Trip 4: Fallbrook

Today I focused on macrophotography first, as the underwater camera was relatively uninteresting; my location was better suited for capturing images of the ever-moving duckweed and its inhabitants. Not until I aimed a camera at this undulating floor did I realize that many insects are scurrying across its surface. Here are a few samples (below):


I brought a small water sample home to look at under the microscope. This was relatively uninteresting at first, too - until, that is, I discovered the shell of a dead insect in the water. I thought I could get a close-up view of its body parts and structures - and I did. But soon, I realized there was a lot more going on inside this almost invisible carcass. The results are shown below:

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