Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by TCimages, Mar 14, 2008.
Spring is coming. Had a chance to get out for a hike today and found this guy:
Why is it so red? I've never seen anything like that before.
My only guess would be for protection. Nature seems to use bright colors as a warning that "Im Poisonous" so they wont be eaten. However, I'm pretty sure these are not poisonous.
I did some research and found that these are predatory mites, eating the eggs of grasshoppers.
I read that as well. Amazing the things you find doing Macro work.
EWWWW...I hate bugs like that. They make my skin crawl and I get itchy! lol!
But other then the fact that its a BUG...nice shot! very bright red little thing, isnt it!!
sorry Sarah. You might want to hide from some of my posts
Excellent! That red is brilliant, it really stands out nicely. Excellent detail in the shot. Only thing I'm thinking about here, maybe, just maybe, there'd be a better orientation for the shot. Maybe not. You've probably experimented with them anyways. Seriously awesome shot though! You're a macro master, TC.
Very nice capture!!
The lighting is very nice. Do you mind if I ask what you use? Is it a soft box or off camera flash?
Oh no! I love your pictures! Its just THIS bug that gets to me! lol!
Thanks for the comments.
I used the Canon MR-14 Ringflash for this shot.
Can't afford a ring flash, so I think I will try a soft box.
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