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Saga natoliae attacks


Saga natoliae attacks
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus SP500 UZ, Olympus ED Zoom
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-04 4:16
Viewed: 8559
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Saga natoliae, the Balkan sawing cricket (Balkan-Sägeschrecke, Magicienne des balkans). It is attacking me with all of its 10 cm length! The magnificent creature prefers crickets and lizards though. It presses a lizard to its mighty spines on the thorax and then saws it in two with its mandibles. You find the animal in the Balkans and in Turkey. The better known Saga pedo has a mediterranean distribution and occurs even in Southern Switzerland. I met the animal on the road when I was bicycling from Virpazar to Shkodra (Albania).

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Bonjour,
Voilà une position plutôt comique.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-04 6:59]

Hallo Dietrich,
Sehr interessantes Bild von dieser Sägeschrecke.
Du musst ja direkt auf dem Boden gelegen haben um dieses Bild zu machen. Lustig das Verhalten des Insekts.
Grüsse
Anne

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-04 10:23]

Hello Dietrich,
What a fascinating creature! This cricket is new to me and you have capture its menacing pose very well with good sharpness and comp. to include its long antennae. You must have taken a side-shot which I look forward to seeing.
Good note as well!
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Dietrich.
Beautiful!
Excellent capture,
Superb composition, crystal clear detail and colours.
Regards, Krzysztof.

Dieter,
aufregende Begegnung, in souveräner Pose im Gegenlicht festgehalten. Mir läuft's kalt über den Rücken, wenn ich an die Eidechsen denke, die exakt diesen Anblick nicht lange überleben.
Danke für den Link zu diesem bemerkenswerten Dokument einer höchst räuberischen Schrecke!
Mit herzlichen Grüßen,
Peter

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