24 Jun 11. I've written often about the idea of macro vs close-up photography, with the generally agreed definitions that close-up is something along the lines of 1/10 to 1/2 life size and macro starting at half life size and going up to roughly 10x life size. After that we start getting into the ream of photomicrography at greater than 10x. Here we have a photo that I'll let you decide with respect into which category it should be assigned. Look closely, and you will notice little things sticking out of the legs of the critter. Now the bigger question is what is the critter which the image name gives away but try to ascertain what you are seeing before looking at the name. If you are familiar with books of electron microscope images, this form factor should be something you've seen prior, but, as I don't have a personal electron microscope, the question is just what is it. Of course it could be a photo of another image, but . . . . So, have a good look and see if you can come up with it's identity, or if not that specific, something close, before checking. ISO 200; 1/200 sec @ f / 14. 105mm macro.