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Copyright: Philippe GUILLARD (papagolf78) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 21] (74)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-07-31 7:28
Viewed: 4206
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

Not so often used synonym for larva of Lepidoptera ; body soft and elongate; head small but well-defined, comprising a highly sclerotized head capsule, a pair of short antennae, several small ocelli and biting mouthparts; thorax bearing 3 pairs of very short segmented legs, the terminal segment being provided with a claw; upper part of 1st thoracic segment called prothoracic plate; abdomen usually bearing 5 pairs of prolegs on segments 3 to 6 and on 10, each provided with crochets. Most caterpillars feed on living plants and certain species are extremely damaging.

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Hallo Phillippe, good to see you her too,
Very nice caterpillar you captured. I have made a workshop for you and I hope you like it.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-07-31 13:24]

Hi Philippe, beautiful and splendid caterpillar. Great photo!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-31 13:40]

Nice shot I like the out of focus in the middle going toward sharp focus at the head. But I agree with Carper's workshop. The tail does interfere a little. I like the use of the lighting.

Ah, vous êtes devenu septante-huit sur TN... ;)
La zone de netteté ce trouve juste sur la tête... C'est pas mal car je sais que ce n'est pas du tout évident! Bon départ sur TN!

Welcome on TN Philippe. Nice first post of this caterpillar. It is a little underexposed and the tail is pretty much out of focus. I know it is a hard one to do but with a f-stop on 8 and a shutter on 1/60 you could have had a much better dof and light.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-07-31 18:53]

Bienvenido Papagolf!
Es realmente un Caterpillar o una oruga???
Bonitos colores, muy buen encuadre y perspectiva, aunque debo coincidir con mojens-j que otra exposicion podria mejorar la captura.
Tambien me parecio valioso el trabajo de Carper.
Bien hecho!.

Welcome Papagolf!
Pretty colors, very good frame and perspective, although I must agree with mojens-j that another exposure could improve the capture.
Also the work of Carper seemed valuable to me.
Well fact.

Bonjour Philippe, and nice to see you on TN. A good catch of the caterpillar which makes a nice diagonal through the photo, with a good color setting and fine details. The focus gets a bit soft towards the bottom (but it's not too bad), and your use of light is good. Very interesting notes, too.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-08-03 13:54]

Welcome on TN, Philippe, it's a pleasure to see old friend on it ;-).
Great macro shot.
Nice colors, and good focus on the head.
Good work.

P.S.: I apologize : I can't identify it.

Bienvenue sur TN, Philippe, c'est un plaisir d'y voir de vieux amis!
Jolie macro.
Les couleurs sont agréables, et la mise au point sur la tête bien faite.
Bon travail.

P.S.: Je m'excuse : je ne peut pas l'identifier.

Very interesting cat you posted. Nice colours and details. The leaf is a nice contrast to the green cat. Pitty the tail dropped out of focus. Thanx for sharing.

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