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.
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.
- 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