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CrepuscularFebruary 28th, 2012, 9:38 am
Boiling Springs, PA

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Ok I was going through some old photos and found these pics of a green drake collected on the main stem of the Delaware River lust below Hancock.I'm guessing it was just about ready to molt judging from its color but I figured I'd post it to see what you all thought. The blue color on the thorax is an artifact I believe. IThe brown drake was on the same leaf. Nice time to be there!
TroutnutFebruary 28th, 2012, 1:47 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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Cool pictures!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
EntomanFebruary 28th, 2012, 2:24 pm
Northern CA & ID

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Wow, I agree with Jason. I don't think I've ever seen an image of a drake so dark. Excepting a few cells in the wings, it looks like a black & white photo... Mostly black.:)
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
TroutnutFebruary 28th, 2012, 2:34 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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The white balance on a camera can do funny things when you're shooting against a colored background like that green foam.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
EntomanFebruary 28th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Northern CA & ID

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Ah!
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
OldredbarnFebruary 28th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Novi, MI

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The white balance on a camera can do funny things when you're shooting against a colored background like that green foam.


Jason...Or when, due to a "little gray" ;) in the beard, it completely washes out and I end up looking like Santa Claus...:)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
CrepuscularFebruary 28th, 2012, 3:55 pm
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 919
Well except for the blue on the thorax, the color is right on. if you notice the brown drake is normal color.

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