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tiny Caterpillar

tiny Caterpillar
著作權:Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
相機:Nikon D70s, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure:f/18.0, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version:Original Version
提交日期:2006-07-28 8:41
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I found this tiny 2cm long caterpillar in my garden.
Not sure but I think this is on of the hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillars. Possible species is Cucullia speyeri.
Update thanks to Dmitry's information.

Calophasia lunula was introduced in Canada beginning in the early 1960s; US releases were initiated in 1968.
Calophasia lunula larvae have a broad yellow stripe along their back with black stripes alongside it. The sides of the larva are pale blue-gray spotted with black dots. Narrow yellow and black stripes also occur on the upper sides of the body. The cocoon consists of white silk that usually contains some debris from the soil. The last abdominal segment of the pupa is squarish with four short, spoked projections.


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To marhowie: handheldSkyF 1 07-30 08:38
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Hi Sky,
Superb picture, i like the colors and the composition of this picture. I 'm not sure about the ID :-(
Great work
Goutham R

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-07-28 8:53]

bonjour sky
cette chenille est tr鋊 belle
il y a de bons d彋ails et de belle couleur

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-28 9:00]

Wow... peque隳, pero parece gigante en tu muy buena macro Sky.
Excelente DOF con ajustado pero adecuado encuadre y colores bien definidos.
Buen aprovechamiento de la luz.

Wow... tiny, but seems giant in your very good macro Sky.
Excellent DOF with tight but appropriate frame and defined colors.
Good use of the light.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: **

Hi Sky,
it's a small but beautiful caterpillar you have caught.
NIce colours and backlight. The details and DOF is good too.
Well done

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-28 9:17]

Hello Sky,
Very nice close up.I liked lighting,framing,colors,simple BG and composition a lot.Excellent work!

It looks more like a caterpillar of Calophasia lunula (Noctuidae) which is native to Europe and was introduced several times to various sites in North America since the 1960s to control a weed, Toadflax (Linaria).

Best regards,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-28 9:59]

Hi Sky,

A nice shot of this tiny caterpillar,with lovely colors and details,well seen and captured,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-28 10:22]

Very nice shot, Sky!
Excellent macro, lovely colors and super BG. Great control of the very strong light also. Very sharp and well composed.
Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-28 10:45]

Hi Sky,
Another beautiful inhabitant of your garden! Color, composition and bg outstanding!
TFS, Jos M.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-28 11:47]

Another amazing shot, Sky. Although I would have removed the critter from my plants, it is nonetheless a beautiful little thing. And your shot is perfect in all the usual tech details

What a nice and interesting caterpillar that you have nicely captured ! Congratulations Sky and thanks for sharing.

Hallo Sky,
eine sehr farbenfrohe Raupe zeigst Du uns hier. Sehr gut getroffen mit einen sch霵en Hintergrund. Danke Dir fr dieses sch霵e Foto. Ich wnsche Dir ein sch霵es Wochende.

Salut Sky
encore une superbe photo d'une belle chenille qui va de venir un superbe papillon,la belle composition et beau BG rende la photo tr鋊 int廨essante.
Bravo et merci...JP

Lovely capture of this caterpillar. Beautiful light and colors. Well composed with great details and nice POV/DOF. TFS!

Hi Sky,
der ist wunderhbsch, scheint mir gar nicht so klein, k霵nte wohl auch ein sch霵er Schmetterling werden?!
Ganz toll, vielen Dank und Gru
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Nice caterpillar. Good BG, light and colours and very nice composition.
Best regards

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-29 3:01]

Hi Sky,
good shot, very nice macro, fine colours and composition. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

very nice Sky,
well taken shot, good composition, nice details, very good dof and a nice presentation, very good job.
gr. jaap

hi sky
une belle chenille qui laisse presager un beau papillon multicolore.
de belles nuaces de vert.
bien fait.

Hello Sky,
Nice color and backlighting, I like it.
Good POV, BG, and framing as well.
Handheld? @ 1/40th..I don't even try this..but you pulled it off well :)
Great job with this and TFS!

Very effective use of backlight in this image, Sky.
Very good colours and clarity.

Hello Sky.
Great macro shot of this caterpillar.
Excellent colors and details.
Great POV and I love the soft green background.
The composition is superb and i love the framing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-29 15:20]

Hi Sky

What wonderful colours of green and yellow.Beautiful markings on the caterpillar.Lovely composition with excellent BG.TFS


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-31 8:52]

In general, butterflies are lovely, but their caterpillars are also often beautiful or funny... Simple and smart composition. Colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are good. Congratulations Sky and thanks for sharing.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-08-08 1:34]

Hi Sky.
Very nice macro,composition and point of view,good colors and details,good light.


Hello Sky,
This is a very appealing composition!
Good point of view, ane the little green guy is captured with great colours and nice details...
DOF spot on and backlight adds a nice touch to the presentation!
Pablo -

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