Blinking in the light

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Blinking in the light

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This startled Centipede was still recovering after I rolled his wet-log home off him.................within seconds he had turned tail and vanished:

You need to be pretty quick to get this close:

I'm amazed at the flexibility of those segmented antennae:


It is a cropped shot:

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Post by Jbailey »

Here's another good "turn". You caught the essence of this critter. The oily-looking sheen is very well rendered.

Jim

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Jbailey wrote:Here's another good "turn". You caught the essence of this critter. The oily-looking sheen is very well rendered.

Jim
Thank you Jim...............getting the oily sheen to look just right is extremely difficult.............Centipedes are surprisingly clean and shiny considering the filthy damp conditions of where they have to live........I read somewhere that they take great pride in maintaining that shine:

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Post by LordV »

sonyalpha wrote:
Jbailey wrote:Here's another good "turn". You caught the essence of this critter. The oily-looking sheen is very well rendered.

Jim
Thank you Jim...............getting the oily sheen to look just right is extremely difficult.............Centipedes are surprisingly clean and shiny considering the filthy damp conditions of where they have to live........I read somewhere that they take great pride in maintaining that shine:

sonyalpha
Lovely capture SA - I know how fast these things are !
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