Spots Before Your Eyes!

Challenge #101 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, let us see examples of spots or dots in nature, perhaps on flowers, plants, tree bark, insects or spiders, wild (undomesticated) animals or birds, the first drops of rain on dry ground, etc. By 'spot' I mean a mark on a surface differing sharply in colour or texture from its surroundings. Macro and close-ups welcome. Where possible, the subject should be outside in the natural environment. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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A Northern Flicker at Cape May NJ is all spiffed up for spring mating season. D7K_2014-05-26_204
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Submitted: Saturday, 31st May, 2014 02:00 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 26th May, 2014
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 560
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