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Like a Shar Pei

Like a Shar Pei
Photo Information
Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 7:16
Viewed: 4597
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I have only one note: If there is similar animals, this one is "the Shar Pei" of the insects or larvae, or like you want.
I hope you enjoy this cute and soft "Shar Pei"...
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To waylim: square formatMello 1 12-18 10:59
To jlinaresp: Olá JesusMello 1 12-10 13:38
To Silvio2006: ThanksMello 1 12-10 12:18
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hello Francisco
this is a super Macro picture
very good details and beautiful colours with good light
great shot
greeting lou

amazing closeup, TFS Ori

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-09 7:23]

Hello Francisco
Excellent and interesting capture of this wonderful caterpillar.
Well done

Cute and soft, I don't know about that! Very nice picture, details pop out. Great catch! Do you know the species?

An very nice pov and dov on this caterpillar with good details.
Fine colours.


Dear Francisco!

I'm so glad that you have found the way to my gallery and would like to thank you for this. Now, on my side, I'm happy to discover yours and I'm impressed by the high quality and diversity of your pictures. Your photographical world is quite different from mine, and that's what makes photography in general and TN in particular so interesting.

As you say in your notes, this caterpillar is a beauty and its shape is surprising. You have put it well on stage and the dark background highlights the colours at best.

Kind regards


hello Francisco
impressive once again model, the POV and the composition is very good, the details and the natural colours exceptional, wonderful macro!
keep photographing! TFS

eccezzionale macro,Francisco
impressionante la sproporzione tra testa e corpo di questo bruco,le cui pieghe della pelle ricordano la razza canina cinese coma hai sottolinato nel titolo

buona serata sERGIO

What a great capture!
Very sharp details and colors.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-09 11:21]

Hi Francisco . This is a most unusual looking caterpillar. I like the side POV so we can see the red dot markings.Taken with good detail and bright colours. well taken TFS.

Ciao Francisco. Indeed excellent MF! Impressive and detailed close up with perfect light's managenent. Stunning details and perfect brigh natural colours.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-09 11:48]

What a beauty!
Details are wonderful, the colors are beautiful!

Hallo Franscisco
You are really spoiling us with all these "otherwise" macros you have been posting. Some of them are real funny, some strange, some pretty and some like this Shar Pei, really fascinating and so interesting to look at. The details captured here is truly magnificent. The image as a whole is super sharp and well focused. The photography is excellent, and I especially refer to the little green almost see through paws. The clarity is great. Thanks for sharing. Your valuable contributions of the things we do not see so often are much appreciated. Kind regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-09 20:53]

Very interesting image of caterpillar, wish to see the full length too. Good colors and shapes. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-10 1:12]

Hello Francisco,
A fantastic macro of this caterpillar showing interesting and sharp details. Beautiful markings and colours and I like the dark background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Francisco.
A great capture indeed and a perfect immage of this guy.
Funny note and title!
Congratulations for this photo.


Francisco! pelo amor de Deus! É uma imagem fantástica, tomou a forma de lagarta para compor perfeitamente. As cores ea luz são ideais. Muito bom trabalho amigo!

NOTA: Estou muito ocupada com meu trabalho, eu não poderia visitar tantas vezes quanto TN usual. Espero ter mais tempo em um par de semanas.


Ciao Francisco, fantastic macro of amazing creature, splendid sharpness and superb details, wonderful natural colors, great contrast against dark BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hellow Francisco,
Im glad you have your green faces back.
This is an extraordinry sharp and well defined close up of this strange looking insect.It has some rather unique patterns and colours.Well captured.

Another excellent photo with really interesting species that is not normally seen.
Having just return from Iguazu in Brazil and Argentina 3 weeks ago, I have seen many insect crawling around, I have never seen anything as interesting as this. Thanks

I'm not sure about the square format. Too much negative space on the top and bottom.

Hi and Good Morning MF Francisco,

A truly impressive macro capture of this magnificent caterpillar. The details, POV/DOF and composition are superb.
TFS and have a nice day!


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