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Tiny lives

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While getting laundry off the line this evening, I noticed this tiny egg shell in the grass. Its diameter is not much greater than the diameter of a pencil. An ant was checking it out. I have no idea what hatched out it.

I don’t get to travel as much as I might like. I would like to point my camera at grand Ansel-Adams landscapes — or, even better, at rocky seascapes. But for now I must make do with pointing my camera at smaller and smaller things. A macro lens — not to mention a microscope — is a very good thing to have when you’re stuck in one place. The photo of the egg shell was taken with a Nikon 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 lens in macro mode. In macro mode, the lens will focus as close as five or six inches.

Whatever the tiny thing is that hatched out of that egg, I hope that it is safe and thriving in the back yard.

One Comment

  1. Henry wrote:

    Hummer I bet…

    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1:11 am | Permalink

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