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Amazing pictures show how microscopic insects cope in a downpour!

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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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These images are stunning right after wakin' up and bakin' breakfast. Thanks for posting


My mind was blown by the amount of detail. Cameras these days




posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Awww man this ain't microscopic.

Nevertheless it is very stunning.

Great post.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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The photographer has patience, perseverance, and a squirt bottle.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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OMG THOSE BUGS AREN'T MICROSCOPIC! LIES! PANIC! SHAME! seriously take a chill pill and enjoy the amazing photos, people. Cool post, OP



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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Wow, what splendor. Nice find for sure. I never knew....
Gives me an art idea, schweet!

Peace,
spec



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Sweet pictures. I had to have the ant for my desktop.
When I heard microscopic I was ready to see something really strange. Its turned out to be pretty amazing anyway, but they shouldn't say that in the title. Kinda misleads. I don't care thought, Ive never seen insects in that state. Impressive photography. It must rough being a bug.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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wow thats cool. Strange how water beads up like that.

Thanks S+F



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by ChallengeAccepted
I just wanted to note that none of these insects are considered "microscopic". The pictures are taken with a microscopic lens. If the post title was accurate I would not have wasted my time looking at old news.


100% correct. There is no "microscopic" bugs here, only normal bugs with water droplets on them.

Title is INACCURATE.

Just bugs with water on them.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing these. I don't post on ATS that often, I have given you a star but not sure how to give you a flag.

Who would of thought that insects could look so cute! Especially the first one, he looks like a friendly little character, lol.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by fatalcharm
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Who would of thought that insects could look so cute! Especially the first one, he looks like a friendly little character, lol.


You're the kinda guy that would consider a skunk for a pet!


Cute! what the heck ahahahhaah Looks like a 1/6 alien from the film..... alien



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Very cool indeed



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Wow!!! SO cool, thanks for sharing!

Though they are all stunning pictures, my favorite is the lady bug because of the droplet it carries reflecting the dandelion- awesome! We are lucky to have the technology to capture these images, the photographer did a very nice job. (My second favorite: the top picture. That blue bug's eye is already so cool looking, but amplified by the water droplets? Crazy!)



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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yea well i can't stand people who come into threads just to pick it apart over the wording of the title, or whatever.

So yea, it's petty to me.

The pictures were cool, comment on that.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 03:51 AM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I wonder about that spray bottle idea...but it's easier to catch bugs in the morning before the dew evaporates which is how I'm guessing he got some of these.
Gorgeous pictures though. truly beautiful pics.


One thing is irrefutable, the picture are fantastic. Are they natural? I highly doubt it. For one it says caught in a down pour. Rain is never that fine and a downpour has massive rain drops.

As a photographer im willing to bed dollars to donuts a fine mist spray bottle was used. At the end of the day who cares how it was achieved the result is amazing. Top marks for the thread and the photographer.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 04:17 AM
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As a macro photographer and an insect enthusiast, I can attest to the fact that he most likely did not shoot these after a downpour.... in fact many of the insects in these shots are quite skittish usually and would not be still for long enough for these shots to be taken (focus stacked) which leads me to believe they were taken early morning when they're still "waking up"... or an even less honest technique involves catching them and placing them in a freezer for a small amount of time and then placing them back into an optimal location where the colours in the background are emphasized. The droplets would have been created by a spray bottle and perhaps in some cases the more natural morning dew.

I can also tell many of the shots are focus stacked, which means he has taken multiple shots with focus directed at different parts of the subject and then stacked all the images together using some sort of software. Without this technique there's no way he'd get that sort of depth of field and sharpness in many of the shots. To do this would have taken quite a bit of time which is why I suspect he may have even frozen some of the insects and artificially created the situation.

At the end of the day the pictures are still amazingly awesome, but in my opinion the photographer was being a little dishonest for the sake of a better story, which obviously gives him more exposure.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 06:15 AM
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These are brilliant! The wonders of nature!

Makes me wonder: "Just how small can a raindrop be?" Some of them must minuscule, much much smaller than the raindrops we can see -

Thanks so much for sharing

In Fellowship

TheEmotionalSocialist



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Glad I could hep to be your muse in the art idea. I never been anyone's muse before. First time for everything. Good luck with the creation and hope all goes well.



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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these pics are way awesome. i wish i could experience a bugs view. honey i shrunk the kids style



* on a side note *

I agree, and its no offense to the OP at all. It was exactly as daily mail said. It seems many threads on here aren’t though, i feel like some users here try so hard for their thread to be "popular" they mislead the title. In fact, i have seen people even state "sorry the title is misleading but no one would have looked if I didn’t exaggerate etc."



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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These images are great! Good reference photos i can use for some paintings, really like the magnification the water droplets give on the eyes of one of the bugs. Thanks for sharing



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