Inspired by the wonderful macro work seen right here in this forum, I carried a camera with a 105 micro and an extension tube out back, to see if I could find a critter or two. The first thing I found was a large slug working its way across some gravel. Using a flashlight so I could focus, I spent a while taking shots of the creature. Interesting enough, but nothing special. Then I looked at one image I had dismissed as the slug had retracted its eye stalks because of the flashlight. Good thing I did, as the only really interesting photo of the set was found. NIKON D2X    ---    105mm    f/18.0    1/60s    ISO 100 As you can see, my translucent subject has a little friend. Here is a full crop. NIKON D2X    ---    105mm    f/18.0    1/60s    ISO 100 I went over the rest of the images and found a few more. I suppose some sort of slug mite? I get all itchy looking at small animals. I once worked as a lab grunt for the Department of Agriculture in a field lab that studied ways to fight the mighty Gypsy Moth, an insect that has caused much trouble on the East coast of the US. I spent many many hours looking at various insects through microscopes and handling large quantities of insects we raised to do battle with the Gypsy Moth. Eeek.