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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 4 June 2016

TINY. (04/06/16)

I have spent a few hours bugging but am still not having much luck. I did get a couple of shots of this little beauty sitting on a Willow leaf.
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The second one is cropped but not too aggressively. It’s a Mirid Bug Nymph and whichever I go for it is likely to be either the other or another one that I haven’t thought of. It is about 4mm long so very small and difficult to spot. Here goes. Pinalitus cervinus I think as Asciodema obsoleta seems to have darker eyes. I am going to get the plastic box out today and start dragging the undergrowth to see what I can find but first It’s time to walk the dogs.
Have a good weekend.

16 comments:

  1. Who knows what delights you will find in the undergrowth.

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    1. John, it will just get better for a couple of months.

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  2. Well spotted and well photographed.

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    1. John. It does take a while to get ones eye in.

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  3. First sentence - Did you really mean "bugging" or "buggering"?
    The willow leaf looks like a woolly garment in close up.

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    1. YP, Bugging, I'm not a politician or a priest.

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  4. There he was, minding his own business, when this giant with a huge thing that looked like a weapon came to threaten him... As always, mighty fine detail.

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    1. Bill, I have thought that but it's amazing how few of them seem to notice the strobe.

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  5. Incredible detail in the antennae and eye. Fabulous!

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    1. Marie, I can look at them for hours.

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  6. Good to see the bugs back! Until I saw your images of them I never thought they were interesting. Have fun in the undergrowth.

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    1. Pauline, it is worth taking a magnifying glass or field microscope on a walk.

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  7. Now that really is macro photography taken to extremes Adrian: impressive.

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    1. Graham, I tend to do everything to extremes or not at all.

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  8. Now that's what I call macro photography, Adrian! To see that much detail in an eye that must be many times smaller than a pin-head is fabulous.

    I'm now getting seriously concerned that I could get hooked on macro, to the exclusion of all other photography, thanks to your influence! It's opening up my eyes to a whole new world.

    Have a great week - - - Richard

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    1. Richard, the lens is an MP-E 65mm it is manual and goes up to 5X on the sensor. 3x is about the practical limit due to getting enough light to focus and enough DOF to make the shot worthwhile. I heard they are not made now but there will be plenty around S/H. It takes a while to get used to them.

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