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Butterfly caterpillar and eggs

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 24 August 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Taken at the Butterfly House
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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The first two stages of butterfly life are egg and caterpillar. Finland "katepillari" is a caterpillar, which makes the earthworks and land clearing.

24 Aug 2013 5:20am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Beautiful catepillar.
Great shot with great details.

24 Aug 2013 5:56am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Beautiful little Larva! :-))Haleja.

Happy Weekend ,my friend Ruthie!

24 Aug 2013 7:30am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Ruthie

24 Aug 2013 7:42am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture of the caterpillar with great light .

24 Aug 2013 7:49am

Catherine from France

Whose eggs are them ??? I never saw this, and you were there, just at the right look ..
Have a nice saturday,
Catherine

24 Aug 2013 8:10am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

prickly picture, interesting eggs.

24 Aug 2013 8:52am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu!!! belles couleurs!!!

24 Aug 2013 10:26am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Wonderful, a very nice close up, great framing and superb light. I like a lot, the DOF and colors are superb. Great shot.
Have a good day.

24 Aug 2013 10:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful soft bokeh.

24 Aug 2013 11:28am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent close focus macro.

24 Aug 2013 11:57am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

great focus & another excellent macro - I'm not so sure that the black things are eggs though?!

24 Aug 2013 12:09pm

@Emma G: Yes, the guides in the butterfly house pointed them out to me and explained what they are.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Butterfly poo, methinks, but still a lovely detailed shot

24 Aug 2013 12:39pm

@CElliottUK: No, the guides at the butterfly house said otherwise.

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Excellents détails .... Macro magnifique. Bravo)

24 Aug 2013 12:50pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful ! nice macro.

24 Aug 2013 2:03pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Fabulous macro shot of the butterfly caterpillar with the beautiful green background.

24 Aug 2013 2:11pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like how this segment of the caterpillars life shows the original state and the eggs. Well done.

24 Aug 2013 2:41pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great capture Ruthie.

24 Aug 2013 3:05pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful macro. Details are captured very well. Green is vivid and beautiful.

24 Aug 2013 3:22pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beautiful capture with those eggs, great dof.

24 Aug 2013 3:25pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

An awesome macro shot. Impressive animal

24 Aug 2013 3:37pm

nayere from mashhad, Iran

It's great
I love animals
your photo is amazing

24 Aug 2013 4:02pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I like your image of the caterpillar, but have to agree with Emma and Chris. I fear your guide was mis-informed. ;(
Here are a number of photos of caterpillar eggs.

24 Aug 2013 4:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A pretty image of the butterfly in the making.

24 Aug 2013 4:32pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

There was me going along with Chris though caterpillar rather than butterfly. Nice crisp frame

24 Aug 2013 4:47pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color and focus. Fantastic capture of the eggs. I can never find them!

24 Aug 2013 6:42pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That looks prickly and the focus is great!

24 Aug 2013 7:42pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent focus macro. I love it Ruthie! A hug, Adela

24 Aug 2013 9:59pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Excellent capture !!! Love this shot :-)

25 Aug 2013 12:30am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ces couleurs

25 Aug 2013 11:00am

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Yeah, the caterpillar is great! I love the colors and spiky textures.

25 Aug 2013 7:16pm

Regina G. Santaella from Cancún, Mexico

Amazing capture! I love the focus and the blur.

26 Aug 2013 3:58am

franz from Baden, Austria

very clever dof ... and glimpses of things to come !!!

26 Aug 2013 10:07am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nice portrait of a caterpillar.

26 Aug 2013 9:00pm