Bark louse & passenger

Wicked_DarkWicked_Dark Elvis needs boatsNorthern WisconsinRegistered Users Posts: 1,138 Major grins

A little herd of bark lice hung out on my deck railing for a while and I got some shots of them developing their wings over a period of a few days, but it's this one that stands out. IRL the bugs are tiny and the bright orange mite a mere speck. You can barely tell it's there. So while they were feeding in some nice light I got this image (they don't actually eat bark or wood, but the organic deposits on wood surfaces).

Legacy Olympus 90mm f2 macro at f5.6 w/ 25mm extension tube, Lumix GH3, ISO 160, 1/13 sec, handheld and braced on deck railing.



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