Sunday, 11 August 2013

Looooong legs!

 This Dicranopalpus ramosus harvestman posed in the flattened, all legs stretched posture typical of the species. There were lots of them sitting on headstones in my local cemetery today. When disturbed, they walk as a 'normal' harvestman', but soon after sit and stretch their legs again.

A close up of the individual above, a female.

5 comments:

DG Phelps said...

Gorgeous photo! Love the texture and sharpness.

Anonymous said...

Agree - what lens do you use? It's stunning!

Africa Gómez said...

Thank you for your comment Dan, much appreciated.
Anonymous: I used a compact Canon Powershot G12, always go for portability in cameras, as I can take them in my bag wherever I go. I have to compromise on the quality a DLSR would offer, but I am happy with that for now!

Stephen said...

What an amazing creature and some wonderful pictures too.

Joseph Molluso said...

Nature is truly amazing. Although i have a company that does pest control in brooklynit is great to sometimes see insects for their beauty. They are not all pests!