David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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14-July-2011

More Bugs.

I keep finding these crawling “house centipedes” around the house. Like spiders, I know they are supposed to be a good thing eating other insects and silverfish, but ….

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Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) — Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.

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Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.

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6 Responses to “14-July-2011”

  1. David Brooks says:

    Its great that they eat silverfish, but what eats them? The cat?

  2. Amber Miller says:

    Do these creepy things bite 🙁 GOD i keep finding them in my ROOM not cool im freaking out!!! I have my hubby kill them with bug killer spray stuff they are not welcome!! DO THEY BITE????

    • David Mathre says:

      My understanding is that they do not bite. Like spiders they go after other insects. I don’t have a problem with ants or stink bugs in the house anymore.

      • David Mathre says:

        Fully grown adults can be about 2 inches long, with 15 legs on each side. My macro images may make them look larger. I don’t like them in my bedroom, but don’t think they bite — they only go after other insects in the house.

  3. Amber Miller says:

    NO EWWW THEY ARE TOO BIG FOR COMFORT!!!?!?!?

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