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*No Goose Bumps-Its my hair*

*No Goose Bumps-Its my hair*
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2009-02-07
Categorías: Insects
Exposición: f/8, 1/500 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2009-02-09 3:44
Vista: 3319
Puntos: 24
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During complete metamorphosis, the larvae of moths, butterflies, and a few other kinds of insect occur in the form of wormlike caterpillars. In other words, caterpillars are the immature stage of certain kinds of insects, especially butterflies and moths. You might want to see a series of photos showing Mourning Cloak eggs and caterpillars emerging from them.

Caterpillars are voracious feeders and many of them are considered pests in agriculture. Many moth species are better known in their caterpillar stages because of the damage they cause to fruits and other agricultural produce.

The etymological origins of the word are from the late 1400s, from Middle English catirpel, catirpeller, probably an alteration of Old North French catepelose : cate, cat (from Latin cattus) + pelose, hairy (from Latin pilōsus).

Caterpillars do not have good vision. They have a series of six tiny eyelets or 'stemmata' on each side of the lower portion of their head. These can probably form well focused, but poorly resolved images.[3] They move their heads from side to side probably as a means of judging distance of objects, particularly plants. They rely on their short antennae to help them locate food.

Some caterpillars are able to detect vibrations, usually at a specific frequency. Caterpillars of the common hook-tip moth, Drepana arcuata (Drepanoidea) produce sounds to defend their silk nests from members of their own species, by scraping against the leaf in a ritualized acoustic duel. They detect the vibrations conducted by the plant and not air-borne sounds. Similarly, cherry leaf rollers Caloptilia serotinella defend their rolls. Tent caterpillars can also detect vibrations at the frequency of wing beats of one of their natural enemies

Exposure Time: 1/500
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 50/1 mm
Date Taken: 2009-02-07 11:22
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 275 kb


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-09 4:57]

Hi Narayanan,
Wonderful shot of this caterpillar and that tufts of spikes are really scary. A more lateral POV would have made the spikes look more lively. You have handled the harsh lighting well and the green leaf acts as a fine contrasting BG. Nice composition.

A perfect capture of a "hairy" caterpillar from a nice, dorsal aspect Ganesh, the sharp image provides a high degree of structural detail in fine colours. TFS indeed!

Hi My friend Ganesh
What a hairy and weird cerature:) You captured it perfectly in a fine composition, wonderful details and sharpness.
TFS and cheers,


Hello Narayanan,
it is very interesting picture with very interesting photomodel! Nice composition and details.

Best regards, Leonid

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2009-02-09 7:18]

Hello Ganesh,
A great macro of the hairy caterpillar of what might be some species of Lymantrid moth. The dorsal POV shows the features well with excellent sharpness and lighting.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-09 9:24]

Hello Ganesh,
Excellent macro! Beautiful colors and sharp detail on this hairly little fellow. This looks great.
Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-09 10:27]

Hi Ganesh,

You win the prize for great titles! Hairy he is - I've never seen anything like this caterpillar before. Wonderful details of this strange looking subject. He shows off very well posed on the leaf.


Hi Ganesh,
this guy is realy beautiful and I love your POV from above.
I also had such a caterpillar here a longer time ago - but with different colours - yellow and black hairs. Mine is called rusty tussock moth or vapourer moth (Orgyia antiqua). This must be one of the same family.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Ganesh,

Nice presentation of this Caterpillar.
Good pov and with beautiful colours.


Hi Ganesh Ji,
A beautiful capture of this hairy caterpillar. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-10 3:35]

Hello Ganesh,

Very nice capture of this hairy caterpillar with green contrasting BG. Details are superb. POV and composition are nice.
Thanks for sharing

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2009-02-11 9:55]

Hello Ganesh,
This is a terrific little caterpillar covered with a variety of bristles! Very sharp details and lovely colours. Very well composed too. A fine observation!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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