The Mask

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserPosts: 2,530Registered Users Major grins

I was photographing springtails, using a FOV 5mm wide, when I saw this. It was much like a pupa emerging from a larva, with the woodlouse expanding and contracting it body (visible in the stereo). I had no idea how long it would last so I quickly reduced the lens extension by two tubes to just one, to give a FOV which I later found to be 10mm. It was just possible to get the subject in the frame but I was not always successful.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Leitz Wetzlar Photar 25mm f2.5 macro at f11 or f16, twin TTL flash, hand-held with support.

The images are shown in the order shot. The stereo is crosseye.

I think this is the Common Striped Woodlouse [i]Philoscia muscorum[/i]

Harold

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  • Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grins Posts: 4,688Registered Users Major grins

    Good sequence - something not often seen.

    Paul.



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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,530Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks, Paul.

    I quite often see one end or the other but usually in isolation, no woodlouse with it. They are very light and easily blow away.

    I'm not getting e-mail notifications, although I have opted for them

    Harold

  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,530Registered Users Major grins

    @e6filmuser said:

    I'm not getting e-mail notifications, although I have opted for them

    Harold

    Sorted! I had popups ticked instead of emails.

    Harold

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