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davholla



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:20 am    Post subject: Any idea what this is? Reply with quote

It was so small (0.5mm) that I only saw it while looking for something else - it was Canon MPE+Teleconverter, a shame about the background camouflaging it a bit.
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tpe



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting, it looks like some kind of acari or red mite. But it also looks like it has something on its back, possibly just random debris, or a fungus (cordyceps? was it still moving or dead?). The way the debris is there reminds me of the way some insects camouflage them selves with debris from their dead victims, but not sure that has been seen in mites!
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davholla



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tpe wrote:
Very interesting, it looks like some kind of acari or red mite. But it also looks like it has something on its back, possibly just random debris, or a fungus (cordyceps? was it still moving or dead?). The way the debris is there reminds me of the way some insects camouflage them selves with debris from their dead victims, but not sure that has been seen in mites!

It was moving, although not too fast. Getting the debris and body in focus at the same time - and of course it was moving too fast for a stack.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice image -- very tough to capture in situations like this!

The debris also looks like it might be a shed skin.

--Rik
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davholla



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:
Nice image -- very tough to capture in situations like this!

The debris also looks like it might be a shed skin.

--Rik

Thank you, I took loads of photos but none were that great. 4.0 Magnification of a different subject is so much sharper. I tried different apertures by the way and f10 seemed the best in the field.
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