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Caterpillar #4/1 (C. clytia)

Caterpillar #4/1 (C. clytia)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Caterpillars from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 10:00
Viewed: 3753
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a young larva of Common Maim. My next post will be a mature caterpillar which is quite different. What I missing is the full grown butterfly.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae (วงศ์หางติ่ง)
Genus: Papilio
Subgenus: Chilasa (Black-bodied Swallowtails)(สกุลผีเสื้อเชิงลาย)
Species: C. clytia (ผีเสื้อเชิงลายธรรมดา)
Common name: Common Mime

The Common Mime is a Swallowtail butterfly found in South and South-east Asia: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma , Thailand, Southern China (including Hainan), Hong Kong, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.

Both young and mature caterpillars will rest on the upper side of a leaf. Although they rarely extend them, these caterpillars do have scent/stink horns like many of the Papilio butterfly larvae.

The ova size is around 1.3 mm/0.05 inch diameter.
The young larva is less than 55mm/2.25 inches in length.
The mature caterpillar is about 55mm/2.25 inches in length.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-28 10:06]

Hello Jitti,
Very nice close up.POV,sharpness,exposure and framing are wonderful.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-28 10:17]

Hi Jitti,
Wonderful close-up shot of this larva. Such clear and sharp features. Lovely colours and perfect natural lighting. I like your POV and the green leaf BG works well here. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-28 10:38]

Hi Jitti,

Wonderful macro of the larva. Colors and details are superb. Shows off well on the green leaf.


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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-05-28 10:48]

Hello Jitti,
Good shot. Good Sharpness and details. Excellent POV. I have also seen and photographed these larvae and the butterfly in our place. Looking forward to your next shot, Smitha.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-28 13:55]

Hi Jitti.
Great macro of this very interesting larva.Nice composition,fine sharp details and pretty natural colors.I like your used POV and accurate exposure.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-28 13:58]

Hello Jitti, wonderul capture of this beautiful caterpillar, excellent macro work. Great collors, and details, and excellent POV.. well done..

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-28 15:47]

Hello Jitti,
Very nice macro shot.POV,lighting,details,colors,exposure and framing are wonderful. TFS

Hi jitti my friend,
great focus and vivid colours.
sharpness is excellent too.
very well done.
best wishes

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-29 7:55]

hi Jitti,
quelle chenille ! ces piques sont énormes, pas question pour les prédateurs de s'approcher. Belles couleurs et brillance. Il reste un peu de bruit parasite sur l'image, mais c'est assez simple a corriger.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-29 12:06]

Hello Jitti

Excellent DOF and POV.The focus is sharp and the details are wonderful.Excellent colour saturation with natural lighting.TFS


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-30 8:59]

Hi Jitti,
Interesting post quite amazing in what beauty thos caterpiller turn into.
Very well captured, POV, colors and details are great.

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