JohanLarson
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Birdwing butterfly caterpillar

A Cairns birdwing caterpillar in the process of suspending itself before forming a chrysalis. The Cairns birdwing butterfly is Australia's largest butterfl...
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A Cairns birdwing caterpillar in the process of suspending itself before forming a chrysalis. The Cairns birdwing butterfly is Australia's largest butterfly with a wingspan of up to 20cm's They lay their eggs on the 'dutchman's pipe vine on which the caterpillars will feed. Unfortunately, the female birdwing will also lay her eggs on another closely related species of vine introduced from South America. The caterpillars will feed on these leaves but will eventually die from the poison in the them
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8 Comments | Report
ErrolFW
 
ErrolFW April 20, 2016
Welcome to Viewbug. Looking forward to more images like this. Well done!
Hood
 
Hood June 21, 2016
Congratulations!!!! Amazing capture. Way to go!
JohanLarson
JohanLarson November 20, 2016
Thank you very much!
bretthondow
 
bretthondow September 08, 2016
Probably the finest caterpillar shot I have ever seen! Did you focus stack for that great DoF?
JohanLarson
JohanLarson November 20, 2016
Thank you for your kind words! No I didn't focus stack it, I used plenty of light to be able to use a small aperture though.
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell December 08, 2016
Superb artistry!
JohanLarson
JohanLarson April 17, 2017
Thank you very much Fred!
James_Francis PRO
 
James_Francis March 26, 2017
Wow this is a amazing macro perfect lighting and colors
JohanLarson
JohanLarson April 17, 2017
Thank you so much James!
sheperson
 
sheperson June 05, 2017
Which camera/lens did you use?
JohanLarson
JohanLarson September 03, 2017
This shot was taken with a canon 50d and a canon 100mm macro
TMatt PRO
 
TMatt June 06, 2017
Amazing!!!
JohanLarson
JohanLarson September 03, 2017
Thank you very much!
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 August 03, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😃😄