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Tussock Moth

Tussock Moth
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Copyright: Art Roberts (Art_R) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm w/ TC-14EII, 62mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-01 12:05
Viewed: 3229
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hi folks , today I have this Caterpillar image that I think belongs to the Rusty Tussock Moth.

Orgyia antiqua

thanks for having a look
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-01 12:14]

Hello Art,
Very beautiful coloured caterpillar in very good sharp details. Nice contrast against the OOF BG. Good POV, DOF and composition.

Hello Art,
Nice capture of this colorful caterpillar, with its typical hairs and red spots. You are completely right for the ID: it is Orgyia antiqua. Have a nice week,

Hello Art friend,
A photo technically impeccable, endowed with fine sharpness and color. You to add great artistic sense on this caterpillar!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-08-01 20:50]

Bonsoir Art,

Nice close-up with excellent sharpness. I have the same lens than you have but my extender is a Sigma 1.4x. I have to try it to see if I can get similar results. Good sharpness, excellent exposure, nice saturated and apparently accurate colors. Nice work and TFS.


Hi Art

Another great caterpillar shot. Brilliant sharpness and details. Cool composition. Well highlighted on that OOF green background.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-02 5:20]

Wonderful caterpillar with very interesting colors, well done. tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-03 18:16]

Hello Art,
There are many kinds of Tussock Moth Caterpillars and this particular one of yours the( Rusty Tussock Moth) is one of the most attractive. You have done a fine job of photographing it so others may view it's unusual yet beautiful appearance.
Excellent detail and gorgeous natural coloration. I like the blurred BG and perfect exposure you obtained. Well done!!

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