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Geometer Caterpillar

Geometer Caterpillar
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 10:29
Viewed: 2718
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name "Geometridae" ultimately derives from Latin geometra from Greek γεωμέτρης ("geometer, earth-measurer"). This refers to the means of locomotion of the larvae or caterpillars, which lack the prolegs of other Lepidopteran caterpillars in the middle portion of the body, with only two or three pairs at each end. Equipped with appendages at both ends of the body, a caterpillar will clasp with its front legs and draw up the hind end, then clasp with the hind end (prolegs) and reach out for a new front attachment - creating the impression that it is measuring its journey. The caterpillars are accordingly called loopers, spanworms, or inchworms after their characteristic looping gait. The cabbage looper is not an inchworm, but a caterpillar of a different family. They are about 25 mm (1.0 in) long. They tend to be green, grey, or brownish and hide from predators by fading into the background or resembling twigs. Many inchworms, when disturbed, stand erect and motionless on the prolegs, increasing the resemblance. Some have humps or filaments (see Filament-bearer image). They are seldom hairy or gregarious and are generally smooth. Typically they eat leaves. However, some eat lichen, flowers or pollen. Some, such as the Hawaiian species of the genus Eupithecia, are even carnivorous. Certain destructive inchworms are called cankerworms.

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Hi Kapil,
what an interesting species - caterpillar. Excellent point of view. Very good colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Kapil
very nice shot with good details
good details and also good sharpness
the colours are very good naturel
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-06 11:21]

Hello Kapil,
wonderful pose you've captured, also clear details and a nice composition with green BG.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Kapil, strange and interesting catarpillar, lovely details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-06 16:14]

Hi Kapil,great capture of this strange and long caterpillar,very impressive and total sharpness, a great and interesting specie,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Impressive pose of the larva and impressive photo kapil! Excellent composition , wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-06 23:27]

Bonjour Kapil,
Il faut de bons yeux pour apercevoir cette chenille.
Excellents détails et bonne netteté.

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