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Lasiommata megera

Lasiommata megera
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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E5, Olympus 50mm f/1.8-16
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-03 12:33
Viewed: 1982
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the egg larva of the Wall Brown

Lasiommata megera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae

The total length is only 4.6 mm. The first instar or L1-larva is recognized by the presence of only primary setae and a specific coloration pattern of the head capsule. The freshly hatched larva is light brown. After ingestion of grass, the whole body appears green.

The image has been generated by focus-stacking from only 6 individual pictures. Steps: 200 Ám.
Pictures were taken with a 50 mm lens in combination with a bellow.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-03 12:38]

Hi Peter,a very useful post,just in time to celebrate my second meeting in my life with this butterfly today....what a coincidence! It's nice to see you after long time,and you are back with a fantastic macro of this larva that i never seen before,no comment about the quality of pic always perfect at Roos house...ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-03 19:56]

Hello Peter,
What a wonderful image of the Wall Brown Caterpillar. The focus is razor sharp displaying fantastic detail and beautiful natural colors. Looks so real I believe I could actually reach out and touch it through my computer screen. Impressive photo to say the least!!

Hi Peter

Fantastic macro of Lasiomata megera larvae, focus stacking was excellent, great sharpness and details every where, great DOF, very nice BG color.



What a remarkable capture of this larva, Peter!
Thanks for coming back and sharing a wonderful nature picture.
You are always missed here on TN.

Beautiful picture, interesting, very sharp, well done, Peter
Awesome macro!!!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-05-04 18:02]

I had never seen this caterpillar before.
Fine details and balanced exposure.


Ciao Peter, great macro of lovely larva, splendid sharpness, fantastic details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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