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IMG_1953_HDR2_Beauty in the Making



I enjoy nature and how such beauty exists among our world. So I wanted to do some macro shots of a few Caterpillars who where getting ready to start their Metam...
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I enjoy nature and how such beauty exists among our world. So I wanted to do some macro shots of a few Caterpillars who where getting ready to start their Metamorphosis process. This is just one of those close up shots of a caterpillar in the process of cocooning.

**Note this photograph was featured on the Smithsonian web site in August 2014**

Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Aperture: f-8.0
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1-180
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2 Comments | Report
dok
 
dok September 09, 2014
Breathtaking! Beautifully composed and contrasted. Congrats to you for having this photo featured in the Smithsonian photo of the day. Great accomplishment.
dorothypierini-rodgers
 
dorothypierini-rodgers September 09, 2014
This is amazing - great macro shot and beautiful!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Oklahoma during the time that caterpillars were getting ready to form their cocoons in the summer
Time
This photo was taken mid day
Lighting
I so just happen to catch the suns natural lighting at the right place and time.
Equipment
Canon EOS T1i DLSR with a Canon 28-55MM macro lens
Inspiration
I love to take Nature photographs and when I saw these caterpillars getting ready to mote I positioned myself in many different ways to capture the right photo
Editing
None
In my camera bag
I carry a Canon EOS Rebel T!i body a 25-55 mm Canon macro lens and Canon 75-300 mm telephoto lens and various filters.
Feedback
Patience is the greatest virtue one can have. You have to be patient when taking photos

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