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A Caterpillar: Anise Swallowtail

This one is getting fat and round-- eating all my parsley! Photographed this morning!

V2 is a close up ---

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2014 - 9:52 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Caterpiller: Anise Swallowtail
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:10 Jul 2014 - 12:09 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Humour / fun, Portraits / people, Wildlife / nature/ Insect/caterpillar/Anise swallowtail
Votes:67
Voters:Daisymaye · mohikan22 · Irishkate · nonur · Badgerfred · Mollycat · SteveMoulding · Chinga · gwynn56 · alligatorpants · babajoshua · gary_d · tonyguitar · PranavMishra · CarolG · KarenFB · cabbie · ade123 · LynneJoyce · fentiger · barbarahirst · morpheus1955 · mex · janlea · andylea · marktc · woolybill1 · jdinne · bobpaige1 · Alan_Baseley · mrswoolybill · georgiepoolie · PhilT2 · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · akh · Philip_H · CaroleS · CarolAnnLauderdale · jaktis · SlowSong · Joline · Tish1 · Ray12 · FeatherFriend · Greyheron · mikbee · graceland · ChristineD · Quoise · myrab · Maiwand · 1881 · tomcat · RWPhotoGraphix · Holmewood · dark_lord · Ayoob · bricurtis · jasonrwl · jovanovic · Glostopcat · Armakk · pascalg · viscostatic · ChiliMan · pamelajean · maratsuikka ·
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Unique Views:75
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 12:12 AM

It's a very colourful and good detailed critter.

mohikan22
mohikan22  112293 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 12:20 AM

wonderful macro work, very detailed with spot on DOF

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom83 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 12:30 AM

Stunning images Jenn - I love V1.
Thanks for ID of Meadow Rue.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 12:31 AM

Wonderfully taken great detailed images, lovely colours, Jenn.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Jul 2014 - 12:42 AM

Super images Jenn, excellent detail in both,
Fred.

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 12:58 AM

What incredible detaled captures Jenn. No parsley sauce for you then.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 - 1:15 AM

Parsley! So that's why it's so green! GrinGrinGrin
Congratulations on such good find!
Two of the best Jenn! Great macros and very well detailed!
IB

alligatorpants
alligatorpants Plus Member 4alligatorpants vcard Canada
10 Jul 2014 - 1:50 AM

A beautiful macro, beautiful colour.

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 2:02 AM

This is unbelievably good Jenn. - gary

bugdozer
bugdozer  1198 forum posts2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 2:10 AM

Pretty picture, but it looks like it's had just a smidge too much sharpening in post processing for my taste.

tonyguitar
10 Jul 2014 - 2:56 AM

The fates have smiled upon you with this natural art object. Thank you
for spreading that smile to us who may never see one of these. So
powerfully presented...Wow! TG

PranavMishra
10 Jul 2014 - 5:40 AM

very special image.. a sight never witnessed.. it gripping the thin branches and eating avidly..
very fine image..

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 7:19 AM

Stunning, the creature and the images!

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 7:34 AM

Amazingly detailed macro capture.

Albert

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 7:37 AM

Munch munch munch munch munch.......

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 8:10 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

marktc
marktc Plus Member 480 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 8:14 AM

Two very expertly crafted shots Jenn, very nice indeed.

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
10 Jul 2014 - 8:39 AM

Wow excellent Jenn both superb

John

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8748 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1239 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 9:08 AM

A perfect little pole-dancer!
Moira

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5255 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 10:38 AM

Super detail Jenn, caught in the act!

CarolAnnLauderdale
CarolAnnLauderdale Plus Member 1CarolAnnLauderdale vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 - 10:48 AM

Amazing detail on both images Jen. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Carol

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Jul 2014 - 11:45 AM

What a beauty

Peter

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65209 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 11:57 AM

Aw, it's just gorgeous. Never seen such sweet feet on a caterpillar wrapped around a stem, and love it having a little nibble in V2.
Smile

Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 12:44 PM

I have planted extra parsley just for the caterpillars and butterflies to enjoy. My milkweed is blossoming so I hope to get some critters soon. This one looks very well fed.

FeatherFriend
10 Jul 2014 - 2:13 PM

Stunning image Jen, cracking detail, shortlisted,
Geoff.

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 3:11 PM

Splendid close ups Jenn.
Good shots.
Mick.

PhilT2
PhilT2 Plus Member 5130 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 4:00 PM

Magnificent macro shots......detail and colour is first class

ChristineD
10 Jul 2014 - 4:46 PM

Stunning images

Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2554 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 - 5:35 PM

Superb detailed macro

myrab
myrab Plus Member 9myrab vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 - 6:26 PM

2 brilliant images.

Myra

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 7:25 PM

Superb image Jennn. Some really wonderful detail.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

1881
1881  3 India
10 Jul 2014 - 7:57 PM

WELL DONE.
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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 7:58 PM

Our native Swallowtail, which lives only lives in the fens of Norfolk, lays it's eggs on Milk Parsley - the caterpillars main/only food plant

Adrian

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 - 9:25 PM

Superb Jenn. No wonder he is plump eating all your parsley. Cathy

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111618 forum postsdark_lord vcard England201 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 9:35 PM

Beautifully captured.
My parsley is growing very well, glad we don't get these over here, but then you've had a good photo opportunity Smile

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
10 Jul 2014 - 10:51 PM

Very well done , Jenn - wonderful images...GrinGrinGrin

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 11:35 PM

Lovely caterpillar - 2 superb imges.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2014 - 11:23 PM

Brilliant macrowork Jenn, the details and colours are fabulous, two of your very best images methinks

viscostatic
13 Jul 2014 - 6:09 PM

A beautiful creature and great close-ups of it Jenn.

Phil.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2014 - 3:11 PM

Awe...some. Both. V1 a tad more so, but Holy Cow x 2, Jennnn.

Andrew

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