|Copyright: Victor Mukherjee (vmukherjee)
|Date Taken: 2008-06-23|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-09-02 20:11|
|[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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- [2008-09-03 0:14]
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.
- [2008-09-03 10:25]
Impressive close-up with terrific details, sharpness and colours of the insects and nice surroundings. All is produced greatly. My greetings and best regards.
- [2008-09-06 3:43]
good capture of these beautiful and interesting caterpillars
i like composition, POV, light, colours, sharpness and details
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.