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Charles Krebs
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Midge face

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In our rainy 38 degree F Pacific Northwest one of the few insects you can always count on finding outside are the ubiquitous midges. I find the antenna and eyes great to look at, although some are really small. This one had antenna a little different from the usual ones I found.

This was photographed at a 16X magnification. The width of the head shown in the picture measures .63mm.

Nikon 10/0.25 M-Plan objective on bellows, Nikon D200 camera
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Post by cactuspic »

Truly stunning Charlie. I like everything about it. The composition, color, subject reinforce each other and make this a killer image. A good way to go into the New Year.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Sort of a mood lifting photo for a cold, dreary, rainy, North Carolina day there Charlie. :D Those eyes sort of remind me of a satchel of brass bee bees wrapped around its head. Yes when all else fails there is always the midge but of course I say that with an up and across stream presentation. :wink:

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Post by MacroLuv »

Great! :smt023
It looks like a jewellery. :shock:
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Wholeheartedly agree with previous comments - a superb pic.

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Hark! Was that the sound of the bar, being raised yet another notch? :D :lol:

Very nice, Charlie. Compositions, textures, sharpness -- wonderful!

There is one small element I find distracting -- what are those two little black things hovering in air between/behind the antennae?

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Thanks all!

Rik... I agree. I looked at that a few times thinking I should remove it but left it in. I had run the stack all the way back, but it looked terrible when combined... too "busy". . So I decided to just do the area I thought was most interesting and worked well together... the face, antenna and legs. These midges are sort of "hump-backed", and the two lines and dark spot are a couple of hairs and part of the darker "hump"" that are just starting to come into focus. So I did what I should have done it the first place.... here it is:

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Wow! :shock: :D

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you are the master, another awesome shot.
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Post by beetleman »

An excellent photo Charles. You can just stare at them and see all the amazing features. The eyes look like tiny pearls and I love the details in the antennae sockets.
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