Nature's Macro Marvels

Challenge #180 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In years gone by, it was difficult for most of us to see the minuscule wonders in nature just with the naked eye. Digital cameras and their macro lenses allow us to appreciate these microscopic marvels of nature. In this challenge, show us examples of nature in its most minuscule forms, such as insects, spiders, fungi, plants and flowers, or inanimate natural objects. You may use either cameras with special macro lenses, or simpler P&S cameras which can capture images very close. Here, 'Macro' means the subject is shown in far greater, exquisite detail than can be viewed by the naked eye. Size of entry: 1,600pixels on its longer side.
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Fourteen jointed limbs
Future Generation
a face only a mother could love
See Through
antenna man
Orchid
up close
Here's Lookin at You
A beautiful slimemold
Honey Bee in Flight
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
Caterpillar.
Broad-bodied Chaser
grasshopper
Dagger Fly (Empis livida)
Dragonfly at rest
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Two Ants, in Mortal Combat
Hoverfly at Lunch
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