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Caterpillar Dinner



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11 Comments | Report
vesipenkova
 
vesipenkova July 12, 2013
Amazing clarity and detail! Superb shot!
pedromother
 
pedromother July 23, 2013
Amazing shot
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph July 26, 2013
Fantastic macro shot.
jenya0902
 
jenya0902 September 04, 2013
Great shot!!!! Very bright and Crisp detail. Love the color contrast.
Thank you for joining!
Jenya
hayleycook
 
hayleycook September 11, 2013
Brilliant macro!!

Thanks for adding to my projects, from what I found I think its a 'Joseph Coat Moth/Caterpillar' it says it is from Australia too- www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_noctuidae/JosephsCoatMoth.htm
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira June 15, 2015
Masterpiece. Voted
acglock PRO+
 
acglock November 08, 2015
Congratulations on People's Choice win! This fellow is simply fabulous... great job!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 09, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.
ElaineCatlingPhotography
 
ElaineCatlingPhotography November 09, 2015
Congratulations superb macro.
bobdee PRO
 
bobdee March 23, 2016
fantastic!!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 28, 2016
Congratulations on your People's Choice Challenge Award!

Behind The Lens

Location
I am fortunate to live on a small acreage just one hour out of Sydney Australia. This little caterpillar was happily munching away on a vine on one of the boundary fences.
Time
3pm on an Autumn day - there was no sun - a lovely cloudy day - I think photographers are the only people that like cloud!
Lighting
I used my flash to make the lighting even. Fortunately there was cloud cover which makes lighting so much easier.
Equipment
My trusty Canon EOS 600D camera along with my favourite macro lens the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L MAcro IS USM. And of course my tripod.
Inspiration
I was walking around the boundary fencing and noticed the St Josephs Coat Caterpillars munching away on the vine on the wire fence. The black, white and orange stripes of the caterpillar and bright orange head were amazing.
Editing
I cropped the photo to make the viewer to concentrate on the fantastic head and strange hairs of the caterpillar,
In my camera bag
I always have my Canon 600D EOS camera along with at least one lens - depending on the shots I think I will be taking that trip. Always spare battery, memory card and filter. Cleaning cloth is a must.
Feedback
Be sure to pick a day with no wind. The insects are easily blown around on delicate plants in the slightest wind. Be patient. If you are photographing a bug that won't move away quickly - you have plenty of time to get THAT shot.

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