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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS D60, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-24 17:55
Viewed: 6240
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Caterpillar of the Pale Tussock Moth (Calliteara pudibunda or Dasychira pudibunda), a fairly common moth in Europe. The caterpillars feed on Quercus, Salix, Betula, Prunus, Tilia and Crataegus. Used to be a pest of hop (Humulus lupulus), when it was commonly grown.

The moths fly in May and June and are attracted to light.

The larva is similar to that of the Dark Tussock (C. fascelina), but is generally greenish or yellow, with four conspicuous tufts of yellow hairs.

Already an older photo of mine that I wanted to share.
For this picture I used a MR-14EX ringflash on the lens and a 550EX flash in wireless slave.

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waouw ! trčs belle macro, la chenille ŕ vraiment une position et une allure trčs originale ! bien vu !

Hans this is just a lovely photo. You use equipment that I would love to experience one day. The results are amazing. The light from the ringflash and the slave give a perfect fill in for this. I do like the frame as well. Masterpiece. 10 Points

What a stunning photo...I love the detail, the texture, the color. Beautiful! :o)

Intresting image Hans the details of the feet is amazing and sharpness of the wholeis good, it looks like a book illsration. though to me the colours look a little bleached out by the power of the flash, I know I have already posted a couple of this one. thought the details of the tec used to get the shot is usefull too.

Very good shot! Perfectly sharp, and I love the way the flash has isolated your subject so well. No patches of overexposure either, which is good. My only thought is that the hairs look a little pixellated - how did you resize/sharpen it? Anyway, a useful note and a good capture :-D

Excellent image, everything about it is perfect.

Fabulous photo. What an interesting character. I like the light reflecting of his body. Nice effect.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2004-10-25 10:28]

So beautiful macro shot. Good composition, nice colours.

I like this and I like the presentation very much.. Well done.

Nice little bottle cleaner you captured here Hans. Very clear and shar with very nice colours.The composition with the diagonal stick is perfect and he is really holding on to it. the dark background sets him off nicely.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-25 14:55]

Excellent picture, it's spot on. I don't like the large frame, I'd prefer more of that beauty to see. But, I guess frames are very personal taste.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-25 17:00]

This excellent shot is very well presented. The sharpness and DOF is excellent.

Thanks for posting.

Hans, Excellent photo. I've looked into the ringflash for my macro. Thanx for including its use in your notes! Nice to see its results...

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-10-26 10:38]

Cette chenille est superbe sur cette belle photo. Le cadre apporte un plus ŕ la présentation.
Well done !

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-30 9:52]

Gran presentacion Hans... felicitaciones.
El detalle de la patas, pelos, boca, etc. es maravilloso.
Perfecto POV y DOF sobre una percha en diagonal encantadora.
La iluminacion lograda es realmente admirable.

Great presentation Hans... congratulations.
The detail of the legs, hairs, mouth, etc. is wonderful.
Perfect POV and DOF on a hanger in charming diagonal.
The obtained illumination is really admirable.

That was one hell of a sharp picture. Beautiful lighting and detail. Most excellent.

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  • urban Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
  • [2004-11-07 17:39]

This is really very good. The contrast of the caterpillar against the black background works very well.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-01-25 9:44]
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Przepiękne zdjęcie wspaniały kadr dobra ostrość, wielkie brawa.

Oh Yeah Fantastic shot....click

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-15 4:57]

Wow Hans, this is a superb macro of the caterpillar. Great POV, colors and details. Well done.

The black background work very well here, the subject is funny, the composition is good. I would have given more space around the cater and the frame though



Fantastic shot Hans. Very clear, and the composition is great.

This is excellent, Hans. The twisted pose to come to a frontal image of the head is very well caught. Perfectly sharp and well in evidence on the black BG, due to good use of the flash. Superb composition.

I think this shot is fantastic! it makes me want to go and shave. Paul :)

great macro with good colours, details and composition!
Everything is perfect!

Excellent macro. Good sharpness and nice colours. Well done.



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