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Walnut Sphinx (Amorpha juglandis)

Walnut Sphinx (Amorpha juglandis)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2701 W: 278 N: 4891] (19776)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-29 19:07
Viewed: 2832
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Walnut Sphinx is found from Canada to Florida and dwells in bottomlands, fields, woodlands and forests.
They feed on American hornbeam, butternut, hickory, hop hornbeam and walnut. I found this particular specimen on a hickory tree.

One interesting charcteristic is the whistling or hissing sound it makes when touched. It is also know as a thrasher, because of the way it violently thrashes it's head from side to side when provoked.

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Hi Ron,

Fantastic shot of this beautiful caterpillar with great details & sharpness.
Taken from a perfect POV & the dark BG is best. Well done & TFS.

Good day/evening Ron.
In my opinion those creatures are amongst the most difficult to fit in a frame ... with their long and slim body .... Good detail we have here, and I love to study the body texture of the caterpillar. Interesting note and observation of course my friend. Take care ...
George Veltchev

Wonderful detail, excellent point of view and light. A beautifully decorated caterpillar. Interesting triangular head.
regards yiannis

Hi Ron,
Great image. Excellent colours with fantastic composition and details.
Regards, Paolo

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-30 2:47]

Hello Ron,
this image is really fantastic!
Great sharpness and fine details, splendid colours and perfect background. Very well done!
Thank for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5086 W: 166 N: 13016] (48470)
  • [2011-09-30 8:13]

Hello Ron,
Excellent photo of this caterpillar in great sharpness, details and very beautiful light and colours.

hello Ron
a Beauty with good sharpness and good details
the colours and pose are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ron, great macro of fantastic catarpillar, beautiful contrast aganst dark BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

A good friend sent me a picture of one of these for my newsletter. She is the wife of Bobby Whittaker and was wife of Jim Whittaker who was first man to climb Mt Everest in the early 60's for America...I am not surprised at how the Lord works in synchronicity. great shot!

Hello Ron,
Another excellent image. Lovely details, colors and perfect focus.
The clarity, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
What a exceptional capture with this gorgeous caterpillar.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ron,
Excellent macro captured from magnificent POV with excellent sharpness, neutral BG and beautiful composition. A gorgeous presentation!

Hi Ron,
Striking colour with the dark backgroung. the detail is excellent!!!

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