How fish would see insects

if they had laser-scanning microscopic vision but perhaps luckily enough for us, they don’t, or otherwise they’d never be so easily fooled by our silly little flies… 😉

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midge pupae

“If you’ve ever wondered how a diving beetle swims through the water or manages to rest just on the surface, the answer is in part because its foot is infinitely more complicated than your own… The photos are made with a confocal laser-scanning microscope capable of “seeing” vast amounts of detail beyond what you might capture with a traditional lens-based microscope.”   trés groovy. for more absolutely amazing-mind-bending close-up bug imagery by Igor Siwanowicz click either pic above. enjoy !

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diving beetle a.k.a, our little friend the singing penis.

Early Season Midge

by Davie McPhail

hot off the vice and just in time for the beginning of the season. (although i can’t for the life of me think why this wouldn’t be just as effective all year since these bugs hatch year-round)
anyway, here’s a super-juicy midge pattern that has all of the elements to make it stand out from the rest. notice the magical use of these UV light cured resins. they’ve changed tying like few other materials have in recent years, opening doors and expanding possibilities to the creative tier and making what used to be complex methods possible to anyone at any level. enjoy !