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Another pool ‘rescue’, but not really a rescue, as this fella ended up under my foot! There aren’t many critters that I would rather see dead than alive, but I have to admit that a scorpion is one of them. Not large, a little bigger than my thumb-nail, but he can still give quite a bite, and this fella wasn’t being given the opportunity! He wasn’t too happy at having his picture taken, either, he was determined to advance down the stick to my hand, so it was a case of taking a couple of very quick images, and then a swift disposal!

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:not welcome!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:9 Nov 2011 - 5:58 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Scorpion, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:91
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 6:08 AM

A beautiful creature, brilliantly caught - Your photograph has made it look far bigger then a thumb nail! Lovely details!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 - 6:15 AM

Hi Carol! Hope you kept your fingers well away from him! We have those (yellow and brown)scorpions in Portugal and I remember my mums dog was stung by on of them... He was in terrible pain for 24hrs (poor thing) even medicated by the vet... The one in your shots looks quite nasty. You were brave dangling your camera close to it... Good images though... Grin IB

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 6:21 AM

Excellent images of this fearsome beastie. I haven't seen them in Spain but if they're in Portugal, I guess we have them there too.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 6:34 AM

I'm glad I live in northerly climes, we don't get these little stingers. Very good shots Carol but sooner you than me......

Andy

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 6:47 AM

You keep the most amazing company sometimes.Wink Super images of one of you guests though. Beautiful colouring.

Barry

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Mike_Young
9 Nov 2011 - 7:06 AM

Blimey! tricky little customer, well done for getting such great shots

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Rock
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9 Nov 2011 - 7:23 AM

A shot with a sting in the tail.

Rock

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bagman
bagman  365 forum posts United States
9 Nov 2011 - 7:25 AM

exceptional brilliant capture for what your playing with .what they do to a person is not at all pleasing when bit you get really sick to.
gorgeous well done photo with wonderful color and detail for every thing that was going on i would say spectacular.
frank.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85862 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 7:40 AM

Top of the morning to you Carol

He does look a tad on the nast sideSmile

Adrian

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tomcat e2 Member 85862 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 7:41 AM

Please excuse the typo - can't correct on this crappy works laptop - won't recognise the scripting

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
9 Nov 2011 - 7:48 AM

Trying to get in a few nips at the executioner here TongueGrin. To hell with the photos, I would have just stamped on it Wink. Bravely captured images Carol. Moira

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samarmishra
9 Nov 2011 - 7:48 AM

Hi Carol, for me it is V1 today. And as usual, this one is fantastic.. U were quite close to take a good shot.. excellent..

samar.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 7:51 AM

WOOOO what fantastic and wonderful set of images,very well done,
saeid

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 7:54 AM

two stunners carol brilliant detail and light v1 just nicks it for me today nice one Wink
andy

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 7:54 AM

Two great shots - What size life belts do you throw them!!!WinkWink

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 8:10 AM

he is kinda scarey looking ...
dont thinkI would be taking his photo.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 8:13 AM

Good thing you were on bouncer duty at your pool's edge Carol.Smile Carole

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viscostatic
9 Nov 2011 - 8:16 AM

An excellent close-up Carol but I can't help feeling sorry for it.

Phil.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 8:27 AM

Amazing captures, Carol, and I can't believe how small this guy is! By the way, my new toy isn't suited for macro and sure ain't gonna come anywhere close to this. I'll be turning to my A430 and A630 for close-ups. Which is fine, 'cos I still love my compacts Smile

A.
x

PS I'm a Scorpio...but I'm no trouble Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 9:06 AM

I knew there was a reason I don't do macro!!

Dave

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 9:28 AM

good image again Carol still unable to view variants sadly

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 9:42 AM

What a horrible little creature Carol.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 9:56 AM

Excellent capture of this most unwelcome visitor, Carol. What a toolkit fore and aft! We used to have to check our shoes, before putting them on, when we lived in the Middle East and they were often occupied!!
Sylvia

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54207 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 9:56 AM

Well done for not wimping out Carol. Not something I'd like to get near to either.
Brilliant shots under difficult circumstances. Smile
Chris

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FeatherFriend
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9 Nov 2011 - 10:29 AM

Nasty looking creature Carol but captured very well indeed, lovely detail,
Geoff.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 10:45 AM

Excellent detail

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TonyDy
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9 Nov 2011 - 11:31 AM

Great shots, Carol - I didn't realise there are scorpions on Crete!
Tony

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 11:32 AM

Fantastic capture Carol - you brave lady. Awesome detail.
Joan.

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7304 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 11:45 AM

WOW a fantastic subject...would love to have a play with him.....I know what you was going through with him trying to get up the stick to you.I had a wasp doing the same last year...no matter how I held the stick he always headed towards ME.
Can't believe he was so small.

Nice captures.

keith

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Silverzone
9 Nov 2011 - 11:55 AM

Superb. Welll taken and dispatched! Sylvia

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ugly
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9 Nov 2011 - 12:41 PM

Godd job done in such a short time...
Well done and thanks for your kind words..
Dave

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 12:53 PM

The disposal was a wise choice! Patti Smile

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 12:56 PM

Excellent shots with lots of detail
mike

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NobbytheNobster

Nice shots Carol, scorpions are the only insect i'm really afraid of! horrible things!!
Rick

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Mynett
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9 Nov 2011 - 1:46 PM

great captures and rescue Carol

Linda

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 1:52 PM

Not my favourite insect by a long way, but you have captured it so well, Carol.
Ronnie.

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Remy
Remy  3
9 Nov 2011 - 1:53 PM

Hello Carol,
Maybe it's not very welcome and I understand that but the
shot came out very well.
The centered composition works fine in this situation, the focus and the clean background
are great too.
I like it very much!
Did you kill it after all?
Regards,
Remy

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gingerdelight

Two excellent captures here Carol but, like everyone else, I would have been outta there!
Carol

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digital_boi
9 Nov 2011 - 2:12 PM

yes best done in for sure good detail Carol

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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9 Nov 2011 - 2:29 PM

Great and scary images Carol. You're one brave lady...........Sandy

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Gray_ina
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9 Nov 2011 - 4:47 PM

Hi Carol captured and sorted, well done regards gray.

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TrevBatWCC
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9 Nov 2011 - 5:02 PM

He's certainly got his beady eyes on you, Carol! Wink You're very brave capturing this little critter, and deserve a vote just for getting this close! Smile
Trev Smile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 5:10 PM

I know it's sting. May be I hate them so much. You are brave & kind person to bring out it's beauty.

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SteveMoulding
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9 Nov 2011 - 5:12 PM

A stunning set of images.
Steve.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 5:32 PM

I think I might not have taken these pictures. Brilliant they are though.
jon

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Glostopcat
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9 Nov 2011 - 5:32 PM

Two cracking close up captures Carol, it's a toss up between you and Bun for who is the bravest when photographing bugs

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tomlad
tomlad  7 England
9 Nov 2011 - 6:32 PM

Great image Carol with beautiful detail.

Best regards
Tom

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jaktis
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9 Nov 2011 - 6:35 PM

Well captured anyway

Peter

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WindowonWildlife
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9 Nov 2011 - 8:06 PM

Fabulous Carol,excellent macro work Wink

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 8:10 PM

Looks poised and ready to strike Carol. Looks deadly - then became dead.Wink
Brian.

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 8:25 PM

Fantastic macro!
Sam.

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2011 - 8:47 PM

Great images, Carol. brilliant detail. Rather you than meSmile
Take care, Pauline

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vandalp
vandalp  6
9 Nov 2011 - 9:18 PM

Great images Carol,I don't know how you manage to find all these bugs.
Vanda

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HobbitDave
9 Nov 2011 - 10:26 PM

One more for the collection, Carol. Super shots. Believe it or not they do occur in parts of Britain. Fascinating-looking when really close up.
Dave.

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
10 Nov 2011 - 3:17 AM

ooh wouldn't want to come across this guy, love V2
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10 Nov 2011 - 11:23 AM

You are soooooo brave! Good detail in the few secs you had.

Stella

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achieverswales
10 Nov 2011 - 3:30 PM

Two good images Carol but a bit too much sharpening.


Regards

Trev.

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2011 - 9:58 PM

'Two excellent & nicely-colored captures of this dangerous Scorpion' ~ Peter

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2011 - 8:45 AM

Great shots Carol, well captured...............

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