Miniscule Mite - the size of a large pin head - Rarely ever seen
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This specie of mite, to my knowledge, has never been photographed in the wild..In accordance with Australia's CSIRO it didn't even exist where photo was taken. They have it recorded some 1000 miles south and indigenous to that location. According to their most eminent expert they weren't even aware this specie was found that far north of it's normal habitat. Once in awhile we get a 15 minutes chance to everlasting satisfaction.
Photo was taken with Canon D40 w/ EFS 60mm macro f2.8 hand held with flash actuated in deep rain forest and took me at least half and hour to take..I took 3 pix this was the best by far. The creature was light sensitive and revealed itself only if shadowed. It was shear luck that I had glanced into a hidden crevice to glimpse it's iridescent movement.
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