Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Plenty of little bugs keep going for a swim in Penny's outside water dish. Mainly Pollen Beetles at the moment but spotted this one in the empty dish: (Length about 3mm)

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Quite a little devil to get really close for a macro shot as it kept leaping all over the place but I did manage to get five shots to focus stack for the above picture though I had to make some manual corrections where it had moved its antennae between shots.  I'm pretty sure it is a springtail.

BTW This photo uses the latest incarnation of Flickr's added information. Now it seems to show briefly on loading and then can only be seen as you hover over the picture. So far I don't object to that and clicking on the photo still takes you to a larger view on the Flickr site. I am pleased to see that their people have taken notice of the real dislike penned on the forum regarding the first attempt.


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    1. TWG: They don't often stay still long enough to get a good look at them.

  2. You did well to get one shot never mind six. They never stay still.

    1. Adrian: There was a thin layer of water in the bottom of the dish and I think the surface tension held it still for a short while.


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