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Pink-striped Oakworm Caterpillar

Pink-striped Oakworm Caterpillar
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-10 20:13
Viewed: 1788
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While in Oklahoma last week I came across a large number of these colorful and hungry caterpillars feeding on Oak leaves. The Pink-striped Oakworm Caterpillar can really do a job on leaves due to their sometime large numbers. The Moth will at time deposit several hundred eggs in a single cluster.

Whenever I visit my daughter in Tulsa I try to make a visit to Oxley Nature Center, which is a really neat place to hike. I found a cluster of these caterpillars while walking along the tree line of the meadow trail.

For more information on the Pink-striped Oakworm Caterpillar and moth click here

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beautiful caterpillar. is this oakworm caterpillar a moth or butterfly caterpillar? good image. nice to see. tfs.

Hello Ron-Beautiful capture these pair.I must say that exposure and sharpness is good to cherish the details of them.Nice POV and I like its natural habitat.Thanks for sharing.and also thanks for your comment on my last picture.I am glad you like this species.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar

Ciao Ron, great macro of lovely catarpillars, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron
很漂亮的毛毛蟲 照的清晰
真是感謝你 構圖漂亮

it will end in a kiss or a bite :)

Hello Ron!
Very good close-up shot of this colorful duo. Great sharpness and details in beautiful natural colors.Thanks for sharing this fine composition,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-11 2:31]

Hi Ron,fantastic capture! It looks like a dragon with 2 heads.Spectacular macro made with the best detail and very bright colors,interesting post,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-11 4:29]

Hello Ron,
Very nice sharp detailed macro of these caterpillars. Beautiful colours in a pleasing diagonal composition.

hallo Ron
very good picture with good composition great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Nice macro...

Hello Ron,
Nice composition,beautiful colours and excellent details.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards...Joy

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-20 9:17]

Hi Ron.
Nice close-up taken with long telelens. I am impressed with stunning details of the insects and leaf, fantastic colours and perfect use of flash light. Diagonal composition is also spot on. Well done and TFS.

Hello Ron

WOW ! what a great macro, it is the first time
I see Caterpillars in mating pose or I don't
remember have seen before, the light, focus,
sharpness, details, and contrast are great, TFS


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