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what babies are these?

what babies are these?
beacon, hudson valley County, New York, USA
May 2, 2006
Size: tiny specks
Was capturing hoppers in grass when I noticed all these yellow specks in my sweep net. There were hundreds and at first I thought it was some kind of pollen until I realized they were moving.


Fantastik Foto! and a Kodak Moment....
... giving the size range of the specimens in view would make it all the more astounding as Terry Matz's comment indicates (click on photo below). Don't mention the cost of your equipment or we might all be green with envy.

At the very lower left of the photo is a fairly colorless thing with two black spots. I wonder if this is something that just hatched or even the egg itself? It's amazing that animate life can be as small or smaller than a pollen grain.

thanks, Bob
I use an Olympus Ultra-Zoom C-765. About $350. I know zip about photography. Turn on the macro, point and shoot, that's me. I capture all sorts of stuff in my sweep net--things way smaller than these springtails as you pointed out...but I can't seem to get a decent photo. I do keep thinking I'd like something that would be able to get a decent shot of the smaller things...but I imagine it would cost a fortune and I'd have to know how to use it.

Globular Springtails?

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