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記rgyia antiqua偽

記rgyia antiqua偽
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/11
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-08 10:03
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Points: 10
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Orgyia antiqua Linnaeus, 1758
Family : Lymantriidae

This hairy caterpillar is spectacular, with "humps", "horns" and a "tail" in a combination of dark grey, red and yellow. There are 4 toothbrush-like tufts along the back, and hair pencils that project from the sides at the front and at the back. The body is dark grey to black, and there are red tubercules along the sides and back. They have defensive glands at the back, and wipe their setae against them to charge them with toxins. They grow to about 3040 mm, females being considerably larger than males. In the UK, caterpillars can be found between May and early September.
It feeds on a wide range of broad-leaved trees and shrubs, and may reach pest proportions in forests and cities.
They are easily recognized by their horn-like tufts of hair-like setae.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 625/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-09-25 18:52
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 275 kb

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-08 11:32]

Ciao Sergiun,cattura eccellente di questo bruco che spesso ho incontrato anche io,ottimi i dettagli,orrendo lo sfondo.Buona serata,Luciano

great composition Sergio
beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

Che bel modo di ritrarre questa creatura delicata, Sergio! Che orgoglio mi sento quando vedo rappresentanti degni di fotografia naturale di origine italiana, come voi (se ho ragione un argentino il cui sangue di molte nazionalit, predomina nel mio sangue italiano soprattutto).
Vos amico Sergio Luciano Gollini, Silvio Sorcini, Consuelo Sartori, Paolo Sampieri, tra i quali io sono pi di solito, fanno parte di questa legione battenti vecchia bandiera dell'aquila di nuovo.
Salve Italia!

Hern嫕 Bortondello.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-08 19:04]

Hello Sergio,
I love these beautiful Tussock Moth Caterpillars with their unique features and beautiful colors. I have seen a few types here in Ohio that are simply gorgeous. This particular specimen is quite attractive with it's contrasting colors and unusual hairy bristles.

Hi stella,
find colors and clarity. POV and BG is great,


Hi Sergio!
Beautiful composition with nice colors and details. You have captured this caterpillar beautifully with amazing BG. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

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