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Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar
Photo Information
Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-01 10:15
Viewed: 1650
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Which end is up?
This caterpillar is trying to fool us with a set of "antennae" at both ends.
But the angle of the prolegs tell us that it is heading down the stem of the milkweed plant.
Not sure how that little trick is going to protect it from a hungry bird.
Head or tail, it looks like the predator is going to pick it up from the middle.
I have been visiting this spot for the past few weeks and have been observing these caterpillars grow. Their colors seem to get darker as they get closer to the pupal stage. I saw one that was almost black all the way, with just the faintest hint of the erst colorful lines.
Good luck, beautiful caterpillar.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-01 11:28]

Hello Manyee,
Another very beautiful macro in splendid bright colours and excellent sharpness. Beautiful OOF background too. Nice centred composition.

Ciao Manyee, great macro of fantastic catarpilar, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpmess, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-11-01 12:35]

Hello Manyee.
Very nice shot of this Monarch Caterpillar,Perfect sharpness and lighting,
Great DOF and composition,Superb shot.Regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2013-11-01 14:52]

HI Manyee,the butterfly is beautiful and the caterpillar too,a magnificent macro taken in the best way,great details and colors despite the cloudy day,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Manyee
照的清晰 很漂亮的蟲
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 281 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-02 9:30]

Hello Manyee,
A great shot of an attractive Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. You managed to capture some mighty fine detail and beautiful colors.
I don't believe this particular caterpillar has to worry about which end is up or down, since most predators know this is one caterpillar to stay away from because of it's toxicity.

Bela foto de cores muito boa e nitidez perfeita meus parabéns por esta imagem.

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