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Spring Arriving 20110524

Been either too busy to shoot, or the light conditions were absolutely foul. This was a challenging one, f'rinstance. I just wanted to catch a purple allium opening, when I noticed it was crawling with little yellow mites, or possibly hatchling spiders. It was in the shade at twilight, so I had to do some inventive bracing to get f7@1/15" without major blurring. Still, not as good as I'd hoped. And only one of the mites showed up during the right time.

Mite on an alium

© 2011


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May. 24th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
that appears to be an aphid. The little buggers will eat all your flowers and migrate to your roses. One cup veggie oil, 1Tablespoon liquid dishwashing detergent. Add about 2 table spoons of the mixture to a cup of water and hose down thoroughly. You'll want to get your roses too (or ones in the nearest vicinity) because they are prime reasestate. All other flower are the slums. Alternatively import a metric ton of ladybugs and praying mantis and they will nom the little buggers into obliviou.
May. 25th, 2011 07:52 am (UTC)
Aphids, of course! Thanks. That's good advice.
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