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Striped Bark Scorpion

Striped Bark Scorpion
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-21 17:31
Viewed: 3580
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As a young boy I remember watching many scary movies on TV where someone sleeping wakes up with a scorpion slowly crawling up their bed sheet, the victim usually was bitten and died.

Therefore I had always believed that a scorpion bite was always fatal and they were as dangerous as a deadly venomous snake, I have since learned differently. Most scorpion stings are extremely painful, but rarely does the victum die.

While visiting friends in Oklahoma this past summer I was fortunate enough to see my very first scorpion, the Striped Bark Scorpion. I learned that they were more of an unwanted pest then a threat to home owners. Usually when discovered in a home, the owner calls the local pest control man to rid them of this scary looking creature.

They are from 1 to 3 inches long and live in desert like areas. This particular species delivers a very painful sting when threatened or bothered, but otherwise is not all that bad a creature.

Due to the very dry weather this year in the southwestern US., many homes were invaded by this little visitor.

For an interesting news clip from Oklahoma on this invasion click here

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-21 22:25]
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Hello Ron,
Though, as often for scorpions, the BG is busy and complicated, you managed a fine capture from a good POV taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours, the use of flash providing highlights that help to show this Striped Bark Scorpion up well.
Thanks for sharing this interesting image with a good note that adds interest and knowledge.
Have a good Sunday,

Interesting subject and great macro Ron! Very good composition, wonderful colors and impressive sharpness!

Hello Ron,
I always believe that scorpion bites are always fatal, until today :-)
This is a nice capture of one under excellent lighting and details.
Thanks and have a great weekend,

Great image of this scorpion Ron! I very much like the "shine" on its back and the clarity of the tang. The light in the image is great, highlighting everything that needs to be highlighted. Great composition and close to the eye point of view. Thanks for sharing a very interesting subject. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-22 1:14]

Hello Ron,
Great photo of this scorpion. Excellent clarity with very beautiful colours. Superb sharpness, details and composition. A beauty!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-22 1:27]

Hello Ron,
very close-up capture excellent sharpness and POV good eye contact and DOF well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-22 1:37]

Hi Ron,spectacular capture of this little scorpion! What a total details and brilliant colors,the perfect way to discover the beautiful body design of this rare guest of TN.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Excellent, bright photo, very good depth of field, perfect detail. A fine photo of the scorpion.
regards yiannis

Hi Ron,
what an interesting species!
Great point of view, excellent presentation. Very good sharpness and details.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hello Ron,
A really great shot of this poisonous scorpion. What I like at this image are the fine details, great sharpness and natural colours. Well done!

hello Ron
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
i like scorpions ,i surch them when i am in Greece and have also picture,s
thanks greeting lou

very interesting species you photographed. good sharpness and true colour.

Hello Ron,
What a splendid photo with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors and nice composition.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Good work Ron, we have this same small species here..
I have been stung once or twice when they actually got in the house.
The sting's not that bad as you say, not much worse than a bee.
It's that surprise factor when you put your shoe on that's the fun part :)

Hello Ron,
It requires a great courage in following a scorpion for a good shot. You did very well.

Hello Ron,
A very nice close-up with perfect details sharpness, great composition, superb depth of filed and beautiful colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Nice close up of this scorpion, I haven't seen one yet in all my vistis to the USA. Nice frame filling shot, why did you choose to make it square?


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-23 11:34]

Outstanding sharpness and great depth in this image, Ron!
3D effect and perfect POV; splendid colours; a beauty!

Hello Ron

Excellent macro of this scorpion with fine POV & DOF,
great focus sharpness and details of the subject, TFS


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2012-01-23 19:52]

Hi Ron

Great detail and lighting here - the detail is excellent. Well captured.

best wishes


Hello Ron,
This scorpion has a menacing appearance.
Unpleasant guy, but photo great.
Very well done.
Regards - Slawek

Hello Ron,
Good notes accompanied with an excellent Macro of the scorpion! Splendid sharpness and details, exposure, natural colours and POV. Great work my friend and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-04 15:46]

Hello Ron,
Outstanding macro work in this brilliant image of this scorpion which we have a relative of in my area. Superb details and colours through out Ron, thank you.

Hallo Ron,
a superb macro, impressive details and bright colours, excellent point of view showing perfectly this interesting species
Best regards

wow, your scorpion is nicer then mine, greetings Ori

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