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Even Punks Grow-up

Even Punks Grow-up
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-06-09 18:46
Viewed: 5502
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some of you may remember the caterpillar that looked like it was a yellow and black Mohicaned punk rocker for those of you who have not seen it have a look at it here its well worth a view I feel, if only to be amazed at the difference between the larval and adult forms of the Pale Tussock Moth (Callitera pudibunda).
All those lovely protective hairs were shed when it formed its cocoon see it here posted in WS, and their irritant properties protected it while it transformed it's self over winter in the leaf litter at the bottom its food plant which are the native hedgerow plants such as Hawthorn on which this one feed, also birch , Oak and even crab apple.
seen here half way through expanding its wings in the last of the evening light back in april, having emerged late in the afternoon it is here climbing up to height all the while fluttering its wings to dry and expand them fully, ready for the maiden flight when it gets dark.Because of the movement and lack of light this was virtually the only one to come out sharp enough to use.
Shadows and highlights
sharpen with USM
Crop to size
save to web to adjust file size
Hope you like, and if I am unable to post any images while in Switzerland then see you all in a couple of weeks.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-10 1:13]

Great title, Robert. I just had to find out what the picture was about. Interesting moth, which you captured with very sharp details, good exposure, and great composition. Great job. TFS. : )

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-10 4:11]
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Ha, ha, great title Robert :-) This is beautifull moth, I like its white, patterned fur and pose. Strong wind I presume? Interesting note and overall great post.

Love the title. What an interesting moth, a superb image, very hairy indeed!
I love all the other images as well.
A very informative post and a great image, thanks for posting.

Hi Rob. This is a fantastic image. How great to catch it at this stage and what detail there is in the image. I can just imagine the difficulty with the movement in the evening light. You've done really well to overcome that and retain ISO 100. Nice exposure and composition really round it off. TFS :)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-11 4:02]

Beau papillon tout poilu bien mis en valeur dans cette composition photographique. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Beautiful hairy moth in a surprising shot !

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-06-12 4:38]

Very good shot of this moth!
I nerver saw it in Portugal!
Perfect on details!
It's a newly individual, recently emerged.
Great notes too!

Hi Robert,
Thank you for the link.

Very pretty moth. Evolution is just wonderful comparing the caterpillar with the moth and looking in between at the cocoon.



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