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Actias artemis aliena
Emperor moth
大水青(オオミズアオ)

Photograph by Baikada (ばいかだ)
*CANON EOS KISS DX*

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大型でとても美しい色彩のオオミズアオ。見た瞬間に、とても惹きつけられる、不思議な魅力のある昆虫です。比較的普通に見られる蛾で、山の公衆便所の壁などでも見る事が出来ます。しかし、美しい場所にはなかなか止まりません。しかも、昼間に見ると、なぜか拍子抜けした色に見えてしまいます。そのまま写真を撮っても、その場で感じる美しさを伝える事が出来ません。
Emperor moth(Actias artemis aliena) is a large-scale, very beautiful color moth. It is an insect that has the magical charm to which is dressed very much momentarily at the time of saw the appearance. In the moth thought that Emperor moth is comparatively usual, it is possible to see also with the wall etc. of a public lavatory in the mountain. However, Enperor moth does not readily settle on the beautiful place. The discolored color shows it for some reason, besides, when I watch Enperor moth in the day. Oneself cannot convey beauty to feel on the spot even if I just take a photograph.

どうにかして、何か表現できないかと思って四苦八苦した写真がこれです。被写体としては、ほとんど動かないので、しばらく撮影させてもらい、写真の勉強をさせてもらいました。
I had a hard time whether I cannot express this photograph well. Because I hardly moved for a subject, I would photograph it for a while and studied the photograph.

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Meles meles
Eurasian badger
穴熊(アナグマ)

Photograph by Baikada (ばいかだ)
*CANON EOS KISS DIGITAL X*

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アナグマってとても日本人の認知度が低いです。日本の昔話によく登場する「ムジナ」はこのアナグマであると言われています。見た目がぱっとタヌキに似ています。なので意外と見られていてもタヌキとして片付けられてしまっているのかもしれません。名前がアナグマです。クマの仲間かと思われているのかもしれません。
The Japanese does not know badger (Meles meles) very much. It is said to be a badger “Mujina” appearing in the Japanese old tale well. The eurasian badger resembles a raccoon-dog closely in an appearance. It is likely to be recognized as a raccoon-dog though unexpected and the appearance are seen. The eurasian badger is called “Ana-guma” in japan. Japanese mean is bear that digs up hole. It might be thought bear’s companion by many Japanese.

しかし、意外にもアナグマはイタチの仲間です。ずんぐりしていますが、動きをよく見ていると、テンも共通するところがありました。基本の動きは全く違うんですけどね。でも時々イタチだなあって思います。逃げ去るときの腰の動きとか。
However, the badger is weasel’s companion. The eurasian badger was short and thick, but there was the part that was common with Japanese marten (Meles meles) when I saw the movement of the eurasian badger well. The basic movement is totally different with a badger and the weasel, but the movement of the waist when a badger runs sometimes thinks that it seems to be a weasel.

マイナーな生き物だけに、ちょっと紹介のし甲斐がありますね(^^)
It is pleasant that I introduce it to only a minor creature. 🙂

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