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Caterpillar Eating

Caterpillar Eating
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 21:16
Viewed: 1835
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here this surprised me. At first I thought this chipmunk was eating an acorn. Today I got to wondering if it was a leech so I blew it up. What I saw was caterpillar legs under it. YUK! I just looked up what they eat and they do eat insects. Surprise to me.

Chipmunks have an omnivorous diet primarily consisting of seeds, nuts and other fruits, and buds.[11][12] They also commonly eat grass, shoots, and many other forms of plant matter, as well as fungi, insects and other arthropods, small frogs, worms, and bird eggs.[11][12][13][14][15][16] Around humans, chipmunks can eat cultivated grains and vegetables, and other plants from farms and gardens, so they are sometimes considered pests.[11][17] Chipmunks mostly forage on the ground, but they climb trees to obtain nuts such as hazelnuts and acorns.[11][18] At the beginning of autumn, many species of chipmunk begin to stockpile nonperishable foods for winter. They mostly cache their foods in a larder in their burrows and remain in their nests until spring, unlike some other species, which make multiple small caches of food.[11] Cheek pouches allow chipmunks to carry multiple food items to their burrows for either storage or consumption.[12]


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Ciao Trevor, great capture of cute creature in nice action, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

beautiful image. nice emotion and presentation of the animal. good work. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-11 1:19]

Hi Trevor,this is a great scoop,i never seen me too a squirrel eating caterpillars,maybe it's time to leave the vegetarian diet..ehehe....beautiful capture,i like the pose and the very professional quality of details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Trevor,
nice shot - not too sharp - but very cute! Yes squirrels eat everything. They also rob birds nests!
best regards

Ciao Trevor,
照的很清晰 很可愛的東西
構圖美麗 背景漂亮

Wow, I always picture chipmunks eating nuts. I have definitely learned something new. Nice Capture.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-09-11 8:57]

Hola Trevor, que interesante foto, no sabía que estos mamíferos comían insectos...me gusta el momento captado, la composición de la toma y el entorno natural...saludos.

Hello Trevor

Cute little animal photo, shot with fine POV, DOF,
and framing, and in a very beautiful light, TFS


Dear Trevor
A really cute candidate for my theme "Animals feeding, part two"

It is a tasty morsel enjoyed by the chipmunk with closed eyes :-)

I think,the impact would be greater, if the animal was not in the middle of the photo, but slightly to the left. You will achieve this easily with a bit of cropping on the left side.

Thanks for sharing.
Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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