Day 118: Caterpillar of the Magpie Moth

by Ivan Steenkamp May. 06, 2017 1204 views

28-04-17

Another day. Another macro post. 

This caterpillar looked a bit plain so I sprayed some water on it. The water droplets make it look a lot more cool I think!

I'll keep my eyes open for a fully developed specimen (the magpie moth). They look really nice!

A black and orange furry caterpillar with water drops on it. It is on a leaf
A black and orange furry caterpillar with water drops on it. It is on a leaf.
Waterdroplets on the spikes of a orange and black caterpillar
Water droplets on the spikes of a orange and black caterpillar. It is on a pink flower
A furry caterpillar on a green leaf

Metadata: D5300, 50mm ƒ/1.8 reverse mounted. 

Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro, Dfine, Sharpener Pro.

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 The colourful hairy larvae feed openly on the plants, often stripping off all the leaves. The mature larvae will sometimes wander from the plant to pupate.

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Bj Elliott 2 years, 7 months ago

Great shot Ivan 😊

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Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Bj Elliott 2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks, Bj!

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Great work. The water add-on was a cool idea

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Thank you very much! I think I will use the water droplet add-on in other shoots again. It makes the photos look a lot more dynamic!

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