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Green Caterpillars

Green Caterpillars
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-15 5:21
Viewed: 3581
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After two mornings,I saw my green flowering trees were naked. I have been trying to look for the fella but failed. This evening I caught him surprised when
I saw this fella sliding on the small branch of my green tree.He has no way to escape. Such a small caterpillar but so much leaves were eaten. What a guy!

Caterpillars are the larval form of a member of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). They are mostly herbivorous in food habit, with some species being insectivorous. Caterpillars are voracious feeders and many of them are considered pests in agriculture. Many moth species are better known in their caterpillar stages because of the damage they cause to fruits and other agricultural produce.
Most caterpillars have tubular, segmented bodies. They have three pairs of true legs on the three thoracic segments, up to four pairs of prolegs on the middle segments of the abdomen, and often a single pair of prolegs on the last abdominal segment. There are ten abdominal segments. The families of lepidoptera differ in the numbers and positioning of the prolegs. Some caterpillars are fuzzy (which means they have hair), and they are most likely to cause itching of the hands if touched.

Caterpillars grow through a series of moults; each intermediate stage is called an instar. The last moult takes them into the inactive pupal or chrysalis stage.

Like all insects, caterpillars breathe through a series of small openings along the sides of their thorax and abdomen called spiracles. These branch into the body cavity into a network of tracheae. A few caterpillars of the family Pyralidae are aquatic and have gills that let them breathe underwater.[2]

Caterpillars have about 4,000 muscles (compared to humans, with 629). The average caterpillar has 248 muscles in the head segment alone.

Caterpillars move by sliding their internal organs forward using contraction of the muscles; the torso first elongates and then contracts like a slinky. They are one of the only known organisms that use this method of locomotion. Another way of describing this process is: gut-first, body-later.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-09-15 6:34]

Salam Foozi,
Excellent macro photo of this Green Caterpillar ..
Very good sharp details, colours and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-15 7:22]

Very 'green' portrait of this little fellow, yes, these caterpillar are beautiful but pests in some cases. tfs.

Fantastic capture, Foozi.
The picture is unbelievably sharp. The dark BG helps in focusing attention only on the Caterpillar.
Well done and TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-15 7:44]

Hello Foozi,
Impressive sharpness and splendid saturated green colours in this caterpillar. Beautiful contrast against the dark background. Very good POV and composition.

Hello Foozi,A photo in fantastic clarity. Amazing sharpness and details and very beautiful bright colours. Excellent composition and contrasting BG.
Regards, Paolo

Foozi - what to say, an excellent display of beautiful greenwith great sharpness and a great POV. the black background is lending a great sight of the caterpillar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-15 9:05]

Waaw Foozi,what a pic!! A magnificent caterpillar and a top of perfection talking about sharpness and colors,magnificent contrast whit the black background.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Impressive caterpillar, excellent photo. I wonder what it will turn into! regards yiannis

Ciao Foozi, beautioful diagonmal composition with lovely caterpillar, fantastic bright color, fine details. splendid sharpness and wonderful contrast against dark BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,

The caterpillars always destroy the plants in few days but i like the shapes & beauty of them. This greean beauty is nice with those dots like eyes.
It is spectacular in the dark BG & great sharpness too. Well done & TFS.

GREAT MACRO..lil fella eating up to become the magnificent butterfly soon! which one is this?

Ciao Foozi. The best light as possibile to exalt the superb green against the black BG. Excellente details and sharp.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-15 11:16]

Hello Foozi.
Fantastic macro, excellent sharpness details, great contrast and colors,great great photo.Very good note.
Best regards Siggi

hello Foozi
super sharpness and good details
i like this picture with beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
what a beautiful macro shot of this Green Caterpillar with fantastic colours and good sharpness. Well chosen POV and good contrast against the dark background.
Best wishes,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-09-15 21:33]

Fine macro photography.
The colour of this caterpillar allows a perfect camouflage.
Well seen and finely presented image.

Great photo Foozi! The POV, the composition, the BG, the colours and the lighting are excellent. A very interesting subject too.

Hallo Foozi,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness and impressive details, very beautiful vivid colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

Hi Foozi,
Wonderful you found him. Very nice capture of this caterpiller. You shot it with some nice colors and details on the caterpiller skin. He probably wasn't the only culprit, when there is one, there is usually more. Have a great weeekend.

Hallo Foozi
Lovely green colour this caterpillar has, it has magnetism to it. Your camerawork here is excellent, especially on the fine hairs around the paws of the caterpillar and the texture of the branch on which you captured it on. I agree with Seyfi that the details are sharp, the colours beautiful and the composition is plesant. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Foozi,
Once again a spectacular macro with natural colors and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
You catch a lovely species of caterpillar.
Thanks for sharing!

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
An excellent macro of this Green Caterpillar, very good details sharpness, great composition, beautiful contrasting against the background and very good point of view,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-19 3:57]

Hello Foozi,
Nice to see a picture fom you again! Your voracious caterpillar seems to be in best shape after having eaten the leaves from your tree..but it's touching to see that despite that fact you have taken a superb picture showing the thief from the best side. Perfect sharpness and a lovely color-contrast. As usual an excellent composition.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2011-09-22 9:21]

Salaam Ya Foozi,

Beautiful colours and composition in a nice frame and sharp crisp as the dots make fool the viewers of eyes, TFS.


amazing caterpillar, TFS Ori

Hi Foozi,

The branch is helping to frame the insect. the macro point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the Green caterpillar. The surrounding light is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.


Buena luz y colores para esta rara y espectacular especie. Muy bien presentada.
Saludos Foozi: J. Ignasi.

wonderful animal, wonderful scene and photo!
regards Nasos

Salam Foozi. This fat cat is strange looking but full of beauty with the green color. Lovely eye and sharp small feet. Top calss shot and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hello Foozi

WOW ! great macro of this Green Caterpillar,
fine POV and framing, superbly focused with
great sharpness and details, TFS


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