A millipede on a rock – in Badangi Reserve on the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
Taking this photo with a flash prompted me to ask Alex Wild (currently featured at SciBorg’s Photo Synthesis) if flash photography can harm or distress insects and other invertebrates. His answer – not that he knows*.
This critter did not curl up and die afterwards, at least not that I saw, so my conscience feels fine.
More millipede shots below the fold as I tested my camera out in the field.
Two different millipedes, can you tell them apart?
*Plus he kills many of his subjects after taking photos anyway. Woo! Etymology believes in a “tough love”.