BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

FAN DANCER

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This is the first time I’d seen an insect with such fancy head gear. It turns out it’s a male non-biting midge. They fly in swarms and can be very annoying on early summer mornings as you walk along. Not sure how I spotted this individual, just lucky I guess.

34 thoughts on “FAN DANCER

  1. Great light and shot. That plumage on its head reminds me of Yankee Doodle Dandy! 🙂

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  2. Wowza, that is some awesome head gear! Cool find, Belinda!

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  3. Great image Belinda! Wonderful detail! Enjoyed seeing it!

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  4. I’ve never seen anything like this. Or maybe I have but not up close enough to recognize any features. Beautiful photo, and what a lucky capture!

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  5. Amazing capture and so well detailed.

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  6. Fabulous spotting, and fabulous shot! Very impressive.

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  7. Great photo, Belinda! It looks like a tiny antenna array used to track its prey or other insects. ❤️

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  8. What a cool sighting! I’ve never seen one, but have heard all about how annoying they are.

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  9. Wow… I have never seen that. Great catch.

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  10. Beautiful picture and portrait, minimal in its way. 🙂

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  11. That’s a great shot of this tiny midge, Belinda. Very fancy antennae. Some insects use their antennae to sense their surroundings and I guess the more finely designed the more sensitive.

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  12. This is an OUTSTANDING photograph, Belinda! Very well spotted!

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  13. Lucky indeed. Too bad he just missed Mardi Gras!

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  14. Amazing shot and so much details. Maybe annoying but it’s a beauty.

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