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  #84 Backyard Wildlife
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Hanging On For Dear Life!       ©2010 wrosenthal
Panasonic DMC-FZ35       3rd place, 138 points
1/100s, f2.8, ISO 80, 28mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, exposure adjustment.       Extra Info: Swallowtail caterpillar on fennel plant.
 
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Edward48
Jul 24, 2010
    Well done Bill, still my favourite shot.

Franz07
Jul 23, 2010
    Congratulations Bill. I bet he was hurrying to get off that fennel - yuck! LOL!!

Mepo
Jul 20, 2010
    Bill - I'm so glad you told me that - especially humorous given Jade's antipathy for the nether region. It's almost like seeing a girl with beautiful long hair from behind and then finding out it's a male when you pass him by LOL

Jade O.
Jul 19, 2010
    Who knew? Hopefully a lot of us who commented on the out of focus nose in the LOWER part of the image!LOL!!! Come'on, we all noticed that right????? (Gee, do I feel stupid! LOL!!!)

wrosenthal
Jul 19, 2010
    A global thanks to all who commented and voted to boost this little guy into 3rd place. I have consulted with my resident entomologist, and the consensus is that the "head" is actually the tail. Oh well, who knew!

Lo
Jul 19, 2010
    Well done - I'm glad he wiggled into 3rd place!

Jade O.
Jul 19, 2010
    I second Mepo's comment. Cuddly as a panda and more beautiful to my eye. A really wonderful photo.

Mepo
Jul 19, 2010
    Congratulations Bill. Still the cutest caterpillar I've seen.

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Mepo
Jul 19, 2010
    Loved this entry from the start. The humour adds a lot to the shot. I'm wondering if Bill is training caterpillars to cut cables :-) Did this guy turn into the 'just hanging on' ?
Edited on Jul 19, 2010

dodrizzt
Jul 19, 2010
    Vibrant and very appealing colours, also tack sharp, pity that its "face" is just out of focus and hurts a bit an otherwise very nice pic... in my favs anyway, well done!! :-)

mrsawyer
Jul 19, 2010
    This is one of the 1st shots to really catch my eye! The size and color of the subject are really captivating. In trying to narrow down my favs, I had to look for details that could help me rank the photos. I found that the somewhat out of focus head made a difference for me. Good Luck in the voting.

Lo
Jul 18, 2010
    This little guy is such a pest in the garden, but he's so cute he makes me laugh, and I have to put him in my TF

Old Finn
Jul 18, 2010
    In spite of some unsharpness in the head a very nice pic. One of my favoriotes.

LaRee
Jul 18, 2010
    I would prefer to have the head in sharp focus, it looks like the focus is on the body behind instead. Still a good capture that is high in my picks.
Edited on Jul 18, 2010

Edward48
Jul 18, 2010
    I love the clean colour and clarity of this little fellow. Very well shot and in my top place.

Franz07
Jul 18, 2010
    Wow, what a juggernaut! LOL!!!
Great finding for the theme, beautifully captured.

forkcandles
Jul 17, 2010
    possible dof to f8 would have helped but like this for the colours

andrew.cooper71
Jul 16, 2010
    Great shot! Slight blur in some spots on the Caterpillar, otherwise I love it.... good job!

Jade O.
Jul 15, 2010
    Despite the out of focus nose, the beautiful lighting, colours, panda like embrace, and well blurred background make this my no. 2.
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