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Caterpillar by Fons van Swaal



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1.09.2011 at 16:41h
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Seen this Caterpillar in the backyard this afternoon...
Thanks a lot Sabine for the name.....;-))
s. sabine krause found the name for it :
The Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala) is a moth of the family Notodontidae.
This is the Caterpillar and after the transformation it becomes a Moth ..

Shot this one 3 years ago , same one .....;-))
Caterpillar by Fons van Swaal
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_____Thanks a lot for all the recent visits and comments_____


Linnemedia Fotos, 1.09.2011 at 16:50h

Wonderful ! To view the photo , G v dieter

Ann Katherine, 1.09.2011 at 16:50h

1A, klasse super Aufnahme ! Gefällt mir riesig ..LG
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John Mc D, 1.09.2011 at 16:56h

Nice capture

Vitória Castelo Santos, 1.09.2011 at 17:03h

Eine wunderbare Aufnahme!
LG Vitoria

s. sabine krause, 1.09.2011 at 17:13h

beautiful!! i just did a little google research ; )) and i think i may have identified it for you – yay!! found a wikipedia sight in german that shows both the caterpillar and the moth which they call a "mondvogel". in english it's apparently called a "buff-tip". but i couldn't find an equally illustrative site… here's the link to the german site:

greetings, sabine.

Light Princess, 1.09.2011 at 18:11h

Oh i love the colours !!!!! fabulous! and such great details also .

roland gruss, 1.09.2011 at 18:27h

so eine raupe habe ich noch nicht gesehen
wunderbares makro
lg roland

Marloes, 1.09.2011 at 18:34h

Echt wel leuk! Wat een uitstraling heeft deze foto. Leuke kleuren en een fijne effect.

JOKIST, 1.09.2011 at 19:05h

Nous sommes trés heureux !

LG Ingrid und Hans

BRYAN CRUTE, 1.09.2011 at 19:26h

No idea to what it is, but it is hairy :-)
Very good details and exposure to Mr Caterpillar


Vera M. Shulga, 1.09.2011 at 21:28h

Very nice macro shot!
Wonderful colors of this Caterpillar.

Adele Oliver, 1.09.2011 at 22:38h

Beautiful caterpillar - especially against the lovely pink blossoms. Fine Macro !!!
cheers, Adele

Sepideh Q., 2.09.2011 at 8:20h

Wonderful ... Colorful ... Beautiful ...
Thank you Fons.

Kind regards,

N. Krug, 2.09.2011 at 8:25h

Wunderschön die Farben und die Gestaltung, Fons.
LG, Norbert

Denis Heirendt, 2.09.2011 at 8:43h

Wonderful macro shot!
Cheers, Denis

Sally Dunn, 2.09.2011 at 22:17h

Well done on your research Sabine and very well done to you Fons on your super picture! I like the way he is navigating through the tiny forest of pink flowers!

Lawson McCulloch, 3.09.2011 at 15:45h

My compliments on this very beautiful and very colourful shot Fons.
best wishes from Lawson.


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