Isolation Antidotes (53): Come a Little Bit Closer

Here’s a quick sequel to yesterday’s post with another, more detailed view of this cool little harvestman. In this image you can more clearly see the little turret atop its body that houses its pair of tiny eyes. I often see harvestmen climbing around on flowers and grasses with their amazingly-long and spindly legs and wonder how they can manage to do it with such agility, considering the location and size of their eyes. Surely one of nature’s miracles.

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10 Responses to Isolation Antidotes (53): Come a Little Bit Closer

  1. The colour of the leaves are so deep and rich, and the harvesman appears to have settled in amongst them nicely. Lovely photo. As it so happens I have been photographing a harvestman here today.

  2. Quite amazing indeed. Very nice!

  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Yes, enlarging this, I really see what you mean by the eyes being in a little turret – what an unusual creature! :)

  4. Glad to see this closer look. The tendency to capture the entire creature in the image renders the details of the body so small. I am always amazed that something so small as this Harvestman has all the necessary stuff to function as larger critters do. Nature is amazing.

    • krikitarts says:

      There really is no limit to the amazingness. We see jumping spiders the size of BBs and there are mites that parasitize them. It’s so much like the building blocks of molecules, atoms, protons and electrons, and then it gets down to the strange, and more. It makes one wonder exactly where we fit in the grand scheme of things. We’ll probably not know until we move on to the next level and (hopefully) find out. Buddhism becomes attractive.

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