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Try to count my legs ;)

Try to count my legs ;)
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Copyright: Ania Jazdzewska (jazdzurka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 12:18
Viewed: 4264
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I want to present you today the representative of Diplopoda - millipedes. Its latin name is Polydesmus sp. (complanatus?) and I think it is the first time of this species in TN.
The systemathic of this species is the following:
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Arthropoda
Subphylum - Tracheata
Classis - Dipolopoda
Order - Polydesmida
Family - Polydesmidae (węzławcowate).

The characteristic feature of millipedes is the presence of "diplosegments". These are the segments that develop in the oogenesis from two neighbouring segments, so at the end there are two pairs of legs at each diplosegment. From these feature the latin name of these animals arised (also Polish name - dwuparce).

Diplopods are esencially circular in cross-section, but within family Polydesmidae segments have flat extensions on upper surface. The body of Polydesmidae is built from 19-20 segments (so it is not as difficult to count its legs ;).

They live mostly in tropics and subtropics, in forest bedding or in old, decomposing wood.

The picture was taken in the beautiful part of Poland, Bieszczadzki National Park close to the Ukrainian border.

Picture was rotate 45 degrees, cropped (I know the frame is so close to the object, but I couldn't avoid it), changed levels, sharpen.

Thanks for attention :)

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Ciao Ania,
grazie per questa bella foto di un diplopode, che raramente si vede su TN.
Ottima la messa a fuoco, soprattutto sul capo e sulla parte anteriore del corpo.
Saluti dalla Sicilia,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-28 15:09]

Hi Ania,
great pic!
fantastis details!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-29 11:32]

Hi Ania.
Simply terrific quality of the image of the unknown for me insect. Outstanding sharpness, details and texture reproduction. Soft lighting is so impressive as well as the strong horizontal cropping. Bravo and TFS.

Witaj Aniu
Super fotka. Nie tylko swietny stworek, bardzo ciekawy i nie czesto pokazywany ale i jakosc zdjecia swietna. Bardzo dobra robota

Hello Ania,
Good to make your acquaintance on TN.
Thanks for your kind words on my recent picture.
You have captured a superb macro of a Millipede. The focus is sharp and even on the entire subject. The colours too are very natural and pleasant.
Excellent presentation too.
Keep shooting and all the best.

Hi Ania, how many legs! Splendid focus and excellent sharpness, great macro with wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-04-12 11:09]

Hi Ania,
this macro is very nice, brigth and with great colours, really a beautiful picture and an interesting note
kind regards

Hi Ania,
Very nice shot. Your note reminded me the fun classes that I had when I was a Biology major student many years ago. Good sharpness and details.

Hola Ania,
Excelente foto de este insecto que no muestras con gran nitidez, mostrando muy bien los detalles, excelente luz. Saludos
José Ramón

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