Suburban Wildlife

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mayfly Wings


Remarkable wing structure.

7 comments:

forestwalk/laura k said...

these look like the dragonfly...
i like to take...as up close as i can get...dragonflies & their wings...so amazing!

Country Mouse Studio said...

so amazing

Gail said...

Amagingly beautiful!!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a brilliant close-up shot this is Rusty!! These wings look so fragile and pretty.

Rural Rambler said...

Awesome close-up shots and beautiful Fall colored Mums! That is a fat cat :) I love the third shot.

Carol said...

Beautiful...are they also known as "blind mosquitos"? If so ..our boat was covered with them..I should have looked closer. You have a good camera..what do you use?

Rusty said...

Hi Carol. I have never heard the name 'blind mosquito' before. At least the mayflies don't, in fact can't bite. Their only purpose is to mate - and they have generally less than 48 hours of life left at this stage. They can't even eat!

The camera is a Nikon D-70 DSLR with the standard kit lens. I probably used an extension tube for this photo. ATB!