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Puss Moth III

Puss Moth III
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 2:23
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Puss Moth Cerura vinula
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 45-70 mm.

Named after the cat-like appearance of the adult moth, this species is fairly common throughout most of Poland.

The striking caterpillar feeds on aspen (Populus tremula) as well as poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.). When disturbed, it raises its head and waves the twin tails, which have pinkish extendable flagellae.

The adult flies from May to July, and frequently comes to light.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-06-20 3:36]

Hello Marx,
this is an excellent picture of the caterpillar. All structures and colours appear with high clarity.
I cannot understand why 17 people ignored your picture up to now, not giving any comment?
I would like to give you 2 smilies!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-06-20 3:48]

Hello Marx!
Beautiful photos. The colors, the sharpness is perfect!
Not to have seen a similar creature. Thank you for showing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-20 4:01]

Hello Marx,
What a fantastic photo of this caterpillar. It's like an abstract painting. Superb sharpness, details, splendid colours, DOF and composition. Great POV and pose. A beauty!

Wooow! Świetne zdjęcie Ci wyszło! Przepiękne barwy , POV i ostrość. Widłogonka siwica w całej preimaginalnej krasie ;-) Gratulacje!!!

unbelivable capture, TFS Ori

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-20 6:10]

Hello Marx,
An excellent close up of this caterpillar in interesting pose with high clarity and great sharpness.The colors and composition are wonderful.TFS.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-20 6:39]

Excellent image of striking caterpillar with amazing colors and pattern. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-06-20 6:45]

Hi Marx.
It is fantastic shot by subject and quality. I have never seen anything similar. Caterpillar is amazing, BG is superb in its blurriness, sharpness and details of the image are outstanding. Bravo.

Hello Marx,
Impress, this is the best POV of your series of photos of this caterpillar! In this picture we can appreciate a wonderful pose! ... is a fantastic macro! ... good job! TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-20 8:51]

Super makro, interesujace ujecie i dokladnie wykonane.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Woooow, Marx, where have you found this strange guy - it's amazing, never thought that this caterpillar could live here in Europe. Amazing body, great colours, excellent sharpness, thanks, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Marx!
impressive caterpillar shown with perfect details
thanks sERGIO

Hi Marx

Very interesting and good macro. Nice sharpening and nice colors. Congratulations


Hey Marx,

What an excellent shot of this outlandish, freaky, oddball of the animal kingdom. But what a beauty !

Great detail, perfectly shot.



Hey Marx,
This photo is both disturbing and beautiful at the same time. Great capture of an interesting behavior with wonderful colors and amazing sharpness. Thank you for sharing.

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