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Cerura iberica

Cerura iberica
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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lime Greens [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-16 13:32
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Points: 100
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Cerura iberica
Notodontidae Stauropinae

I have no much information about this kind of caterpillar, save that it's a lepidopteron endemic to the Iberian Peninsula.
This specimen was found on my back in a sunny day the last summer when we were having a walk through the wild in Sorriba. It was a surprise, for I had never seen this kind. I don't know from where it dropped, but isn't it cute?

I'm so sorry for being out so long. I've been missing you so much! Now I'm happy to see all your progress, but I've got still little time. I hope to find it and see all your pictures.
With my very best wishes.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-16 13:35]

Hi Maite. No good with the ID. but its still a good close up of the green Caterpillar. You have captured good detail and bright colours. well done TFS.

Ciao Maite,
bentornata :)
Veramente magnifico questo bruco di Cerura iberica e splendida la tua foto.
Spero di vederne molte altre nelle prossime settimane!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-16 13:46]

Hola Maite,
cuanto tiempo,???
no te andas por las ramas, Harpía... :))
muy buena definición y colores,
buen trabajo amiga,
muchos saludos

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-16 19:58]

Hi Maite,
So nice to see you after such a long time. Hope everything is alright.
This is a wonderful shot of this interesting caterpillar with very impressive sharpness and colours. I like its different body shape and the tail details. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hola Maite,
Hola esta usted!
Delighted to see your beautiful posting once again in this site!
very well captured of the Caterpillar with a good pov with so much details and sharpness!
well done
muchas gracias

Hello Maite,

Very beautiful picture of this caterpillar. Excellent composition, POV, DOF and sharpness. Great colours.
Well done,

Hola maite, una toma con buena definición, color y buena luz. Un saludo

A clear and sharp picture with lots of saturation and nice composition.
Best wishes,

Excelente Maite! Muy bin. En Inglterra es un tipo de 'Puss Moth'.

Hi Maite,
A nice capture of this beautiful caterpillar. Excellent details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Maite
This is surely a nice fat caterpillar, which you managed to capture very closely and with great sharpness. The detail is very clearly seen and you where lucky to capture this worm so close. I like the different shades of green and the texture on the back of the caterpillar and on the antenna is very well displayed. The dots on each segment of the body are well displayed. Well seen and captured. If the two black stripes on the head are the eyes, it will be a first for me, as I thought eyes is always supposed to be round or oval shaped.I also like the shadow of the antennas on the surface. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day.
Best regards

Hello Maite,

A wonderful caterpillar, good photo of it too.


Hi Maite, What a wonderful caterpillar you share with us.
Very good detail, color, and exposure. Tfs Richard

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-17 8:06]

Hi Maite.
I am very happy to see you here, read your amazing comments and watch your new picture. You have presented a very nice specimen of caterpillar. Its image is really wonderful. I am impressed with fine diagonal composition, superb details pf all features of the insect, perfect reflection nice and natural surroundings. Bravo and TFS.
P.S. My new shot for you, dear friend.

Nice action shot with good details.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-17 10:37]

Hola Maite.
Me da mucho gusto volver a ver Tus fotos otra vez, y mas que nada leer Tus comentarios en las notas escritas. Son muy calidas y en verdad me llenan de agrado.
Exelente El macro Maite. Gran calidad y nitidez. Que bellos colores en Verde, y la iluminacion es perfecta.
Saludos Maite, Recibe un abrazo.

Hello Maite
Very intersting spieces to shoot ,
Perfect details,exposure and POV.Welldone my friend.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-18 1:47]

Hello Maite,
it is nice to see another post from you, i hope you are well my friend. It must have been a suprise to find this little beauty on your back! It's an amazing looking Caterpillar. I like your colour reproduction and clear detail. Exposure and focus are both excellent, very well done!

Hello Maite. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous clear image and the story in the note, Excellent sharpness under well exposed clarity. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-18 2:55]

Hello maite, Excellent and once again happy to see your pictures again in the gallery. Thank you for presenting such a superb one. Thank you again. Ganesh smiely tmrw

Hi Maite, great macro of this splendid caterpillar, good focus, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Maite.
una preciosa oruga, la mariposa sera muy bella. Muy buena toma.Un saludo.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-18 12:56]

Ola Mite
Bela foto desta largata muito interessante a forma do seu corpo e sua cor, a composição de fundo ficou muito boa e as cores são excelentes, a nitidez ficou muito boae a luminosidade esta otima.

Hola Maite,
Impecable y bien documentada como todos tus trabajos, que nos muestras con un gran definicion y eseñando los detalles principales. Un cordial saludo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-19 11:31]

Hola Maite,
Me alegro de verte de nuevo por aquí. Una extraña oruga fotografiada con excelente nitidez y colores y encima es bonita. ¿Qué mariposa saldrá de ella?
José M.

Hello Maite,
Welcome back:-)
...with a beautiful caterpillar and a new intro photo as well; concerning the latter I see Alexei has already written wonderful critiques;-).
Well done and it is definitely cute. I agree...

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-04-19 14:16]

Merhaba Maite,
Great macro of this splendid caterpillar, excellent focus, fine details and great sharpness, very well done. Greetings. Hüseyin

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-19 14:56]

Hello Maite,
Great composition with sharp details and vivid color. I like the depth of field used and the rock adds to the composition. Nice work Maite, thank you.

Hello Maite and thank for your recent visit.
You've used the sunlight perfectly, nice & sharp with excellent DOF/color. Great diagonal comp too :)
Well done!

Hola Maite
Se vuelve a la oruga tiene una claridad realmente muy bonita
estos colores muy bien

Hi Maite,

Very nice, its just pity that such a cute caterpillar transforms to some butterfly;-). Great colours, composition and sharpness of details.



Hello Maite,
Wow! That is a well fed little fellow!
The great light renders natural colours, and the macro work is well done with sharp fine details in the subject...
Good diagonal movement in an attractive composition!
Pablo -

Your green caterpillar reminds me a bt of the California banana slug. They however are much more slimy and a light brown...yet there is some similarity. Very nicely seen Maite!

Hello Maite,
Thrilled to see you back again. Your special kind of nature photography has been sorely missed. Other preoccupations must be keeping you busy elsewhere.
I too feel ashamed when I am late in responding to a critique on my work, like in your case. Sorry for it.
Your image of this Caterpillar does bear you stamp; it is an extremely sharp capture with perfect natural tones and colours.
Thanks for sharing your pic after a fairly long gap.

An unusual green caterpillar. Nice detail and color.

Hola Maite.
Y yo que pensaba que las arpías eran...otras cosas...
Muy buena resolución y una nitidez de escándalo.
Perfectos detalles.
Un buen trabajo.
Saluditos, JL.

Dear Maite,
Superb photo of You again, marvellous colors, sharp as razorblade and DOF was chosen very well, too. Never seen this caterpillar before.
Big congrats for this excellent shot. I think it's time to bookmark You as one of my fave photographers.
Tfs, ciao, László

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-28 3:20]

Hola Maite,
Nice POV, composition and details. TFS
All the best,

Hi Maite
Quelle splendeure avec l'harmonie des couleurs et tant de netteté.
Bravo et merci...JP

Hello Maite,
Excellent shot of this endemic species! Perfect light and colours. Excellent DOF - thanks ;-D


bonjour maité
merci de nous faire partager les especes endemiques
d'espagne,les couleurs sont jolies et vives.petit bemol sur le POV que je trouve un peu trop haut.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-14 13:00]

Hello Maite, well done on that beautiful shot of that caterpillar, the sharpness and colors are fantastic thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-18 20:20]

Hello Maite

An excellent capture of this caterpillar.
Wonderful sharp focus and detail.
The colours are vibrant.
Great job.


Hello Maite!
I remember the time when I was rearing another species from this genus - Cerura vinula. The caterpillars were realy great coloured and when disturbed - they showed a red appendixes at the end of abdomen :)
This species from your picture was not known for me before. The caterpillar is similar in shape to Central European species but it also differs from them a little :)
TFS this picture and have a nice Sunday!
Best regards from Lodz,

PS. Tomorrow morning I'm leaving Lodz for 2 weeks, so I am sorry for lack of comments and answers before 14 July :>

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-12 7:31]

Hello Maite,
I used to give no attention to the caterpillar. Now I realise that they are very beautiful. Yes, everything is.
Like this one, very unique, cute and funny too.
thanks for sharing.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-08-22 12:03]

Hi Maite

Lovely shot of this caterpillar. Lovely bright colours and sharp and detailed. Nice work.



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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-09-19 12:28]

Hola Maite.

Lindo macro, con excelente exposicion luz detalles nitidez color y contraste, muy linda foto,interesante nota.


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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2008-10-04 10:08]

Hello Maite,

Great picture of this butterfly caterpillar
Great color, background and lighting


Ciao Maite,
stupenda cattura di bruco dai bellissimi colori ed effetti grafgici, eccellenti POV e DOF, molto bella la composizione diagonale, ottima nitidezza.

Hello Maite

Very well focused with lovely detail.
The lighting is very good and the colours are vivid.
Lovely POV.
Nicely done


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