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Strange caterpillar

Strange caterpillar
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PhotoFunny-Photografia
 
PhotoFunny-Photografia October 21, 2015
Great title and another great Macro ...:))
OutOfCave
 
OutOfCave October 30, 2015
Looks like a lion. The best caterpillar picture
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock December 21, 2015
OMG...I've never seen such a creature! Ahhhhhhhhh
Bannekh
 
Bannekh December 23, 2015
Great shot
timotejtucihusr
 
timotejtucihusr September 12, 2016
great!
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz September 21, 2018
Amazing creature and great capture !
Pauljeno
 
Pauljeno September 23, 2018
This looks much like a vapourer moth caterpillar.

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in the countryside of Barrali, a little village in Sardinia (Italy).
Time
I take this shot in early afternoon, approximately at 04:00PM, in a beautiful winter day.
Lighting
The light was very hard because of the sun , which cast shadows in a clear way . I had to use my body to put the subject in the shade .
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 50D and Canon 100mm F/2.8 USM f/13 1/250 sec ISO 100, free hand.
Inspiration
This shot was pretty lucky. I was back home because I had a fever so, i was about to step on the caterpillar, then I realized at the last moment of his presence, I had no tripod, so, i lay down and I started making shots.
Editing
I just cropped a little bit the image.
In my camera bag
I love macrophotography, so, i like to say tha i have "a big bag for bugs". Almost always i carry a bagpack with: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF-S 15-85, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Canon EF-300 f/4L IS USM (a non-macro lens that produce impressive macros), Zeiss T*Planar Makro 50mm f/2 (what a lens!), Manfrotto 190 X-Prob + Manfrotto 410 Junior Head and Novoflex Castle Mini.
Feedback
I suggest to have a lot of patience, take alwais a tripod. I've been lucky, because this subject was "collaborative" and i took this shot lying, you should not be afraid to get dirty.

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