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Scolopendra subspinipes
English name is unknown
鳶頭百足(トビズムカデ)

Photograph by Baikada (ばいかだ)
*CANON EOS KISS DIGITAL X*

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私は、ムカデは怖いです。毒をもっているし、たくさんある足で不可解な動きをする。硬そうな外見でいながら柔軟に動き回る。人の家にずかずかと上がりこむ…。そんな理由で私はムカデが苦手です。とても素早く、写真を撮る機会もなく、また、対峙する勇気もありません。でも、いつかは克服、あるいは生態をちゃんと理解したいと考えていました。そのチャンスは突然現れました。トビズムカデが路上で弱っていました。ほとんど動けません。こちらもおり良く、マクロレンズを装備したカメラを持っていました。…今しかチャンスはないっ!トビズムカデの正面に回りこみ、できるだけ近づいて見ます…。いわゆる毒をもった顎(牙みたいなもの)がよく見えます…。「突然動き出さないでよ~!」と心で叫びながら、いろいろ撮りました。
I am afraid of the centipede. The centipede holds poison and makes a mysterious move with a certain foot a lot. While there is it by the appearance that seems to be firm, the centipede moves flexibly. The centipede goes on the house of the person rudely…. I am weak in a centipede for such a reason. The chance of the centipede to take the photograph quickly is few, and I do not have the courage faced the centipede either.
But I overcame weak point awareness for the centipede someday and wanted to understand the habits properly. And the chance appeared suddenly. The centipede has weakened on the road. He was able hardly to move. By chance, I also had the camera equipped with macro-lens.
I was not able to miss this chance. I turned in front of  centipede, approached as much as possible, and saw. I was able to see its chin (one like the fang) with the poison of the centipede. While I took photographs it, shouting in the mind that “Do not begin to move suddenly!”.

結果的にですが、ムカデという生き物は、面白い被写体でした。意外に目はつぶらで、かわいい…とは言いにくいですが、怖いイメージは少ないかもしれません。また、ムカデは長い生き物で、ヘビとも共通するものがあります。カメラを固定する事が出来れば、F値をいろいろいじって、深度の違う写真を撮ると、印象がガラッと変わって、面白かったです。
As a result, the creature called the centipede was an interesting subject for me. As for the centipede, the eyes are round unexpectedly. His face is hard to be said to be pretty, but there may be few fearful images. In addition, the centipede has the thing which is common with the snake with a long creature. If I can fix a camera, I change F-number and can take a different photograph of the depth. As for the photograph which changed F-number, an impression changed completely and was interesting.

この写真を撮ったことで、少しムカデにも興味が湧き、調べる機会になりました。でも、やっぱりいくら撮っても、さすがにムカデを可愛く撮る事はできませんでした…。やはり植えつけられた恐怖感というものは簡単に拭い去れないようです。弱っていたトビズムカデは、日陰の草むらに放してきました。ムカデは怖いけど、そのままにしておくのは忍びなかったのです。
I got interest to some centipedes by having taken this photograph and had an opportunity to examine it. But I was not able to take it cutely even if I took a centipede no matter how much. After all will not I come out for a latent sense of fear well? I have released weakening Tobi-zu-mukade in the grassy place of shade. Although I was fear the centipede, but having left as it was unbearable for me.

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