Bad Hair Day

Started May 29, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Richard Perry Contributing Member • Posts: 637
Bad Hair Day

Sitting on the patio reading I was surprised to see a ball of lint walking across the table. Upon closer inspection and research this appears to be a wooly aphid. Supposedly the ball of 'wool' can host millions of eggs.

For reference he is perched on a section of bamboo smaller in diameter than a pencil. Shot with E-3, EX-25, and ZD-50 using an FL-50R off camera.

He moved at a respectable clip, (probably full race to him), but fast enough to make getting him in focus a real problem. He was more than willing to climb onto the bamboo but I needed to slow him down for his portrait session.

Solution: a drop of Coke Classic smeared on the bamboo. He loved it and spent about 20 minutes slurping it up and looking for more.
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Richard
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