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The Spurge Hawkmoth Caterpillar


The Spurge Hawkmoth Caterpillar
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6781 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2010-09-01
Catégories: Insects
Appareil photographique: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 320, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposition: f/25.0, 1/200 secondes
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Versions: version originale, Workshop
Thème(s): Arthropods [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2010-09-23 12:17
Vue: 4089
Favoris: 4 [voir]
Points: 72
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Hyles euphorbiae (Spurge Hawkmoth) [in Turk. Sütleğen Atmaca Güvesi] (Larva, Tırtıl)

A hawkmoth caterpillar having a curved horn at the hind end -typically for all family members,- which I found it on the leafs of an Eurphorbia in Çığlıkara (Elmalı, Antalya). I also attached two WS: one from lateral POV and one from the hind POV showing a facial design:)

TFL and Cheers,


©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.

PLEASE DO NOT DEPLETE YOUR POINTS FOR MY SHOTS! BECAUSE I DO NOT VISIT AND COMMENT YOUR SHOTS AS PAYBACKS!

**Macro ring-flash (Sigma EM-140 DG) was used.

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The Spurge Hawkmoth caterpillar is smooth and black, with innumerable whitish dots; there are also eleven large spots of the same colour arrayed in a row on each side of the back, and beneath these as many spots of the same size and of a bright coral-red colour; the head is of the same coral-red colour, and a line of the same colour runs all along the back, from the head to the horn; the horn is red at the base and black at the tip. It feeds on sea-spurge. The chrysalis is pale brown and delicately lined and dotted with black in the manner of network; it buries itself in the loose dry sand on the sea coast.

The eggs are covered with liquid gum, which enables them to stick on the small leaves of the spurge. In a fortnight these hatch and produce little black caterpillars; the white and red spots appear as the caterpillar increases in size, and in a few weeks it becomes a most beautiful object, and so conspicuous as to attract the sea-gulls and terns, which devour them in numbers.

References:

1. WikiPedia
2. Discover Life

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  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 109 N: 12399] (52848)
  • [2010-09-23 12:19]

Hello MF Bayram,
A superb macro here. The colors, detail, and DOF look perfect to me. Perfect composition and backround. Excellent Work.Best regards Siggi

Hello dear friend,
Fantastic capture! I'm jealous... ;) Also because you found this beauty on Çığlıkara :) The details and colours are really fantastic. I think I prefer the lateral POV, but the hind POV is quite funny. This is a top class shot hocam! İyi akşamlar sevgili arkadaşım,
Cathy

Hi litle bro,

you post early?
Exellent sharpnes and detailed picture .
Fine colours.
Very colourfull image this time.

Gert

Ciao BBB. Wonderful dephting close up with exciting light and brigh natural colours. Intrigant black BG. Just like a paint MF!

Roberto

Hello Bayram,
Very good caterpillar shot! The colours look great, and I love the black backround to make him standout. Excellent sharponess and composition too.
Regards,
Mircea

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-23 13:24]
  • [+]

İyi geceler Dostum,
Bu yaratığın canlı olduğuna insanın inanası gelmiyor.Sanki usta bir ressamın fırçasından çıkan seramik bir obje gibi.(neyse ressam-seramik pek uymadı ama işte öyle bir şey:)Detaylar,alan derinliği,netlik mükemmel olmuş,flashın hakkını vermişsin.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

Bayram ne kadar guzel bir tirtil..renkleri muhtesem.. Konusturmussun ustaligini yine.
Ellerine saglik..Selamlar canim kardesim.
Iyi geceler.
Leyla.

Dayi galiba Omer beyin dedigi gibi boyadin sen bunu:) hehe.
Muthis rankler. Bu arada birsey itiraf edeyim. Notunu okumasaydım, boynuzun odugu yeri basi zanedecektim:) Meger kiciymis:) hahaha.. FB de gorusuruk dayi. Iyi geceler.
Mel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5695 W: 89 N: 14786] (61833)
  • [2010-09-23 15:28]

Hi Bayram,i was ready to post a caterpillar me too,but i thin isn't the moment after had see this fantastic spectacle..ehehe..very impressive macro whit the best quality and...what a interesting and beautifull specie!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Günaydın Hocam, muhteşem bir makro. Karanlık zeminde halka flaşla harikalar yapmışssınız. Ekteki arka tarf görünüşü gerçekten komik:) yüz gibi resmen. Emeklerinize sağlık.
Deniz

Hocam günaydın, gerçekten super olmuş. Detaylar renkler göz alıcı. WS deki kareler de sıradışı güzellikte. Emeklerinize sağlık.
Bahadır

Günaydın Bayram hocam. Muhteşem ötesi bence. Göz alıcı!
Bu kareyi görmezden gelmek neredeyse imkansız. 84 kişi izlemiş. Yorum yazan 11 kişi:) anlaşılan fotoğrafın güzelliği yada ne verdiği değil "puancılık" daha etkin sitede:)
Emeklerinize sağlık hocam. Saygılar.
Nazım

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-23 21:49]

Szia Baratom Bayram,
Splendid photo of this carterpillar, great sharpnes and beautiful colors, TFS!Have a nice WE my Friend!

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2010-09-23 22:18]
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Günaydin Bayram dostum!
This is great!
The fine use of flash, the pose, POV, excellent colours and sharpness contribute to an excellent close portrait of the Spurge Hawk-moth caterpillar. The WS images are great too.
This has to be a favourite.
Thanks my friend and have a good weekend!
Ivan

Vovvv... super hocam super. Gerçekten çok güzel bir tırtıl. Bende ilk bakışta başı ve gerisini karıştırdım:) Notu okuyunca anladım. "back-faced" adı da gidermiş:)
Ellerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla,

Naşit

WOW!
This one looks like it means business, Big Bro!
Such bright colours!
Very well captured and presented!
Cheers!
Goldy

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2010-09-23 23:38]

Hello Bayram,
This is a fantastic capture of this spectacular Moth caterpillar that I've never seen before. Wonderful sharp details and lovely colours. I like your POV and the nice framing too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1000 W: 0 N: 944] (13607)
  • [2010-09-24 0:22]

Netliği,renkleri ve fonu ile harika bir tırtıl fotoğrafı olmuş dostum.Gerçekten süper olmuş.Eline emeğine sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,
Dûrzan

Günaydın hocam,
Rengarenk bir tırtıl türünü beslenirken görüntülemişsiniz. Kuşlara, "beni yeme zehirliyim" der gibi bir hali var. Mehmet'in ithaf ettiği Pelophylax'ı görmediniz herhalde:)
Selamlar,
Ömer.

Nicedir meşguliyetten TN'e giremiyordum, tüm renk-desen detayları ve koyu zeminle nefis bir makro çalışması olmuş Bayram, kutlarım.
Mehmet

Selam My dear Friend,
A lovely capture of this beautiful caterpillar of Hawkmoth. Very good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Bayram,

Wow, this is amazing. Very nice capture of this colorful Caterpillar. I have never seen such a colorful caterpillar before. This is amazing. Very nice capture!

TFS,
Kedar

canım oğlum Bayram
Nature is really incredible - reading your notes of the The Spurge Hawkmoth Caterpillar makes me realise, how evolution is favouring animals over humans.

I REALLY think humans lag behind, have not evolved to such good ""working order"" :-))


Your photos - also workshop - are everything one would hope from a good macro!! Congratulations!

It is useful to have eye-like markings on the bottom he he he :-))

Paylaşımın için çok teşekkürler

Have a nice day and week-end
En icten selamlarimla
Selam ve sevgiler...
Ingrid

Ciao Bayram, I missed this great macro with fantastic colors, good contrast against dark BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Bayram,
another great picture, sharp details, colors and light fantastic. A nice image. Greetings, Paolo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5143 W: 166 N: 13005] (48424)
  • [2010-09-24 8:50]

Hello Bayram,
Wonderful photo in perfect saturated colours, excellent sharpness and a superb diagonal composition. Great use of flash. What a beauty!
Regards,
Peter

OVVV..süper hocam. Renkler, teknik kalite her bakımdan sıradışı güzellikte bir çalışma. Emeklerinize sağlık.
Saygılarımla.
Özgür

Hola Bayram

Vaya una imagen estupenda, con esos colores llamativos. Asi es como después las mariposas salen tan bellas, si su propia oruga ya lo es. Perfecta composición, nitidez y POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Renkler , netlik , komp. ve bilgiler harika ..
Eline , emeğine sağlık Bayram hodja ...

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2010-09-26 0:08]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
such a fascinating caterpillar. The colours are so exciting and beautiful. What a creation! You have shown it very well in good composition of sharpness and illumination.
Never seen this cater yet, thanks!

Regards,
Foozi

Thanks for leading me to this masterpiece of a picture, Prof Bayram. I had missed it!
This is a huge macro of this very colourful Caterpillar with a horn at its tail end.
By using fill flash in the most judicious manner, you have brought forth the colours and details on the subject extremely effectively.
Kudos!
Ram

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2508 W: 274 N: 4748] (18992)
  • [2010-09-26 19:09]

Hello Bayram,
I don't believe I have ever seen a more colorful caterpillar. What a beauty and shown in fine detail and wonderful exposure.
His body shape reminds me of our Sphinx Moth caterpillars, but much more colorful.
Ron

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Çok etkileyici harika bir makro olmuş.
WS dekilerde harika.
Çoğu kişiye itici gelen bu tırtılların aslında çekici olduğunu ortaya koymuşsunuz üstad.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,
Mehmet

Many WOWs...!!!

Absolutely brilliant...!!!

Hi MF Bayram. This caterpillar is so beautiful with excellent pattern and colors. The shape is unique and you have done nicely in close framing and very good details. Nice curl for pleasing view. Thanks for sharing and best regards - Jusni

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  • dilek Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 9] (82)
  • [2010-11-24 15:49]
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Bayram bey Merhaba
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