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fluffy 'pillar

fluffy 'pillar
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Copyright: Laurita Godwin (ljsugarnspice) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 17 N: 55] (313)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CATERPILLARS OF AMERICA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-29 16:50
Viewed: 4131
Points: 5
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Not enough time to note much.... found this lil guy on a fern in my backyard.... anybody know what kind he might be??

I will look into it myself and post my findings... until then, what do you think??

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-03-29 16:55]

Never saw such a beautiful caterpillar ! Sorry, I've no idea which species it is, but I can tell you it's a great capture ! The hairy little thing comes out very well on the green BG, good sharpness, good details, wondeful framing.
Thanks for posting !

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-03-29 17:40]

It's difficult to positively identify a curled-up caterpillar, but I think the most likely candidate is the "Laugher" moth Charadra deridens. It's an interesting insect, but a little overexposed for the whites and it would have been better to wait for the caterpillar to unfurl so that we could see the head details.
Regards, Nigel.

Hi Laurita
What an interesting little fur ball for a caterpillar. It seems to be a rather short stocky little chap. Sorry I can not help with the ID though.
The composition and POV are great. The colours are very nice, judged by the vegetation. As the exposure is slightly on the bright side, it burnt the white fluff somewhat, but that is a minor nit that could possibly be rectified in PP. I believe there is sufficient detail in the white to actually salvage it considerably. It would probably be very difficult to get any kind of a head shot with this specific caterpillar due to its long hair. The DOF are good and the OOF BG is very nice.
Good work and TFS.
PS. I have processed a workshop to try and address the exposure aspect, but found it much more challenging than I originally anticipated. I hope you like it though.

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