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

Took me a while

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I had been watching the leaf beetle larva… oh it’s an aphid!

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I had seen plenty of twigs along the railing and thought this Chrysomela vigintipunctata (Spotted Willow Leaf Battle / 버들잎벌레) might have walked out onto one when I snapped its picture. It wasn’t until I got home and was cropping the image that I realized … that’s no twig.

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Was photographing the flowers, Goodenia rotundifolia when I noticed the snake peering back at me. Dendrelaphis punctulatus so I lodged the same photo again as a seperate obs for the snake.

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Is that a mongoose?

I saw this big pink orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata) in a wet meadow next to the trail and so walked there (getting my shoes all wet) and snapped the above picture (first shot, off center and all…). Only then I was like, whoa, there’s two way cooler plants growing right next to it hidden in the grass (Liparis loeselii, another orchid, but very rare around here) :smile:

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Wait… are those someone’s arms/legs???
Could that be a spider?

I think they belong to a crab spider.

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I was looking at my photos of this aquatic plant and found a water strider

And this hoverfly on an orchid

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