Herald fang

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Herald fang

Postby MrG » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:17 am

Caught this little (10cm) redlip on Saterday in the fishpond. I decided to take a photo or two before release and this was one of the images. Enjoy! :)
Note the rear fang.....
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Re: Herald fang

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:21 am

Wow, great picture Mr G.

I must say, I never expected the fang to be so long. It must deliver quite a painful bite, especially is presented the opportunity to chew.

I love how you captured the irredescence.
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Re: Herald fang

Postby MrG » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:27 am

Thx Westley. ja sometimes the goniochromism or iredescence comes out nicely. Dealing with the whites then become a problem. :(
On some of the beetles you even see it more.
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Re: Herald fang

Postby Spider » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:03 am

Wow that is amazing Mrg. That irredescence is actually hard to spot without the correct light.
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Re: Herald fang

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:31 am

Great photo yet again
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Re: Herald fang

Postby Wolf777 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:51 am

He looks friendly lol. Very cool pic MrG, that fang is also longer than I would have expected.
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Re: Herald fang

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:24 pm

What do you do to get him this cross? It makes for nice photos though.
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Re: Herald fang

Postby MrG » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:49 pm

What do you do to get him this cross? It makes for nice photos though.


Bring the lense close so he can see himself. :)
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Re: Herald fang

Postby Nexus » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:08 pm

Wow lucky men!
I never get it managed to get such photo alive, but I am still trying

Dead specimen. Fangs are long and flexible!

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Re: Herald fang

Postby Boskobra » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:15 pm

Nice...!
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Re: Herald fang

Postby froot » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:59 pm

Sobering! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Herald fang

Postby MrG » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:14 am

Here is another two images. I just love the first one.

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Re: Herald fang

Postby Silvrav » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:20 am

That first one is definitely a keeper! Mr.G what about some classes ;)
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Re: Herald fang

Postby MrG » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:31 pm

Lol, I am working on a course.
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Re: Herald fang

Postby sega » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:58 pm

I never expected a hereld to have such large fangs.
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