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We Did all Fit on One side

We Did all Fit on One side
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/32, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-15 13:47
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This an earlier Photo of the baby Buff tipp Moth caterpillars I posted the other day It's Getting a Bit Crowded Here, I thought you might like to see them when they could all fit on one side of a Salix cinerea leaf.
Today when i looked at them they have doubled in size from the previous image and have more than doubled their appetite so though they still have a way to go before they reach the 75mm+ of full growth before going walkabout to find a snug place in the leaf litter to pupate, they seem to be well on the way.
hope you like them

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Hi Robert,
it's a very good close-up wiht good POV and compostion.
Iäm not sure about F32, ok you got a very good DOF but on the other hand you lose a lot of sharpness, the best aperture is normally F4.0 to F11, above that you will lose sharpness espicially on a Digtal Camera.
Well done.

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-08-15 14:08]

Hey Robert!
Excellent catch, I have never seen this in nature!
They have a great lunch I think :D
Well done and TFS!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-15 14:38]

This one is ook beautifull Robert ,never seen before, good details colours compositie ,greetings Teunie .

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-15 15:01]

Hi Robert,
This congregation of caterpillars are quite disciplined eating the leaft! They fit on one side but the need another leaf soon.
Very good close-up where colors, sharpness and composition are very good.
Regards, José M.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-15 15:30]

Hallo Robert,
a pure TrekNature picture, I think. A nice view of insect life, not often presented but typical for bucephala caterpillars. Well recognized and presented.

On en mangerait !
Bonne soirée.

A great shot, I love the composition. Nice vibrant colours against the muted bg. I also get a great sense of movement.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-15 17:28]

Hi Robert, amazing capture of all these caterpillars squeezing onto one leaf. Good details, colours and lighting. Well done and enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-15 18:18]

Hi Robert

WOW! Now this in indeed a party meating :) Also looks like politics, too :))
Great shot, taken from a very good POV, with good details, colors and light. I also like the BG and the composition.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Robert,
Interesting catch. That are a lot of caterpillars. Greatly captured and nicely composed. Sharp and clear. Superb shot and great PP works.

Ben Lakitan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-16 7:35]

Imagen con mejor composición que la anterior, por la diagonal de la hoja y la claridad del fondo, aunque la mayor distancia brinda menos detalles de las orugas.
Saludos... Ricardo

Image with better composition that the previous one, for the diagonal of the leaf and the clarity of the bottom, although the biggest distance it offers less details of the caterpillars.
Greetings... Ricardo

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Such a great picture with so much going on in it. I love teh detail and the sear numbers of caterpillars on the leaf.

the composition works very well and the lighting is excellent with good use of teh flash - but you know all this....


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