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Snazzy Yellow Fellow

By ChiliMan
Hey, people Smile

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.


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

Voters: Arty, Cor, KarenFB and 28 more

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Cor 9 Belgium
24 Mar 2012 10:31AM
A excellent V1

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Mar 2012 10:56AM
Looks very pretty, but lethal - DO'NT TOUCH IT!!! Grin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Mar 2012 11:02AM
Nooo...I'd never ever touch any furry caterpillar. But thanks for the warning, Chris Wink
CarolG 11 199 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
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 11:40AM
It's amazingly beautiful Andrew - but those spikes do look lethal! Love v1.
ChiliMan 11 135 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
8 2.0k 150 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

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 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.
taggart Plus
13 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
9 23 16 Canada
24 Mar 2012 1:32PM
Such a lovely and colourful fellow. Three great captures of him.........Sandy
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 1:40PM
V1 for me, Andrew. Keep him/her/it on the straight and narrow Smile
Love the colour!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 1:56PM
Terrific colour Andrew SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 3:40PM
That is so chance he would escape the bird table...sorry AndrewSad
Great set and going for V3 love it
gingerdelight 11 298 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!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Mar 2012 4:06PM
He would make a rather splendid pipe cleaner Andrew !!
Super colours.
Great shots.
Ade_Osman 15 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.

ugly Plus
10 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....

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 5:45PM
Interesting set Andrew.

Brilane 11 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
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 8:59PM
wonderful detail andrew brilliant colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
9 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?
Glostopcat 12 255 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 11 7 2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 12:45PM
What a spikey, hairy yellow thing! Love them more as butterflies... Smile
evelen 13 5 England
26 Mar 2012 6:47PM
wonderful set of shots.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
29 Mar 2012 3:22PM
you manage to find an id? lesley
annettep38 Plus
6 218 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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