• Solid band of pigmentation at rear of abdomen.

Dicyrtomina ornata

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A globular springtail - Dicyrtomina ornata (~1.6mm). I took a walk around the churchyard this morning and there were hundreds of Dicyrtomina saundersi grazing on gravestones and lots of these D. ornata amongst the leaf litter. Many had this attractive orange/yellow colouration.

Canon 1D3 + MP-E 65mm Macro (at x5) + MT24-EX Flash (-2/3 FEC).

andybadger and Andy & Helen :-) :) added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Kat__P 26 months ago | reply

    Superb detail!

  2. andybadger 26 months ago | reply

    Great shot. I see what you mean about the colouration. It's rather lovely.

  3. Andy & Helen :-) :) 26 months ago | reply

    We must spend some time in graveyards to see what we can find - love the light on this, your flash gives a really nice warmth to the image!
    Regards from Helen :)

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