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For this New Year, show us photos of new life in the world of very small creatures (arthropods) or plantlife. This might be baby insects or spiders, eggs, or tiny new plants rising from the earth. Photos taken outside in the natural environment, not under studio lights. Macro shots and close-ups only. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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These are parasitic wasps emerging from eggs of a stink bug. the mother lays one of her own eggs in each of the host's eggs. The maggot has the whole egg to itself. Once the eggs is consumed the maggot pupates and after a few weeks the adult wasp emerges. It then has to cut itself free from the eggshell. The one that is playing midwife is actually a male impatiently waiting for the female to leave home so he can mate with her.
|Submitted:||Sunday, 30th December, 2012 06:17 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Thursday, 17th February, 2011|
|Focal length:||100 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/180 sec|
|Notes:||Macro lens with 55 mm close-up 'filter'. Flash used.|
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