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Glomeris marginata

Glomeris marginata
Photo Information
Copyright: Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 7600
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-24 16:33
Viewed: 4757
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This small millipede converged speedily into a rollimg ball on my touching, grassping whatever dirt it found. I took the little ball carefully to the tiled part of the courtyard and waited, shooting every now and then. Gradually the little creature relaxed and started opening from a 7mm ball to a 14 legged (of course not thousand-legged as its common name "millipede" suggests) 15mm runner which soon speedily dissapeared in the grass.

You can see the stages of the opening in worksop1 and workshop2

No whatever PP except some cropping to shift the glomeris off cener.

Some classification data from Wikipedia:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Glomerida
Family: Glomeridae
Genus: Glomeris
Species: Glomeris marginata

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Magníficos detalles y muy buena nitidez.
Exposición acertada.
Saludos y tfs, JL.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-24 22:20]

The photo is also unique for it's simplicity. I found it very interesting. Focus on the tiny milliped is outstanding and the light is exceptional.

Hello Anton,
This is a well composed image, showing the little fellow with good details at this stage!
The workshops are very useful, without them I'd have no real idea what this is about...
Nice series, educational!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Anton!
What I like in TN is the "biodiversity" :> It is a great pleasure to look for something new and original. And this picture is one of them. It is interesting not only because of the photographed object (Diplopoda are rather rare presented on TN because of their "non-colourful" bodies), but also because of documentary character (specimen showinh its selfdefence).
Bravo also for the composition. The idea to keep the shadow was very good! I like it :>
TFS and I am waitng for the next interesting photo! :>

Hello Anton,
Nice picture of this millipede that roll into a ball. Great light and shadow. Workshops are revealing and thanks for your patience to wait for this millipede feel safe and open up again. Very well done.

Hi Anton,
Nice pose of the millipede, I guess that the way it protects itself from enemy.
Great sharpness,and neat image.
Superb shot.


Hi Anton ,
nice and interesting shot.
well composed and good light.
Thanks for sharing
My best greeting

Hi Anton. Your macros are improving by the week. This close upp is very clear and the effect of the shadow enhances the impact a lot. tfs. Murray.

Simple and beautiful! harmonic shape.

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