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Flatworm? NO - LEECH

Flatworm? NO - LEECH
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Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Tamron 180mm Macro lens.
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-31 13:48
Viewed: 3550
Points: 2
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While at the pond I saw what I thought was a Leech in the water. When I sat and watched there were quite a few about and then I noticed two on the bank which I thought was funny for Leeches. I photographed this one which was about 5 inches long. Another person thought they were Flatworms. Can you identify it please?
Nephrotome2 has confirmed it is a LEECH and I thank you for that.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, 180mm focal length, Auto exposure and white balance, Hand held.

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To Nephrotome2: Flatworm?Heyshamite 1 09-01 01:09
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Leech. Definately.
You can give them earthworms as food (even big ones). They'll catch it from the middle and will swallow it all.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-09-01 10:50]

Hi Peter,
Never knew they lived in the UK so very well seen and captured.
Very good light and colours.
TFS Paula

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