mothman13

mothman13

Lives in United States Dallas, TX, United States
Has a website at http://www.texasmothman.com
Joined on Oct 9, 2006
About me:

Canon S3 IS (Given to Brother)
Nikon D80 (Given to Dad)
Nikon D300
Nikon D7100
Tokina 12-24mm F/4
Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM
Nikon 35mm F/2.0
Nikon 18-135 F/3.5-5.6 (Given to Dad)
Nikon 50 F/1.8 D
Nikon 85mm F/1.8 D
Nikon 70-300 VR F/4.5-5.6 (sold)
Nikon 70-200mm VR II
Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 (broken in Venice, Italy)
Tamron 90 Di Macro F/2.8 - ('sold' to Dad)
Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Nikon 70-200mm F/2.9 VR II
Nikon SB700 Flash
Nikon SB800 Flash
Nikon SB22 Flash

Comments

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On Franken-piller in the The Very Hungry Caterpillar challenge (10 comments in total)
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cmantx: Very nice shot. I like the sense of motion captured.

Thank you Cmantx. He was a very cooperative "model", even turning his head towards me slightly so I could get an angle shot of the very strange face in another shot. http://www.texasmothman.com/gallery/recent/DSC_3557.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 19:06 UTC
On Franken-piller in the The Very Hungry Caterpillar challenge (10 comments in total)
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sadwitch: How weird looking is this thing. An excellent capture indeed.

Thanks Sadwitch. He was pretty cooperative, but was at an angle to my camera. I had to use my left hand to twist the branch he was on to get its body mostly in a plane where I could get most of it in focus. I had to shoot the 5 lbs of camera, lens, flash and diffuser one handed, so fortunately the flash speed was able to freeze any of my small movements.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 19:03 UTC
On Franken-piller in the The Very Hungry Caterpillar challenge (10 comments in total)
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The Mick: Nice pic. That thing is very unusual indeed.

Thanks, Mick. Only one like it I've seen. It is Phyprosopus callitrichoides and turns into Curve-lined Owlet, a pretty plain looking moth.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 19:00 UTC
On Franken-piller in the The Very Hungry Caterpillar challenge (10 comments in total)
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RuthC: Congratulations on your fantastic capture of this truly weird and wonderful little guy! I've never seen anything like it before. :-)

Thanks! If you look at the full-sized image, it really looks like the two "horns" were sewn on by some mad scientist. Truly bizarre.
http://www.texasmothman.com/gallery/recent/DSC_3547.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 18:57 UTC
On Franken-piller in the The Very Hungry Caterpillar challenge (10 comments in total)
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RuthC: Wow! He would be very difficult to see if he was lying quietly along a dead branch or a brown leaf! :-)

Thanks Ruth. I'd probably never noticed him except the night before I saw a picture from orionmystery of a caterpillar in almost the same pose and the shape stuck in my head when I discovered this one.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 18:55 UTC
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