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Old 28th November 2014
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Globby springtails

I was out in the garden earlier lookinhg around as the sun was out and I saw some flies etc then I spotted a Globby on my Laurel hedge and then started to find them on my Fatsia Japonica too even of the flower. These are not great shots and are heavily cropped.


Take with my Sigma 105 and raynox 250.


The first one I have seen and was able to go a get my camera and set up I reckon this is a bout 2mm at least.


First-Globby-1 by alf.branch, on Flickr


First-Globby-2 by alf.branch, on Flickr


Looking round the Fatsia Japonica at the flies I saw some small globby's too and eventually spotted this


Globby-on-flower by alf.branch, on Flickr

To get an idea of the size of the last on this fly was feeding on one those stamen.

Feeding-fly by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Re: Globby springtails

The second one is in a different family but I can't be sure which one.

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Re: Globby springtails

Love the globbys. Particularly 2. Perfect.
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Re: Globby springtails

Very nice - my kind of stuff. I realy like Collembola. I am impressed with the quality and DOF, well done!
Just the other day, when I was crawling through the garden on the "hunt" for some tiny snails (2mm range also), I had a few Collembola in view, i.e. under my 12x magnifying glass. Was tempted to take pictures, but didn't. Took photos (stereomicroscope) of said snails though (Vallonia + Vertigo sp.).
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Re: Globby springtails

Hi there Alf!

Some more great macro images - I especially like the second one. If the Globby is 2mm long, the DOF must be about 0.25mm - who said m43 can't do shallow depth of field!

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Re: Globby springtails

Blimey Alf, when does it stop being macro photography and become microscopic photography instead?
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Re: Globby springtails

Is that what they call hairy a**ed photography
Excellent macros Alf, as an ex microscopist I'd have resorted to electrons to get shots like those. Although that would have gained depth of field it would have lost those lovely colours.
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Re: Globby springtails

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Blimey Alf, when does it stop being macro photography and become microscopic photography instead?
Officially, when you use a microscope. Some macro specialists use a microscope lens on the front of a "tube lens", usually a 200mm. Here are some shots I got by other means: http://www.photomacrography.net/foru...ic.php?t=18562 http://www.photomacrography.net/foru...ic.php?t=18543 Harold
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Re: Globby springtails

Thanks all for the comments I am still aiming for more magnification.
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Officially, when you use a microscope. Some macro specialists use a microscope lens on the front of a "tube lens", usually a 200mm. Here are some shots I got by other means: http://www.photomacrography.net/foru...ic.php?t=18562 http://www.photomacrography.net/foru...ic.php?t=18543 Harold
Very impressive, Harold, we've certainly got some very talented macro photographers on this forum.
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Re: Globby springtails

More great shots Alf!
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