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Seeking either fallen leaves or a mate, this Millipede has found itself on an arid, unfriendly place...better times will be coming soon, hopefully!

Leaf composter

Seeking either fallen leaves or a mate, this Millipede has found itself on an arid, unfriendly place...better times will be coming soon, hopefully!

comments (15)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2008, 01:20
The world you live in, Ray, with your camera is "out of this world!" Seriously. I don't know how you do it, day after day!
Ray: It is a bit of a challenge, Ginnie, especially as I have a job as well. I take a camera nearly everywhere I go, and there are often things "begging" to be photographed.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Oct 2008, 06:11
"begging to be photographed" Ray more true words are not there, this begged to be captured, This is fabulous, your pictures are a joy for the eye to me!!
THANKS
Ray: I am so pleased you respond this way to my pictures of everyday critters, Astrid...you are very encouraging.
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 06:23
This is nice but i'd have preferred a bit more dof. I don't feel that the millipede's head has enough to hold my interest in the shot.
Ray: Thanks, Stan.
I value your comments, which often give a contrary view from others.
A few very fine photographers have advised me that I should work hard on deepening DOF on my images...I do work at it sometimes, but often revert to very shallow DOF as I like the different result it gives me. On this occasion I wanted the head in focus but the body indistinct, and it worked out for a change.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2008, 07:18
Fantastic shot Ray, great use of DOF.smile
Ray: Thanks, Tracy. I am glad it works for you.
Wow!!! Wonderful picture! Great macro and great use of dof!
It's a likey.
Ray: You are very kind and encouraging, Frank.
Very nice shot, again, Ray. Colors just right.
Ray: Thank you, Jennie. I was a little surprised at the blue in this image.
  • Kathryn
  • here and there
  • 20 Oct 2008, 12:26
Your focus is right-on, Ray, and the composition!
Ray: Thank you, Kathryn.
Sometimes very thin DOF works.
Another super shot Ray!
Ray: I am pleased you like it, Adedavo.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 15:04
Oh my, thank goodness these aren't people size!
Ray: There are several species of millipede in Thailand, Ellie, but the biggest is only about 20cm long.
  • FLOOG
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2008, 15:05
Like Shutterchance's own David Attenborough, you always give such a wonderful peek into a world most of us hadn't even noticed or thought about.

Superb, as always Ray
Ray: Thank you, Paul.
You comment is too kind...but, I like it!
He looks as if he is emerging from water. This looks as if you have twiddled a blur in...to geed effect
Ray: No deliberate blur twiddle here, Bill.
[I do blur, accidently, on a frequent basis]
The millipede is climbing a concrete garden wall.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Oct 2008, 19:21
I have seen millies of millipedes in my life, but never from so close. Excellent.
Ray: Getting the darned things to stop and pose is a big challenge! Thanks, Louis.
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2008, 00:48
very nice macro
Ray: Thanks, Asiko.
I am pleased you like it.
Love the contrast in colours, the DOF, with more DOF you could have a play with contrasting textures too, but that's another picture I guesssmile
Ray: Thanks, Nigel.
I did play with a few ideas, and got some interesting results, but this is the image I liked best.
this is top-notch--love the dof and the great colors. The blue and the red even compliment each other.

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