The Aphid and Its Shadow

In his blog ‘kopfundgestalt’ my blogging friend Gerhard recently published quite a few remarkable macro photos of insects with their shadows. Looking at his amazing pictures, I remembered a photo I had once published on Flickr. It shows a tiny aphid casting an extremely long shadow in the setting sun.



  1. Pit · April 13, 2019

    How very interesting, that large shadow of a tiny insect! 🙂

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  2. Pure Glory · April 13, 2019

    What an amazing photo, Peter. When an aphid sucks the life out of a plant it casts a huge shadow! Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ulli · April 13, 2019

    Wow, so toll, Peter!!!
    Liebe Grüße

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  4. Sarah · April 13, 2019

    This is amazing, Peter! Fantastic shot!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. kopfundgestalt · April 13, 2019

    Tolle Zeichnung des Tiers im Schatten . Wenn es das wüsste 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Stella, oh, Stella · April 13, 2019

    You have an eye for these things, I must say, a great “catch”!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Amy · April 13, 2019

    That’s an incredible shot—that shadow is so clear and so large!

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    • Peter Klopp · April 14, 2019

      Thank you, Amy! I was amazed at the shadow that this little insect was casting. I happened to have my camera ready at this very moment.

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      • Amy · April 14, 2019

        Good timing, but also a good eye!

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  8. rabirius · April 14, 2019

    That’s how you get big. 🙂
    Excellent photo.

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  9. floresphotographic · April 14, 2019

    An excellent picture!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Awesome!


  11. jml297 · April 16, 2019

    Amazing photo, Peter, and what a different sense of perspective this provides!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Peter Klopp · April 16, 2019

      Thank you! This was a good observation. I always look for an interesting perspective. What would be the tiny aphid without its shadow?!

      Liked by 1 person

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