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Dec 05, 2014 14:24 |  #1

all taken lying in mud by stream which rises by Ham Gate, Richmond Park. Get some very odd looks....;-)a


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Dec 05, 2014 16:20 |  #2

Well worth it m8 - great photos.

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Dec 05, 2014 16:24 as a reply to  @ Paul Iddon's post |  #3

Thanks, pleased to get the underside view in the second shot.


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Dec 05, 2014 16:33 |  #4

Wow - are those the molted skins?




  
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Dec 05, 2014 16:54 |  #5

bornonbord wrote in post #17314559 (external link)
Wow - are those the molted skins?

indeed, known as exuviae, closer shot here:


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Dec 05, 2014 16:56 |  #6

I presume the white objects are eggs magnified in the drop?



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Dec 05, 2014 19:36 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #7

These are awesome shots, Toby. Well worth the odd looks!


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Dec 05, 2014 19:41 |  #8

WTG Toby.well worth the muddy pants.
used to do the same to get low angles on shore birds!


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Dec 06, 2014 01:00 |  #9

Wonderful captures- really cute looking springtails
Interesting furca in the 2nd shot
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Dec 06, 2014 01:44 |  #10

Great work Toby.


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Dec 06, 2014 04:11 |  #11

Odd shots, lovely captures speccially #2.


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Dec 06, 2014 05:08 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #12

yes and the hoover up mouth parts.


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Dec 06, 2014 08:00 |  #13

Wonderful shots Toby, well worth a wallow!


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Dec 07, 2014 04:11 |  #14

Are they really that much more aquatic than the less aquatic Springtails? -?


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Dec 07, 2014 04:22 |  #15

Great set of pics of them - fascinating too

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