1st macro shots of the year

This Monday just gone was the 1st opportunity to take some macro shots. The location was Ramsdown near Hurn and the subject tiny globular springtails.

I classify this type of macro, as extreme, given they are about 1-5mm in size, and require magnifications of around 3.5x +. The magnification was achieved using my Olympus OM-D EM-1 MK II DSLR with the Zuiko Olympus 38mm Macro F2.8 lens.

I found two types of globular springtail on some twigs and logs, the Dicyrtomina ornata and Dicyrtoma fusca.

Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail I
Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail I
Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail II
Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail II
Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail III
Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail III
Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail IV
Dicyrtomina ornata globular springtail IV
Dicyrtoma fusca globular springtail
Dicyrtoma fusca globular springtail

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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