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Caterpillar (ID)

Caterpillar (ID)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-13 15:47
Viewed: 3064
Points: 36
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Caterpillar (ID)

Well, I have no butterflies at hand, but I have this fat caterpillar, which my daughter (Alejandra) and my niece (Victoria), 11 and 8 years old, respectively; decided to "watch" in a tangerine tree, until I return from my work and could make some photos!

These two little girls are a delight! I thank God for them!

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia - animals
Phylum: Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class: Insecta - Insects
Order: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths

Some "Fun Facts About Caterpillars"

-Worldwide there are probably about 300,000 species of Lepidoptera, of which only an estimated 14,500 – or 5% are butterflies.

-A few caterpillars of the family Pyralidae are aquatic and have gills that let them breath underwater.

-Caterpillars have 4,000 muscles - 248 of which are in their head. Humans only have 629 muscles.

-The most potent defensive chemical found in any animal is produced by the South American silk moth genus Lonomia. It is an anticoagulant powerful enough to cause a human to hemorrhage to death. This chemical is being investigated for potential medical applications.

-Lepidoptera, derived from the Greek works “lepido” for scale and “ptera” for wings, is the second largest order in the class Insecta.

-As a rule, most butterflies are diurnal, brightly colored, and have knobs or hooks at the tip of the antennae. Most moths are nocturnal, are typically drab in color, and have thread-like, spindle-like, or comb-like antennae.

-A moth pupa (caterpillar) transforms inside a cocoon and a butterfly pupa transforms inside a chrysalis.

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/403
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 12800/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-12-10 14:41
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash fired.
File Size: 221 kb

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A pat on the back of your little girls, Jesus. They have led you to a great looking species of Caterpillars. Its body shape reminds me of the one I posted some time back -- the one which makes a shell of wooden sticks and withdraws into it when sensing danger.
This is an excellent point of view. The details on the face are marvellous and the mossy surface on which it crawls makes the settings very natural.
Thanks and regards.

hello Jesús

it is a great macro photo with very fine POV
and framing, great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Gooooo...ood morning/day/evening friend Jesus! Thanks for asking, I am OK! And how are you? Well, this is a remarkable macro work, I am almost refusing to accept that this result was achieved with a compact camera!!! Bravo,... ultimate detail and briliant sharpness on the focus area. No ID again, Hm! But wait to see my army of unknown species!! Thanks for sharing, this tasty caterpillar and greetings for you all at home. I didn't know for the existence of your daughter Alejandra! I hope, she is a smart nature lover as you are, my friend!
George Veltchev

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-13 22:36]

Hi Jesus,
Excellent photo, great sharpness and fine details, TFS!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-13 23:56]

Hello Jesus.
Excellent close-up. I love the point of view and composition. Splendid colors also on this beautiful caterpilar.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jesús.
Sorry that I can't help with the ID.
The picture is really splendid with the focus spot on the head.
Amazing details in fine shallow background.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

Hi Jesus

Excellent macro fo this giant caterpillar. Amazing colour pattern, and well done by your girls to find it for you.


Ciao Jesus,
una super macro con un punto di ripresa "aggressivo" per dettagli impressionanti, sull'ID non sono in grado di aiutarti, molto bello anche il taglio compositivo
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Jesus. Grande chiusura sul bruco sconosciuto e come sempre qualità al top. Ottima composizione.


Hi Jesus.
Interesting photo with very good composition and great sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Hola Jesús

Preciosa composición de un primer plano de la cabeza de esta oruga fantastica. Nitidez asombrosa y con muchos detalles. Buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Jesus,
A nice composition with beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-14 7:40]

Hello Jésus,
Impressive macro of this caterpillar taken from an ideal POV. Fantastic sharpness and details. Beautiful colours. Good DOF and composition.

Hello Jesus,
What a catch....Excellent details and splendid colours.
Amazing sharp details and good focus. Great composition with
fantastic clarity.

hello Jesus
very good macro work with great details and good sharpness
very nice pose with great colours
greeting lou

Ciao Jesus, gran bel brucone ben ripreso con ottima profondità di campo e splendida nitidezza, bella macro bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-14 15:14]

Ciao Jesus,il nome resterà un mistero ma la foto è uno spettacolo impressionante.La presa dal davanti e i dettagli straordinari fanno la differenza,bellissimo anche il design del bruco,perfettamente riprodotti nella tua foto.Non lavorare troppo,buonanotte! Luciano

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-16 8:51]

Hello Jesus,
Great to hear that your daughter is inheriting your interest in nature!! This is a fine caterpillar with great focus on its face. Amazing markings and colours and very well framed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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