Millipede Crossing National Forest Road

By | November 6, 2019

I was walking one of the Ouachita National Forest roads when I came across this Millipede. This was in Arkansas on 10-17-2016. I see a lot of these Millipedes in this National Forest.

Millipede Crossing Road
Millipede Crossing Road

Millipedes eat leaves that are rotting and other dead plant matter. Several eat fungi or suck fluids from plants, and a small minority are predatory. In general, millipedes are harmless to humans.

How I Got The Shot – Millipede

I was hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with the Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached. I was also using a Blackrapid Camera strap.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button Focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 1000
  • Shutter speed – 1/320 of a second
  • -.03 exposure value
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Evaluative Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm
Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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