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Brown Hooded Owlet - Hodges#10202 - Cucullia convexipennis

Brown Hooded Owlet - Hodges#10202 - Cucullia convexipennis
Woodbury, Cannon County, Tennessee, USA
August 4, 2008
In one image the head is in focus and the other the tail is in focus. I have much to learn.

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Brown Hooded Owlet - Hodges#10202 - Cucullia convexipennis Yellow and Black Caterpillar - Cucullia convexipennis

Moved from ID Request.

We would suggest Cucullia convexipennis

Cucullia convexipennis
Thank you so much for the ID. I have been through Wagner's 2 or 3 times looking for this one and failed to find it. This was one of my first cats to photo and I didn't know enough to take more photos from different angles. Many thanks. Carol

What I do is take picture after picture, trying to have the lens glass parallel to the bug surface that I want in focus. So if you are shooting a fly or moth from the top tilt the camera to be in line with the wing. If you are shooting from the side then shoot straight from the side. In every shot there is a band which is in focus. The band is either narrow or wide depending on camera settings. But if you have the surface parallel then the depth of that band matters less. If you are shooting diagonal you have to understand that the depth of the band matters more, and maybe you pick "OK, the head will be in focus" and go with that. Make sense?
Straight from the top
Straight from the side
Diagonal with the head in focus

Thanks a lot. Yes, it makes perfect sense. I had never thought about that. You are a great teacher. I will have to try it next time and see if I can improve. Always more to learn.

Sometimes those who might be able to identify a caterpillar want a side view because the number and locations of legs will help determine what kind it is.

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