By bricurtis
Caterpillar of the Vapourer Moth.

Used a bit of a technical set up for this.Wink
Got a stem from a plant in the garden fixed it across a flower pot to a watering can on a patio table that was lined up so that my lawn was the b/ground.

The caterpillar was on a leaf so I coaxed it onto the stem - took a series of shots of it moving along the stem then put it back amongst the shrubs. I liked this mid stride shot.

Hope you like it too - thanks for stopping by.

Tags: Insects Wildlife Nature Macro General Close-up Caterpillar Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature All things bright and beautiful Vapourer moth caterpillar

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Philip_P 13 71 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Great shot, well worth the trouble of moving it

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 8:29PM
Brilliant capture and set up.

Love it.

foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
6 Aug 2008 8:30PM
Well worth the effort for this fantastic shot Brian.
cjl47 10 4 3 England
6 Aug 2008 8:31PM
Good close up
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
6 Aug 2008 8:36PM
Cracking shot
AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
6 Aug 2008 8:39PM
Oh this is good
smitbar 9 136 England
6 Aug 2008 8:43PM
What a cracker.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 8:54PM
Wow - now that's dedication! Superb close-up detail. Fab shot!
Marilyn x
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 8:55PM
spot on Bri.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
6 Aug 2008 8:57PM
all that work p aid off !!!!! a brill shot
NickBrandon 11 29 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 9:07PM
Excellent work,

Tony_W 11 128 5
6 Aug 2008 9:18PM
Great setup. I found one of these the other day but couldn't work out how to get it to stop curling up so that it was all in focus. Good idea to put it on something thin and straight, controls the point of focus perfectly.
Now if I could just find another one to try again.
6 Aug 2008 9:24PM
Superb shot with great detail and colour
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Aug 2008 9:27PM
A big thankyou to * NickBrandon * for giving his User Award to this image. Greatly appreciated.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
6 Aug 2008 10:09PM
Exquisite macro Brian; wonderful detail and colour.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Aug 2008 10:10PM
Perfect focus, superb results from your set up!
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
6 Aug 2008 10:17PM
Fine results with your make shift studio Brian . Careful the bristles do irritate . xxx
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 10:18PM
sounds like a great set up (must remember that) and he's a cute little fellow with all his feathery bits. Superb detail Brian,
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
6 Aug 2008 10:22PM
A beauty other half has turned green with envy !!
bumbleb3 12 358 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 10:23PM
great setup.well done
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
6 Aug 2008 10:54PM
Magnificent! What a great creature.
Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 11:00PM
good spikey detail Smile
phil_j 12 134 4 England
6 Aug 2008 11:10PM
the stage worked very well Brian, superb shot, so detailed and sharp.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Aug 2008 11:17PM
Many thanks Jennn * Taggart * for your User Award it is truly appreciated.

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
6 Aug 2008 11:42PM
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Aug 2008 11:43PM
Thanks for clicks and comments everyone - I am glad you liked this Smile

cuffit Plus
11 321 5 England
6 Aug 2008 11:43PM
Great shot. Chris
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 11:47PM
Well I think he is all dressed up and ready to go to the ugly bug ball. LOL
whiteswan01 10 13 England
6 Aug 2008 11:58PM
wow what clarity and detail like it alot
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Aug 2008 7:12AM
Absolutely stunning! Carol
JudeC 11 6 3 England
7 Aug 2008 7:26AM
Cracking shot - well deserved awards - Jude.
First class
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2008 2:28PM
Cracking shot, Brian. The detail, the background and the slo-mo all come together here. Good stuff.
franfoto 10 2 32 England
7 Aug 2008 2:45PM
Ingenious idea, worked out really well.
Lovely detail and colour.
Marian 12 62 England
8 Aug 2008 11:55AM
This is brilliant, the effort you put into getting this was worth all the effort.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 5:13PM
What a brilliant set-up, and it has certainly paid off. I still struggle with these hairy little beasties, but love them lots.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Aug 2008 7:58PM
You chose a good one here Brian. It may have been a bit of a bother to set up but surely this made it all worthwhile.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
8 Aug 2008 8:06PM
Yes I was pleased with the outcome Ron.

Thanks everyone - this is a favourite of mine so I am very pleased with your response.

Pegon 12 78 1 England
8 Aug 2008 9:25PM
Superb shot Brian, lovely detail and colours.
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 9:26PM
I love this shot Brian.The colours and detail is excellent.Beautiful.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Aug 2008 4:05PM
A terrific close up shot of this hairy little critter, the detail, colours and sharpness are tremendous
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
12 Aug 2008 2:34AM
Brilliant composition Brian,,Superb detail.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
24 Aug 2008 8:20PM
Simply awesome.take care,AnnSmile
Cronk 13 6 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 8:35PM
My! That's remarkable.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.