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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-16 6:41
Viewed: 4929
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 140
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Here is a catepillar shot from my father's garden and taken last year in spring. I've many shots of catepillars on flovers.But this one has the most attractive color. I liked the way leaves are carrying the caterpillar
Have a nice week and hope you’ll like it.

Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A caterpillar is the larval form of a lepidopteran (a member of the insect order comprising butterflies and moths).
Caterpillars have long segmented bodies and many sets of "legs". They eat leaves voraciously, grow rapidly, shed their skins generally four or five times, and eventually pupate into an adult form.
Caterpillars have six true legs (being hexapods) on the thorax, up to four pairs of prolegs on the middle segments of the abdomen, and sometimes a single pair of prolegs on the last abdominal segment. The sawfly larva (Hymenoptera) superficially resembles a caterpillar, but can usually be distinguished because the caterpillar has a gap between true legs and prolegs, whereas the sawfly does not. Another difference is that lepidopteran caterpillars have crochets or hooks on the prolegs
Caterpillars do not have very good eyesight or senses. Rather than having fully-developed eyes they have a series of six tiny eyelets or 'ocelli' on the lower portion of their head. They rely on their antennae to help them locate food.
Many species of birds and animals consider caterpillars to be a tasty protein snack, so the caterpillars have evolved several methods of protecting and/or camouflaging themselves. These methods can be either passive, aggressive, or both. Some caterpillars have large 'false eyes' towards the rear of their abdomen. This is an attempt to convince predators that their back is actually their front, giving them an opportunity to escape to the 'rear' when attacked. Others have a body coloration that closely resembles their food plant.
More aggressive self-defence measures are taken by the spitfires and hairy caterpillars. These caterpillars have spiny bristles or long fine hairs that will irritate anything that brushes against them, or spit acidic digestive juices at potential enemies. However, some birds, like cuckoos, will swallow the hairiest of caterpillars.
A final grouping of caterpillars eat the leaves of plants that are toxic to other animals. They are unaffected by the poison themselves, but it builds up in their system, making them highly toxic to anything that eats one of them. These toxic species, such as the Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) caterpillars, are brightly striped or coloured in red and yellow - the 'danger' colours.
Nikon D70
2005/04/02 16:03:27.8
Lens: 185mm F/3.5 D
Focal Length: 185mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-01-16 7:06]

Nice colorful picture Sebnem. Very good composition, sharpness and colors. TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-16 7:07]
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Hallo Sebnem!

Nice to see something so colorfull and sunny from you, my friend! I like composition and pose of this c-pillar. Orange pollen on its hairy body looks great. Pity that we coldn't see your father's garden, but maybe next time :-)
Best regards and don't work too hard!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-16 7:16]

At last a new photo made by Sebnem ;-) And it is a nice macro ! The beautiful caterpillar has orange colors matched with the flower... Congratulations Sebnem.

Hi Sebnem,
The colors in this photo Are so vibrant and saturated. Very beautiful. The composition and framing are perfect. Detail on the caterpillar is very sharp, and the falloff of DOF to the soft focus areas is excellent.

Beautiful work, Sebnem...I love the lighting and colors. I can't imagine this being any better! Wonderful macro work...

Hello Sebnem,
Wonderfull colours - send more like this one.
I would rate this a perfect compo and I like the little flower left of the orange one. Great depth and of course nice catapillar.
TFS Thomas

Well composed Sebnem with the vivid color of the flower complimenting the caterpillar very nicely..Great sharpness, detail and DOF.
Well done & Thank You!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-16 9:24]

Very beautiful Sebnem!
The colors are very attractive, and I love how the caterpillar has the hint of the flower's color!
Excellent composition!
Artfully done!

Hello Sebnem
Sorry, no time for a decent critique today, but I like the picture very much :)

//Great colours and nice composition//

Hi Sebnem,
it is sooo beautiful - same colours on this lovely caterpillar and the flower ;-)
I like the brilliant colour, thanks for sharing and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-16 13:38]

From a Photographer to a Photographer: very good.
Thank you very much, Sebnem.

Hi, Sebnem.
Beautiful photo. Excellent colors and composition.

Very nice composition and subject placement. Nice colors. Well done.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-16 14:32]

Hi Sebnem,
Beautiful picture with excellent composition and great colour,
sharp detail and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Sebnem,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, Have a great week.

Sebnem, this is an excellent picture. Great colours, excellent sharpness and POV. A very nice composition and great note too. Well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2006-01-16 17:34]
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Hi Sebnem
Excellent macro of the caterpillar. Lots of sharp details which contrast so well against the orange flower. Lovely soft background.
Would have perhaps cropped a bit to the left as there's something that distracts.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-01-16 20:07]

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice composition with lovely colours :-)
Best greetings,

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-17 0:26]

Sebnem, the title is great, poetic and suggestive. Well done.

As for the photo, another great one.

Excellent colors, sharpness and pov.

I like saturation and details a lot.


We've all been waiting for a new photo from you Sebnum! Good to see you...
And your little orange C-P looks so good on the orange flower. He's hanging so well on the petals. Nice and sharp, with excellent colours Sebnum, well done.
Kia ora

Hi Sebnem!
We miss your photos. This summer portrait of caterpillar is just amazing... colours are very vive and with this fantastic fram composition looks perfect!

PS. Did you receive my little letter sent by post for you?

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  • ErEs2 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 15] (582)
  • [2006-01-17 4:42]

beautiful photo, nice colors and interesting model ;)

Great shot!
Very good composition, sharpness and colours!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-01-17 7:12]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
Renkleri,netliği,düzenlemesi ile çok estetik bir fotoğraf.Tebrikler,selamlar

Excellent colours, fine details, very well composed. An eye catcher. Thank you! Best regards,

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-01-17 14:10]

Hi Sebnem,
Excellent composition with excellent colors,note,frame,pov,dof and sharpness.TFS

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-01-18 8:38]

Não sei o que está melhor, se a flor ou o 'caterpillar'. A verdade é que os dois estão ótimos e o conjunto melhor ainda.
Muito bom!!!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-01-18 13:23]

Hi Sebnem,

Wonderful close up.
Clear details, DOF,POV,
Blurred BG and composition
are perfect.

TFS ;)

Hello Sebnem
I love what you have done here.
What a beautiful composition and what a beautiful colors.
Incredible DOF and background

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-01-18 23:38]

Very sharp macro, great colors and very well composed. Good job, thanks !


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-19 6:28]

Fantastic macro,love the the colour.Perfect DOF!!Nice compo&POV.TFS!!!

The flower complemens the catapillar very well. Good colours and sharpness on this image, well done sebnem.


hi sebnem
the details and the colors are splendid, felicitations.laurent

Beautiful composition and lighting make this image stand out nicely. Well done Sebnem. :)

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2006-01-20 6:44]

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice capture.Vivid colors,blurred
BG and DOF are wonderful.Excellent macro!
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Şebnem!
Lovely close up.Colors,POV,BG,
sharpness on caterpillar,lighting
and compositon are perfect.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-01-21 6:12]

Hi Sebnem,
superb macro. Friends all told You about it job. I like it a lot - also. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Wonderful picture with wonderful flowers and such a cute caterpillar. What is it called in Turkish? I long for the spring and the colours, as we have so much snow here in Sweden...

Hi Sebnem,
great orange flower! The catepillar is very brightness. It's really a wonderful macro.
Note is perfect!

Hello Sebnem,

This is a warm reminder of springtime pleasures, that brings a smile to my face, on this very frosty morning.

Beautiful colors, details, exposure, and POV, in a wonderful composition.

Thank you!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-24 3:53]

Hi Sebnem.
Wowwwwww...Great, excellent, wonderful shoot,beautiful deep colors, details and composition.

Very beautiful! Colors so clear, the caterpiller is busy, and hanging on!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-24 14:50]

Hi Sebnem, nice composition and good colours for this shot. I do like the caterpiller poking around. Very nice.

Hi Sebnem, I love the colours in this one, beautiful. I like your composition and it's crisp and clear. Nicely done :)

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-26 21:16]

Hello Sebnem :-)
you did a very nice photo, i like the vivid colours and detail, great sharpness DOF & POV are perfect. Thanks for sharing & have a beautifull week-end,

Best regards,

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2006-01-27 2:14]

Hello Şebnem!
Lovely close up.POV,vivid colors,sharpness,
and composition are perfect.Thanks for posting.

Que cores!! Detalhes e composição perfeitos!!!
Ótimo trabalho

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-01-28 13:00]

Hello Sebnem,

Excellent colors and very nice composition. Details are extremely sharp. It is a very pleasing picture. Well done & TFS!


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-30 4:28]

Beautiful composition Sebnem, love the orange colours they look so vibriant. Excellent detail and POV. TFS.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-30 16:54]

Excellent capture, the complementary orange colour in front of the green really pops out, great composition!

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-02-01 14:22]

Hi Sebnem, what a nice photo. Wonderful catapillar and teriric note . Excelent combination with red flower. TFS

Excellent composition, and colours.
Great shapness and details.
It is a pity we dont see more details on the face, but imposible with dark colours and so much contrast.
Well done with the "new style" on the framing :)
In this shot works perfectly for my taste.
I will be waiting for the next. Regards, Felipe.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-02-02 17:54]

Witaj Sebnem. Świetna fotka, doskonała kompozycja i kolory. Bardzo dobra ostrość.

Stunning detail and color, nice work indeed!


well Sebnem I am impressed,
almost all your shot are good. Fantastic colection you have, This is a very good macro ofcoarse would I say, look the to the points, look to the composition the details, the good colours and the super details, well I like it very much, very good job Sebnem.
gr. jaap

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-12 5:38]

...as a butterfly!
Very beautiful photo Sebnem!
Wonderful colours!
Very good BG!

This is such a beautiful shot, the soft petals of the flowers contrast well with the sharpness of the catepillar. Excellent Work!

Finally another post from you Sebnem! I love the colors and the way the leaves are bending under the weight of the caterpillar. He must be a fat one! I just wish your DOF was a little deeper to get all the flower in focus. Well seen and glad to see you posting again!


Excellent capture Sebnem. The colours are very good and warm. Sharpness and dof is perfect for the subject. All over a very nice capture to look at.

Bonjour Sebnem
Excellente prise de vue de cette belle chenille sur cette jolie fleur orange.Les couleurs sont magnifiques belle composition les détails sont superbes .

Bon week end et merci...JP

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-03-09 11:40]

Hi Sebnem,

I hadn't seen this one. Really impressing. The composition has a lot of depth and the colors are splendid.
Great performance.



Hello Sebnem, fantastic picture! The colours are very engaging and the similarity of colours between the caterpillar and flower are perfect. Excellent composition and detail, also. TFS!

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-01 20:13]

Hi Sebnem
Nice colourfull shot. Great details and sharpnes. Also great note and BG.
Well done my friend


Today I decided to add my words to an already long list of adulations to this particular work, Sebnem.
All I can say is that your fine eye for the composition is supported by your outstanding technical skills in nature photography.
The image is so very perfect and BEAUTIFUL from every point of view it is useless to describe it in hackneyed cliches.
Once again, thanks for looking at one of mine.

Top notch! super detail. I really like the rich colours, excellent work all round...
Well done...

Funny title..!
And that orange in all the green is so eye-catchy, no wonder butterflies com back...
Pleasant action shot, where the petals are bent, superb details in the little guy!
Pablo -

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-07-03 10:46]

nice photo. I think the composition is great. at first I was thinking this photo may be a bit confusing of not knowing what the photographer was trying to show here, the flower or the catepiller. After looking I figured it out. Both. My eyes were mainly drawn to the catepiller and then moved over to the flower then the surroundings. This is a type of photograph that gets the viewer to look deeper into the photo. Nice colors, sharpness and work with DOF.

Hello Sebnem,
Eye catching flower and caterpillar. Excellent composition,pov, and sharpness. An impressive picture. Very well done and TFS.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-09 9:55]

selam sebnem
burada da guzel bir cicek-bocek kompozizsyonu sunmussun. bakis acisi, derinlik hissi, arka plan, renkler, netlik ve detaylar harika olmus
eline saglik

Hi Sebnem, wonderful composition with a caterpiller and a splendid flower with wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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