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Oleander Hawkmoth- Caterpillar -3

Oleander Hawkmoth-  Caterpillar -3
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-02 22:24
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another POV of "Oleander Hawkmoth" caterpillar.
Here i have tried to record the blue spot as well as translucent body of this wonderful bug. Again black light and a reflector played a very important role here!

I have been constantly trying to improve the way I shoot pictures and have been experimenting a lot with lighting off late; and will start experimenting with magnification as well in the near future.
So ppl who have been seeing my pictures are welcome to give any kind of critique (Good/Bad )and I'm sure everybody's point will have some points to ponder, because photography is a viewer's art.

Goutham R

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Just amazing photo and details. Congrats on this great shot.
Nature has so many wonders.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-06-02 23:06]

Hi Goutham.
Great macro. excellent colors, very nice composition,the caterpillar is beauty,..is a wonderful photo.

Beautiful shot! I like the soft yet gorgeous colours and the shallow dof. Also excellent details.

Beautiful image,i like your "sleeping" caterpillar. Regards Ravasz

hello Goutham
super sharpness macro
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

not much to add here - what an excellent close-up of the amazing caterpillar! :-) i really like the tight detailed crop with
the emphasis on the interesting blue spot. well done & best wishes, thor.

Hello Goutham
incredible macro on this Oleander Hawkmoth, with excellent details, light and colors.

great close up, TFS Ori

Excellent detail and composition for this wonderful tiny creature. The background matched well with your subject. Cheers

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-03 6:44]

Hi Goutham,
what an exciting shot. Very sharp and superbs colur rendition.
The eyes is so glowing and it makes me think of an alien.


Hello Goutham,
Technically a very good and a very beautiful photo. The colours are natural, maybe a bit more clarity is possible. The blue spot is fantastic, but the rest of the body a bit dark. Excellent choice of POV and composition. Very sharp in good details.

Hi Goutham,
Excellent macro of caterpillar. Very good sharpness and fine details. Attractive colors. Well done. Regards - Adil.

Hello Goutham,
a superb macro shot of the Oleander Hawkmoth caterpillar, outstanding sharpness and impressive details, splendid bright colours in a nice composition.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-03 11:11]

Hi Goutham.
Fantastic presentation of the amazing caterpillar. Its colouration, texture, shades and all other fine features are reproduced precisely. Very impressive scene and crop. Bravo.

Hi Goutham,
This is the most impressive of the series of photos of his caterpillar ... excellent detail, very precise, superb position, just like the previous colors are perfect. Good job!



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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-03 22:35]

Hello Goutham,

Toujours aussi exceptionnel cette chenille. Beau spécimen, bien capté.
Pas mal, ce bluf avec l'oeil!!! Tu as bien dirigé la lumičre pour le rendre plus "vrai".



Hello Goutham,
This is indeed a work of art.
You've managed to bring out the most beautiful aspects of this large caterpillar.
I was impressed with the last shot of this,and am even more impressed by thius one.
Fantastic work!

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