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Hottentotta saulcyi

Hottentotta saulcyi
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-02
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): scorpions of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 18:07
Viewed: 8803
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hottentotta saulcyi is a dangerous scorpion species. It ranges in Southeastern Turkiye, Irak and Iran. In Turkiye, it has been recorded from only Mardin Province and its district. This scorpion widely occurs in Irak relatively.
The scorpion can be identified by blackish last segments of metasoma or tails.
You can see a drop of venom on its stinger.
The photo was taken in nature after moving stone which it used as a shelter.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-20 19:41]
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Hello Ahmet, excellent capture of this scorpion, looks so dangerous w/ the poison dripping from its tail.. well done..

Hi Ahmet, this is an excellent composition of this scorpion. I especially like the defensive pose you've captured with him backed up into his shallow pit, with the raised tail and venom. I have no experience with scorpions but your shot provides a very imposing glimpse into their nature. It appears that you may have a little vignetting going on and I thought we might be able to improve a bit on the contrast so I have prepared a workshop to provide you with another option.

Thanks, John

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-20 20:03]

Hola Ahmet. Exelente foto lograda aqui. Bella pose de este gran Escorpion. La gota de veneno en su cola y el aguijon lucen de sobremanera. Luis52.

A brave capture of this dangerous creature Ahmet. Most of the details are clear, although the focus looks a little soft on the pincers.
You obviously had very harsh light conditions to work with here so a lower EV might have been better.
Thanks for showing us this wild creature from the desert.

I can see the stone print indeed.
Excellent capture. Beautiful defensive pose. Interesting too, as I didn't know the venon could be dripping like this.
Small nit: DOF slightly shallow: pinces not in. But it is not disturbing.
I liked the worshop of JPlumb.

Wow , this guy looks dangerous . Alberta has only one type of scorpion , and they are tiny . Not as sharp as it could be , but still very good color and POV . TFS , Kevin .

Dr. Muhteşem bir fotoğraf. Zehir damlacığı iğnesinin altında damlamak üzere olan bir akrep, çok etkileyici bir fotoğraf olmuş. Eline sağlık.

Ahmet Hocam merhaba,

Ellerinize sağlık. Çok hoş bir zamanlama. Sizinle tanışmak isterim:)

Ahmet merhaba , çok etkileyici bir fotoğraf olmuş , yatay ve ters ışık güzel bir etki yaratmış , netlikde iyi , uzun kenarı 800 pixel yükleseydin çok daha iyi olurdu diye düşünüyorum , bol şanslar.

oldukça zehir olmalı. akrepleri yakın plan çekmek zor olsa gerek...
eline sağlık.

scary pic, TFS Ori

Hello Ahmet!
This picture was chosen by you because of fiew reasons. The first is that it is nice photo, I like scorpions, even if I can not see them in the wild too often (so species in Polish fauna). Second is that recently I saw that there is a Lady in TN with the some name as your specializing in... scorpions! :> Any member of your family? I believe yes, but I am not sure :>
Anyway, TFS this nice capture and have a nice day!
Greetings from Lodz,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-13 3:13]

Salam Akhi Ahmet,
such a special captured moment. The poison is so clear. Really sparkling but deadly.
What a shot and well captured in natural environment.


Interesting! I thought all scorpions were black. Guess it is not recommended to walk barefoot among these creatures! Excellent photo and a little drop on the tain - is that poison? How tall was it? Ten centimeters or more?

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