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Flower head
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-27
Categories: Insects, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Caterpillars [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-09 13:06
Viewed: 6122
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This caterpillar is from the rainforest in Peru's Amazon Basin. Butterflies reach their peak diversity in the rainforests of Peru which are home to an estimated 4.000 native species. In Europe there are just 400 species.
The fine hairs on caterpillars repel predators and also make it difficult for parasitic wasps to land and lay their eggs.

I have no clue about the ID, please excuse me for that. If I knew what this Cinderella's Carriage would turn into, I would love to write about it... Sure it will not be a pumpkin but it will turn into a beautiful moth or a butterfly :o)

Flash: Canon 430EX Speedlite Flash + Flash Diffuser

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hi Selen,
incredible "batuffolo" with excellent details
compliments for the great quality for a
so little animal
best sERGIO

Hi Selen,
What a cute caterpillar! Very good POV and composition, sharp details, good lighting and beautiful colours. What a pity that some day this turns to an ugly butterfly;o)
TFS
Cheers
Pekka

Magnifica nitidez e interesantisima oruga.

amazing caterpillar, TFS Ori

MErhaba Selen Hanım, notunuzu okuyana kadar tırtıl olduğuna ınanamadım. Cok ilginç. Ellerinize sağlık.
İyi calışmalar

Fİliz

bugün komşuyuz Selen hanım. ana galeri sayfasına bakarken fark ettim. ilk bakışta yaprak üzerinde tropikal bir bitkinin çiçeği gibi görünse de, çok değişik ve ilginç bir tırtılın çok güzel bir makrosu. çok da güzel bir sunum olmuş. elinize sağlık. iyi geceler, selamlar.

Selam selen hanım, çok ilginç (aşırı kıllı) bir tırtıl. Paylaşımınz için teşekkürler. Elinize sağlık.
Deniz

The most deceptive caterpillar I have ever seen, Selen. Gives the impression of a Bottlebrush flower with those long hair and red head.
Excellent image in both technical and documentary terms.
TFS and regards.

I wonder if you ever saw that move with Sean Connery, Medicine Man....sometimes I think if you as the still photographer on that set..I have many loves in movie for these areas including but not limited to the prior but also Mosquito coast....there are more...and You are as brave as a soldier in Vietnam in the early 1960's who went up the Delta in small boats...the VC used different weapons..no blow guns...Chinese made weapons..not the best but much more deadly...believe me... I know...and so to get these images I am always surprised..perhaps you ignore the dangers or pretend they are not there...today in the latest Archaeology magazine I read of man who was climbing on the Pakistan/Afghan border in search of soap stone......wow...and he was an American as well..much more courage and stamina than I but I am still able to admire...
bob

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-09 22:48]

Hi Selen

Great close-up of this colouful caterpillar - great detail and pose.

JAmes

Selam Selen hanım, oldukça enterasan bir tırtıl:) gerçekten çicek sandım küçük resimde. Hatta aklımdan Selen hanım çiçek mi çekti diye düşünmedim değil:) Neler görcez daha:) Tropiklerin herşeyi bir renkli zaten:) Elinize sağlık nefis makro olmuş. Teşekkürler. İyi bir gün dileklerimle...
Bayram

Hello Selen,

What an amazing caterpillar. Excellent capture of this "cute" insect. Superb composition. Excellent exposure and sharpness. Wonderful colours.
Cheers,
Mariki

Hi Selen
As for the ID I am sure that it is an alien from very little an unknown planet ;-) Fantastic caterpillar and very good shot. Great sharpnes, nice diagonal compo, perfect OOF background
TFS
Krzysztof

Merhaba Selen,
This is almost unbelievable!
It seems more a piece of art that a living creature.
Love absolutely the colour contrast here, and how don't do it, that red really stands out of the picture, and the delicate white hairs makes of it very strange insect.
Excellent all the technical side, as well as the composition.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,
JM

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-10 3:41]

Hello Selen,
I'm glad you're showing us some of Peru's fantastic wildlife! This little caterpillar is so beautiful with its long fur coat and red hat! Great sharpness and lovely colours in this fine composition. I bet the long hairs would cause a rash if you touched them!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hola Selen,
Preciosa composición para esta curiosa oruga con esos colores tan llamativos. Excelente nitidez, luz y fondo, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Selan
What cool little hair guy with red cap :)
Excellent details and composition...
TFS
Ralf

Hi Selen

What a bizarre caterpillar. Looks like a hairy cigarette !!
Great composition and sharpness.
Great DOf, POV and neutral background.

Chris

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-10 5:48]

Hello Selen,
Wonderful photo of this Caterpillar. These colours are amazing. The contrasts against the OOF BG are perfect. Very sharp and an excellent POV and composition.
Kind regards,
Peter

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-09-10 7:57]

merhaba selen hanım
gayet güzel ve çeşitlilikte fotoğraflar paylaşıyorsunuz
tür, bakış açısı, arka fon, ışık, renkler ve netlik nefis
elinize sağlık
selamlar
izler

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-10 10:33]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Hakikaten bu ne? Tırtıl demeyeceksiniz herhalde. Yeşil bir yaprak üzerindeki hareketli bir çiçek derseniz daha çok inanırım:)
Olağanüstü bir kare.
Elinize sağlık.

Hüseyin

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-10 11:50]

Hahahaa that is one funny-lookin' caterpillar! :-))
It is incredibly hairy!!
Excellent macro.
Great sharpness, composition, BG and POV.

Well done, Selen!

Joe

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-09-10 16:19]

Hi Selen

It is difficult to believe that those beautiful fluffy hairs can cause so much pain to the touch, until you have actually touched it and first hand experience why these hairy caterpillars are also called burn worms.

A beautiful specimen you have captured here with excellent details and stunning colours. The simplistic composition ensures that all focus and attention remains strictly on the subject.

Well done and TFS.
Regards
Loot

Merhaba Selen,
Un notable y hermosa oruga, me fascinan esos pelos extra largos y su intenso color carmín en la cabeza, nunca vi algo así. La foto muy bien lograda como es usual en ti. Felicitaciones
Hernán

A pumpkin with a flower.
I still have no idea what it is either....but it sure is taken with a nice DOF.
Definitely the right lighting used.
Wishing you the best.
D

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-09-10 17:04]

Hola Selen.
Muy bella Tu foto, me agrada mucho la nitidez e iluminacion que se logra en esta imagen. Su largo pelo y la mancha rojo lucen verdaderamente muy hermosos.
Saludos Selen.
Luis52.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-11 0:42]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this interesting looking caterpillar. It indeed looks like a brush with a red head. Immaculate sharpness and details on its spikes and you have put the flash to expert use here. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.Thanks for sharing this fine image.
Sumon

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-11 3:26]

Hi Selen

A truly fantastic species...wow!
It's great that people like you have the opportunity to travel and take such amazing shots to share with us :)
This particular fellow here looks like he needs a bit of a styling :) I would recommend a little trip and maybe a go for the "old but never too old" Billy Idol look :))

Seriously now, this is an excellent macro, with great details on the subject and a superb blurry and contrasting BG. Lovely work!


Bravo and TFS
Horia

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-11 4:29]

Hi Seelen,
amazing...technically an excellent shot, but the subject itself is fascinating. I hope their habaitat is safe from man..
Paul

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-11 4:49]

Selen hanım enfes bir poz olmuş keyifle izledim ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Selen,
The color pops, the detail is excellent..
This cat seems to glow :)
Well done!
Howard

Hi Selen,

Just beautiful, one can only imagine what an amazing creature this will turn into, wonderful colours and detail, tfs,

Cheers Rick :)

Selen merhabalar
harika macro
ellerine sağlık selamlar

Hi Selen!
This one is really cute! White-red caterpillar looks very original. This colours mosaic is very unique in insects, especially larvae. And moreover, in this species so long setae are present. It is a pitty that we do not know species name, but I think that this is caterpillar of moth not butterfly :)
Greetings from Lodz,
Radomir

Selen,

Very well composed pic with the OOF BG and DOF being shallow. It gives more detail to the subject. The picture is sharp and clear.
TFS,
Sheriff

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-09-17 3:51]

Superb capture,with spot on exposure.
Nice composition&POV.
TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-15 13:13]

Hello Selen,
Superb! Beautiful composition. The color of the caterpillar arises really well on the background. Many details and a beautiful subject. Congratulations!Best regards
Siggi

Merhaba Selen,
quali e quanti inaspettati incontri nel tuo viaggio in Perù, come questo spettacolare bruco catturato con straordinaria definizione in una bellissima composizione dai colori fantastici.
TFS.
Maurizio

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