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Fairy Prince

Fairy Prince
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Copyright: shelley penner (shyanni) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 163] (840)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-29 21:14
Viewed: 3400
Points: 12
[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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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [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.

Hi Shelley.
Fantastic imagination.. :)
Lovely concept, you handled in notes..

So close, so much in details, so attractive, and so fine an image !!


jean paul

Amazing creature,well captured with good composition.
well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-30 8:13]

Hello Shelley,
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.
Regards, Ivan

Hi Shelley,
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.
Regards, David

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