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Pachylia syces

Pachylia syces
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Roberto Peruca (jrobertop) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 408 W: 0 N: 122] (544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix A500
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Caterpillars of South America, Caterpillars [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-11 11:45
Viewed: 5952
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Without Common Name (Pachylia syces)

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Sphingoidea
Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Genus: Pachylia
Species: syces

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-11 12:06]

Hi Jose . What a fantastic looking Bug i had one like it the other day in the garden . I posted its picture. You have captured fine detail and colours.It stands out from the dark BG. well done TFS.

Hola José Roberto, quiero agradecerte tu ayuda en la identificación de la oruga, además he quedado muy bien con un cliente al poder identificársela.
Es una plaga que yo nunca había visto en frutales; aquí tenemos manzano, peral y melocotonero; unas 40.000 Ha. en mi Provincia (Lleida) que es la principal productora en España.
En cuanto a tu fotografía, muy interesante por muchos aspectos y destacando una buena iluminación que consigue plasmar esas difíciles texturas.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-09-11 16:22]

Quite a shot. Excellent technique. Gary

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-11 17:18]

Hi Jose,i must say you my great compliments for the top quality of your pic,this is another perfect example,incredibles details and sharpness,a great free advertising for your camera..ehehhe...thanks a lot to show us this beauy so perfeclty,have a nice day,Luciano

hi jose,
nice capture, i liked the pov very much, the dark bg compliments well here, the focus is sharp and the details are good,nice composition,
tfs & regards


The pic has great lighting and a dark and OOF BG. The detail and sharpness of the subject are excellent. I like your POV and composition too.

Hi Joe,
A beautiful capture of this syces caterpillar. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Jose,
great shot with amazing sharpness.
You can see all the details of this caterpillar.
Like the composition with the dark bg.
TFS Tatjana

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-09-12 2:08]

Hi Jose,
Fantastic macro of this caterpillar. It is a fine and great closeup work with flash. BG of dark bokeh, nicely contrasting the subject.
POV and composition are too good.
thanks a lot for sharing

Hello José,

A fine portrait of this attractive caterpillar, excellent sharpness and detail, and a good composition.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-12 9:43]

Hello José! Very nice macro of this insect, sharp and well exposed image, a fantastic shot!


Well composed, Jose.
I do like that dark face or is it a mask...

From this point of view I would not say that this is caterpillar of Sphingidae, I can not see the characteristic spine at the end of its abdomen :) Anyway, the pose of this larva is very nice and funny :) Sharpness and DOF are very good too. It is a pleasure to watch this photo!
All the best from Lodz Jose Roberto!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-13 9:07]

Hello Jose!

One of best pictures of caterpillars I've ever seen. Perfect sharpness and colours. Very interesting pose of insect. Excellent use of flash.

This is a fine contribution to the caterpillar theme, Jose. Your point of view is well chosen; the detail is sharp and clear; the background is free of distraction.

Well done!

Hi JR, a perfect macro capture of this catyerpillar with wonderful details, composition and nice black BG.
Many thanks for sharing this!
Have a nice new week!


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-09-14 22:49]

Un vrai portrait bien réussi.
Bonne journée.

Hello Jose,

I like very much the composition and the pose of this caterpillar. Great sharpness and colours. Excellent contrast against the dark background.

Hola Jose Roberto,
Excelente macro de esta oruga que muestras con gran nitidez, detalles, magníficas texturas e iluminación, gracias por compartirla, saludos
José Ramón

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-15 10:55]

Hi Jose Roberto
beautifully balanced colours and light.
very nice composition and background
well done.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-15 11:56]

Hello Jose,
excellent close up of beautiful Pachylia syces,
great deatiles and lovely colours,
well done and tfs,

Hello Jose Roberto,
Great capture, superb sharpness and depth of field, excellent details, good light, nice matural colors and wonderful clarity, good contrast against the dark oof background.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-11-08 23:31]

Hola Jose.

Excelente macro, gran nitidez, color,contraste,pose,punto de vista, una bella capture de gran caldad, buena nota.


Hi Jose Roberto,
This is a funny capture with great pose from your unusual model :)! Details are outstanding and this low POV makes this creature looks huge. This is well seen and realized!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-21 9:29]

hello Roberto
wonderful close-up capture
POV, BG, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

Bonsoir José
Tes phots de papillons sont toujours aussi belles
mais cette chenille a une allure formdable

Hi Jose

You have a great gallery, I hope to see many more posts from you here in TN.

This is just fantastic, everything is perfect, the pose of the caterpillar is just amazing.

Great work

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