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Posted on 07/03/2014


Photo taken on July  3, 2014


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Athens County, Ohio
105mm f2.8 AI-s Micro-Nikkor with TC-201 teleconverter


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Tick talk time

Tick talk time
One of the hazards of crawling in the grass is the creatures who would take advantage of your proximity. This adult female American dog tick decided to make its home inside my right ear. I had other ideas. I won. Photographing it was tricky -- ticks can move surprisingly quickly. I put the TC-201 teleconverter on, as well as the flash and the (somewhat unwieldy) O-Flash attachment. Then I foolishly tried to make the picture hand-held, rather than setting the camera on a tripod, focusing on a spot, and moving the little arachnid to that spot. Oh, well. Can't redo it because the tick has gone to wherever it is that ticks collect their eternal reward. She is perched on one side of a pair of curved tweezers.

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Roy Lowry
Roy Lowry
Ugh! Hate them - instinct is to kill not photograph!
3 years ago.
depscribe has replied to Roy Lowry
I did both, though not in the order that first came to mind.
3 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
A fact of life in this part of the world.
We call them sheep ticks.
2 years ago.