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the perfect invader

the perfect invader
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-14
Categories: Crustacia
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World, Underwater Wonder World 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-04 8:33
Viewed: 4640
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dikerogammarus haemobaphes of the order Amphipoda (Crustacea) is one of the species inhabiting areas around the Black and Caspian seas that recently have invaded Western Europe. This species can stand fresh- and brackish waters. It may even live in very polluted basins. It occurs in river, lakes and in sea lagoons. It is an omnivorous species. This animal was found in the Vistula River, where it is one of the most abundant species at the moment. This specimen was some 18 mm long. It was photographed on the black backround with the Coolpix attached to the Nikon SMZ800 stereomicroscope (magnification of some 20x).

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Hi Michal, nice shot, very clear, good composition and great BG. Where did you find this one? TFS :)

Nice composition and very interesting subject.
Wheere did you found it?
How did you do this photo on dark BG?

Is this a shrimp or lobster or crawfish? I'm not familiar with the genus and species. Anyhow, great capture against the dark background.

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2005-08-04 12:21]

Ale stwor! Nawet nie wiedzialem, ze to u nas w rzekach plywa. Ciekawe. I duuuzy plus za mikroskopowosc. MikroMakro ;)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-05 2:47]

Troche bym kadr poszerzyl, bo obcielo ;-) Czarne tlo wyglada rewelacyjnie, podobnie jak sam obiekt. Troche przypomina zdjecia jakichs ryb glebinowych.

Witaj Michale,

Ciekawa fotka, świetne światło, podoba się :-)


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-18 5:59]

Good catch of this unwelcome visitor Michal. Excellent macro, it looks so big. Very sharp and clear to see too. Well done.

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2005-10-23 5:18]

Hi Michal,
Wonderful microshot with great sharpness throughout the picture, well mastered colour balance and lighting. Excellent Depth of Field especially with this magnification and combination microscope-camera. Thanks for the very informative comment on this invader. Patrick

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