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Copyright: Christian Oskamp (crissie78) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 3 N: 70] (399)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-06
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-20 13:48
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lepidoptera specie (Moth) SIZE: 1 inch (25 mm)

I dont know which specie it exactly is but I can tell something about the hairs and stings

The poisonous hairs or spins are hollow and connected to underlying poison glands. Contact with them causes a burning sensation and inflammation that can be as
painful as a bee sting. The irritation can last for a day or two and may be accompanied by nausea during the first few hours. Usually the site of contact reddens and swells much like a bee sting.

So watch out for these little creatures!! Hope you like it

gr Cris

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To hansh: Aglia taucrissie78 1 12-20 18:22
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Beautiful animal!
I like very much the colours!
Bye Tom

Chris, Superb shot of this colourful caterpillar. Your explanation of its danger if touched adds to it well.

Such good detail Chris and a most interesting subject.

Great work.


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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2005-12-20 15:55]

Wow, this caterpillar looks much like a redsea nudibranch :-)! Great sharpness, fine details, excellent macroshot, congratulation. TFS, Patrick

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2005-12-20 17:17]
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Dag Chris.
Dit lijkt me de rups van de tauvlinder (Aglia tau). Deze mondt uit in een geelbruime vlinder met zwartblauwe ogen met daarin een witte vlek. In Nederland komen ze vooral voor op de Veluwe. Hij staat er mooi op.

Hi Chris, excellent colours and sharpness, well done

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-20 23:12]

Very interesting capture!
Great colours and sharp details.
Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-21 4:32]

What an intricately patterned fellow Chris. And what a harmful one too. It is nice and sharp and good colours too. Well done, thank you.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-22 7:44]

Amaising photo!
Perfect on details, colours and sharpness!
Very exotic caterpillar!
5* photo!

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-23 15:47]

Hoi Chris, wat een gaaf beest. De belichting is wat uit balans maar de uniekheid van het objract maakt een hoop goed.
Fijne kerst. Groet Reina

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-03-31 18:57]

Hello Chris, What a stange but wonderfull animal ... Colors are just great, details and shrapness are perfect, bg has same colors than subject... Really great picture and realy interesting animal. I put it in my favorites. TFS Donald

Very interessant catterpillat In like this

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