FAST AS THE WIND
Surely this is a first for TN!
A great capture of this unusual arachnid taken from a good lateral POV with fine sharpness and good use of flash. You did well to chase it and get this Speedy Gonzales!
Thanks and best regards from Ĺhus,
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-05-27 3:36]
Thank you indeed for this maybe frequently seen but surely very rarely photographed scene my friend, a galeodid on the run under the cover of darkness! A young member of an archaic group of arachnids resembling the true spiders but differing from them in several ways, one is, as you have mentioned, they are not venomous but they do possess powerful mandibles (partly visible in your pfoto) an can inflict a painful bite, also their abdominal segments are not fused like those of a true spider, again perfectly visible in your capture.
- anel (40574)
- [2009-05-27 4:27]
In the desert you have seen some very special creatures, like this one. Great to show them on TN. I never heard about this Wind Scorpion and I'm happy to read that it is not venomous.
Great document for which I would like to thank you
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2009-05-27 15:21]
Thanks for showing us this strange creature from the desert.
Given their nocturnal behaviour,you'd think they'd call this 'Night Scorpion (or Spider)instead of 'Sun'
It does look like a fast runner too!
Great capture and document
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-05-28 5:45]
great picture good sharpness and details
i found in Costa Rica a little insect of this fam in my bed
- Marx44 (3891)
- [2009-05-30 1:03]
Ciekawy owad, jak coś takiego przebiegnie w nocy to można faktycznie się wystraszyć.
Bardzo dobra kompozycja, ale jak na mój monitor to trochę za ciemne, chociaż była to noc to może być ciemne :D
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-05-30 14:21]
Hi Radek, what a weirdd and beautiful:> camel spider! You are very lucky that you could see and photographed this spectacular Solifugid species. Wonderful POV with fine composition and details.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-06-01 4:10]
Ciao Radomir, great capture of strange creature, great macro with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2009-07-27 14:48]
Night picture are difficult. Especially if the subject keeps running. very natural light from the flash. well done.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2009-07-28 2:56]
I had to reconsult your Morocco chapter of your gallery! I see you also had to work with a compact camera, so you are also having the difficulties with the automatic metering, focusing and the absence of a good finder. Taking all this into account, you got extremely good shots, like this one with the Solifug.
My best egard
- cedryk (5270)
- [2009-08-30 6:57]
Fajny zwierzak - wyglada jak skrzyzowanie pajaka, skorpiona i swierszcza :-) Z wielbladem jakos mi sie nie kojarzy. Ujecie ciekawe choc u mnie cos za ciemno to wyglada. Serdecznosci,