nikon macro

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le fatine… by andrea zanaboni
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grazie x la gentile concessione…

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Sign of spring 6 by Shinichiro Saka
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新宿御苑 寒桜にメジロ

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Autumn by Glenda Williams

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Photographs of a Juvenile Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis (Deroplatys desiccata).  As I post this, this guy/gal here has molted once more since these shots, and is sitting in his/her habitat checking me out as it does every night when I work.  If I had to guess, I would say there is just one more molt before adulthood… he/she is getting quite big.  I’ve had it since it was a speck, the size of a small salticidae, and it has been a pleasure watching the progress.