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Another pool rescue………….
This strange looking critter is a trogulus tricarinatus, and is in the harvestman family.
Its body is flat, and looks as though it has been made of mud! This acts as a camouflage to predators, as the trogulus is a soil-dwelling critter. It moves very slowly, and when disturbed, ‘freezes’, looking to all intents and purposes as though it is deceased.
I had to lift this little chappie onto a stick, totally rigid, and then wait for about 10 minutes before he decided to flex his legs and look a little more normal!

Brand:pansonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:trogulus tricarinatus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:9 Dec 2011 - 6:17 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Harvestman, Macro, Nature, Spider, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 6:32 AM

A very interesting creature Carol and excellently captured (in both respects).

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 6:37 AM

Well done for rescuing this delightful creature and for these two lovely images.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 7:15 AM

a very interesting pair. no2 looked actually like a quite clumsy uncontrolled balance act, till I saw that his legs were sorta locked around the twig. Like a dead one, but sideways.
It certainly needs an expert eye to spot one and take such an excellent shot of a 'muddy shield bug with spider legs'

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samarmishra
9 Dec 2011 - 7:19 AM

Hi Carol, this is really a cracking set of image. Great presentation too.

Samar....

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74167 forum postsKarenFB vcard England159 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 7:30 AM

Amazing! Such a weird critter, well caught!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 7:32 AM

V1 a particularly effective composition - again the legs extending to explore the frame. Good one.
Moira

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 7:42 AM

Two Amazing and wonderful captures,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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Mike_Young
9 Dec 2011 - 7:54 AM

A fascinating creature, great find and splendid shots

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
9 Dec 2011 - 8:03 AM

Very well captured Carol. Cold enough here this morning that his limbs wouldn't unfreeze Sad.
Haven't been out to inspect the wind damage yet, but undoubtedly there will be some as ferocious winds yesterday.
Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 8:16 AM

What an amazing looking critter.
Great shots

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Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
9 Dec 2011 - 8:19 AM

Another first, I've never seen one of these. 2 good images. Sylvia

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susanbarton
susanbarton e2 Member 6susanbarton vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 9:15 AM

A great shot Carol, super macro as always

Susan

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 9:45 AM

That's a great suit of armour he's got there. Well done again Carol on your daily rescue mission.
Chris

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
9 Dec 2011 - 9:47 AM

Morning Carol great shots, another new one to me, regards gray.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 9:52 AM

For me too this is a new one, Carol: your rescue service seems to be called for on a daily rota now.
Two very fine shots of the critter.
Ronnie.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 10:13 AM

Excellent duo

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sparrowhawk
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9 Dec 2011 - 10:16 AM

superb

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gingerdelight
9 Dec 2011 - 10:38 AM

What a really unusual creature, very prehistoric! Two superb captures.
Carol

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 10:40 AM

Carol do you have a sign on your pool directing all stray livestock to it , say for the happy hour ! - this beastie looks prehistoric to me, great images. Carole

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4963 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 10:52 AM

What a menagerie - do you have a licence TongueGrinGrin

Another cracking capture.

Dave

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 11:39 AM

Another well camouflaged bug and 2 good capture
regards
Yung

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TonyDy
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9 Dec 2011 - 11:56 AM

Two superb shots, Carol - it looks prehistoric!
Tony

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Growmore
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9 Dec 2011 - 12:15 PM

Weird and wonderful Carol, stunning captures. Gary

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Delbon
Delbon  6 England
9 Dec 2011 - 12:54 PM

Facinating Carol excellent photography - and very interesting information

Del

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Joline
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9 Dec 2011 - 12:59 PM

He looks like he is a relative of the troglodytes Smile

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achieverswales

Hi Carol, I think soon you will be asked to join the lifeguards after all your rescues, great clear capture like the both shots.

Regards

Trev.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 2:03 PM

What a strange looking little fellow. He looks like he has frost all over him. Both superb images.............Sandy

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jonwebber
jonwebber  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 2:17 PM

A very unusual little beastie, particularly well photographed.
jon

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 2:32 PM

An amazing story and an amazing image. All these little beasties are using your pool as a breeding ground, and producing something 'new' to science on a daily basis ! Smile

Barry

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 2:43 PM

He looks to me like he's made of metal and gone rusty! Wink Excellent work, Carol, of yet another different creature Smile
Trev Smile

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 3:09 PM

you will give me nightmares, putting up spiders.... this one is a really creepy long legged one...

very good detail

Linda

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danbrann
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9 Dec 2011 - 3:26 PM

So well detailed Carol. An exceptionally good image.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 4:40 PM

A great story and well done Carol a great capture..Lin

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4386 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 4:46 PM

"Little Chappie" ????.....bet that's an old tree-trunk, & he's 18" across ????.Grin

Terrific shots though !!!!!!!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 4:56 PM

Two more excellent shots made possible by your rescue service.Smile
Joan.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 5:01 PM

Ugly looking critter, just like me Grin

Ade

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 6:33 PM

Looks like a good bit of sandpaper there Carol
you know me and your 'creepy crawlies'Grin
good clear shot and sort of a cute one!!
Hope your feeling better now
Lillian

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evelen
evelen  9 England
9 Dec 2011 - 6:58 PM

two great captures carol.
eve.

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tonypic
tonypic  4 Ireland
9 Dec 2011 - 8:22 PM

Really Interesting. Thanks for showing. Great shots too.

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 10:44 PM

Two great shots of this unusual looking creature, Carol. Well captured and presented. Thanks for the very interesting write upSmile
Take care, have a lovely weekend,
Pauline

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2011 - 11:09 PM

'v1 is a Real Cracker,' Carol. Superb color, fine details, & presentation on both Macros.

Have a great Weekend~ Smile

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Dec 2011 - 9:13 PM

You have a real pool of photographic subjects in your garden Carol. Great photographic work once again, this fella sure isn't beautiful - but gets more sympathy from my side than the fellow yesterday!
Johanna

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13 Dec 2011 - 8:22 PM

He looks like a wierd alien being, well spotted and captured

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paskinmj
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19 Apr 2012 - 8:38 AM

Amazing macro.
Matt

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