It is spring, almost summer, once again in Japan, for this post I decided to take some close ups of the various flying and crawling friends that have awoken with the lengthening days. I still don't have a lens to get extremely close to my subjects but, with 12 mega pixels, a good sharp image can be cropped to achieve much the same effect.
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A fly perched upon a flower petal.
This particular fly does its best to look like a wasp and thus scarier than it deserves!
A rather hairy butterfly sipping nectar concludes the prey section of this post.
Any gardener will welcome the Ladybug, destroyer of aphids in their garden.
Spider dines on a gnat.
A surprisingly large jumping spider (11mm long) investigates a stray piece of cloth in a sink.