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Old Dec 17, 2007, 1:24 PM   #1
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Found one caterpillar of each, but never saw the adults, before or after. I was holding these in hopes I would get an adult, but it is too late now for this year.

1) Unidentified and untouchable Arctiid moth! (Head end on the left)
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 1:27 PM   #2
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2) Inchworm (unidentified Geometrid moth - head end down))
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3) One of the Sulfur butterflies (all their caterpillars are green with a racing stripe doen the side)
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 1:31 PM   #4
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4) Giant Swallowtail . We had the adults, never founda caterpillar, but found one empty chrysalis.
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 3:21 PM   #5
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Amazing series, you done did gooood.


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Old Dec 17, 2007, 4:25 PM   #6
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Combining photo knowledge with knowledge of the subject = superb results.

The Sulfur butterfly caterpillar, is it crawling on the leaf of a Californian Fleshtrunk tree?

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Old Dec 17, 2007, 10:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for looking and commenting.

The "leaf" :lol:with the little green caterpillaron it is my wife's hand - the caterpillar was so active that it wouldn't stop crawling and waving its head aroundto stay still for a decent shot with the shallow DOF at this magnification - this was the only one Icould getwith both ends in focus at the same time (and the only way I could do it) before I gave up in frustration! :roll: Getting a usable shot of that tinyinchworm was no picnic, either. Close Up Rule No. 1:The difficulty of a subject is inversely proportional to its size. :angry:
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Nice series Penolta, I really like #2 with the inchworm matching the flower.

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Old Dec 17, 2007, 11:35 PM   #9
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ROTFL! I can't disagree with your rule - little things are MUCH harder than big things. Macro photography is frustrating at the best of times, but trying to take a picture of a small crawling animal is next to impossible. I have enough trouble with stationary flowers, I can imagine your frustration.

Excellent pictures!
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 7:24 AM   #10
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Very nice, Penolta. I know your frustration. When I first got the K100 I was trying to take some closeups of a caterpillar that was on drugs! It just wouldn't sit still. I'm amazed at what I eventually got. Now that I understand macro a little (and I mean a very little) better now, I can see half of what my problem was.

You did good. No, you did great!
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