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Tiny Tim

By ChiliMan
Iím sure there are caterpillars smaller than this but this is definitely the tiniest Iíve seen! The smallest butterflies Iíve seen in the driveway are some tiny blues. Maybe this is one of them in its crawly phase? I really should look it up but once again Iíve left uploading till late, so Iíll look it up tomorrow.

V3 is for scale Smile


EDIT: Just noticed I got a User Award for my Saturday Shadows. HUGE thanks to Pamela (pamelajean) for that wonderful surprise SmileSmile

Tags: Extension tubes Insect Caterpillar Close-up and macro Tiny Wildlife and nature

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10 10 10 England
8 Jul 2014 8:10PM
Lot of munching going on by the looks of V3 Andrew!! But beauty in the making.Smile

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SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 8:30PM
Wow now that is tiny and also very cute.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
8 Jul 2014 8:35PM
A very hungry caterpillar GrinGrin

franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 8:40PM
Brilliant set, Andrew.

SlowSong Plus
11 8.7k 30 England
8 Jul 2014 8:47PM
I love his name. SmileSmileSmile
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
8 Jul 2014 8:47PM
He IS tiny and very CUTE--- Well focused and detailed! a super set!
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 9:01PM
With that colour, at least you'd see it in your salad.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
8 Jul 2014 10:14PM
Gosh he is tiny Andrew. Lovely shots. Cathy
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 10:23PM
Thrust Dave to come up with that!!!GrinGrin
a great V1 Andrew..
8 Jul 2014 10:32PM
Superb set of macro images. v3 helps to put in context. Perfectly done.

8 Jul 2014 11:24PM
Great Image SmileSmileSmile

mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
9 Jul 2014 1:40AM
A tiny critter indeed Andrew.
Good set.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
9 Jul 2014 5:42AM
He certainly is tiny, Andrew, but you've captured his detail so well. Carol
ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
9 Jul 2014 6:54AM
Tiny Tim sure has a great appetite....well captured set Andrew
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:11AM
Yes sooper tiny
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
9 Jul 2014 12:54PM
We used to call these "inch worms" but this looks more like a "millimeter worm"SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
9 441 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 1:06PM
So tiny - hope he doesn't eat all your plants and grow HUGE!!!
9 Jul 2014 4:39PM
Extraordinary close-up, beautiful.
Fefe Plus
8 37 31 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 7:14PM
Awwwwwww he is really tinyGrinGrinGrin.....I know you warned us he was small, but when I saw V3 ......I went OoGrinGrin
Have you noticed his big toe in V1? HUGEGrinGrinGrinGrin
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 8:20AM
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
12 Jul 2014 5:17PM
V1 is an excellent macro of this diminutive caterpillar and v3 gives us a real sense of scale as it shows us just how tiny Tim really is
13 Jul 2014 12:32PM
Smashing shots Andrew. I used to catch all sorts of these creatures when I was a kid out Hop Picking. I'd keep loads of them in a Match box, but that probably wouldn't be allowed these Days Smile

gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2014 9:34PM
Three super images Andrew. So tiny!
16 Jul 2014 7:02AM
Trhe excellent macros. It's incredible how fast, those tiny caterpillars eat the leaves!!
cantona43 Plus
14 928 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2014 8:56PM
wow Andrew, what stunning macro work this is one day I will get to your standard (I hope )
17 Jul 2014 7:48PM
Fabulous macro images, v3 puts the caterpillar into perspective
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2014 8:27PM
Absolutely beautifully worked with dof, and thanks for v3 - this little one is really tiny!
JohnoP 14 2
21 Aug 2014 12:32PM
Super work, love V1! Featured e2 Photo at the moment! Smile John
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
18 Oct 2014 12:42PM
23 Jan 2015 12:30AM
3 fantastic super macro shot, great colours and lovely detail stunning capture, brilliant ! SmileSmileSmileSmile

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