Aphid lion walking on a kitchen table

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Aphid lion walking on a kitchen table

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This is a small aphid lion (lacewing larva) walking on a kitchen table.

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I guess this qualifies as "nature photography", 'cuz I sure didn't put this critter here and I sure didn't have much control over it! :lol:

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Technical: Canon A710. Image #1 is at ISO 80, f/5.6, and manual focus at closest distance, illuminated with built-in flash using materials-at-hand diffuser consisting of two note cards held at the front of the lens. (Subject is shaded from direct flash by the lens mount at this focus distance.) Image #2 is available light.

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This certainly qualifies. Excellent (snap)shot :) !

Have you ever been bitten by one? They can be fierce little critters.

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rovebeetle wrote:This certainly qualifies. Excellent (snap)shot :) !

Have you ever been bitten by one? They can be fierce little critters.
Crikey.... It looks to tiny and harmless in the second pic.

Very interesting little beastie.

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rovebeetle wrote:Have you ever been bitten by one? They can be fierce little critters.
Oh!

Maybe that explains the small sharp pain in my forearm, just before I brushed something away, looked down, and saw this critter on the table.

It never occurred to me that these things would tackle something as big as a human! :shock:

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