Thursday, October 25, 2012
Woolly Bear "shell"
Some varieties of woolly bear (moth larvae) can survive several years of freezing winters before they complete their metamorphosis to adulthood. I'm not sure if this one molted as part of the final transformation or as a stage in a repeated cycle. At any rate, I did a quick focus-stacked image, not as a biology study but simply for visual interest. That's why the contrast is so high, and the details in some inky shadow areas have been eliminated in post-production.