch on a portage in Quetico.
Strange end to a great trip in May of 2005
Back side of a campsite on Brent Lake "Quetico"
Wild rose at Eugene lake
Heritage Lake.... Northern Green Frog sitting on a log in camp.
On Jordan Lake, Bwca
Bullhead Lilly, Pine Creek, 2008
Moose Nuggets for Dinner! Dent Lake, June 2008.
This is a Coral fungus, this photo was taken on the curtain falls portage.
Pintsize Pinecone Thief
Blueberries on Lake Three
Snake Skin lake insula 2006.
Unwelcome guest ~ Jordan Lake
Butterfly on Suzanette campsite, 2008
It is time to start the April 2009 Photo Contest.
The theme for this month's contest is "All the Small Things".
Monthly Category: All the Small Things
This is a contest to see your macro-photography of small things you see you in canoe country.
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