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Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Thank you to Nezih (nonur) for his wonderful User Award for ELEPHANT!
Also, thank you to SammyRatFan for his User award for the FEMALE TIGER SWALLOWTAIL.

I had allowed some Milkweed plants to grow in my garden especially for the Monarch butterfly caterpillars and was furious to find about 50 of these Tussock Moth caterpillars chomping away! They totally devoured the milkweed plants and moved on---not to worry there seem to many other plants available for the Monarchs---

I allowed my self 4 images of these rascals!

NOTE: I mentioned that we would be traveling ---have delayed our trip due to John's Mom's lawyer's schedule--- Duh!

Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jul 2013 - 2:08 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:14 Aug 2013 - 11:15 PM
Tags:Caterpillar, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Insect, Moth, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Wildlife / nature
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Unique Views:93


Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
14 Aug 2013 - 11:20 PM

Fine capture Jenn, nice detail,

Brennak  4
14 Aug 2013 - 11:20 PM

loving the colours!

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2013 - 11:27 PM

Wonderful detail Jenn.
Well coloured too.
Super shot.

Cookie_Monster Plus Member 3Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2013 - 11:31 PM

Isn't it awful that caterpillars can look so awesome.
Nice details.

DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2013 - 11:54 PM

An excellent image - so well detailed and amazing colours!


richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2013 - 11:59 PM

Excellent Image!! Great detail and colour!!

annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 12:25 AM

I have got one of these, it lives near the kitchen sink and it serves for my tall juice glasses Smile
if you have got too many maybe you can find a new job for them! curious to find out what the moth looks like?
Any which way it is the cutest pest I have ever seen

Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
15 Aug 2013 - 12:29 AM

Great capture with lovely detail and colours......Grin

Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 12:42 AM

What an amazing looking caterpillar.
Also that b/g couldn't be more perfect!

Potra  2 Venezuela
15 Aug 2013 - 1:23 AM

What a pretty rascal, wish I can find one like for my personal use!Wink

fcast  2
15 Aug 2013 - 1:33 AM

Great detail

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 4:05 AM

Any which way it is the cutest pest I have ever seen

I agree, pest it might be but it is a cutie and this is a lovely portrait.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
15 Aug 2013 - 4:15 AM

What a lovely photo of this hairy beauty Jenn !! They also have their rights you know Smile

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Aug 2013 - 4:28 AM

What a beautiful caterpillar, excellent captured


nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 6:07 AM

Amazing colours and detail, Jenn, Taken so well!

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 6:21 AM

Hopefully the Monarchs will find other plants to devour, but meantime you have captured this hairy specimen so well, Carol.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 6:33 AM

Sorry, Jenn: was typing rather early in morning and got your name mixed up.
Many apologies.

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 - 7:51 AM

An amazing looking rascal, Jenn.


SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 8:47 AM

Caterpillars are amazing; such variety and weirdness. Superb shot.

NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 9:11 AM

These always remind me a scrubbing brush for some reason or even a duster.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 9:31 AM

Rather pretty critter Jenn - bit like a fan dancer waving all the feathery fans about. Wink

Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 11:00 AM

The striking colour is what makes this image for me.

Best Matt

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

What would the world be without lawyers!!!!!!!
I have loads of these little rascals too.....they are voracious eaters.

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 2:58 PM

What a monstrous beastie - but beautiful nonetheless!

EileenH  2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 - 3:52 PM

Beautiful capture Smile


Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 4:29 PM

Excellent shot Jennn. I do hope you have pointed out the error of their ways to the greedy Tussocks.!!!GrinGrinGrin

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 5:13 PM

Fabulous colors-excellent capture !

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2013 - 5:21 PM

That is some creepy crawly there Jennn
Quite a detailed image too, as it was more than likely
On the move! Great shot

ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
15 Aug 2013 - 10:49 PM

I remember we had a brush for cleaning bottles ... this creature looks like this brush!Wink
Good macro, Jenn!Smile
Regards Valery

Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 - 11:07 PM

Great shot. Cathy

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 8:22 PM

A cracking close up of this hungry caterpillar, he certainly is a hairy little beast

20 Aug 2013 - 9:33 PM

Uh, well.... looks like a worn brush!
Hope the flutter is much more beautiful. Sure he is!

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