Masters of camouflage
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2005-11-08 5:41]
Wow that´s an excellent collage with great pictures and note. Congrats!. Great colours, lighting and excellent sharpness. A very nice composition. Thanks for posting.
Hello Monika :-)
To me it also seems that you have captured a caterpillar of Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758).
This is the famous peppered moth used in evolution books to illustrate so called industrial melanism and driving force of natural selection.
The species has two variants: dark and white. In industrial areas birch trees turn dark and the predators could easily catch white moths on dark trees, as a result of this action proportion of white moths decreased and the darker version became frequent...
Here the larva is on the willow, but there is a large variety of food plants for this species: Quercus spp., Betula spp., Ulmus spp., Fagus spp., Salix spp., Arbores fructiferae, etc.
And last but not least, in Polish the species is called Wlochacz nabrzozak :-)
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-11-08 7:18]
Excellent presentation Monika! Pictures are sharp, clear and colorfull. I like different POVs and many interesting details. Bright sky as BG is great idea. Very good and interesting note. Also - critique by Michal is great.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-11-08 7:50]
Great presentation here. The subject is well adapted to his surrounding to blend in so well. Excellent color and detail in all the shots. Great job!
- mogens-j (20)
- [2005-11-08 9:03]
Excellent post Monika.
The pictures show very well how these caterpillars sourvive. Very good sharpness and details, colours look very natural and the composition in this set is very good. Very informative note too. Great job.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2005-11-08 10:42]
bravo pour cette photo et pour le decoupage.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2005-11-08 11:45]
wow, you have so good eyes to see this caterpillars. OK - what shall I tell you about good contrast ?!? :-) Hahaha.
A marvelous collage, I like it very much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-11-08 12:23]
All very nice views of your caterpillar Monika. Very good color, sharpness and use of flash to bring out the details here. Excellent note also. Well done!
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-11-08 12:48]
Very nice presentation Monika,
Firstly, well done for noticing the caterpillar.
Perfect detail, colour, sharpness and lighting.
Composition and exposure are perfect. As always the framing and notes are excellent.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.
- Graal (5100)
- [2005-11-08 13:56]
piękny zestaw, ten robal faktycznie świetnie się kamufluje. Bdb jakości dobry opis. Gratulacje i
- Libor (1101)
- [2005-11-08 14:47]
good colors,details and note
very good work
Monika, great shots, but where's the caterpillar? (LOL)
I do enjoy mimicry, and your shots show well how it happens. Congratulations.
I added your picture to a theme of mine.
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2005-11-08 17:35]
Nice montage, well presented.
- klemmg (1719)
- [2005-11-08 17:40]
Excellent quality and presentation, on top of being really interesting. Instead of just jumbling a few shots together at random, you really show something here, and you show it very well indeed. WOW!!!
- chouette (0)
- [2005-11-08 23:52]
Great photomontage Monika! It's amazing how they look! They surely are masters of camouflage! Nice colors, excellent sharpness and details. TFS!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-11-09 3:41]
Beautiful and interesting collage that you have well done ! Congratulations Monika and thanks for sharing.
" Life is so rare in the universe and Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-11-09 5:12]
Yes, very interesting Monika. They are masters of disguise - I had to look twice to find them. Excellent photos, you must be thrilled with them all. Well shown, and once again your notes are a joy to read. Well done...
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-11-09 10:12]
Very nice collage.All frame are well detailed and composed.Very well done!TFS...:-)
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-11-09 13:21]
Superb presentation and great macro work Monika, very good clarity and sharpness in all images. Good job.
- puciu (2631)
- [2005-11-09 15:41]
Cześć . faktycznie dobrze zakamuflowana, ja też taką wypatrzyłem. Świetna prezentacja.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2005-11-11 10:17]
Yes, this is very interesting. A really nice collage of photos with a nice note. Very well done.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2005-11-19 16:13]
Very descriptive document, nicely presented.
Excellent details, good lights and colours, but still very artistic.
Great work, well done.
- Christopher_PL (2685)
- [2006-06-20 9:01]
Piękne zdjęcie Biston betularia.
Bardzo dobre kolory i kompozycja.
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-11-19 4:17]
Interesting camouflage-collage with educational notes.
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-06-09 15:40]
Bravo for a marvelous example of camouflage, and I have added your work to my new theme "camouflage"
Thanks for sharing this skilled demonstration of visible and invisible.
Greetings from South Africa