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Hidden Worlds

Hidden Worlds

I’ve spent all morning turning over logs (and then carefully replacing them) in a Leicestershire bog so I could photograph and record the hidden worlds down there. This Painted Woodlouse is the brightest coloured individual I have ever seen – normally they only have coloured patches. Glory under a log.

Common Striped Woodlouse, Philoscia muscorum.

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My second favourite woodlouse

Oniscus asellus
Oniscus asellus. What do you mean, you don’t even have a favourite woodlouse?

As you can tell, I’m making good use of my new extension tubes on cold dark winter days. Having said that, I haven’t really done much experimentation yet, just slapped on the full 68mm and gone for maximum magnification of some pretty small items such as this woodlouse. I have managed to achieve a good working distance though and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of the flying insect season outdoors this summer.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm ƒ32 95mm +68mm 1/45 ISO 3200

Oniscus asellus