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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: 2005-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 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), Caterpillars [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-29 21:09
Viewed: 3842
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the region where I live, women are taught to be afraid of caterpillars like this, and they learn the lesson very well...

Some old ladies even tell ancient stories about the reasons of this fear. Such stories are based on folklore and superstitious beliefs. Usually, as expected, there is no scientific knowledge in these beliefs, but even young women may find caterpillars disgusting and "dangerous".

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Parabéns por mais esta macro Lívio. Achei interessante o fato de ter visto poucas destas até hoje. Sua anatomia externa é exótica e ao mesmo tempo assustadora.

Very good macro Livio, Excellent details, colors and DOF. Too bad you could not ID it, I'm curious to know what it is..Very nice!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-29 22:57]

Hello Livio.
Personal assessment of the photo: great. Another strange creature!
Very good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a great week!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-30 1:18]

Yes, I heard of someone who was absolutely petrified of caterpillars. I can understand if it is a butterfly or moth flying around, but a slow moving caterpillar I can't understand.
This one is very attractive with all that lace work on his body. I can agree with all Luc's ratings for you too Livio. Good composition and nicely shown.

I can only presume that it is because some like this the hairs are very irratating causing some very nasty rashes/hives.
A great cat. TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-30 3:10]

Oh my goodness... What an incredible caterpillar. What he lacks in color, he surely makes up in interesting looks. Very sharp details on all those little "twigs" sticking out of him. Wonder what function they serve? Camouflage? Very unusual-looking little critter. TFS, Livio. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-30 3:21]

Very good capture Livio,
Excellent detail,great colours and DOF.
An unusual looking catty.
Very well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-30 3:43]

Hello again Livio!
Very nice photo.Details on caterpillar,framing and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-30 3:50]

Une superbe chenille bien mis en valeur dans cette composition photographique agréable. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
A nice & incredible caterpillar in a beautiful macro !

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  • Phoki Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
  • [2005-05-30 4:22]

A very nice pic!Could you be more specific why young women are taught to be afraid of this carerpillar!
I wish you hade a shot of him from another POV!

Excelent capture and well done on the details.


Run late upgrade tomorrow. It's good to be back!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-30 13:32]

Hi Livio, very interesting caterpillar. I wonder what this turns into? Great shot, nice composition and colours, very well done.

Hello Livio!
Wonderful caterpillar.Details,Bg and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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