The Cat !

By taggart  
The Cat !

Excitement! Yesterday I found 4 Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars deep inside my RUE plant.
About 1-1 1/2 inches long---
The version is a complete image-- They were photographed within the rue plant with OOF marigold blossoms in the background.

**The thin orange 'line' on his apparent face is a tiny flag the insect will display when he senses danger--- in this case ---me--

Tags: Insect Caterpillar Eastern black swallowtail Wildlife and nature PennsylvaniaUSA

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Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
22 Jul 2019 10:57PM
Very beautiful photo Jennifer!
Great work!

22 Jul 2019 10:58PM
Two excellent images of this lovely caterpillar, Jenn.
Two very different and very effective POVs.

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 11:05PM
Brilliant pov Jenn.
22 Jul 2019 11:26PM
Both excellent Jen,
22 Jul 2019 11:50PM
Two superb images Jenn, captured beautifully. Pam

Are you really that scary? Grin I don't think so.
DaveNewbury 3 5 3 England
23 Jul 2019 12:30AM
Super shots Jenn, well presented as always.
23 Jul 2019 12:44AM
I guess he doesn’t want you crossing his red line Jenn, wonderfully focused macro shot .
So this means pretty butterflies in a short while ? What gorgeous markings .
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 12:47AM
What a beauty !! Well seen... Well photographed...
Isabel GrinGrin
Superb image Jenn

23 Jul 2019 4:26AM
Two grand captures. Well done 👍 Jenn.
RSK 11 6 Canada
23 Jul 2019 5:59AM
Beautiful Jenn, two different viewpoints both excellent, I do like your Version over the lead if I had to pick one over the other.


sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 7:15AM
two beauties
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
23 Jul 2019 8:08AM
both = excellent Wink
23 Jul 2019 8:26AM
Well captured.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
23 Jul 2019 8:37AM
Looks like a head-on shot of a futuristic high-speed train!Wink
viscostatic 14 50 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 8:47AM
Two beautiful images Jenn.

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 9:10AM
Two great images JennSmileSmile

CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 10:08AM
I like the pov in the lead as it is different. The oof marigolds give you a lovely background.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 11:41AM
Two superbly presented pictures of this colourful caterpillar Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
23 Jul 2019 12:37PM
What a great find. I like the version better, but they are both excellent shots.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
23 Jul 2019 3:36PM
Well spotted Joline. Fine image.
23 Jul 2019 3:44PM
Always good to find these handsome chaps - prefer the lead image
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 5:45PM
Terrific shots
MAK2 Plus
2 30
23 Jul 2019 6:45PM
Both great shots Jenn.SmileSmileSmileSmile
23 Jul 2019 8:09PM
Excellent and beautiful close ups both of them , Jenn! SmileSmileSmile

bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
23 Jul 2019 9:14PM
Great lead image Jennn - always fascinated with caterpillars markings.
barrywebb 14 44 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 9:40PM
Nice complimentary colours. Good composition in the lead in particular. Great caterpillar, great captures.
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
23 Jul 2019 10:53PM
Two superb shot's Jenn colours are fantastic !!!

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