Observations "hiding" in other observations; Share your examples!

Not everyone! It’s beautiful in the autumn!

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Spot the springtail hiding in this observation of a fungus!

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Another instance of ‘animal blindness’?

(It took me almost 2 years, and several rounds of photo culling, to realize there was a caterpillar hidden in plain sight on the underside of a wonderful Asplenium fern)

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Went to photograph a click beetle at a light sheet and found two pseudoscorpions hitching a ride.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/196759001

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Someone just commented on my picture from last summer: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/178124616

The observation itself is just an unidentifiable algae - but there is not one but two species of liverwort in there - a bit blurry but at least the first one is a definitive lifer for me. (Even though technically I never saw it, just happened to have it in my picture. )

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Was photographing some mildew on a plant and a grasshopper is in the 3rd + 4th photos on a leaf

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184911387

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I was chasing a springtail and accidentally photographed a lace bug that I only noticed in post while sorting through photos at home

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What a great bug!

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I didn’t notice a pseudoscorpion attached to a Dead-wood Borer Moth caterpillar until I was examining the photos…

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I just realized I do this all the time finding micros in people posts of larger seashores creatures!

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/203919163

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/142006025

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/197941895

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/189779407

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/143898747

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184599946

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/189726194
I think that’s most of them…
I could decide if it was better to post the original photo or their cropped one so I did some of each

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I took this photo of the creek because I thought it looked pretty, but two weeks later I’ve now spotted a bird, and a lifer for me! Can you spot it?

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Found it! Cute little guy. I often wonder how often I overlook these guys.

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I found three different “birds” (aka funnily shaped leaves/organics) before I spotted the actual bird. Haha

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Taking photos of galls and inadvertently photographed a mite (not a gall mite though, those are much smaller)

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/205578229 ← galls
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/205578711 ← mite

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Bold Jumping Spider hiding in my photos of this plant taken earlier today



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I get to post something similar with a new plant now!

Quite a few Arkansas botanists (myself included) have noted the prevalence of a strange form of Hepatica acutiloba that has comically long petioles-- which should be 1-2 inches, not the height of a small bottle-- like so:

But I saw someone post about a rust fungus that can cause this, plus other corresponding characteristics. Tranzschelia arthurii is known to cause these weird plant forms in this particular species of Hepatica. Very cool!

[Original Hepatica observation, new duplicate I just made for the fungus!]

I don’t know if I’ll make a separate observation for this one since I’m not sure if it’s identifiable to any meaningful level, but I also found this adorable bee hiding in an old photo I took of a Lobelia. So cute!

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I was looking at my liverwort photos today, and this is from two years ago…

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