|Copyright: shelley penner (shyanni)
|Date Taken: 2007-06-09|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-07-29 21:14|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I found this lovely creature resting in the grass in the bird sanctuary, highly visible to hungry birds. I thought it looked like a fairy prince with a long, fur trimmed cloak. It looks like he's sheltering something in his arms to keep it warm -- Thumbelina maybe? (ok, so I have a wild imagination).|
This is actually a Diacrisia virginica, wingspan 50 mm. The larva is called Yellow Woolybear because it is covered with bright yellow hairs. The larva feeds on many herbaceous and woody perenial plants such as willow.
I hope you like my fairy -- tomorrow I'll show you his pots of gold.
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- [2007-07-30 0:52]
Hi Shelley, yes I like your imagination. What a beauty this moth is - with his long peroxided white hair!! Well captured, thank you
This is a very nice butterfly shot! Great details and sharpness, great composition and great colours. Great work! Well done, Shelley. Thank you for posting.
- [2007-07-30 3:22]
Fantastic imagination.. :)
Lovely concept, you handled in notes..
So close, so much in details, so attractive, and so fine an image !!
Amazing creature,well captured with good composition.
- [2007-07-30 8:13]
Fine high quality shot of D. virginica, a species of tigermoth that is similar in appearance to several European related species. The POV and composition are excellent, as are the details of the antennae.
- [2007-08-07 8:01]
What an amazing looking fellow!Those stark white wings and hairy mane quite wonderful.A good capture with the grass a good backdrop to make it standout.I notice a little bit of noise that can be easily removed.Nice to see you....TFS.