Wild Creatures: Invertebrates

Challenge #3 in the Insights series. Hosted by SigmaChrome.
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:: An Insight into the Natural World II :: Lets see the Invertebrate Wild Creatures that visit, or live in your backyard, front yard or just come onto your property (farm, etc.). Any type of Invertebrate animal is okay, e.g. Insects (butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, etc), Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes, Millipedes, Snails, etc. You may like to view this as an ad-hoc survey of the bugs and other creepy-crawlies that you live with (sometimes unwittingly).
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Banana slug on patrol
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This Banana slug was found on the forest floor in Butano Redwoods State Park (California, USA). Banana slugs (Ariolimax columbianus) are common in the dense coastal forests of Northern California, Oregon and north. Their color can range from yellow to orange, with or without black spots. They can grow to 10" (25 cm) in length. When at rest, they retract their antennae (?). A shot like this is a moving target - at macro distances they move very fast.
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Submitted: Saturday, 12th September, 2009 20:15 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 21st February, 2009
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
Notes: MT-14EX ring flash used, no tripod. RAW, flash white balance applied. Cropped to about 65% of original frame, rotated for correction ans sharpened.
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