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Click to enlarge -- Courtesy of Nikon Small WorldThis 6x image shows great purple hairstreak butterfly (Atlides halesus) eggs on a mistletoe (Phoradendron sp.) leaf. Honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition, it was taken by David Millard of Austin, TX, using diffuse incident illumination and focus stacking.

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