This was really, really pushing it for my camera, even with the aid of my LumiLoupe. I also cropped way in on the edit. Skin takes on an interesting pattern at this level of magnification. I was so distracted today (for good reason, I might add) that I didn’t give much thought to a daily photo, though I did snap this one right after I found the first tick.
I woke up with what I thought were mosquito bites all over my legs. Upon closer inspection, I realized those weren’t freckles in the red areas. They were ticks! Itty-bitty, tiny, little ticks! I pulled a total of four off of my legs today. Needless to say, from now on when David and I go hiking, we will be wearing a heavy dose of tick/mosquito repellent. Of course, I’ve gotten them once before like this on a hike where I was wearing repellent; so I’m not so sure how effective it is. Does anyone know of a good brand that actually works?