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'Dude, by all means shoot the pic but for christ's sake don't fire the flash from that close... you'll fry me!" Kamakiri at Meiji-Jingu Shrine

I was teaching one of my students at a regular little spot; the water fountain at the entrance of Meiji-Jingu Shrine. We were almost done and this little fella turned up.


He climbed onto someone's water bottle and when they picked it up and saw him, they shook him into the drain around the bottom of the water fountain. I rescued him and popped him on the edge of the fountain.


...and after that he wouldn't leave me alone. Followed me around the fountain and literally posed for a series of shots. Amazing.


One of the few creatures I know with an almost perfectly triangular head.


Sarah, my student, got one one of me shooting the little fella with my iPhone:


I was right up to his face with the lens for this one, hence the very shallow dof even at f/7.1


Nikon D300

Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AF D

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Uploaded on November 7, 2009