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On the leaf
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), Going to the toilet, Caterpillars [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-23 6:03
Viewed: 5671
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When it comes to identifying the species I post, I fail. But I think this is a caterpillar.

I took this photo in a place I usually shoot butterflies.

This supposed caterpillar was on a sunflower leaf when I took the picture, and I guess it has just gone to the toilette.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-23 6:07]

Excellent details Livio! I'm impressed...
Colors,details and POV are very good. And you have two black bonuses in your shot:)

Outsttanding shot Livio. sharpness, details, colours and composition are excellent!
Great Dof, I like it a lot.

"You have two black bonuses" - I agree :)
Very, very impressive work. Thank you!
Well done!!!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-23 6:22]

Excellent Livio! Razorsharp details and superb colors. POV & DOF are great and so is the composition. This is good! TFS!

This is indeed a caterpillar.The make and model I'm not familiar with,but those bristles would make me think twice about touching it.
This is an excellent macro though.Crystal clear detail,and good composition.Thanks for this Livio.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-23 6:42]

Nasty caterpillar Livio ;-) Great, sunny colours, good details and POV. I like shapes of this insect. Good work!

Absolutely superb color, composition, and clarity.

Again a fantastic one Livio,
Fantastic macro, with a succesfull composition, the colours are fantastic, and the pof is great, very good jo.
gr. Jaap

WOw! What a hairy... somehing ;-))))
Interesting and funny photo!

Great shot Livio, turd's included! ;-))) Really like the details, colors & composition. Great job!

Amazing details, this is a really vibrant shot, just packed with colour, without it being overbearing.
Your 'caterpillar' is The oleander caterpillar, Syntomeida epilais Walker, a bright orange caterpillar with tufts of long black hairs, is a common sight on oleanders in Florida and southern Georgia. In southern regions of Florida the oleander caterpillar can cause considerable defoliation. This species is the only caterpillar pest of concern on this ornamental plant, although a related species, the spotted oleander caterpillar, Empyreuma affinis Rothschild, may be found occasionally in south Florida and the Keys. (notes from http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/orn/ole_cpillar.htm)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-23 14:12]

Fantastic macro, Livio. The details are excellent, the composition is very pleasing, and the colors are stunning.
Great job!

Not bad, splendid chromatic and almost too sharp, it has a very thorny visual factor incorporporated. Love the light caught upon it.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-23 14:55]

This must really be a Brazilian caterpillar given the colours of the vegetation. Did he clean up before leaving ?
Anyway, superbe colours and contrast.
Regards.
Toni

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-23 15:18]

Yes Livio, I think this IS a caterpillar. Very good macro of it. The details and colours are terrific. I imagine it will turn into a magnificent butterfly - you must look out for it in a few weeks time. Well shown.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-23 15:41]

Hi Livio, nice caterpillar and great to include some of it's poo. Nice colours and composition. I do feel it is a little over sharpened, but it's a very nice shot. Well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-03-23 15:50]

Excellent shot Livio, I love the detail, sharpness and the colours... just beautiful. Good composition and DOF. Ummm.. look like the caterpilar need to be toilet training... :P Thanks for sharing,

A well detailed macro shot Livio, great colours and well captured bonuses.

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  • pao Gold Star Critiquer [C: 135 W: 7 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-23 17:03]
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Que "canhão" você usa na sua câmera? Se for segredo esquece a pergunta (rs...rs...),muito boa macro composição também. A grande maioria de suas fotos, como dizem esta é a sua praia.

Amazing color and detail in this shot. An excellent capture!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-03-23 22:14]

Excellent détails et de bons contrastes de couleurs. J'aime beaucoup le changement de couleurs du jaune, au vert dans le feuillage et l,orange de cette chenille. Félicitations pour la netteté et l'originalité de cette macro.

Merci pour l'envoi et bonne journée.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-03-24 10:33]

Livio.
Perfect photo macro.
Very good frame and excellent sharpness.
I greet, Robert.

Nice shot again Livio,
Perfect detail, very sharp and clean.
As always with your shots, the colours really stand out well.
Thanks for posting

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-24 15:04]

Hi livio,
Incredible colors and a very nice composition. A little bit too sharp to me but still great.
TFS.

The strong contrasting colours here are very good Livio, and this is a very interesting catapillar. I like the composition and DOF.
I have added it to the "going to the toilet" theme, well done.

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-11-01 20:34]

Hola Livio:
Fantàstica macro! Excelentes colores, detalles y definiciòn, como asì tambièn la luz
y el encuadre. Todo perfecto. me gusta mucho. ¿Mis congratulaciones por esta hermosa e interesante captura!
Saludos.
Nelly

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