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Caterpillar (light emerald)

Caterpillar (light emerald)
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Caterpillars, Birch inhabitants and visitors, Lepidoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-09 9:08
Viewed: 5652
Points: 47
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Campaea margaritata
Found on the bark of the birch.

Description: about 20 mm
Colour: brown-grey with the bottom clearer
With a fringe of "hair" on the bottom
2 pairs abdominal prolegs
1 pair anal prolegs

A distinctive species found commonly in woodland sites, bogs, fens and occasionally gardens. Adults appear frequently at light in small numbers. The larvae can be found in September through to May of the following year on oak, birch, beech and hawthorn. It overwinters as a larva.

World distribution: Throughout Europe

Other view for identification in the WS.

For identification see also here

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Hello Marie
This is a curious caterpillar and I would say that he is going to be a Moth..Im no expert though!!...Very well taken with good exposure and nice sharp details.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-09 9:30]
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Hello Mariki,
Nice capture of the caterpillar of a Geometrid moth: it looks like it might be Alcis repandata, the Brindled Beauty. Good sharpness, detail and composition.
The caterpillar of the Winter Moth has longitudinal stripes.
Thanks and best wishes, Ivan

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-09 12:15]

la photo est tres belle,mes compliments parce que tu as choisi le parfait moment pour la faire,la position est parfaite,bonne semaine,Luciano

Interesante captura y buena pose del insecto. Lástima del enfoque que desmejora bastante la toma.
Saludos Marie.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-09 19:45]

Hello Marie,
I don't have much time today because I have to study
for my final exam tomorrow, but I had to stop by to congratulate
you for this excellent capture.. Very well done


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-09 20:27]

Hello Marie Christine

This is what we call an 'inch worm" here.
Their locomotion looks like they inch along.
Well captured with good detail.
It looks like it is coming up to the finish line.LOL


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-09 23:52]

Hi Marie,
Just marking this wonderful shot from you and will be back later with a proper critique.

hello marie-christine
que de magnifiques détails dans cette chenille, bonne lumière et excellente netteté, bravo et merci a toi

hello marie,
nice capture of the caterpillar, well composed shot, suitable pov, you got a good pose while the insect is moving,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Marie,
Very nice moment of the scene you've captured!!
Nice pose with excellent details and composition.
Also, lovely natural colours here.
Well presented with informative note too. :-)
TFS and best wishes,

Hello Marie-Christine,
C'est une prise de vue originale et efficace qui brise des cadres traditionnels et donne un dynamisme à l'image. Les notes sont intéressantes et tu as capté de bons détails sur cette petite créature :) Merci,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-10 6:12]

Bonjor Marie-Christine, excellente macro de cette chenille, la position est parfaite, les détails sont nets et l'éclairage est excellent. Bravo et merci !


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-10 7:09]

Hello Marie,
You're obviously very observant finding all kinds of little creatures!! Fine capture of this moth caterpillar taking big "steps" forward on the white bark. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Coucou Mariki, je vois que tu viens de sauter allègrement ton premier millier de points et je t'en félicite, c'est mérité tu fais du très bon travail, il me tarde déjà de te féliciter pour ton deuxième millier de points,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-10 11:57]

Hi Marie. You must have good eyes this one looks so small.I like the pose with the big arch in its back as it moves good timing. natural colours. and sharp detail. well done TFS. good notes too.

Hola Marie,
Buena toma con nitidez donde se aprecian muy bien los detalles, simpática pose con agradable iluminación, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Marie, lovely caterpillar with splendid details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-12-10 22:50]

Quelle souplesse dans le dos !
Bonne journée.

bonjour marie
j'ai fait un p'tit WS.
a voir.

Hi Marie Christine,
The prelude to a beautiful moth!
Very good perspective; click at the right time.
Excellent details!
Very well done!
José Roberto

Hi Marie,
A nice capture of this caterpillar. Good details and informative notes. I like this composition and also the composition by Mr. Laurent. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2007-12-15 23:17]

hi Marie Christine, very nice picture and clear subject, many compliments

Hello Marie!
This is a very typical (and for me always funny) pose of geometrid caterpillar. As I see you prefer white background, what can bring both good and bad results. A good one is that the specimen is very well seen (good contrast and exposition), a bad one is that sometimes white reflection can be seen. Fortunatelly on this picture there is not white reflections, and the presentation looks nice :)
On the other hand I am not sure if reducing of some noises and a little less sharpering would be better :)
Anyway, nice to see this strange and funny creature :)
Best greetings,

Hi Mariki,

A nice capture of this ceterpillar with excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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