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    Photos Stick Caterpillar, walks all loopy!

    I'm not too sure yet what sort of caterpillar this is, maybe a swallowtailed moth, or a lackey moth, or maybe even a nettle-tap moth, but will endeavor to find out.

    Might be the latter, seeing as it was close to nettles, but it was actually on top of a ragwort flower when I found it (was looking for subjects for the still-life I did) and as I disturbed it, the caterpillar changed it's stance with a loop in the middle, into a bolt upright little stick. I assume this is a defence mechanism against birds or something, cos if you don't look like a caterpillar and look more like a little stick, the blue tits will leave you alone!

    Anyway, here it is, and it's less than inch from end to end, but it does look kinda alien-esque!


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    Camera Maker: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
    Lens: 105mm
    Image Date: 2010-08-30
    Focal Length: 105mm
    Aperture: f/11.0
    Exposure Time: 0.0056 s (1/180)
    ISO equiv: 200
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: Yes (Manual)
    Color Space: sRGB
    Photographer: Paul Iddon
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    Default Re: Stick Caterpillar, walks all loopy!

    loks a bit out of place on the flower can see it blending in the rite enviroment, nice capture
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