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EWTC 12-06-2012 05:09 AM

A desert hairy scorpion, a white box and 15 minutes (pics)
 
Lately I have been lamenting the lack of critters available to me to photograph at this time of the year. Well I am happy to say that the problem has been resolved—for the time being at least. Last week I took possession of 19 new “pets” including three new species of scorpions, two species of tarantulas, and one centipede. One might jump to the conclusion that I used the dearth of photographic subjects as an excuse to buy some interesting critters (and one would be right).

Last night I finally managed to find a whole 15 minutes to do a shoot, so I quickly set-up my white box and took these pictures of one of my new critters: a lovely adult female desert hairy scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis). Here are a couple of photos from the series I posted on my blog.

Cheers,
EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8...0e34f513_z.jpgdesert hairy scorpion 7 copyright ernie cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8...bc2bbec8_z.jpgdesert hairy scorpion 6 copyright ernie cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

brainwavepc.com 12-06-2012 06:47 AM

don't get stung! cool photos

CytoEric 12-06-2012 11:44 AM

Very nice photos. I've spent the last hour or so looking through your blog too. I really enjoyed it and have bookmarked it for later :)

EWTC 12-06-2012 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brainwavepc.com (Post 2101112)
don't get stung! cool photos

LOL! Thanks! Not too much of a problem with this critter...she is very calm and easy to work with. Plus this species has a very mild sting.

I've photographed very dangerous scorpions in the past, and that is much more nerve wracking...

Cheers,
EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

EWTC 12-06-2012 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CytoEric (Post 2101163)
Very nice photos. I've spent the last hour or so looking through your blog too. I really enjoyed it and have bookmarked it for later :)

Thanks you!

EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

NWA-Planted 12-06-2012 04:39 PM

Can we start making requests??

Sent from a dark corner in my happy place

EWTC 12-13-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NWA-Planted (Post 2101398)
Can we start making requests??

Sent from a dark corner in my happy place


LOL! Absolutely! I love suggestions and ideas! Whether I can access the animals is another issue...

EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.comm


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