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IMG_6013 Passing Ships 6-9-09 | by arkansas traveler
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IMG_6013 Passing Ships 6-9-09

red spider mite traveling lickity split eastward passes a slower moving aphid traveling in the opposite direction, on the yellow lily expanse of petal. they barely avoided a collision. i had to time this shot perfectly, leading the mite, because of my camera's slow reaction time. i believe the mite slowed down a bit as it was passing the aphid and i had enough light to partially stop the action. the green area on the right is in shadow.

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Taken on June 9, 2009