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cute and furry

cute and furry
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/121 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Moths, Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths 2, European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-28 17:34
Viewed: 6744
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Euproctis similis (Fuessly, 1775) - Yellow-tail
Family: Lymantridae

Cute furry animal isn't it!? :-)

This moths is characterized by the presence of golden-yellow haris on the tip of the female abdomen. It is used to make a safe cover for the laid eggs. The male may be determined thanks to the three grey dots visible on the forewing (see the picture).
The species is commnon in whole Europe. The adults fly from June to August. Caterpillars feed on various plant species including Quercus spp., Salix spp., Populus spp., Crataegus spp., Alnus glutinosa and others.

This individual was fotographed on some 1050 m asl, at night on the bank of the Biogradsko Lake in Bjelasica Mountians (see my other shots from Montenegro).

scottevers7, hummingbird24, chiliu, sgo, Luc, petrudamsa, dew77, phlr, fiyo, thistle, slrnovice2, joey has marked this note useful
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Hi Michal,
What beautiful colors and detail in this shot! Very, very interesting subject. You fill flash appears to have given you an excellent exposure. Very cute and furry!

I have never seen one like this before, Michal.

Wonderful composition, lighting, color and details.

Well done and thank you.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2005-11-28 23:51]

Hi Michal,
Many thanks for another excellent goody from your rich repertoire! An outstanding macro-shot of an interesting little moth that is sparsely represented in the Swedish fauna! A very valuable contribution and note,

Beautiful catch. Especialy the "electrized" look-like hair.

Regards, Petru

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-29 2:42]

Hello Michal!
Wonderful close up.Well seen and composed.Details,sharpness and framing are excellent.

Nigdy czegoś takiego nie widziałam!!! Po prostu piękne. Posłałam tu kiedyś białą ćme ale to... to jest absolutnie genialne!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-29 2:56]

Hi Michal!

Very clear, white and innocent ;-) Probably most hairy legs I've ever saw ;-) Very interesting animal and note. Good shot with flash - nothing is overexposured.

Hi Michal,
Very interesting captured!
Great lighting and good details.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-11-29 4:29]

Great shot of this strange moth!
Very beautiful white clour it has!
Looks furry indeed!
Perfect details!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-29 6:43]

Hello Michal,
amazing close up; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is good! TFS

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2005-11-29 7:01]

Witaj Michale,
Bardzo ładny kadr i to co ciekawe, centralne położenie głównego motywu w niczym go nie zakłóca. Także pomimo znacznego kontrasu udało sie Tobie nie przepalić bieli. Bardzo ładne foto, świetna głębia kolorów, ładna kolorystyka i ostrość.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

Hi Michal,
this is a lovely insect - with a feather-boa/stola on ?!? A white lady, very pretty.
Sharpness is excellent, TFS, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-11-29 11:17]

Michal bonjour, excellent and strange capture with this beautiful moth. Colors of wings are gorgeous!! Congratulations Didier.

Takie puchate cmy zawsze mi przypominaja owce ;) Nie bardzo wiem dlaczego akurat owce, ale jakos tak jest.
Fotka jest rewelacyjna. Po pierwsze duze brawa za ekspozycje. Swiatlo jest idealne, POV i kompozycja tez. Swietne datale i głebia ostrosci.
Bardzo mi sie podoba!
Pozdrowienia :)

plume d'oiseau ou papillon?
beau speciment et belle macro.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-29 21:17]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good. Cute furry animal indeed. Never saw this before.
Capacity of evocation in me: not strong for now.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Michal.

Hi Michal, I find your image of this moth very striking. The exposure is spot on so the white is fantastic. I love the detail in the wings and in those hairs on the legs. Nicely done :)

It is like a feather!!!
Great shot!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-21 11:33]

I wouldn't say it's cute and fluffy!
This little moth has extremely irritating hairs that will get on your eyes and skin if you threaten it!
Good shot with good lighting.
It is very well composed and sharp.
Well done,

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-04-21 14:15]

Hi Michal,
Excellent shot! Good control of the exposure and amazing details.
I love the contrast with the BG and support.

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