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Playing around with macro lens. I was trying to get a good view of the tick on the thorax.

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A dragonfly (I think "Blue Dasher") that kept landing on my car radio's antenna.
Exposure was 1/500 s, f/8, ISO 800. Image was cropped.
<a href="http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/micritter/media/images/_8080971cM.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u494/micritter/images/_8080971cM.jpg" border="0" alt="Dragonfly photo _8080971cM.jpg"/></a>

A moth that landed on a brick wall. I was amazed at how the red coloring on the moth matched the color of the brick. Was that why it landed there?
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(Hand-held E-P2 fitted with a 100-mm f/4 Super Multi-coated Macro Takumar.)
 

Faust3D

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I believe those are actually mites, not ticks. More specifically — those are larvae of red velvet mites.
I did some research and yes you are correct, once they mature they should drop back in the water lay eggs and cycle continues. I think the latin the name of these mites is Arrenurus Trombidiidae.
 

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Playing around with macro lens. I was trying to get a good view of the tick on the thorax.

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That is pretty awesome. What lens?
 

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That is pretty awesome. What lens?
Thank you. I used Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5 lens and Minolta 1:1 adapter for this one. Here is another two from the same day.I was trying to get an evern better view of the mites, but than I spooked it.

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By the way it was sitting on my basil :biggrin:
 

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When I was a kid we called them "knitting needles" and the story was they'd sew up your lips if you weren't careful. I have no idea where that came from, but it is a distinct and colorful memory of childhood.

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E-M5, 40-150mm M.Zuiko
 

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When I was a kid we called them "knitting needles" and the story was they'd sew up your lips if you weren't careful. I have no idea where that came from, but it is a distinct and colorful memory of childhood.
That's funny because we called the damsels "sewing needles" and had the same myth.
 

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A pair of River Bluets - Enallagma anna. I didn't even know that I had two different targets until I got home.

These things are small and very shy. I may rent a Nikon 200mm macro for next time.

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