Tussock Moth's Caterpillar
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-04-30 7:52]
I am not a specialist in Lepidoptera, but in Europe we have very similar species belonging to genus Orgyia, of course belonging to family Lymatriidae.
Very nice, artistic picture! The caterpillar looks simply great! :)
All the best from Lodz,
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-04-30 8:27]
Lovely work!Well seen and composed.Contrast between BG and main object is very nice.Thanks for sharing!
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-04-30 8:40]
Very nice composition. Good POV and sharpness. The caterpillar stands out very well against the dark background. Beautiful colours. Do not worry, I am sure it will survive, at least if it not come back to close to gardener :-).
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-04-30 8:55]
Nice details, colors, and light HP. The flower/subject stands out very well from your Bg also..Saved from sure death. The least he could do was pose for ya :)
A very cool looking cat!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-30 9:29]
I am no help with ID's but whatever it is makes a beautiful picture on the lovely flower. Details and textures are amazing. Wonderful colors and composition.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-04-30 9:56]
Hi Hara,fantastic sharpness and details,the Orgya is not easy to take so perfectly,very nice work,thanks for share,Luciano
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-30 10:57]
Hi Haraaprasan. This is a very good close up shot of the hairy caterpillar . you have taken it with fine detail and natural colours. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-30 11:47]
Hi Haraprasan, wonderful caterpillar with fine details, good DOF and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-04-30 12:45]
Very good composition with good of sharpness and lots of details.
Beautiful colours too.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-30 13:30]
Unusual yes but artistically as well as notably well done and beyond. There is a sheer beuaty to this image...it somehow shows differing forms of nature combined in a dance....very nicely composed HP
- bahadir (723)
- [2008-04-30 13:40]
Wowww. Haraprasan! What a beautifull, beautifull and beautifull macro shot! All are perfect!
TFS and Regards,
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2008-04-30 14:01]
Spendid macro shot example of your excellent photography Haraprasan. TFS.
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-04-30 14:11]
I could not tell what this was in the thumbnail!
This really is a most unusual caterpillar! Thank you for introducing me to it!
Excellent details of this tufted, hairy body and very nice composition!
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-30 20:37]
Excellent shot with such sharpness on this caterpillar! great job!
the colour and details is superb
- joey (24909)
- [2008-05-01 1:20]
this looks very much like a Vapourer Moth caterpillar. I looks very similar to this one except in colouring.
Anyway a very nice capture of this impressive caterpillar!
Very finely detailed and super-sharp.
Great lighting and colours.
An excellent BG.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-05-01 1:46]
Hello HP, I am not sure about the ID. For a moment I thought there is something on the ground. But after looking at it realised the little fella. Good view and sharp picture. Ganesh
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-05-01 1:57]
Hi My beloved Friend Haraprasan,
Superb and fantastic close up capture in all aspects! TFS. Cheers,
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-05-01 3:04]
The rich growth of spiky hair on this caterpillar's delicate looking body have been captured very well, HP.
Crawling across a fallen flower, the subject looks quite pretty.
The use of tripod certainly makes a difference in terms of overall quality of the image.
TFS and regards.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-05-01 4:29]
Yes this is certainly a Lymantriid caterpillar, looking similar to the European Varpourer moth (Orgyia sp.).
Nice capture of it with fine sharpness and taken from a good POV on the composite flower.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
- san (166)
- [2008-05-01 10:15]
Superb clarity. The very sight of the creature gives goosepimples!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-05-04 4:53]
This is a fine and interesting insect, and this great reproduction do full justice!
Impressive details, as the hair comes out pin sharp, DoF spot on isolating the subject well...
Effective point of view and a fine composition!