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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 100, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/480 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más, 40-49 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-10 4:28
Viewed: 5761
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Megarian Banded Centipede - Scolopendra cingulata
Order: Scolopendromorpha
Class: Chilopoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Phylum: Arthropoda

This largest European centipede lives in entire Mediterranean region. It grows up to 14 cm. As all its cousins, the species is nocturnal and aggressive, hunting for all animals smaller than itself. In contrary to tropical species, S. cingulata is not lethal to people although its venom may cause severe local burns and pain.

This specimen was taken in northern Albania in mountains Bytyc, at the border with Kosovo.

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Czesc Misiu
Piekna skolopendra. Do zobaczenia na cwiczeniach :-)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-10 4:39]

Hello Michal,
extremely clear and sharp picture of this centipede. Nice natural colours and background.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Michal,
The detail here is stunning! Great sharpness. Good composition and contrast. I like the uneven lighting in this shot - some areas are bright and others in shadow. It makes for a more dynamic shot.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-10 6:11]

Hi Michal

Splendid shot of this scary Scolopendra!
I also saw some just about where i've seen my Acrida and i was really terrified by them!
This is a great shot! The sharpness and light are outstanding!
Lovely natural colors and textures.
Very well framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Michal,
An excellent shot on this Centipede! They are such unique looking creatures with their body cnstruction. The colors and detail in this shot are perfect. Very intricate detail is shown here. Nice one!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-10 7:11]

Excellent picture Michal. The colors are amazing and the composition is perfect. I think POV is good and details are sharp. Well done & TFS!


Excellent image.
Superb composition.
Great detail and sharpness.
Well done.

Great closeup Michal,
Sharp detail, nice color, and good use of ambient light..I've never photographed one of these critters yet.
Very well done.

Hi Michal;oh very good shot-frame,quality colors and best composition,congratulations!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-10 13:31]

Hello Michal,
Excellent composition an sharpness of this centipede shot.
Tfs and the info.
Regards, Ivan

Hi Michal,
A very good picture of this centipede. Rasor-sharp and full of details. Colours are very nice, beautifully contrasting against the dark ground. Good framing and note. Well done.
Regards, Ruud

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-12 2:27]

Hello Michal,
Really brilliant shot of this centipede which very clearly illustrates the segmented body of this centipede in excellent lighting.
Thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-12 8:49]

Buena macro Michal con adecuado DOF e iluminación, que permiten ver detalles del insecto con total nitidez.
Los colores son naturales y el encuadre es adecuado para el POV elegido.
Una interesante presentación.
Saludos... Ricardo

Good macro Michal with appropriate DOF and lighting that they allow to do details of the insect with total clarity.
The colors are natural and the framing is suitable for the chosen POV.
An interesting presentation.
Regards... Ricardo

Great details with excellent details, colours and light!
A fear shot!
Take care Ana:)

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2006-10-14 10:32]

Zdravo Michal!
DOF,colours and sharpness are excellent.
Congrats and thanks.
With best wishes Michal,

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-10-14 13:24]

Hi Michal, this is a very good shot. I've never seen these things sit still long enough to take photos, at least not with any amount of light! The details and composition are super, well done.

bonjour michal
c'est la premiere fois que je vois un mille pattes sur le site.
bonne netteté et merci pour le partage.

Hello Michal,
that one looks dangerous! Surprised to see there are centipedes that large living in Europe. I wonder if you had to lift stones to discover one of these, or if it just crossed your path.
Very clear image with precise details, with well saturated natural colours, well composed. Thank you!
Best regards,

Super to wyglada. Nie wiem jakim cudem udalo ci sie go zlapac. Ja probowalam z naszymi, ale jeszcze nie spotkalam takiego ktory chociaz przez sekunde siedzialby w miejscu - zawsze uciekaja i wlaza w jakies szczeliny ;-)Swietny POV i detale.
Bardzo mi sie podoba!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-20 14:59]

Really nice sharp details and gorgeous colours in this shot. Lovely composition. I never knew they could look so good



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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-21 7:11]

Hi Michal,
Details, pose, lighting, colors, composition,... everything perfect to show this strong centipede.
TFS, José M.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-23 8:35]

Hello Michal,
Great close up with a good DOF and excellent
sharpeness. POV, colors and details are very good.

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