Mating flies, the photo is with Canon MP-E 65mm macro at about 2x magnification and 580 EX II Flash, difused, the sun was against the lens hence some background light.
Newborn jumper spider above the silk protection constructed by the mother, photo with Canon 7D and Canon MP-e 65mm macro photo @ 5x magnification.
The jumper spider mother above the newborn salticidae babies, is possible to note some eggs still closed without apider in them and some with recently born spiderlings.
Detail of a single spiderling above the protective silk and with the mother feet as scale. Photo with canon 7D and Canon MP-E 65mm macro photo lens @ 5x plus a crop
Profile of a newborn jumper spider (salticidae) spider I opened a small hole in the silk and this individual is finding his way out of it
Steregram of a flower with Canon 100mm macro @ about 1:2,2 magnification, this photo is the best match I could do to simulate the pentax papilio 6.5x binocular at the clesest focusing range
With the temperatures starting to drop is time to the return of these small yellow ones always in the species of tree of the last year.
These are very small above their nests comparatively.
Would not recognize this as a living insect if were not a honeydew hungry ant to "tell" me that it is a moving being. There's interesting detail in the leaf, below it too, not sure if these are eggs or some trick to improve the camouflage.
These ants feed on the nymph's honeydew drops, the nymphs get it from the vegetation and feed the ants in exchange of protection, I believe the honeydew even increase the ants agressiveness as they become more active and prone to attack when near a scene like this.
Side view of a honeydew hungry ant at the moment the nymph released the honeydew.
Another species of ant feeding from another membracidae.