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    Captured in a flash

    By Lee Clippard
    Lee Clippard
    Published: July 29, 2010

    Entomologist John Abbott uses high-speed flash photography to capture insects, bats and other animals in motion around Texas. The technique gives him (and the viewer) the ability to see these creatures in a way that is impossible with the naked eye.

    In this slideshow, Abbott talks about a few of his insect photos. Some of his subjects, such as the phorid fly attacking the fire ants, are no larger than a pinhead.

    Learn more about the research that takes place at the university’s Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL).

    Read a transcript of the interview (PDF).

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      Webdesign Wolfsburg said on March 24, 2011 at 2:33 a.m.
      Very nice images and a nice Slideshow!
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      Larry Lourcey said on Jan. 23, 2011 at 3:36 p.m.
      Truly amazing images. Funny how much is out there that we never notice day to day!
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