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On The Path  (Saddleback Caterpillar Moth) (Yes, Its alive!)
On The Path (Saddleback Caterpillar Moth) (Yes, Its alive!)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rope (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Home
Date: Aug 20, 2006
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2006

Found in the Eastern United States. The spines on the side of the caterpillar are mildly poisonsonous and if touched will sting.

Thanks for all the great comments. This was a last minute entry. I found this little guy in my garden. I was actually stung by him when I was cleaning out some dead corn plants. At first I thought I had been stung by a yellow jacket. It was quite painful for a few hours. I decided that the least he could do after stinging me was to be a subject for a picture. I used tweezers to pick him up and place him on my hammock and let him crawl around while I took several shots. When I was finished I put him on a leaf in the woods to allow him to finish his life cycle! I know the subject was "Rope" for this challenge, but I thought he was so interesting looking that I had to find a way to get him in a challenge! I never expected 4th place. Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.4717
Avg (commenters): 7.3226
Avg (participants): 5.9767
Avg (non-participants): 6.7095
Views since voting: 5942
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 265
Comments: 39
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/02/2006 03:26:39 PM
Absolutely Stunning
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08/31/2006 02:42:27 PM
WOW.wow i looked at it and i thought you had made somthing out of chocolate, but wow... i have never seen a caterpiller like that! but great job with the focus!
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08/31/2006 09:59:35 AM
geesh! As a girly girl I would have most likely ran away screaming if I ever found such an ugly thing in my garden! :) And you are making me rethink that perhaps I could try resisting such reaction.....
Thanks for submitting. I've never seen Saddleback Caterpillar Moth. It actually looks like a one of those figurine toys for boys. You may want to submit this picture as "Stock Photography." Could make a few dollars off of it. Somebody out there might be looking for a really good photo of a Saddleback Caterpillar Moth. Which this one is! Congrats on its placement in this contest!
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08/30/2006 07:32:48 PM
very cool shot!
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08/30/2006 02:29:25 PM
Congratulations on the 4th place, great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 10:29:14 PM
I like the depth of field here - nicely out of focus background and the spikes on the caterpillar are sharp. And of course the rope is a prominent part of the picture.
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08/29/2006 07:58:24 PM
very cool!
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08/29/2006 01:36:44 PM
Wow - what a strange creature!!!! Nicely captured! 10
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08/29/2006 11:02:57 AM
Weird creature! Kind of disgusting and cute at the same time. Nice photo, especially like the shallow depth of field. The lighting is a little flat.
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08/29/2006 09:53:29 AM
Wow what a shot...sadly tho I am sure the rope is not at all the subject!!
What a flipping scary thing that is!! Where is the heck do you live!!???
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08/29/2006 08:55:49 AM
COOL!!!!

What a terrific shot!
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08/29/2006 07:32:46 AM
This looks like some sort of weird chocolate, not a caterpillar, but I love it
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08/28/2006 03:17:40 PM
What is that!?
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08/27/2006 08:43:15 PM
Did you place it there? Awesome picture, especially if it happened naturally.
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08/27/2006 12:28:51 PM
Back to comment - what a cool caterpillar!! I have never seen such a critter - amazing! Great shot and composition. I voted 8 - would have been 9 but I feel the shot is more about the critter than the rope (although I can't blame you)!
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08/26/2006 09:56:26 AM
I like this a lot. Great DOF and very interesting subject. 10
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08/26/2006 08:02:06 AM
That is one funky looking caterpillar. Adds a great touch to the nice lines of your rope. I like thi spic. Bumping up
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08/26/2006 06:11:52 AM
Good DOF. That moth looks like a chocolate bar on steroids.
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08/25/2006 08:50:24 PM
Very cool :P
10
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08/25/2006 03:02:34 PM
What a strange looking creature!
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08/25/2006 12:52:53 PM
Nice shot, the caterpillar moth is nice and sharp and very colorful. Composition is good and uses the theme of the rope well.
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08/25/2006 01:05:48 AM
very cool photo. well done.

this was the most creative photo in a poor challenge. good luck, i'm sure you'll get a ribbon for this! :)
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08/24/2006 10:33:32 PM
very nice!!!
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08/24/2006 06:49:41 PM
Love the shot but the rope is not the sharpest thing.
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08/24/2006 04:03:04 PM
This is a lovely image of a caterpillar. Well done. One small problem is the challenge theme is 'Rope', the rope in this shot is secondary and not the subject. ;^) Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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08/24/2006 01:47:00 PM
awesome!!!
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08/24/2006 09:11:12 AM
Although the bug appears to be the main subject the rope is dominant throughout the pic and frames it well. I think I'll fave it. (and bump to a 10)
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08/23/2006 08:00:40 PM
Love this! 10!
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08/23/2006 06:31:07 PM
Looks like one of the chocolates that I had last week...
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08/23/2006 06:10:05 PM
Wow! I have never seen anything like this before! What detail.
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08/23/2006 06:09:58 PM
OH MY GOSH... thats the craziest lookin thing ever!
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08/23/2006 02:36:00 PM
shot seems to be more focused on the caterpillar than the rope ...
08/23/2006 01:30:36 PM
That is the craziest bug-thingy I've ever seen! Great lighting and composition. Love that its a creative and unique image too! 10
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08/23/2006 10:11:26 AM
I've never seen one of those, nor even heard of them. Thank you for the introduction! (Cool looking creatures!)
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08/23/2006 09:32:44 AM
The rope is forgotten with a face like that! That is one weird looking critter! I, however, felt the subject was not the rope.
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08/23/2006 08:48:08 AM
Fantastic, great composition!
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08/23/2006 07:44:45 AM
one of the strangest things I've ever seen, looks like a bizarre toffee. unfortunately it makes no difference if there's a rope in the image, so DNMC IMO
08/23/2006 05:45:51 AM
haha, it looks like a praline
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08/23/2006 12:47:49 AM
that looks wierd! never seen anything like that before...nice shot, great macro
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