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Salt Marsh caterpillar

By AnneWorner  
We had these caterpillars crawling all over the back garden at the end of last year. They munched a bunch, especially my chocolate peppermint plant, then went underground to wait for the right time to e-close into beautiful little white and orange moths. They have started appearing at the windows at night.

I think I'm going back to some of my candid shots next week - I've been experimenting with layers and filters this week just to try something new.

Thanks for looking, may you all have a great weekend.


Tags: Caterpillar Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Insect macro Salt marsh caterpillar Fuzzy soft wriggly and tickles

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
8 Mar 2013 12:41PM
What a lovely close up of this unsightly worm Anne Smile I suppose the moths smelled very nice and minty Smile

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8 Mar 2013 12:44PM
i can hear that munching from here....Wink
8 Mar 2013 12:45PM
An excellent macro Anne. I love the hair detail, is awesomeSmileSmileSmile
8 Mar 2013 12:45PM
Nicely worked.

8 Mar 2013 12:52PM
impressive close up
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1579 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 12:57PM
I do like your background, as much for the golden glow as for the texture. I wonder if that glow is from the original image or added?
But the hair-do is the star!
8 Mar 2013 1:01PM
Lovely hairy creature
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
8 Mar 2013 1:02PM

Quote:I do like your background, as much for the golden glow as for the texture. I wonder if that glow is from the original image or added?
But the hair-do is the star!

Moira, I shot the caterpillar outside with a painted canvas behind it - I've added a slight orange warming filter to give it a bit more oomph Smile along with some paper texture.

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
8 Mar 2013 1:36PM
What a hairy chap he is! A super close up capture, Anne, and very nicely presented, like it a lot Wink
Trev Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3599 Canada
8 Mar 2013 1:38PM
Gorgeous all round.

8 Mar 2013 1:39PM
Nice macro, he looks kinda sweet in his own little way......

WhiteRose1 Plus
7 1.7k 148 England
8 Mar 2013 1:52PM
An excellent background, Anne, the colour harmony with the caterpillar is spot on.

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
8 Mar 2013 1:54PM
Good morning and thanks for all your comments Smile

And a Willie Award to boot - yaaay! Smile

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 1:56PM
I like him - and his background - but sorry he and his chums did so much damage!
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
8 Mar 2013 1:57PM

Quote:I like him - and his background - but sorry he and his chums did so much damage!

Thank you Ann, and thanks so much for your GEA Smile

My peppermint plants will come back with a vengeance - they have a root system to maintain, so they have to put on more growth Smile
8 Mar 2013 2:12PM
A magnificent image of this almost alien- like little creature, all hairy!!
ColleenA Plus
4 323 5 Australia
8 Mar 2013 2:26PM
Wow a great capture
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
8 Mar 2013 2:30PM
A superb capture and presentation, Anne, deserving of many awards. Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 119 14 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 2:49PM
Great image Anne.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
8 Mar 2013 3:11PM
Do not touch !! a signal to all that they do not taste good or being touched !! Excellent POV Anne. Congratulations on the awards Grin
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 3:13PM
Really nicely done Smile
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
8 Mar 2013 4:15PM
Gorgeous shot Anne; that background is particularly appealing!
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
8 Mar 2013 4:46PM
Anne, these colors just pop off the screen. You also have the perfect background in this one as well.
8 Mar 2013 4:56PM
Nice close-up.... Smile
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 5:03PM
fantastic detail anne brilliant colours and light love the comp a stunning capture top shot Wink
A very good macro image, love the hair it reminded me I need a nair-cut lol. good processing well presented

8 Mar 2013 5:36PM
Fantastic shot Anne, great work.

John Smile
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 5:55PM
A superbly crafted image with sumptuous detail and colour.

danbrann Plus
12 636 17
8 Mar 2013 7:48PM
A totally excellent image Anne. Now might just be the right time to continue with them.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.7k 29 England
8 Mar 2013 10:57PM
What a sweet face.
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 11:22PM
That's quite a hairdo!
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 11:42PM
Wowee............. I adore this, Its a gemGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Mar 2013 12:33AM
wonderful detail and lovely artwork
usually I dread that sort of invasion.. but here this looks like a very cute little fellow happily munching your salad Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
9 Mar 2013 8:21AM
Impressive work.

What a stunning capture, absolutely beautiful Grin
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
9 Mar 2013 12:07PM
Lots of great textures

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
9 Mar 2013 1:56PM
Good morning - I don't always check in here on the weekends, but got some email notifications that I couldn't ignore!

Thanks to Diane and Alda for their UAs and thanks to everyone who has stopped by. The response is very encouraging!

Anne, this is so good! i like the macro and processing is excellent, lovely colors too!

9 Mar 2013 11:08PM
Either it was bad hair day, or he stuck one of his feet into a power plug! Smile
Beautiful, well detailed image,
Source 6
9 Mar 2013 11:09PM
Wow!A beautiful capture and has a wonderful style.Lovely work
pp1 3 England
10 Mar 2013 9:49AM
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 10:21AM
Terrific work Anne - love your textured layers SmileSmile
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Mar 2013 9:43AM
Fabulous macro Anne.
12 Mar 2013 11:25PM
An amazing image!

ollimar71 6 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 7:46AM
Wonderful! He looks such a character.
Love the way you composed the shot and the background and texture work really well. The whole image is very pictorial, and although I would never dream to have a photo of a caterpillar on the wall, this one I would have any time Smile

17 Mar 2013 2:26PM
Well seen love the colours S
25 Mar 2013 2:45PM
Fabulous Smile

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