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The Caterpillar and the Flies


The Caterpillar and the Flies
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Copyright: Marco Celant (sweet_universe) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 23] (314)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-06-11 1:51
Viewed: 3653
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
«Quello che il bruco chiama fine del mondo, il resto del mondo chiama farfalla» -- "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly"
(Lao-tse)

This is a "Papilio machaon caterpillar"...

From wikipedia:

The Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the Common Yellow Swallowtail or, simply, The Swallowtail (a common name applied to all members of the family). It is the type species of the genus Papilio and occurs throughout the Palearctic region in Europe and Asia; it also occurs across North America, and thus is not restricted to the Old World, despite the common name.

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Hi Marco,
a very nice composition with beautiful colours.
thanks
Pierre

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-11 3:31]

Hello Marco, Sho Sweet. The color and the position and the POV is just superb. The composition and the focus is pretty perfect. Excellent shot Ganesh

Hi,
very atractive caterpillar, great shot
regards
Ryszard

Hi Marco,
the colours of the caterpillar are perfect in front of the white of the blossoms. The caterpillar is in perfect focus.
Maybe this shot would have been slightly more interesting if the caterpillar was not right in the centre, but that doesn't really matter.
I like your shot anyway.
Thanks for sharing,
Britta

Seppu bruco è già affascinate così. Quando farfalla esprimerà tutta la sua magnificenza. Berlla macro. Ottimi colori e nitidezza nonostante la poca luce disponibile. Bell'effetto il cuscino di fiori bianchi.

Roberto

Molto bello questo bruco , colori splendidi su uno sfondo floreale molto delicato. Neanche l'avessi composto tu apposta sarebbe stato così bene!

Ciao

Silvia

Bellissima macro di bruco di macaone, ottima la composizione con il contrasto dei colori vivaci del bruco e quelli "neutri" dei fiori, ottima anche la messa a fuoco selettiva che fa risaltare maggiormente la nitidezza del soggetto principale, la posizione centrale del bruco in un certo senso renderebbe l'immagine statica, ma in questo caso lo stelo (penso di un'ombrellifera) curvato, la sinuosità del bruco e la sfocatura tutt'attorno attirano l'attenzione dello spettatore proprio nella zona centrale. Grazie di esserti soffermato a guardare le mie fotografie. Commplimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Marco, questo bel bruco dai magnifici colori me l'ero perso, ottima macro, si vede fin da ragazzino che diventerà una splenida farfalla, forse a più bella di quelle che volano dalle nostra parti, ciao Silvio

lovely capture but i could not resist doing a wksp on it, sorry.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-20 9:03]

Ciao Marco,volevo farti i miei piu' grossi complimenti per questo scoop eccellente,non mi sono mai imbattuto in bruchi di macaone,i dettagli e i colori sono davvero perfetti,ottimo lavoro,ciao e buona serata,luciano

Ciao Marco,
Well captured of this beautiful caterpillar in a soft and gentle lighting, wonderful!
the image is sharp with good colour and details
many thanks for the sharing and the notes
ciao
Tony

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-07-01 22:42]

Hello Marco !
I love these caterpillars, they are so beautiful ! And you captured this one very nicely. Excellent details, wonderful composition, and the caterpillar stands out so nicely on the white flower. Really a beautiful picture. Very well done !
Valerie.

Hello Marco,

Your little green friend is captured with sharp fine details!
The presentation is well composed with a fine diagonal, and the blurry white flowers make a fine background...
DoF spot on makes the insect stand out well!

Greetings,
Pablo -

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