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Snazzy Yellow Fellow

By ChiliMan
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I found this wee fellow in the driveway today. Never seen it before. Isnít that such a snazzy yellow??

V3 was taken where I found him BUT he was moving and the grass stalk was moving as well so the pic ainít that sharp.

Vs 1 and 2 were taken with the grass stalk snipped and laid on the driveway.

Andrew

Tags: Macro Butterfly Moth Furry Close-up Insect Yellow Caterpillar Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Cor 8 Belgium
24 Mar 2012 10:31AM
A excellent V1

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.8k 29 England
24 Mar 2012 10:56AM
Looks very pretty, but lethal - DO'NT TOUCH IT!!! Grin
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
24 Mar 2012 11:02AM
Nooo...I'd never ever touch any furry caterpillar. But thanks for the warning, Chris Wink
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
24 Mar 2012 11:30AM
Oh, Andrew, how cute SmileSmileSmile
Do you know what he/she is going to turn into? Carol
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 11:40AM
It's amazingly beautiful Andrew - but those spikes do look lethal! Love v1.
Ann
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
24 Mar 2012 12:15PM
I have no idea, Carol. Don't know much about caterpillars and their end results. In fact, I don't even know if this will turn into a butterfly or a moth! Your question has piqued my interest , though. Will try my luck at Googling Smile
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 149 England
24 Mar 2012 12:40PM
Nicely captured, Andrew. Had a google myself and came up with very similar catterpillars in Asia which arch their bodies to flash the black barking as a warning when disturbed. Nobody knew what they were though Sad

Dave
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1660 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 1:08PM
V3 is brilliant, the best by far of these, potentially - it has a star-burst feel.
Try reducing Brightness and increase Contrast just a wee bit on V3, darken Midtones a bit in Levels, and burn some the detail on the body - I think it would give more substance.
Moira
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
24 Mar 2012 1:27PM
1- he is beautiful! love his sharp spines and the fantastic yellow !

2- What a great driveway you have!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
24 Mar 2012 1:32PM
Such a lovely and colourful fellow. Three great captures of him.........Sandy
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 1:40PM
V1 for me, Andrew. Keep him/her/it on the straight and narrow Smile
Love the colour!
Regards
Bill
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 1:56PM
Terrific colour Andrew SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 3:40PM
That is so bright..no chance he would escape the bird table...sorry AndrewSad
Great set and going for V3 love it
Lillian
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 4:04PM
What a beauty! I bet it turns into a stunning butterfly or moth! Well captured with super detail!
Carol
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
24 Mar 2012 4:06PM
He would make a rather splendid pipe cleaner Andrew !!
Super colours.
Great shots.
Mick.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
24 Mar 2012 4:33PM
He looks very much like the larvae of the moth known as a Pale Tussock, at it's 2nd or 3rd instar. Moths shed their skins several times before crysalisation as they get larger and this is know as the instar stages, but I can't be sure Good macro image all the and one I'd like to capture. well done.

Ade
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 4:59PM
I think you are trying a very hard image...
It one I not sure I would try..
You got the subjet matter on a blade of grss but B/G is all worng..
I not sure about the angle you taking it at....
You have detail and sharpness...
I see what you are trying to show all of us...
You done very well to get image..
May be a little more thought so we can enjoy the image more...
Do not get me wrong you done a great job but there a long way to go to make it very enjoyable for everyone..

That is why V3 works best....

Dave
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 5:45PM
Interesting set Andrew.

Ken
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
24 Mar 2012 5:54PM
Nice set, Andrew, could it be a Bristled Minor Boggbrush caterpillar, no, on second thoughts it's the wrong colour. Wink
Brian
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 8:59PM
wonderful detail andrew brilliant colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
24 Mar 2012 11:14PM
Would keep my distance, but three great shots of this very yellow caterpillar. Wonder what he is going to be?
Joan.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
25 Mar 2012 6:35PM
Fabulous detail and colour in these marvellous macros, this caterpillar could easily be confused as a flower from the bottlebrush plant
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 12:45PM
What a spikey, hairy yellow thing! Love them more as butterflies... Smile
Johanna
evelen 12 5 England
26 Mar 2012 6:47PM
wonderful set of shots.
eve.Smile
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
29 Mar 2012 3:22PM
you manage to find an id? lesley
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
5 Apr 2012 2:02PM
a creeping bottlebrush?Smile Can you train them to do the dishes Tongue
I like no 3 best against the green

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