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Copyright: Kiran K V (sunkirana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 29 N: 199] (1143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 100, Sigma 105 Macro EX
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-08 1:36
Viewed: 2937
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Order: Lepidoptera

Most are Phytophagous while some Entomophagous. Voracious feeders - pests as far as agriculture is concerned. Moths especially cause more damage to fruits and agri-produce during the caterpillar stage. Have 4000 muscles(Compare this with man's 629) and move by contraction in the rear muscles to push blood forward elongating the body.

Poor eyesight,rely on the antennae to find food.The hairy caterpillars, like the one here use the bristles as defense.These hair like setae lodge into the skin and cause irritation. But even this does not deter some birds. The bristles can be poisonous in some moth larvae.


Was taken in Omkar hills forest area. Nice place for Macro photography.

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Good image, Kiran.
For instance the compo is beautiful.
Well done

Hello Kiran,

Great composition. Excellent sharpness. Very beautiful colours.

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-08 7:59]

Hi Kiran,

A great macro with a nice subject,I like the composition and the soft colors,well done and tfs


  • Great 
  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2008-01-08 11:49]

Hi Kiran,
This photo was very good, congratulate. Good colours, good the setting. Sharp picture. TFS.
Gretting, Zsú

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