Another macro post. I really love to see the small details of insects. This particular caterpillar was given to me by my Mum. I'm not sure what species it is.
I used my usual macro setup to get these photos, i.e. Camera with lens reverse mounted (in this case the 50mm ƒ/1.8), and external speed-light with a homemade softbox.
Metadata: D5300, 50mm ƒ/1.8 reverse mounted.
Lighting: Yongnuo 568EX II with a homemade softbox.
Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Dfine, Sharpener Pro, Color Efex Pro.
The life cycle of a caterpillar has four parts: egg, larva (the caterpillar stage), pupa (the chrysalis stage), and adult (the butterfly or moth stage). As caterpillars grow, they shed their skin, or moult. They can moult as many as four or five times.