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Photo Information
Copyright: Dave Armitage (DaveA) (33)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-11 16:46
Viewed: 4108
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A caterpillar I found on the beach in northern Michigan. I really liked its colors.

As for the photo, it was taken with a relatively cheap early generation Sony digital I received from work.
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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-07-11 17:09]

Incredible picture!
What a caterpillar!
So preaty!
5* photo!
Beautiful colors!

Hi Dave.
A very interesting image to begin. Great textures, colours and shapes. DOF is a bit short at the front so the image is a bit soft, but still worths very much posting. The composition makes it! Welcome to TN, hope to see more photos soon.

Welcome to TN Dave, and interesting image you choice for a 1st post, I like the colours and the form of the caterpillar in its rolled up defensive posture. what lets it down is the very shallow DOF (Depth of Focus/Field) where only the inner legs are sharply in focus. The use of a higher F number may of helped. it would help to advise you in future posts if you include the camera and the settings used to capture the image. If you have any question then please write to either the forum or direct to me if you want. TFS (Thank you For Sharing)

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  • magiqa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 0 N: 67] (718)
  • [2005-07-11 20:02]
  • [2]

First I thought it was a pillow! Very good picture!

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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2005-07-11 21:16]
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Very nice macro for a start, Dave.
It's a little soft and with shallow DOF but nice POV and beautiful colours.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-11 21:22]
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Hi Dave
Very interesting shot, I've never seen this before. Very nice colour, good details.

Bela captura.
Gosto muito desta lagarta.
Lindas cores.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-12 5:57]

I love the colours and patterns on the catterpillar.
Great photo.

Lovely colors on this Cat.

Composition/placement: ***
Exposure: *****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ***
Impact: ***

Overall: ****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

Hi Dave,
This colourful caterpillar is of a noctuid moth, Ceramica picta (Noctuidae). I've managed to recognize the genus because it looks very similar to our common species, Ceramica pisi.
For yor reference:

Best regards,

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