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White-Marked Tussock Moth - caterpillar 4

Photography Insects posted on Sep 20, 2007
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Nikon 7900 image. In late April of this year, I managed to get my first pictures of one of these colorful caterpillars. It turned out to be a difficult capture because that one moved fast and never stopped for more than a second or so. I only managed to get one really good shot,lol. Today I came across another one and he was very cooperative. I admit that I moved him from one bit of foliage to another and as a result of that, I manged to get four pretty good shots with different backgrounds out of about 100 pics, lol. For those who may be concerned, once I felt I had imposed on his good will long enough, I returned him to the place where I originally found him. My difficulty now is which one of those 4 to post, lol. I picked this one because I really liked the red leaf and the separation between the subject and background. I suspect that the other 3 will be posted also. I think each of them is a good photograph in their own right and besides, I like them as almost as much as this one, lol. I suggest the zoomed in view for best details and thanks to those who take the time to comment. Lee

Comments (15)



12:30AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Beautiful, Lee! I love the contrast with the leaf! Great capture, once again!



12:31AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Don't you just hate it when your subjects don't cooperate? I know that feeling, but the more cooperative subject offered some really good shots it seems. I love this one, especially the details and the long black hairs contrasting with the tufts of shorter white hairs. Great vivid reds as well and amazing details. Yeah, I happen to love caterpillars, especially the extravagant ones, but this photo stands completely on its own. You have a good eye for composition, form, and color!



12:35AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Wow! This is a great caterpillar, and you have captured him marvelously!


12:48AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

I confess... I look forward to your posts every day and can't wait to see what wonderful new thing you have for us. This is an incredible bug - the detail is awesome. Look at that fabulous hair-do! Stunning as always, Lee.



1:25AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Wonderful shot indeed. I love it!



1:49AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Perfect shot for this caterpillar ! What a "pompom girl" ! LOL !



2:26AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Wonderful image and never seen one before. Looks so beautiful against the red leaf for background:)



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9:53AM | Thu, 20 September 2007

No touchie these guys, ouch! Elegant curves.



3:00PM | Thu, 20 September 2007

that is one wild looking fellow but very beautiful. absolutely stunning macro



6:50PM | Thu, 20 September 2007

Magnificent! Such beautiful detail. I never saw one like this. Bunny



1:57AM | Fri, 21 September 2007

Great colour and detail



12:49AM | Sat, 22 September 2007

You certainly have an interesting variety of cool looking insects in your area...this one is no exception!



7:42AM | Sat, 22 September 2007

Great shot! The leaf and background make for great contrast. Very interesting creature, especially those for white powder puffs on his back!

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