Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hunchback Caterpillar

Not far away from the place where the ants are busy carrying some tiny bugs, a caterpillar is seen crawling silently towards the edge of a lime leaf.

It bites and trims the leaf while one of its legs is clinging to a small hole. I can never feel comfortable staying so close to this caterpillar. Its hairy body and creepy outlook make goose bumps "mushrooming" on my arms. I decide to carry on as I shall miss one hundred percent of the shots I do not take.

I squeeze myself under the tree for some good angles just hoping that no other caterpillars are hiding between the leaves nearby me.They are too quiet for my ears.

The caterpillar keeps biting the leaf; the ants keep moving the bugs.

The early morning looks very quiet and relaxing, but is actually very busy under a macro view.

24 comments:

George said...

These are great macros of the caterpillar. I'm glad you were out to catch all that early morning activity!

betchai said...

wow, beautiful macro of the caterpillar, Rainfield! I can see very well the details of its body and eyes.

Frieda said...

The pictures are great!

ruthi said...

wow that is one hungry caterpillar. nice macro shot again. love it.

Life Ramblings said...

what a beautiful creepy crawlie.

Kirigalpoththa said...

He is feasting on the leaves!

The Retired One said...

Phenomenal photos...ooooo, the HAIR on this bug...EEEEK!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I happen to enjoy your bright fuzzy macros..my theses guys are busy- must have an appetite no?!

wenn said...

i wouldn't go that near..

VanillaSeven said...

You have a great patience to watch caterpillar eating rainfield

pixelshots said...

hmm the nature's eating machines huh. some of the caterpillars are so vibrant in colors.

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Mei Teng said...

I am spooked by those caterpillars' eyes. Seen one with unusually large eyes. Supposedly to scare off predators I think.

Grass said...

Macro is so addictive....haha..:-)

silent moments said...

caterpillars are not my fav :)...but these macros are fantastic!

CH said...

I crushed an ugly caterpillar in my garden a few days back.

Ergg..

Icy BC said...

How am I a day late again? That's another story..

I'm glad no caterpillar falls on you. Gorgeous pictures, and the colors on that caterpillar are amazing..

Ratty said...

Very good pictures. I sometimes don't want to get very close to some of the bugs I get either. But we both understand that the picture is more important than our small fears.

p3chandan said...

Great photos..too bad my digital Olympus camera cant get such good close up!

Tes said...

Oh wow, amazing action shots of the caterpillar! :) Love it!

Misalyn said...

Great macro shots! I can see the details...it may look spooky to some but for me, these are simply beautiful! my son bawled his eyes out when I asked him to look at the photos. I asked him why, he told me that it reminded him of some scratchy things...sounds very strange though. I didn't ask further.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

He is not the cutest creature around but your macros of him are amazing!!!

Ginnymo said...

Wow! Great photos Rain!! Ugly little thing though..LOL

Ayie said...

looks like he's a hungry one rainfield =P

Harumi said...

Yep, it indeed gives goosebumps. =D

My first time hearing its name. Those tiny folks are always so busy while we big humans have time to idle on the net. =D