The Hungry Caterpillar
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-01-06 0:23]
You present us a wonderful and colourful picture. The caterpillar is well put on stage and the fact that it points its face to the spectator adds to the value of the picture. Moreover, the picture is well accompanied by detailed and instructive notes.
Let me also wish you all the best for the new year!
Something new, something different today! Very arty shot of caterpillar, full of colours and with great composition.
I can't write no more, my hands are like blocks of ice after long journey to work. This morning we've got -18C !!!!!! -----18C
Not only is this caterpillar hungry as per your title, it is beautiful as well. The colours and patterns are striking, and the body looks so soft and chubby. Now I cannot really say that I like worms or caterpillars or maggots or larvae's or any of these wormy creatures but this one really is a beauty and it tickle my fancy with its bright colours and lovely markings. Did you breed these as food for the Gannets, from your previous postings? Ha-ha only pulling your leg.
This is a lovely image, captured in fine style and presented in a pleasant manner.
I like this picture with a summer feeling.
Well composed with fine details and very good DOF the caterpillar is well in focus and standoffish well from the BG.
Greg has summer in Polen ;-), yesterday when we was uot looking for a Lapland Owl (Great Grey Owl) it was around -20C.
Enjoy your summer as long as you can.
Well done, old friend.
This is a great macro Janice!
I like the way you catured this Monarch caterpillar entwined round its food plant stem taken from a great POV with excellent sharpness and DOF to give a superb neutral BG.
You mention that the food plant is called a Swan plant. As I know that the main food plants of this species are various species of Asclepia, I assume that the Swan plant is also an Asclepia.
Thanks for delighting us with this one,
- ferranjlloret (10340)
- [2009-01-06 2:16]
Excellent shot of Danaus plexippus caterpillar,great colours and POV and details.
Good note, TFS Ferran
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-06 2:16]
A great view of this caterpillar in a nice pose peeping down at you! Great sharpness and fine natural colours. Good note too! I see you've replied to Ivan regarding the 'Swan' plant!
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- septimiu_nemes (2161)
- [2009-01-06 4:10]
very beautiful colours and contrast , good sharp and great presentation,
- siggi (52850)
- [2009-01-06 11:17]
This is an excellent portrait shot of Hungry Caterpillar.Perfect POV and dazzling colors. Very well done!Best regards Siggi
Excellent job Janice..Love the framing & POV with the cat looking at me :)
Great image showing this insatiable creature in all its glory.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year,
I am impressed with the sharp focus on this caterpillar showing its yellow/black stripes so well and contrasting so nicely with the green stem. Superb clarity and really good choice of bokeh effect for this macro close up shot.
Perhaps I must also say the position of the worm and facing the camera is telling me that you have waited for this fine moment, a skill of photography that we should all learn about.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2009-01-07 6:24]
a very beautiful shot indeed. Vivid colors, very nice composition. I like the blurred bg too. TFS
- Alutka (1682)
- [2009-01-07 9:47]
Hej, tu jestem - tak pewnie zawołała do ciebie ta gąsienica a Ty zrobiłaś to zdjęcie;-)))
Super ujecie i dobra ostrość, ładne kolorki i tło.
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam ciepło.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2009-01-08 8:00]
Les details de cette chenille sont magnifiques. Mes compliments pour l'excellente qualité de ton travail.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2009-01-10 2:17]
Beautiful close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.POV,BG,lighting and composition are also wonderful.
Thanks for posting.