Chaoborus Macro


coker

Link Posted 20/10/2016 - 22:44
Some images from the pondlife studio, this evening.
(........in truth, the kitchen table-top!)


The larva of a Phantom Midge, in my small home made tank.
Amongst a population of Daphnia water fleas.

K5, handheld, 100mm. D FA Macro, manual focus.
AF280FT flash providing backlighting against a black b/g.
Triggered by Yongnuo wireless controller & on-flash receiver.
Elements 11.
















With thanks to Neil Phillips, for his inspirational macro photography.

Any thoughts more than welcome!

Thanks for looking,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

walt

Link Posted 20/10/2016 - 23:08
A fantastic view into the micro world surrounding us. A wonderful set.
Walt
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 21/10/2016 - 01:30
All of these have been good - and they're getting better
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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paulyrichard

Link Posted 21/10/2016 - 11:43
Really good to see, thanks for sharing.
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Daronl

Link Posted 21/10/2016 - 18:15
Great photocraft Roger, to take us into this fascinating world sitting on your kitchen table.

Marvellous work, keep 'em coming

Daronl
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swarf

Link Posted 21/10/2016 - 18:36
Super - really interesting to see these with such great detail.

Phil
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coker

Link Posted 21/10/2016 - 23:38
Thanks everyone for looking & for your kind remarks.

Looked again this evening & one of them had pupated!

It now looks like this........










You couldn't, as they say, make it up!


Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/10/2016 - 00:51
Is it fully submerged or are those tufts poking through the surface tension? Just wondering how it breathes?
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coker

Link Posted 23/10/2016 - 07:39
Yes, David, it stays fully underwater. I've been looking at it quite a bit & I've not seen it surface at all.
Wiki does say, however, that the two tufts are "breathing tubes", so I don't know, I'm afraid.
But the fan arrangement at its tail look like gills

Having said that, I haven't seen the larva surface either.......

Any further information welcome!

Thanks for your interest & for looking,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

coker

Link Posted 24/10/2016 - 22:44
.....And finally, a more graphic image:




Thanks for looking & the interest shown.

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

SteveF

Link Posted 24/10/2016 - 23:08
These are beautiful and fascinating shots. Really pleased you posted them. Thanks.

NeilP

Link Posted 25/10/2016 - 01:07
Very nice, particularly the last image.

The two tubes on the head are for breathing. They usually overwinter as larvae, one of my fav winter macro subjects, but they sometimes pupate in warmer places over winter, such as indoors
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alfpics

Link Posted 25/10/2016 - 07:47
Only just seen these - great stuff. That last one is very strong, as is the last of the original set you posted.
Andy

Stuey

Link Posted 25/10/2016 - 08:34
I thought I had commented earlier - oops

Cracking shots, very interesting and very different.☺
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coker

Link Posted 26/10/2016 - 18:27
Thank you, everyone for your intest & your comments which are most appreciated.

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
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