- horia (16656)
- [2006-07-09 3:32]
What a great macro, Matthew!
I simply am amazed by how many beautiful colors this caterpillar has. WOW. Very good POV and superb details.
Bravo and TFS
- thistle (9282)
- [2006-07-09 3:42]
Nice shot! I have a picture of quite simmilar fellow judging on the look of it's face. It may a Lymantria dispar known as Gypsy Moth. It has a row of blue dots on the first part of the body and a row of red ones on the hind part. That makes it look quite beauitful.
The picture is good. I think the tight framing works well, but I think the colours are a little oversaturated. The blue has quite unnatural shade, it is lighter in reality.
Overall, well done on this one!
- liziafa (1231)
- [2006-07-09 4:31]
Very nice details, sharp and colors.
- KiltedArab (7)
- [2006-07-09 4:53]
Great photo - brings a huge smile to my face for some reason. Like some sort of insect-clown!
Great detail, lovely colours.
- loot (11276)
- [2006-07-09 5:04]
Wow, I don't know the ID, but I can tell you that don't make this guy/gal less pleasing. It is an amazing macro shot and you have really brought out the colours to be enjoyed by all. Those bright blue headlights at the base of the bristles sure tell you that you do not want to mess with this one. If one was never burned by a hairy caterpillar you might be careless by trying to move it to a spot where you can take some more photos, but if you know what potent punch these caterpillars carry then you know to leave them in peace to go on their own undisturbed way.
I like this in-your-face approach with the taking and the cropping of the shot while you still show a significant amount of the body. The colours are rich and well saturated, the details are tack sharp and it is part of what makes this shot a real winner. The dark BG is great although almost unmentionable as the big fat worm fills the frame and the exposure was absolutely spot-on.
Very well done and TFS.
- pvs (14464)
- [2006-07-09 6:07]
A great macro with excellent colors,I like this POV a lot,a great composition,my compliments,
- thor68 (5674)
- [2006-07-09 6:08]
incredible shot, matt! :-)
10 cm caterpillar?! wow, what a big one
and such amazing colors it has.
it looks more like an indian mask than a living creature.
terific tight crop and beautiful colors and details.
well seen & captured, thorsten.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2006-07-09 7:43]
Great macro Matt.
Don't think I've seen one of these here in NZ.
It would have been nice to see a photo o the whole beast too,although this is great as it is.
- hester (11638)
- [2006-07-09 8:04]
wow amazing details and colours - a really good, clear macro shot - truely wonderful
- Oz1 (1012)
- [2006-07-09 9:16]
great colors and details here!
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-07-09 9:42]
I think the tight cropping works very well here. Colors and detail are amazing! Excellent shot!
- Karin (2089)
- [2006-07-09 15:25]
Waouw! terrific look. He looks very funny too!
Great macro on details and colors. Not one to be easily forgotten!
Very well done and TFS
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-07-09 15:50]
this is an excellent caterpillar shot. Wonderful colours, great sharpness, details and POV. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-07-09 21:08]
I had no idea what this thumbnail was opening up to. It looks like a witchdoctor's mask!
Awesome show of the caterpillar's head. Amazing macro Matt, very well done,
- HKZufelt (58)
- [2006-07-10 2:44]
Dude...when I told you that you should start posting again, I didn't expect you to steal the show...amazing picture. Best I have seen in the gallery in awhile.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-07-10 8:21]
Magnificent close up.POV,details,vivid colors,sharpness,framing and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
- hamidazhari (109)
- [2006-07-17 10:29]
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-09-10 9:03]
Good picture. Like it very much.
Read your intro page. Great story. South Korea and photography? I remember the worldchampionship football there. The 'photography' was outstanding. Better than the last one in Germany in my opinion. So it might been a good learning school, I guess?
- osse (7805)
- [2006-09-15 21:44]
Great macro shot. Great colours, sharpnes, light, details and POV.
Well done Matthew
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-09-17 7:47]
Such a pretty punk - Hi Matthew,
this caterpillar is realy funny, a poster of this one would be a phantastic decoration for Helloween ;-) I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- pauljk (226)
- [2006-09-23 1:04]
This is a "Wow!" shot. Unbelievable detail rendered in the image.
- sily (1934)
- [2006-09-23 17:12]
I love this colourful shot, very good and original macro, great POV and details!
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-09-24 14:32]
excellente macro de cette chenille tres colorée.de bons details.
- Alan_Kolnik (2616)
- [2006-10-14 19:21]
Simply a spectacular shot! Amazing macro with the flash getting just enough DOF and a very sharp focus, and very smart to use your bike's light to backlight it. The colors are amazing - real National Geographic stuff! We also get a few monster caterpillars here from time to time - they look as if they've come from another planet, and your picture really does this one justice.
- Chicco_pv (221)
- [2006-10-24 5:30]
I can't believe it is so beatiful, wonderful colour and very sharpeness
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-03-22 4:42]
And hello again! ;>
And again fantastic facro. This portrait is not only very colourful (mosaic on the catepillar's hear s really amazing) but can be characterized by very good details!
Anyway, how big was this specimen?
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-06-27 14:47]
It, to me, matters little what spices it is. I only know that this is an OUTSTANDING image, whatever the type of caterpillar.
Excellent photography, my friend,
Mario from Calgary, Alberta.
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2007-08-04 23:35]
What a nice shot of this fellow. And just what KiltedArab said: "brings a huge smile to my face for some reason. Like some sort of insect-clown!" magnificent colours. Sharp and full of details. POV and BG are oké. Its a beauty. Regards and TFS Bob
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-08-08 12:38]
amazing creature, TFS Ori
- ewiczek (815)
- [2007-10-16 9:32]
it is great macro photo, wonderfull color and sharpness and composition
- breegadoon (20)
- [2009-10-31 16:42]
excellent macro, excellent frame!!
very good job!
- Nature-cy (176)
- [2011-06-21 10:51]
Beautiful colours! Nice detail. Very sharp photo. Congrats!