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I've Got Legs...I Know How To Use Them... by William Brennan

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Subject: North American Millipede
Location: Rockaway, NJ, USA
Equipment: Nikon D3100 w/105mm macro lens
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Millipedes are arthropods that have two pairs of legs per segment (except for the first segment behind the head which does not have any appendages at all, and the next few which only have one pair of legs). Each segment that has two pairs of legs is a result of two single segments fused together as one. They eat decaying leaf matter and enjoy dark, moist areas. They can roll into an armored coil as a defense against predators. If that fails, they can emit a toxic, bad smelling chemical that also does the job. This four inch long beauty had 160 legs!!


millipede, armored, legs, arthropods

I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thanks Larry. I had never seen one this big before. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous macro and stunning detail William!!!

  • Thanks so much. They are very slow moving so that helped a bit. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 2 years ago

    Holy Marckarel…no I know he’s a Millipede…have not seen one in a long time…eeek!
    great shot!

  • They are quite harmless actually. Thanks for the kind words. =)

    – William Brennan

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – William Brennan

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 2 years ago

    September 5,2012

  • Much appreciated Ann. Sorry for the late reply. =)

    – William Brennan

  • starwarsguy
    starwarsguyalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you sir. =)

    – William Brennan

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much Gemma. =)

    – William Brennan

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the It’s in the detail group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you!

    – William Brennan

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago

    September 25th, 2012
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  • Thanks again Mary! =)

    – William Brennan

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