Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Meeting on the Beach


I had a nice walk on the beach and was turning into the dunes and there I saw this little fellow. As soon as my shadow felt over him his tail went up and he stood still. I had to get my camera real close but he didn't move, thanks for that. The first photo is out of focus but I want you to see it anyway, the other picture is better but it's not a great position. lol.

25 comments:

ANNA-LYS said...

Amazing company You had,
what I love most on this
is the multifaceted spectrum of the sand

Great shot (both of You)

;-)

Aggie said...

Wow - what a cutie and look at that professional model pose. I love the sand too ... great shot.

thyme said...

What is that? It looks like a scorpion! Is it a mierenleeuw? I don't think I ever saw one just the traps they build.

Once early in the evening I saw something I thought was a scorpion at first glance, sitting on the cycle path along the cow pastures. i didn't have my camera but it was a little bit smaller than my hand (a small hand) and I think it was a small fresh water lobster.

Donna said...

GoodNess!! What a Find! A cross between a scorpion and a crab maybe??? Great Photos Dick!! You're So darn lucky!!hughugs

June said...

Not sure I'd want to meet up with him!

Diane said...

Looks like some sort of beetle, probably protecting her egg-sacs. Best to keep your shoes on at that beach! ;-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Very very interesting! NEATO KEENO!

dot said...

A scorpion or what??? Amazing shots of whatever it is. I think it was posing just for you!

Nihal said...

Oh poor little guy. I can understand his respect shown for your work,lol:) Besides joking, I love animal kingdom, and real lessons there in, nature and these creatures.
Very nice zoom-zoom! I want to buy a new professional camera like yours:)

happyone said...

I've never seen one of them. It's kind of creepy and beautiful at the same time.

Ted Roth said...

It's always fun when animals pose, and I know how hard it can be to catch those micro insect shots. A ratio of 1 good one out of ten is doing well. Yes, it would have been great if you could have combined these two, but well worth sharing. Like others, I wonder what this little guy is and if he stings or just threatens in case you think he might be tasty.

RuneE said...

I am not quite sure that I would want to meet him...

Amazing macro!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my is that a scorpion? i have not seen one so pretty glad he sat there while you took his photo nice shot

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wonder what his language is? Chemical smells or does he talk with or without vocal chords. I like the idea of those white things and I bet they mean something sinister.

Amrita said...

Beautiful photo of your mini gladiator

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

heh Dick,

Isn't that a schorpion?(schorpioen?) I never saw one in reallity, I followed the (daily) Tv news with groeing interest, you on TEXEL have a white snow-owl, did you see him/her?

My impressions on water were great too, come and see, thank you for your birthday wishes...

My blog is here: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
Good weekend wishes from me

Greetings from "JoAnn's D Eyes"

(ps: Ik zie dat jouw foto's op je blog ook kleiner zijn, ik krijg ze niet meer zo groot als voorheen, jammer he?)

Leni Qinan said...

One never knows what can be found at the dunes, eh Dick?

This little guy knows very well how to take care of himself! (what a temper, hahaha).

Very cool pics, Dick. I love the details and the texture of the sand. And also those little white spots on his tail!

april said...

Ugh. This 'nice little fellow' looks like a bad littel guy.

Dick said...

I didn't know what it was but now I know thanks to WIKI.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rove_beetle

Anna said...

Lol and I thought it was a black scorpion, lol. He is cool and this is very nice close up Dick. Thanks for sharing, Anna :)

Blognote said...

You really have beautiful photos in this blog!!
Groeten uit Arona!

mrsnesbitt said...

WOW! What an amazing picture. Thanks for visiting my blog, you will enjoy Monday as we have a monochrome theme. Hope you pop by and maybe join in.

Denise

fishing guy said...

Dick: What a neat set of photos you have taken. That beetle is a neat capture and I enjoyed my trip here. Thanks for the visit.

Willem K. said...

Nice critter on the beach of Texel? I think I will never be seen there again. Maybe this is the same type of insect that bit Martin and which gave him a purple leg and a lot of misery?

GMG said...

Hi Dick! It’s always great when I have a chance to get here! And look what I got this time... Amazing!! ;))
Interested in Tunisia? Blogtrotter has it now! ;)) Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!