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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Red & Yellow Barbet
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At Lake Manyara in Kenya. This one was picking up crumbs under our picnic table.
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Submitted: Thursday, 5th June, 2014 23:50 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 26th July, 2012
Focal length: 236 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 8000
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