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It's an Olloclip for my phone. All of these are at 7x magnification. It goes up to 21x, but at that point I feel like I'd be taking photos of individual grains of pollen.

I've had macro lenses before, but not since I changed phones awhile ago, and I tend to go a little mad every time I get a new one. All unknown bugs are submitted to bugguide.net for ID, so hopefully I'll know soon!

(Someday I'll shell out for the lens on the good camera and THEN we'll see some hot bug action!)

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Great pictures!

I parsed the second to the last paragraph incorrectly at first.

I've had macro lenses before, but not since I changed phones awhile ago, and I tend to go a little mad every time I get a new one. All unknown bugs are submitted to bugguide.net for ID, so hopefully I'll know soon!

I read "mad" as "angry" reasoning that a lot of people get angry trying to figure out new gadgets. And then "submitting unknown bugs" read as tech advice. It wasn't until I got to the end that I figured out that I was off track and I had to go back and read it again to see that you were saying you get "overly enthusiastic" taking pictures when you get a new lens, and also you submit pictures of insects you can't identify to an etymology web site.

I should probably go have something to eat. My blood sugar must be low.

it looks like a bug to me.

Bees have the cutest tongues, like the world's tiniest paint brushes. Freakin' adorable. Having a honeybee lick honey off your finger is a heck of an experience.

Fun! How close did you have to get to the blue dasher to get its portrait?

I was driving past Pittsboro a couple of days ago and thought of you. Ended up eating dinner at "Lucky 32" over in Cary, which I very highly recommend if you haven't been there -- they are the sort of place that think that heirloom tomato slices with salt and pepper are an appropriate appetizer by themselves, which I very strongly agree with.

Lucky 32 does a deep fried grit cake that will make you burst into tears. It is AMAZING.

OMG so so very good! I happened to pick that as one of my sides and was very happy I did.

hahaha just WOW !! I love you're journal entries they're just beautiful xD haha

Macro lens huh.. you put a greate use to it xD haha

For the betting pool, I put down $10 as "November 15, 2017" for when Ursula starts taking 21x magnification pictures of pollen, and another $10 for 21x magnification pictures of moths.

I spent a thesis looking at several thousand individual grains of pollen, and thought you might like to know, 21x isn't enough ;). At 100x, you can distinctly see them, but to get enough detail to identify them, you're generally going to want to look at them under 400x. Bonus: pine pollen looks like Mickey Mouse's head.

I swear, the most interesting people comment here...

Jeremy. Don't know why g+ decided to give me that gibberish handle.

I love how Garden Chicken is well-aware of your new toy tendencies but loves you anyway, heehee!

Garden chicken says insects are for eating, not photographing.

Good heavens. I just spent several tens of seconds trying to figure out which of those wonderful bug pictures was the Amacrolens, and wondering if they lived here.

Maybe too much sun today? Yes.

Dragonfly eyes are one of the wonders of the world.

Lovely piccies and you will be adding to your Life list with all the things you have never noticed before.

Is that like, um, Bugs Gone Wild?

(And then there's the time that a website wanted a 'porn' picture from Flickr, and got, well... Spider Porn. https://www.flickr.com/photos/archangelbeth/997852233/ I found it while ego-googling. >_>)

Could that green/yellow beetle be a Viburnum Leaf Beetle? That's an invasive pest, if so.

Don't think they've been spotted yet south of Pennsylvania/Maryland. I know we in Virginia have been on the lookout for them.

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