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slwx
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Oct 31, 2011 13:02 |  #1

A shot of Hadrurus arizonensis. CC if you can :)

Thanks for looking!

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Oct 31, 2011 19:09 |  #2

All the space above the subject seems like dead space to me, I'd crop that out. Certainly a dark and moody picture ....


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Oct 31, 2011 19:18 as a reply to  @ FarCanal's post |  #3

its almost an art photo rather than just a close up shot.


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Oct 31, 2011 19:25 |  #4

Bastard... kill it with fire!

(I just got stung by a scorpion a few weeks ago - little sumbiches hurt!)




  
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Oct 31, 2011 23:12 |  #5

I like this one. "Dark and Moody" as stated by FarCanal is a perfect description.

I'm curious about a couple of things... You're in the UK... How did you find this guy, when he is native to Arizona? Also, if captive, how did you go about shooting him, what was the setup?

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Nov 01, 2011 01:01 |  #6

Wonderful capture
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Nov 01, 2011 11:52 |  #7

FarCanal wrote in post #13334705 (external link)
All the space above the subject seems like dead space to me, I'd crop that out. Certainly a dark and moody picture ....

I tried cropping it out, but it looked too boxed in. I felt the taller the picture the more emphasis it put on the stretched out 'tail'.

N.V.M. wrote in post #13334730 (external link)
its almost an art photo rather than just a close up shot.

Thank you!

Todd Lambert wrote in post #13334759 (external link)
Bastard... kill it with fire!

(I just got stung by a scorpion a few weeks ago - little sumbiches hurt!)

That's why I don't get stung ;)

mcmurray wrote in post #13335787 (external link)
I like this one. "Dark and Moody" as stated by FarCanal is a perfect description.

I'm curious about a couple of things... You're in the UK... How did you find this guy, when he is native to Arizona? Also, if captive, how did you go about shooting him, what was the setup?

Thanks for sharing,
-Brandon

He is a room mate! When he's not busy posing, he's living in here...

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This is the setup I used to shoot him...

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LordV wrote in post #13336021 (external link)
Wonderful capture
Brian v.

Thanks!


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Nov 01, 2011 20:29 |  #8

I suspected he might be a roomie. :) I have two myself - an African Emperor and a local one, a Striped Bark Scorpion. The Emperor is easy to deal with and shoot and can even be handled a bit. The bark scorpion is very small but extremely dangerous (or so I read). I don't take many chances with him. I have shot him in a nearly identical setup as yours above. Plastic bins work great for keeping us/them safe. :)

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Nov 01, 2011 20:31 |  #9

Oops. I forgot to mention - nice habitat you've put together.
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Nov 01, 2011 20:43 |  #10

Dark Dancer !
CREATIVE...




  
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Nov 02, 2011 05:08 |  #11

mcmurray wrote in post #13339853 (external link)
I suspected he might be a roomie. :) I have two myself - an African Emperor and a local one, a Striped Bark Scorpion. The Emperor is easy to deal with and shoot and can even be handled a bit. The bark scorpion is very small but extremely dangerous (or so I read). I don't take many chances with him. I have shot him in a nearly identical setup as yours above. Plastic bins work great for keeping us/them safe. :)

Thanks for sharing.
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Is the bark scorpion B. jacksoni? I had two big emps once, very tolerant of me usually :)

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Oops. I forgot to mention - nice habitat you've put together.
-Brandon

Thank you!

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Dark Dancer !
CREATIVE...

Thanks! I like the "Dark dancer" title!


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Nov 02, 2011 07:11 |  #12

I believe my Striped Bark Scorpion is Centruroides vittatus.

If you don't mind me sharing your thread, here is a recent photo. This was shot on an old notebook PC screen.

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Nov 02, 2011 08:01 |  #13

mcmurray wrote in post #13341494 (external link)
I believe my Striped Bark Scorpion is Centruroides vittatus.

If you don't mind me sharing your thread, here is a recent photo. This was shot on an old notebook PC screen.

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That makes a great background!

I don't think these guys are too dangerous, but everyone reacts differently to venom.

A good (but not strictly always) rule of thumb is thin pincers = bad, thick tail = bad!

A good example...

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Mar 14, 2012 22:44 |  #14

Hey slwx,

I hope you check this thread again. I had a very exciting experience just yesterday, and thought of your thread. My two African Emps. are now proud parents! Here are a couple of shots:

Mom and babies:

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(Yes, I regret cropping off the full shadow of the tail... It was tedious working with a none-too-happy mom).

Single baby:
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Mar 14, 2012 22:49 |  #15

Awesome. What I wanna know is how you managed to take off one of those babys unscathed. xD




  
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