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When you have a Giant on hand


When you have a Giant on hand
Photo Information
Copyright: Gareth Lusty (theLizardMan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 0 N: 93] (421)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-24
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.7, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand native fauna & flora, Club: on the hands: the nature in our hands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-04 3:57
Viewed: 4873
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Mahoenui giant weta, Deinacrida heteracantha. A Weta that weighed in at about 70gms. They have a life cycle of 2 years. They are amazingly gentle creatures.
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Very nice and interesting shot! Really, this creature is giant!

I don't like the date on your photo.

You lucky b*****d! I've always wanted to hold one of these.Unless I'm mistaken,this is the Mahoenui giant weta, Deinacrida heteracantha.
What a splendid creature,and,yes,so gentle.
Apparently these have been released in the Ruakuri reserve where we were caving last week. I'd love to find one.

WOW, it is a real giant Gareth. DOF is spot on leaving a lot of details. I agree with Mpampis about the date. I also would crop/clone out the white and blue thing.

I hate wetas!!!

Maybe a more natural setting would have worked better but then you would have had no real scale. I agree with the other comments two.

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