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Tomato horn worm lunch munching...
This was taken with a Nikon F and was scanned from a glossy pic.

Tomato horn worm lunch munching...
This was taken with a Nikon F and was scanned from a glossy pic.
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Kissmet PRO+
 
Kissmet October 12, 2014
Love this photo! Beautiful detail!
mcampi PRO
mcampi January 13, 2015
Thank you very much
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 28, 2014
Great great photo!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 08, 2014
Fantastic detail:-)
ashishborakhadikar
 
ashishborakhadikar November 10, 2014
superb click !
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi November 16, 2014
thank you all . I guess it was worth him destroying my tomato plant
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 November 28, 2014
Awesome macro!!! :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 12, 2014
Wow - cool macro shot! Awesome clarity and detail in this.
michyoung
 
michyoung February 11, 2015
This must be a scan from film. Great capture!!!
mcampi PRO
mcampi March 05, 2015
It was from a slide
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 May 18, 2015
Love this, Mark... Congrats!! (:
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 18, 2015
WHOOOT! Congrats, Mark !! We're both finalists!!! :):) ❤
mcampi PRO
mcampi May 18, 2015
cool I will vote for you if I can figure it out!!I cannot even find my pic
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer May 19, 2015
Congratulations! Finalist in Macro Galore!
mcampi PRO
mcampi May 20, 2015
Thank you appricate all your help too
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle May 22, 2015
Great macro!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 22, 2015
Nice Macro, voted Best Shot
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 22, 2015
Congrats , one of the finalist
cmsimon Premium
 
cmsimon June 12, 2015
congratulations on your finalist status. Great photo!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 22, 2015
Voted Macro Extravaganza
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm June 26, 2015
Love it!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 10, 2015
Voted Photographer of the Month
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 10, 2015
Voted Tiny Things
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 15, 2015
Voted Amateure
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 14, 2015
Voted Plants and Critters
ntgreen PRO+
 
ntgreen October 18, 2015
Outstanding!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 17, 2015
Voted The Outdoors
Byrdgrl
 
Byrdgrl November 18, 2015
Absolutely wowed by this picture! Beautiful work.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 22, 2015
Great macro! A late Congrats, Mark, on being a Finalist!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt January 17, 2016
wow, fantastic detail and exposure in this fine macro. Good use of that excellent lens at f2.8!
DonnaChiofolo
 
DonnaChiofolo January 22, 2016
Excellent capture. Love the details and textures caught along with the cuteness. :)
ShelleyE PRO
 
ShelleyE January 23, 2016
Very nice!!
guillermoturnerstephens PRO+
 
guillermoturnerstephens January 29, 2016
Wonderful macro with superb detail.
shutterbug12
 
shutterbug12 January 31, 2016
I love this photo
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson June 01, 2016
Stunning capture.
jettahlily008 PRO
 
jettahlily008 June 21, 2016
Awesome capture & composition! :)
mlorenekimura PRO+
 
mlorenekimura February 05, 2017
What an incredible photo of such a horrible pest to our plants. The eyes are watching you for every direction - real or defense Thank you for entering this into my best photo challenge, it is a fantastic addition to it.
kdemicco
 
kdemicco March 01, 2017
There is something so whimsical about this I love it!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 11, 2017
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Miniature Worlds .. great work
mcampi PRO
mcampi March 11, 2017
Thanks so very much. Guess is was worth loosing a tomatoe..
rosemarieandresen
 
rosemarieandresen March 12, 2017
I Love this shot...Perfect
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo March 12, 2017
Yay, Mark! Another Award!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman March 20, 2017
Finalist in the context....Great going!!
drawemeafish
 
drawemeafish March 25, 2017
HOT photo!
YDSpitek PRO
 
YDSpitek April 04, 2017
Amazing detail and clarity. Incredible detail!!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO+
 
Just a note - you entered this color photo into a B&W film only challenge.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 18, 2017
omg I swear I can see the look in his eye! lol Great macro, Mark! :)
animalartist PRO+
 
animalartist July 06, 2017
Alice in Wonderland? :)
NeighborhoodGeographic
 
NeighborhoodGeographic August 27, 2017
Good for photography, bad for tomatoes
JM18Photography PRO+
 
JM18Photography June 01, 2018
Congratulations!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman June 01, 2018
Congrats on wonderful insects challenge win
dgerrans PRO+
 
dgerrans June 21, 2018
Love this guy...I looked him up. He will turn into a Five-spotted Hawkmoth.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo June 28, 2018
Challenge WINNER! Congrats again!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 29, 2018
Congratulations Winner in Wonderful Insects Photo Challenge
jettahlily008 PRO
 
jettahlily008 August 11, 2018
Great capture & composition! :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 05, 2018
Congratulations !! Finalist Eveyrthing Insects Photo Contest
Artmann Premium
 
Artmann Jan 20
Nice Shot
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman Jan 28
Another grand winner...…..congratulations my friend
eladeszcz
 
eladeszcz Mar 09
Congratulations for win!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was in my neighbors backyard. We were getting ready to BBQ and were just talking. I looked at the tomatoes and saw this guy. It all started by make a salad ha!!!
Time
It was late afternoon. By the time I got my camera he had eaten most of this leaf.
Lighting
Afternoon available light. The plant was well lite and there were no leaves to get in the way of the light. I always wonder what a shot with a strobe would have been like..
Equipment
I was using a 35 mm film camera with a 55 mm macro. I didn't use a flash or tripod. I didn't bring either as I was rushing to just get the shot while he was active.
Inspiration
I love to shot anything. I like to see what's right in the world and try to express it in the photos I take.
Editing
This was" as shot" no post processing at all.
In my camera bag
I carry 3 bodies : Nikon D2X for speed and D800 for MP and have a backup D200 . My favorite lens are a 17 to 35 mm nikkor and a 24 to 300 mm Nikkor. I also carry a 60 mm macro. besides my basic lens I carry a 50mm f1.2 nikkor and a 24 mm f2.8 nikkor. On occasion I carry a 150 to 500 mm Sigma. I have a remote shutter release, a few filters like a ND variable and coker system as well as a polarizing filter. on the side of my bag I carry a Tripod.
Feedback
I do not carry my camera enough but since I have been on VB I have learned to see things that I missed before. I take way more picture now that I use digital gear. Sometime things you would not normally think of shooting are the ones that come out best. I shot this picture because it was something I had never tried and had just bought the macro. Best advice is Shoot Shoot Shoot and Do not forget to take your eye off the camera and look around you.

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