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Pesky Little Critter

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 21 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Here's one of those pesky little critters the dragonflies are looking for. I also found a few warblers looking for the same little critters. It's surprising how many creatures both day and night look for these pesky little critters. I can't believe how many must be born every day.
I know I murder to many to count. Yet still there is more than enough to go around.
More dragonflies please.

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Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Hi, Lee ! A very good macro ! Liked this little insekt your blood too ?
Thank you for your nice words in my blog. The last days I thought - where is Lee ? Cheers Sonja !

21 Jun 2009 6:07am

@Loner: Thank you Sonja.

r00t from Csorna, Hungary

perfect macro!

21 Jun 2009 8:43am

@r00t: Thank you.

Kathe from Marquette, Michigan, United States

We joke that the mosquito is our (unofficial) state bird. I haven't encountered many yet this season - but we haven't had much rain either. I'm sure once we do get the rain, these li'l guys will be EVERYWHERE.

21 Jun 2009 9:49am

@Kathe: Lucky you. Not many mosquitos yet. Unforntunate for the no rain though. They are pesky little critters.

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Simply great. My eyes were for long time in that green plant and I admired it. It was so interesting to me!!!

21 Jun 2009 11:02am

@Hidalgo: Thank you Hidalgo.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A unique capture to say the least Lee! LOL.... Well done! ;-)

21 Jun 2009 11:31am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

They must be delicious if they are so popular! excellent shot!

21 Jun 2009 12:00pm

@Sarah: I wouldn't know. I have never tried one. Drum sticks are to small for me. LOL. And thank you for the compliment.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

what a perfect capture of this lil bloodsucker!!! All our recent rain has made these guys quite plentiful around here.......not a fun way to start the summer....

21 Jun 2009 12:41pm

@Susan: Thanks Susan. They are plentiful everywhere but Michigan.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

It is not murder when you destroy them unintentionally, 'sides I wouldn't believe it, someone who takes such magnificent photos, has respect for nature :)

21 Jun 2009 12:45pm

@Lorraine: Thank you ever so much Lorraine. Everything has its place and need.

zOOm from Paris, France

A nice macro of a mosquito !

21 Jun 2009 1:18pm

@zOOm: Thank you Florence.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is just amazing, Lee!
I am stunned at the detail you were able to capture....
I like these little dudes just about as much as I like ticks!

21 Jun 2009 1:56pm

@Tracy: Thank you Tracy. I know what you mean.

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great shot
nily hunted:d

21 Jun 2009 2:00pm

@amirreza: Thank you

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Super macro !

21 Jun 2009 2:23pm

@MARIANA: Thank you MAriana.

eva from Rouen, France

Perfect ! marvellous esthetic ! green against black, and this fine and smart insect... very very good !

21 Jun 2009 3:30pm

@eva: Merci Beaucoup Eva.

Brett from McAllen, United States

Amazing! I am really impressed you caught him on camera before he could catch you. Great shot.

21 Jun 2009 3:37pm

@Brett: Thanks Brett.

rajeev from dubai, United Arab Emirates

great macro!!!

21 Jun 2009 3:41pm

@rajeev: Thank you.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning detail.

21 Jun 2009 4:29pm

@john4jack: Thank you Jack.

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Lee, what an incredible capture! Amazing that it did not attach you - standing so close! I always get eaten up by them too. No fun at all!!!

21 Jun 2009 4:34pm

@Marion: Thanks Marion. I know what you mean. They are all over me also. Pesky little things.

frederique from Nancy, France

great shot

21 Jun 2009 4:40pm

@frederique: Thank you.

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice capture
excellent macro shot

21 Jun 2009 4:46pm

@Yvon: Thank you

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Lee, an excellent shot. Can you tell me a bit more about the shot like F stop and what lens you used? I noticed macro isn't part of your equipment, so what did you use to create an excellent macro shot?

21 Jun 2009 5:17pm

@The Big Guy: Thank you for that observation. I used a 100mm pentax screw mount lens for this shot. You are right, I did not list it in my arsenal of equipment. I also have a bellows attachment, reverse ring adapter, several diopter filters. I enjoy macro and telephoto photography the most.

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

pretty nice macro..this is amazingly close!

21 Jun 2009 6:33pm

@dkc: Thank you Dimitris

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

The Big Guy beat me to the punch as I too was curious what you used to get such a clear and large ratio on this macro...bravo, extremely well done!

21 Jun 2009 7:02pm

@Shar: Thanks Shar. The lens I used is over 50 years old. The quality it delivers is exceptional to none.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love your portrayal of this pest as bigger than life. It sure feel big when it stings. Great shot, Lee.

21 Jun 2009 7:21pm

@LauraS: Thank you Laura.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Oh, yes. Bring on the "skeeter" killers. Interesting shot.

21 Jun 2009 9:15pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Incredible macro. Better the conifer than biting your arm. Happy Father's Day to you, Lee!

22 Jun 2009 1:31am

@Viewfinder: Thanks Glenn.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful macro

22 Jun 2009 5:06am

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

great shot Go the dragonflies!!!

22 Jun 2009 6:37am

@jamesy: Thank you Debbie. Rah Rah for the dragonflies.

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Wonderful macro! Congratulations!

22 Jun 2009 7:36am

@mohkum: Thank you very much.

Amandine from Sarrouilles, France

wow this macro !!!!

23 Jun 2009 7:16am

@Amandine: Thank you very much.