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Old 12-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #1
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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.

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desert hairy scorpion 7 copyright ernie cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

desert hairy scorpion 6 copyright ernie cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
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don't get stung! cool photos
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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
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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...

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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!

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Can we start making requests??

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

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