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By CarolG  
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!

Tags: Wildlife Nature Macro General Close-up Close-up and macro Scorpion Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
9 Nov 2011 6:08AM
A beautiful creature, brilliantly caught - Your photograph has made it look far bigger then a thumb nail! Lovely details!

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Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 6:15AM
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
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 6:21AM
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.
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
9 Nov 2011 6:34AM
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
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 6:47AM
You keep the most amazing company sometimes.Wink Super images of one of you guests though. Beautiful colouring.

Barry
Mike_Young 9 12 9 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 7:06AM
Blimey! tricky little customer, well done for getting such great shots
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
9 Nov 2011 7:23AM
A shot with a sting in the tail.

Rock
bagman 5 65 United States
9 Nov 2011 7:25AM
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.
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 7:40AM
Top of the morning to you Carol

He does look a tad on the nast sideSmile

Adrian
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 7:41AM
Please excuse the typo - can't correct on this crappy works laptop - won't recognise the scripting
moiral 6 12 Scotland
9 Nov 2011 7:48AM
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
9 Nov 2011 7:48AM
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.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
9 Nov 2011 7:51AM
WOOOO what fantastic and wonderful set of images,very well done,
saeid
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 7:54AM
two stunners carol brilliant detail and light v1 just nicks it for me today nice one Wink
andy
Ray42 8 3 England
9 Nov 2011 7:54AM
Two great shots - What size life belts do you throw them!!!WinkWink
9 Nov 2011 8:10AM
he is kinda scarey looking ...
dont thinkI would be taking his photo.
CaroleS Plus
6 419 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 8:13AM
Good thing you were on bouncer duty at your pool's edge Carol.Smile Carole
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 8:16AM
An excellent close-up Carol but I can't help feeling sorry for it.

Phil.
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
9 Nov 2011 8:27AM
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
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Nov 2011 9:06AM
I knew there was a reason I don't do macro!!

Dave
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 9:28AM
good image again Carol still unable to view variants sadly
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
9 Nov 2011 9:42AM
What a horrible little creature Carol.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
9 Nov 2011 9:56AM
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
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
9 Nov 2011 9:56AM
Well done for not wimping out Carol. Not something I'd like to get near to either.
Brilliant shots under difficult circumstances. Smile
Chris
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
9 Nov 2011 10:29AM
Nasty looking creature Carol but captured very well indeed, lovely detail,
Geoff.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
9 Nov 2011 10:45AM
Excellent detail
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 11:31AM
Great shots, Carol - I didn't realise there are scorpions on Crete!
Tony
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
9 Nov 2011 11:32AM
Fantastic capture Carol - you brave lady. Awesome detail.
Joan.
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 11:45AM
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
9 Nov 2011 11:55AM
Superb. Welll taken and dispatched! Sylvia
ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 12:41PM
Godd job done in such a short time...
Well done and thanks for your kind words..
Dave
PattiW 10 24 2 United States
9 Nov 2011 12:53PM
The disposal was a wise choice! Patti Smile
9 Nov 2011 12:56PM
Excellent shots with lots of detail
mike
9 Nov 2011 1:08PM
Nice shots Carol, scorpions are the only insect i'm really afraid of! horrible things!!
Rick
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 1:46PM
great captures and rescue Carol

Linda
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Nov 2011 1:52PM
Not my favourite insect by a long way, but you have captured it so well, Carol.
Ronnie.
Remy 5
9 Nov 2011 1:53PM
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
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 1:57PM
Two excellent captures here Carol but, like everyone else, I would have been outta there!
Carol
9 Nov 2011 2:12PM
yes best done in for sure good detail Carol

Graham GrinGrinGrin
9 Nov 2011 2:29PM
Great and scary images Carol. You're one brave lady...........Sandy
9 Nov 2011 4:47PM
Hi Carol captured and sorted, well done regards gray.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Nov 2011 5:02PM
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
9 Nov 2011 5:10PM
I know it's sting. May be I hate them so much. You are brave & kind person to bring out it's beauty.
A stunning set of images.
Steve.
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2011 5:32PM
I think I might not have taken these pictures. Brilliant they are though.
jon
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
9 Nov 2011 5:32PM
Two cracking close up captures Carol, it's a toss up between you and Bun for who is the bravest when photographing bugs
tomlad 9 5 England
9 Nov 2011 6:32PM
Great image Carol with beautiful detail.

Best regards
Tom
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
9 Nov 2011 6:35PM
Well captured anyway

Peter
9 Nov 2011 8:06PM
Fabulous Carol,excellent macro work Wink
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
9 Nov 2011 8:10PM
Looks poised and ready to strike Carol. Looks deadly - then became dead.Wink
Brian.
9 Nov 2011 8:25PM
Fantastic macro!
Sam.
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
9 Nov 2011 8:47PM
Great images, Carol. brilliant detail. Rather you than meSmile
Take care, Pauline
9 Nov 2011 9:18PM
Great images Carol,I don't know how you manage to find all these bugs.
Vanda
9 Nov 2011 10:26PM
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.
JustDucky 5 8 Canada
10 Nov 2011 3:17AM
ooh wouldn't want to come across this guy, love V2
Tammy
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2011 11:23AM
You are soooooo brave! Good detail in the few secs you had.

Stella
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
10 Nov 2011 3:30PM
Two good images Carol but a bit too much sharpening.


Regards

Trev.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
11 Nov 2011 9:58PM
'Two excellent & nicely-colored captures of this dangerous Scorpion' ~ Peter
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 8:45AM
Great shots Carol, well captured...............

Tony.

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