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'Where's he gone?'.................... by Macky

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the battle continues from where En Garde left off.

Crab spider ( a male, approx 5mm leg span) hiding.

Caterpillar (approx 15mmn – 5/8” in length) on daisy bush in my garden, Cape Town, South Africa.

A moth caterpillar because of the amount of hairs – no butterfly caterpillar looks like that. It is a young caterpillar and belongs to the family Arctiidae, which are called tiger moths. Their caterpillars are very hairy and sometimes called woolly bears in their final stages, it’s of the Tri-coloured Tiger Moth species (Teracotona rodophaea). I thank Esther, owner of Butterfly World in Cape Town, for the positive ID.

I dedicate this one to Serendip I hope you enjoy this one J, reopened the series just for you. :-)

My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

I hope you enjoy viewing my interpretation of the Natural World through my lens.

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  • HelenBeresford
    HelenBeresfordover 4 years ago

    Superb details and colour…a fab macro! :)

  • Thanks very much Helen, much appreciated!!

    – Macky

  • Blurto
    Blurtoover 4 years ago

    Obviously the caterpillar is looking with the wrong end Macky.

  • :-)))

    – Macky

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks very much Aileen!!

    – Macky

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 4 years ago

    Love it!!

  • Happy to have shared it with you Barb, thank you!!

    – Macky

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangeover 4 years ago

    an Amazing series – this is my favorite

    Don’t forget to add it to the June Avatar Challenge!

    Only one work can be entered for each challenge.

  • serendip
    serendipover 4 years ago

    Well thank you sir – I am honoured, but you couldn’t have left this one out it’s the best of the series to date without doubt! Good on the spider.

  • My pleasure J, you inspired me to go ‘hunting’ in my garden again this morning, hence the dedication, thank you!!

    – Macky

  • InPort
    InPortover 4 years ago

    G’day MACKY!

    What a cracker of a Nature shot mate!
    The soft curve of the grub accentuated by its spiky hair, the miniscule spider-in-hiding, the lovely contrast of green and yellow hues and that glorious light all work so well together.
    You have taken full advantage of your encounter with this ‘Hairy Harry’ and produced a very interesting and entertaining series with this one the best of all in my ’umble opinion.


  • Thanks again Dennis, I love the name you’ve given him, reminds me of a teacher I once had. :-)

    – Macky

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelover 4 years ago

    This is indeed a great series. Especially this one and the other I commented on are really outstanding. Congratulations!

  • Thanks so much Paulo, the results of a new lens which I’m extremely happy with. :-)

    – Macky

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelover 4 years ago

    I can see why :-), really great colors and sharpness. But what makes those two pictures stand out for me is the composition, not sure how much credit for that should go to the lens ;-)

  • :-) I thank you for that compliment Paulo.

    – Macky

  • orchidrain
    orchidrainover 4 years ago

    lol so sweet! bursting with life!

  • :-) Thank you Briarlee!!

    – Macky

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