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Alliec
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Springtails

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First post here and i thought id share some springtails shots from the last few months. all shot with the MP-E 65 above x4 and focus stacked.

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Alliec, welcome aboard! These look great. :D :smt023 Have you been hanging out with LordV?

One thing about your BBCode tags... To make the images act like links, you need a slightly different format for the tags. Drop the quotes and be sure there's no newline inside the tags. I have edited your post to fix the first one. You can edit the others yourself if you want. (Just click the Edit button, then you can see what I did and make the others look the same.)

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Post by acerola »

I love this creatures. This globular ones are so cute. I photographed them one or two times. But I did not find them since then, only the long ones.
Nice picutres.
How many pictures per stack?
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acerola wrote:I love this creatures. This globular ones are so cute. I photographed them one or two times. But I did not find them since then, only the long ones.
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The globular ones mostly live on plant foliage, some on the surface of fresh water, others amongst leaf litter.

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good first post, welcome to the forums
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Thanks Harold!
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Springtails

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Rather than duplicate in this string, please see my other posts:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... springtail

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Post by Cyclops »

Excellent pics,love these,springtails! Twice in one day we've had these. Cool
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Post by Ken Ramos »

As unfortunate in appearance as they are, springtails are quite colorful little critters. Beautiful shots Alliec, welcome aboard by the way. :D

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Springtails Collembola

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Ken Ramos wrote:As unfortunate in appearance as they are, springtails are quite colorful little critters.
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but the fine detail of thier exoskelton has infinite variety. A small sample:

http://www.geocities.com/fransjanssens/key/collembo.htm

These links may also match the considerable interest in these insects in the various strings:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life ... undent.pdf

http://www.dlia.org/atbi/species/Animal ... ndex.shtml

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Post by Roy Patience »

Alliec,

These are very interesting creatures. The last image is my personal favorite–the composition, lighting and color are excellent.

Roy

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