emperor scorpion or imperial scorpion (Pandinus imperator)

bug cocktails at white and church in tribeca, new york

This emperor scorpion or imperial scorpion (Pandinus imperator) is a species of scorpion native to Africa.
From a workshop on Macro Photography by Dave Bowlus et al., San Luis Obispo, CA 19 Sept 2010. An especial thanks to Dennis Sheridan for providing the live subject seen in this photo, and to Cheryl Strahl for superb organization and coordination of the workshop.
Photo by “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Shooting a Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF 180mm f3.5L Macro USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens, Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash, handheld or on a small Gitzo tripod. 
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