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Old May 19, 2009, 11:26 PM   #11
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Creepy and cool, lucky or not well captured.
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Old May 20, 2009, 5:02 AM   #12
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Ah, well, how to say... simply FANTASTIC, Ronny.

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Old May 20, 2009, 5:04 AM   #13
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Nice shot, hope they stay small.

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They don't go above the 2mm size, and this one not above .26mm

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Old May 20, 2009, 5:11 AM   #14
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So, what exactly is this thing? I've never seen anything like it. Nice capture. Both of the creature and of the photo.

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It's a springtail, below their belly there is a springlike contraption they use to jump away when in danger, don't have any wings.
When you see them they are just a tiny spec that by the time you think its an insect just disappears.
Most of them are below 1mm size. They are fairly common in gardens and near houses. Yet they are seldom seen, due to their small size.
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Fascinating creatures, but I don't think I'd want to be photographing them any time soon. They make me think of chiggers (don't think you can see them) and ticks too much. Ticks start out visible but really small, too.
Don't like ticks either, but these little things are harmless. It was just a challenge to get a shot of it, now to get some real good shots of it ... that'll be more difficult.

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Creepy and cool, lucky or not, well captured.
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Ronny - such great detail and wonderful illustration of these amazing, harmless "bugs." I have tried to photograph them many times, but they are too fast, and I am too slow! Yoiu've inspired me to get out my Berlese Funnel and try again!
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Yes, Harriet. They remind me of what chiggers probably look like. I never want to see one of those again. Sat in some sand on a beach in Georgia and discovered these little creatures. A little too late!

Thanks for the description, Ronny.

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