Phantom craneflies (Bittacomorpha clavipes) are aptly named creatures. With their cryptic coloration, they sometimes seem to disappear as they drift along on the breeze in the sun-dappled lowlands.


Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Nice two-tone paint job and white wall tires.

madman said...

Nice -work--reminds me of Harold Edgerton

lené said...

I was just flipping through a freshwater invertebrate book and wondered if you ever take shots of nymphs.

This is another beautiful picture. Do you mind if I ask what type of lens you use to get such clear close-up shots?

swamp4me said...

lene, I do take pictures of nymphs, but I have never taken the time to key out the individual species so I usually don't post the pictures I have.

As for my camera, I use an Olympus Camedia C-5000 Zoom set on super-macro. Unfortunately, I know absolutely nothing about the technical aspects of photography - I'm strictly a point-and-shoot type :)

Anonymous said...

feeling rather poetic: "on the breeze in the sun-dappled lowlands"?

very nice.