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Fall Web Worm Moth - caterpillar

Photography Insects posted on Sep 17, 2007
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Nikon 7900 image. Todays caterpillar is kind of unique because it jumps, lol. When it has decided it is time to go somewhere fast, it bows up into a "U" shape like an inch worm then flings itself into the air with a powerful push. By doing this, it can immediately travel several of it's body lengths in distance. That is pretty neat to see, lol. A bit startling the first time though, lol. When not "jumping", this one was still difficult to capture because it moved so fast by just crawling. It is a real speedster. Heck, even when setting still, it was frustrating trying to get everything in focus because all the hairs that cover it's body moved so easily in the breeze. I must have taken 100 shots and manged to only get 2 or 3 that are usable. Thanks to those who take the time to comment. Lee

Comments (11)



12:18AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

It is a most beautiful Macro . Composition , color & clarity are superb . Thanks for sharing . Ana



12:28AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

Awesome!! Incredable clarity, and most excelent POV!



12:49AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

This caterpillar is shinning in the light ! Love to see all the details here... Excellent macro, Lee ! smiley_098.gif



1:04AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

A beautiful capture and it is one spieces I have never seen before. Wonderful presentation too. Have a great week. Thank you for shairing. egmont


1:21AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

This is a wonderful shot. The detail, once again, is incredible. Fantastic pov and postwork.



2:05AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

Great capture...



2:29AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

It reminds me of a bottle brush or the dead head on the dandelion with all those hairs sticking out like that. Excellent photograph! Bravo!!!!!



4:58AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

amazing and most beautiful capture !!...


7:51AM | Mon, 17 September 2007

This one is worth all the effort. very well done



8:13PM | Mon, 17 September 2007

Wonderful cpature! Love all the details and the colors. Bunny



6:58PM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Gorgeous lighting!

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