Planthopper large, beltsville, md

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Rhynchomitra microrhina, the lovely and colorful front end of the this lovely and colorful long-nosed Dictyopharid planthopper. It appears to feed on grasses and joins the huge world of native plant driven biodiversity. Can you buy a Rhynchomitra microrhina at the big box store? No, of course not, you must foster wild and luscious grasscapes and stop mowing the grass and baby Rhynchomitra microrhina. What are you thinking? Found in a lovely field mown once a year in Beltsville, Maryland. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 200mm Pentax-m with Nikon 10X infinity microscope objective lens mounted on front , Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.6, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200 Love for Other Things It 's easy to love a deerBut try to care about bugs and scrawny treesLove the puddle of lukewarm waterFrom last week 's rain.Leave the mountains alone for now.Also the clear lakes surrounded by pines.People are lined up to admire them.Get close to the things that slide away in the dark.Be grateful even for the boredomThat sometimes seems to involve the whole world.Think of the frostThat will crack our bones eventually.- Tom Hennen USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.


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