Hitchhikers

By KarenFB
If you look closely at this Harvestman you can see several mites.

Tags: Insect Close-up and macro Harvestman Wildlife and nature Mites

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Comments


18 Aug 2007 9:58AM
Excellent capture Karen, plenty of detail,
Fred.

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18 Aug 2007 9:58AM
Oo err, if you squint, it looks like the spider is huge and sitting on a head!
Superb capture, such long legs and sooo many.
Excellent close up, well done.
Annette
imander 9 388 7 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2007 10:04AM
excellent macro work,,,and i have to agree with nettles thats exactly what i thought,well done
ian
jusophine 10 104 1 England
18 Aug 2007 10:10AM
Very good! So good infact it makes my skin crawl.
Jules
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2007 10:16AM
Very good macro with plenty of detail and that special cringe factorWink Excellent stuff.
Alan.
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2007 10:20AM
I hate spiders, mind you, it's an excellent detailed capture.
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2007 10:21AM
Good tight shot

Dave
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
18 Aug 2007 11:06AM
Fantastic detail, & yes, it does look like the spider is sitting on someones head.
I don't mind spiders, but this one is rather gruesome, but I think that's because you have got so much detail & colour there.
HIlarySmile
una 13 10 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2007 3:03PM
Lovely macro work great detail.
Una
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2007 4:02PM
weird looking creatures close up.. wonderful close up with the mites too
bunSmile
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
18 Aug 2007 5:04PM
WOW thyat is great. Lovely detail and the mites are a bonus.
Andy
janty66 9 3 England
18 Aug 2007 5:19PM
Fantastic close up..
18 Aug 2007 9:18PM
Great close up
Dawn Michelle
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Aug 2007 9:25PM
Not the most lovable creature for me but this is a cracking good macro. Well done.
Ron
sparklep 9 146 1
18 Aug 2007 11:06PM
Karen please stop putting these up I keep having nightmares....by the way great macro. Not looking at sppppppiiiders again. LOL
bdettmer 9 1 United States
19 Aug 2007 2:03AM
Wow karen. Good eye!
Bernie
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
19 Aug 2007 7:24AM
Thanks everyone! Your c&c's are always appreciated.
Jacqui: I do have one more shot of this fascinating creature (not a spider really!!). They only have two eyes, and they don't have spinerets, so they can't spin webs. Also if you look closely they only have one body part - whereas spiders have two!! Fossils of Harvestman have been found in Cornwall, and they are largely unchanged since then! Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
19 Aug 2007 7:41AM
Incredible detail. Is there anything living on the mites? Well done!

Albert
piccy 10 8 Wales
19 Aug 2007 8:30AM
OOO gross, another reason not to like spiders, - close resmblance to one anyway, lol.
Freda
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
19 Aug 2007 8:36AM
What a good looking fellow !

Great shot.

Rock
Wooly 11 112 4 England
19 Aug 2007 8:42AM
Stunning detail Karen.

Alan
19 Aug 2007 6:35PM
Brilliant capture.
Madusa1.
19 Aug 2007 10:10PM
Great shot - I wonder what the mites are? Smile
Lorraine
20 Aug 2007 4:04AM
Stunning close up Karen. Amazing details, you've captured this wonderfully.
Click!!!
Steve
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
20 Aug 2007 7:13AM
Thanks everyone!
GlenD 9 United States
24 Aug 2007 9:36PM
How the heck did you see them mites??
Great close up
Glen
S_Boulding 9 72 England
28 Aug 2007 9:20AM
Lol! You must haev eyes like a eagle.

lovely photo.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
28 Aug 2007 7:03PM
Thank you Glen and Sarah! Smile
angelamary 11 6 England
29 Aug 2007 9:35AM
Ye-ew... poor thing... Good shot though, and well caught! (Rather you than me!)
22 Jul 2008 7:20PM
ugly subject, beautiful capture... Nice one.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
22 Jul 2008 7:51PM
Thank you! Smile

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