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Two Passion Vine Hoppers

Two Passion Vine Hoppers

Scolypopa australis is their latin name. The passion vine hoppers are just starting to make their appearance, their nymphs having been around for over a month. The picture was taken in the garden/bush with flash against empty space, hence the illusion of night.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Very dramatic image! Love it!

  3. Looked like an artwork made of glass from the thumbnail.

  4. With flash against empty space! What a grand effect you have captured, Paul. I thought you may have just used a negatise process. A very beautiful and delicate outcome.

  5. This was stunning. One of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. WOW

  6. Oh, wow! Simply stunning.

  7. what a great shot, hope it comes on the meme at dragonstar next friday…Love it…

  8. that is a awsome picture, absolut lovely..

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