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    Caterpillar

    by Plays with Light » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:19 pm

    A few images of a cool caterpillar I found in the yard today. The yellow patches on its back are where it pokes out these mini feather duster type things, but I didn't want to annoy it for my benefit, so you'll just have to imagine them! :wink:

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    Re: Caterpillar

    by Eden » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:54 pm

    Spectacular mate,

    Love the shots

    I'm partial to number two and for some weird reason I see Harry Potters "night bus" Jamaican head next to the driver and all! (don't judge me!)
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by Plays with Light » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:00 pm

    Eden wrote:Spectacular mate,

    Love the shots

    I'm partial to number two and for some weird reason I see Harry Potters "night bus" Jamaican head next to the driver and all! (don't judge me!)


    Thanks, Eden. He was my favourite character from the whole series! Very cool to me that you thought of him! 8)
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by DJT » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:49 pm

    They pack a nasty sting too from memory
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by Doug » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:39 pm

    I like the caught in torch light like look you have here.

    Its seemingly random anatomical design just fascinates me.
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by Plays with Light » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:27 am

    DJT wrote:They pack a nasty sting too from memory


    Hopefully not from personal experience, David. I was telling one of the lads who was also taking some photographs of it to be wary of those super fine needles they leave in you, which cause the skin reactions.
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by Plays with Light » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:34 am

    Doug wrote:I like the caught in torch light like look you have here.

    Its seemingly random anatomical design just fascinates me.


    I was just playing with that as a finish, the images with it on leaves had very busy backgrounds and I really wanted the critter to be my sole focus. Definitely not SOOC, sorry, LOZ.

    It really is the most amazing body design, all those pointy things down low are not its feet and those warning devices are like something from a deep-sea fish! It was very particular about where it wanted to be left for its next dining experience too! Passing up some spinach, cauliflower, coriander, pear, apricot, gooseberry, mulberry and instead preferring gum leaves. I do love it when something knows what it wants. :lol:
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by DJT » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:55 pm

    Plays with Light wrote:
    DJT wrote:They pack a nasty sting too from memory


    Hopefully not from personal experience, David. I was telling one of the lads who was also taking some photographs of it to be wary of those super fine needles they leave in you, which cause the skin reactions.


    Well, be a kid, see a tree, ya gotta climb it.
    Skin reactions / pain, same same.
    You learn to have a look at the leaves in trees before you go climbing them pretty fast.
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by DJT » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:57 pm

    Oh and yes they were gum trees
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    Re: Caterpillar

    by Eden » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:01 pm

    It is a cup moth caterpillar (spitfire), one of many sub species but the moths all look very similar as they are quite furry around the head and legs

    there are also black and reddish ones that clump together in gum and other eucalyptus trees and both types hurt bad if picked up unknowingly

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