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Busy Centipedes


Busy Centipedes
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Copyright: Victor Mukherjee (vmukherjee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 0 N: 123] (1472)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-02 20:11
Viewed: 4003
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two centipedes on a moss covered tree trunk, taken inside a bird sanctuary. Locally these are called 'Tamaring centipede', because of the tamarind seed like yellow structures on their body. I don't think they are mating, since centipede mating does not involve copulation. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centipede) These are venomous, but not that much dangerous for humans. Hope you like it.

I would be glad if anyone can tell me the id of this centipede.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-09-03 0:14]

Hi Victor

This is a lovely macro of the 2 centipedes. Unfortunately I cannot assist you with the ID. Luckily these are not fast moving critters so the 1/25 second shutter speed worked well to "freeze" any movement (chuckle) and to attain an f/4 aperture that had the desired range of DOF. That ensured an image with good sharp details of the subjects. The colour saturation is also good providing a nice rich result.

This capture you made of the centipedes inside the bird sanctuary makes me think of a visit I once made to the Pretoria Zoo (some 600 km's from my home) where I wanted to photograph some exotic animals I wouldn't normally find in the game reserves, but I ended up shooting butterflies because the animals at one specific enclosure (sable and eland antelopes) all ran away from me .

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-03 10:25]

Hi Victor.
Impressive close-up with terrific details, sharpness and colours of the insects and nice surroundings. All is produced greatly. My greetings and best regards.
Alexei.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-06 3:43]

merhaba victor
good capture of these beautiful and interesting caterpillars
i like composition, POV, light, colours, sharpness and details
TFS
regards
izler

Cool shot Victor -
Not only does this bus have a few extra wheels, but it's a double-decker as well! ;}
Never seen anything quite like it, well done mf.
Howard

The details are terrific. Asadharon.

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