Common water strider - resting, jumping, landing

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Common water strider - resting, jumping, landing
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A few weeks ago I noticed some water striders on a lake. Two portraits of two slightly different ones:

The last one was about to jump. Catched him then doing that - pics are not very good, but illustrate how high they jump, how the water is indented - and what patterns they produce after they land.

Up it goes (look at the distance between body and shadow):

Down it comes, producing a nice pattern on the water:

Interesting beasts, aren't they?

Phil

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