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adam  
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04/09/2009 04:55PM
 
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.

There is again a special reward for this months contests. Along with winning a hat, Wilderness Passages Magazine, created by long time member QPassage, is giving a free copy of their great magazine and a 2 1/2 hour DVD of Quetico footage to the winner of the photo contest and trip report contest. For more information about Wilderness Passages, you can visit their website at WildernessPassages.com

Remember 1 entry per person please. This helps us vote accurately.

Rules:
- You must be signed in as a member with a valid email address in your profile to enter (or win).

- You can only enter one photo per monthly contest. You can enter the same photo if it did not win in a previous month.

- You must be the photographer of the photo.

- Photos are entered in the contest by making a reply posting to this message and using the "Add a photo to this message" link during composition. This will allow you to upload a photo from your computer to the contest or allow you to select a photo which you have already loaded into your photo gallery on this site. If you want to enter your photo in another way, please contact us.

- Please describe in the message where the picture is from.

- Judging will be done by the www.bwca.com staff and moderators.

- A member may win once per year.

- Photos must be posted to this message by 11:59pm on April 30th.

- Photos must be in jpg or gif format to be uploaded to the site.

Contact me if you have something in a different format or are having problems uploading to the site.

Thank you for participating!

Adam

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kanoes  
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04/09/2009 05:00PM
 
october, 2008


time is a flat circle...
fishguts  
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04/09/2009 05:33PM
 
Butterfly on Suzanette campsite, 2008



fishguts
snakecharmer  
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04/09/2009 07:40PM
 
Unwelcome guest ~ Jordan Lake




"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau
L.T.sully  
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04/09/2009 08:00PM
 

Snake Skin lake insula 2006.


The creation of a thousand forests is in a single acorn- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jiimaan  
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04/09/2009 08:53PM
 
Blueberries on Lake Three
Journeyman  
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04/09/2009 09:34PM
 
Pintsize Pinecone Thief

Kiporby  
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04/09/2009 10:03PM
 



There is a light and it never goes out. Morrissey
thecanoeman  
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04/10/2009 06:21AM
 
This is a Coral fungus, this photo was taken on the curtain falls portage.

bumabu  
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04/10/2009 10:11AM
 

Moose Nuggets for Dinner! Dent Lake, June 2008.


Who I am precedes what I do, not the other way around.
prettypaddle  
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04/10/2009 11:42AM
 
Bullhead Lilly, Pine Creek, 2008
moose plums  
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04/10/2009 12:00PM
 
On Jordan Lake, Bwca


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
DeterminedOrange  
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04/10/2009 12:21PM
 
Heritage Lake.... Northern Green Frog sitting on a log in camp.



Arkansas Man  
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04/10/2009 03:11PM
 


Wild rose at Eugene lake

Bruce


Good Paddling, Great Fishing, and God Bless All...
QPassage  
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04/10/2009 05:06PM
 

Back side of a campsite on Brent Lake "Quetico"

qp


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JolietJake  
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04/10/2009 06:14PM
 

Strange end to a great trip in May of 2005
peeruwp  
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04/10/2009 06:54PM
 



"Nine planets around the sun, only one does the sun embrace" - dmb
SIRT  
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04/10/2009 08:29PM
 
A mushroom patch on a portage in Quetico.
starwatcher  
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04/10/2009 08:37PM
 

Orange Lichen Minn Lake to Maligne River Portage.



starwatcher


"When one finally arrives at the point where schedules are forgotten, and becomes immersed in ancient rhythms, one begins to live." Sigurd F. Olson
Toopoopedtopaddle  
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04/10/2009 09:33PM
 
Early morning paddle on the Oyster River, June 2008.
woodpecker  
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04/11/2009 07:45AM
 
Chow time for this little guy.... Disappointment 2007


Woodpecker


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muskrat  
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04/11/2009 11:08AM
 
Dragonfly on Kevlar
mr.barley  
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04/11/2009 11:33AM
 
linnaea borealis....with a very small insect on it.


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silentbeard  
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04/11/2009 12:21PM
 



Iced Sugar Maple leaf on Brule.


"Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing."
ktoivola  
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04/11/2009 02:21PM
 
Granite Butterfly

Crooked July 4,08
Toopoopedtopaddle  
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04/11/2009 04:35PM
 
Very nice, Silentbeard. Y'got my vote (fwiw).
dalet  
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04/11/2009 05:21PM
 
Ranger Bay Sept 08


BigZig  
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04/11/2009 08:53PM
 
The Winter Bug near Ramshead Lake Feb 2009

Boppa  
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04/12/2009 07:43AM
 


A Korb River beauty, late August 2007


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TomT  
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04/12/2009 11:32AM
 


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.
Jimi  
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04/12/2009 11:37AM
 
Pine sap macro taken on Shell Lake.


Jimi
Traveler  
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04/12/2009 06:11PM
 
Lake 3, 2008. I am ashamed to admit I do not know what kind of tree this is. Fir? Spruce?
Kendra  
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04/12/2009 08:51PM
 
Baby toad smaller than my 9 year olds pinky finger nail. Slim Lake
silentbeard  
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04/12/2009 10:22PM
 
that looks like a white spruce traveler


"Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing."
Traveler  
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04/13/2009 09:44AM
 
Thanks, silentbeard. I really need to invest in a good field guide and learn these things.
eglath  
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04/13/2009 09:57AM
 
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)


cheers,
eglath

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Traveler  
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04/13/2009 07:03PM
 
Thanks for the tips. I will proceed to get educated!
lmislinski  
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04/14/2009 04:51PM
 
Taken on the 420r portage from Missing Link to Tuscarora in July '08.
Freeleo1  
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04/14/2009 04:54PM
 

Knife Lake Could have been composed better, but I thought it was pretty.


"Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it." Terry Pratchett
knothead180  
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04/14/2009 09:10PM
 

Some of my favorite small things.
dnmk15  
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04/15/2009 03:50PM
 
Navigator  
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04/15/2009 04:01PM
 
Small flies on the lilly
wolfmancometh  
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04/15/2009 05:58PM
 
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.


"Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." - Sigurd Olson -
Georgiaboy  
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04/16/2009 08:19AM
 
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.
moose plums  
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04/16/2009 04:36PM
 
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 am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
Bannock  
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04/17/2009 08:53AM
 
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.





Bannock
TomT  
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04/17/2009 05:48PM
 
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.
schweady  
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04/17/2009 08:08PM
 
Yep, they're small... but mmm, so tasty...
Pancakes, anyone?

Lake Agnes Blueberries





"You can observe a lot by watching." -- Yogi Berra
Ho Ho  
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04/18/2009 11:28AM
 
An alien along the Bayley Bay - Burke Lake portage:

luv2pack  
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04/19/2009 12:02PM
 
Taken on Mudro trip a couple years ago. I think this was taken on Gun.
cericdahl  
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04/19/2009 04:51PM
 
July 2008, Pine Lake
I think this alien may be related to Ho Ho's...
tomg  

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04/19/2009 07:24PM
 
Please add photo to April contest... Thanks!
TwoByGreenCanoe  
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04/20/2009 12:18AM
 

Moth, Knife Lake 2008
johanismyvzual57  
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04/21/2009 11:18AM
 


Woodpecker on Seagull Lake
cowboymac12  
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04/21/2009 01:12PM
 
Pine Marten, Marabeouf Lake


"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." Mark Twain
wetcanoedog  
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04/21/2009 07:53PM
 

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


it's just a level trail thru the woods.
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04/21/2009 08:21PM
 
johanismyvzual57
Might that be a Piliated Woodpecker?

also my logo for my hobby/business.....



COOL!!!

Woodpecker


"The way of the canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten."---Sigurd F. Olson (The Singing Wilderness)
cowboymac12  
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04/22/2009 08:45AM
 
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.


"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." Mark Twain
pictureguy  
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04/23/2009 01:18PM
 



Pictureguy
justgre  

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04/23/2009 05:39PM
 
Still wet, fresh dragonfly at the campsite between Gabbro and Bald Eagle. June '07.
mntentman  
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04/24/2009 11:24AM
 
June 2007, north end of Sawbill. My daughter named it "Mr. Flutters." (Cuteness counts, right?)


lilcowdoc  
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04/24/2009 09:34PM
 
My little camp buddy. He stayed next to my tent for two days while his wings dried out.



La Croix 2007


“A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out”
TomT  
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04/25/2009 06:59AM
 
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.
pmagoo7777  
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04/27/2009 01:21AM
 
Dragon Fly at Shell Lake campsite. Biggest I have ever seen. Photo does not do it's size justice.
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04/27/2009 09:05PM
 


Sept '07 near Rifle lake


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children -Chief Seattle
dotkom  
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04/28/2009 02:47PM
 
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 :)
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04/28/2009 05:03PM
 


A pine cone resting in the spruce branches, South Cone Lake August 2008


~On to Fort Chippewan before the snow flies!
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04/29/2009 11:01AM
 
Sundew Pond Pitcher Plant
RoJoYo  
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04/29/2009 11:46AM
 
Stow-A-Way on Knife Lake




"You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing." B. Franklin
Navigator  
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04/29/2009 04:23PM
 
Nice Shot DuluthPak!!
Portage Monkey  
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04/29/2009 05:04PM
 
My daughters making new friends somewhere around Fourtown Lake.


"The mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart"
h20man  
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04/30/2009 05:31PM
 
Garter snake between Boulder and Adams Lake July 07.

mjmkjun  
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05/01/2009 05:02AM
 
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.
eglath  
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05/01/2009 01:08PM
 
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...


cheers,
eglath

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RoJoYo  
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05/01/2009 03:25PM
 
Dogwoodgirl....I really like your picture....well done.


"You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing." B. Franklin
dogwoodgirl  
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05/01/2009 05:40PM
 
Thanks!


~On to Fort Chippewan before the snow flies!
adam  
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05/13/2009 08:47PM
 

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.
Boppa  
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05/14/2009 10:08AM
 
Congrats to you, thecanoeman, a great picture among many fine entries.
Boppa


"Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a GIFT, that is why it is called the present".
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