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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-14 9:52
Viewed: 5361
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I suspect this to be the caterpillar of Hyles (Deilephila) euphorbiae - if anyone has a better guess please share it

Tech Note
Taken with close up lenses from ground level

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To andante: leavesshirgold 1 05-23 09:55
To peter_stoeckl: excellent critiqueshirgold 2 05-15 12:54
To batu: thanks for IDshirgold 1 05-14 12:01
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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-14 10:13]

Very good photo of this caterpillar!
Very beautiful on colours!
Very good POV!
Very good DOF and details!
No idea about the specie.
Well framed too!
5* and TFS!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-14 10:45]

Hi Shir,
The present too! Beautiful caterpillar, with every details carefully attended: Composition, color and details are extreme.
José M.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-05-14 10:54]
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Hallo Shir, an excellent and sharp picture of this caterpillar. Both the host plant and the caterpillar make up a colourful presentation.
It is clearly a larva of Hyles euphorbiae. Euphorbiae larva from Greece are similar in appearance to those from Turkey which belong, however, to the subspecies conspicua. Caterpillars from middle Europe look a little bit different (polymorphism). For REFERENCE see: Pittaway A.R. (1993) The Hawkmoths of the Western Palaearctic. - The Natural History Museum, London.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-05-14 11:52]

What a fantastic shot! The colors are magnificent. What a good eye you have.


Nice macro - the colours and clarity are wonderful.

I think you're right - it's Hyles euphorbiae. BTW: very good shot, good natural colours. Thanks


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-15 2:03]

What a colorful caterpillar, Shir.
Very clear image with a fantastic POV.
TFS. : )

Attarctive catapillar.
good composition and nice details.
Great POV.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-15 6:12]

Hello Shir, excellent shot and great composition. Sharpness and colors are perfect, very well done. Best regards, Didier.

Muito linda e com muita qualidade. Principalmente a colocação da luz.

Hello Shir,

the presence is beautiful, too!

Very well taken caterpillar of Hyles euphorbiae on its feeding plant. Excellent colours, well focussed details, and a well chosen point of view that has made sharp image possible that covers the whole caterpillar. The composition with the reddish leaves of the plant looks very good and exciting, too.

A slight noise on BG may be the result of sharpening filter applied on the whole image. Selective noise reduction on BG by means of magic wand or lasso selection tool would add to final perfection.

Very good and conspicuous contribution. Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-16 13:12]

What a nice macro for this lovely caterpillar ! I like very much its shape and colors. Good POV and DOF.
Congratulation Shir and thanks for sharing.

Shir, love everything about the picture except for the blurred leaves on the foreground, They give me the impression that they are going to poke me in the eye.
Great job here,


What a great shot Shir.
Superb composition, colors and details.
Goos POV and BG.
Love your frames.

Hi Shir,
This is really beautifull and we have captured is very well.



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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-11-02 9:07]

Superb composition and details.
A colorful caterpillar, Shir

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-06-20 23:32]

Hi Shir. Excellent macro which has very good clarity and very striking colours. Very well presented. Murray.

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