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Featured Life On A Lemon ...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    668
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    These little things, about a centimetre long, are living out their lives on an ageing lemon in the garden, on a bamboo stake. They are attracted to something about the decaying fruit, mold, fungus or/and other qualities not discernible to me.

    They live on similarly decaying oranges, and the occasional banana – I have a veritable orchard staked in the garden, all good fun – just to attract the faeries from the bottom of the garden.

    Him – with the longest front legs, on a lemon.
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    Her, on an orange.
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    It on my finger. Every time I tried from the side it turned away.
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    She is actually laying beneath the skin here. He appears to be guarding, attending her.
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    It got crowded on the lemon after a while.
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    Alone at last.
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    Oh, oh … here comes trouble.
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    Two males fighting over a female, antennae and legs flailing, lasted a couple seconds. Not the best but the only shot.
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    For a change, she appears to seek him out.
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Very nice. Seems they're not so different from us...
     
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  3. AllanG

    AllanG Mu-43 Top Veteran

    772
    Aug 26, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Allan
    Had a look at your site Mark. Excellent macro imaging - I'm impressed.
     
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  4. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    668
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Allan.

    Thanks PD... Instinctive nature is universal, according to the form. The difference is a capacity for self reflection, we think and get emotional, they don't - at least in as much as they don't hold onto it.
     
  5. BrentC

    BrentC Mu-43 Veteran

    288
    May 31, 2017
    Brampton, Ontario
    Fantastic images and documentary!
     
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  6. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    Stunning as always!
     
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  7. P Hopper

    P Hopper Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    103
    May 26, 2015
    Thank you! Impressive and informative as always.
     
  8. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Really nice images
     
  9. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    802
    Apr 9, 2017
    Camera and lens used?
     
  10. BradS

    BradS Mu-43 Regular

    139
    Mar 9, 2017
    Newcastle NSW
    Absolutely superb. Also had a look at your site and I am blown away, beautiful and amasing.

    Brad
     
  11. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    668
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks for comments all, much appreciated.
     
  12. scubahawkfish

    scubahawkfish New to Mu-43 Subscribing Member

    3
    Apr 23, 2017
    Amazing inspiring images ;story and description. Where did you get your 46mm Achromat dioptre lens ? ( for Oly 60/2.8 Macro ) Cheers :) 
     
  13. DiamondDogUK

    DiamondDogUK Mu-43 Rookie

    22
    May 15, 2017
    Absolutely stunning images.:eek: :eek: :eek: 
     
  14. dirtdevil

    dirtdevil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    802
    Apr 9, 2017
    The picture where they are battling is a winner, the blur makes it seem as if one is slapping the other in the face.
     
  15. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    668
    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Step ring and raynox. Or step ring and any achromat you want.

    One is 'slapping' the other. It lasted a couple seconds and was over, dominance established.

    Thanks all for your comments, appreciated.
     
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