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Deilephila elpenor - Caterpillar

Deilephila elpenor - Caterpillar
Photo Information
Copyright: Sascha Weissbeck (Sascha-Steinau) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 3 N: 173] (1620)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma MAKRO 180mm 1:3,5 APO EX DG / HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-18 4:54
Viewed: 3767
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found the caterpillar of Deilephila elpenor into our turtle bawn. It was approx 7-9cm tall.

I was not able to find the butterfly yet.
Therfore I was happy that I found his caterpillar.

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  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-18 4:59]

Hi Sascha,

Great photo of this interesting Carterpillar, TFS!

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-18 7:53]

Hello Sascha,
A very nice macro of the caterpillar of D. elpenor. The head and front part of the body are super sharp to show the warning eye-markings with excellent clarity and natureal colours. The rest of the body that is OOF adds to the composition well.
If you let this full-grown caterpillar pupate in loose soil you will have the moth in June next year!
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Sasha, lovely portrait of a beautiful, caterpiller, splendid sharpness, fine details and beautiful blurry BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Sascha,

A very bizarre-looking beast, shows mimicry well, looking like the head of a snake more than a caterpillar. I think a little more depth of field to show more of the caterpillar in sharp focus might have been nice, but it's an attractive, unique image as shot.


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