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    Default Non-biting Midge (male) - probably Chironomus plumosus

    Very small - that's a Rosemary leaf it's hanging on, so you can see how tiny it is... yet it has ginormous antennae! Hard to get really clean shot as these little beggars always seem t land somewhere where it means I have to lean in (and I'm not that steady ) I only spotted it because it landed almost right in front of me.
    This one of my first shots using a 10x Macro filter.... quite effective considering it is nothing like the cost of a proper lens.


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    That worked well, will have a look through to see if I can identify it.

    PS. think this is a non-biting midge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chironomidae
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    I think it may be a Crain-fly . like this one

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    Yep just found it but I think Rolf has too
    Chironomid species of Crane-flies

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    Well found !

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    Fantastic shot, Louise!

    (Thank goodness they're not that size in real life...)

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    You're right there, Catherine. I watched a film the other night which had big flying things from another dimension and they weren't too far from this chappy so I did sort of jump back when I got up close and saw what he looked like .... just on a much bigger scale. The insect world really is very alien looking and quite scary

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