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Lepidurus apus

Lepidurus apus
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-28
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon AF-S VR 105mm 2.8G IF-ED Micro
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-13 0:54
Viewed: 4150
Points: 6
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Subclass: Phyllopoda
Order: Notostraca
Family: Triopsidae
Genus: Lepidurus
Species: Lepidurus apus
Lepidurus apus, a species of Tadpole shrimps (Notostraca), living in temporarily water-filled pools. Length of this specimen: about 2.5 cm / 1 inch (incl. furca of the tail).

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-13 6:17]

Hello Lior,
Amazing creatures! Well taken shot and interesting and original posting.
Kind regards

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-03-13 11:19]

Hi Lior

Original post. I have never seen this species. They remind me of the bigger horseshoe-crabs. Can you tell us more about your technique to photograph this? Thanks!


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-13 12:16]

Hi Lior
So many details visible here

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