Heads or Tails? by Mike Oxley

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Guindon Park, Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
September 10, 2010

Came across this colourful and hirsute little chap whilst wandering the trails and I do believe it’s known as a “Yellow Woolly Bear” caterpillar – Ursus Felix Merino. If it’s not, it should be. After all, it is yellow, woolly and a caterpillar.

But I digress. I was trying to decide at which end the pretty smile was and examined the wee beastie at great length. I finally decided that the end showing was the visage, due to the rather large hole in the leaf – right under it. If not, you are gazing with appreciative awe at a catty’s bum. Oh, well. Them’s the brakes.

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 17 to 70 at 70 mm
iso 100, spot metered, aperture priority F4.5, 1/90 second

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • deb cole
    deb coleover 4 years ago

    Nice bum! lol!! Maybe he’s walking away after a spot of lunch! Grrreat capture, Mike!

  • Thanks so very much, Deb! I suppose I could have waited until it moved, but it was definitely showing no inclination to do so.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture – stunning colours, love it! S:)x

  • Many thanks, Sandra. Greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 4 years ago

    You clever fellow!

  • Thanks very much, Al! I try……

    – Mike Oxley

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 4 years ago

    Wonderful detail and color Mike!

  • Many, many thanks, my friend! Lots of these beasties out and about this time of year.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 4 years ago

    Hehehe Cute capture ….whichever end you caught! :))

  • Thanks so very much, Ginny! Appreciate you stopping by and adding your very kind words.

    – Mike Oxley

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    nice title Mike. Very nice shot

  • Many thanks, Dave! Much appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Mike! and the write-up’s just as enjoyable!

  • Most appreciated, Aileen! Thanks so very much!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsover 4 years ago

    Just wonderful Mike so cute!!!!

  • Thanks a million, Lynn! Much appreciated, as always!

    – Mike Oxley

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosterover 4 years ago

    Nicely spotted and a great catch Mike…

  • Many thanks, Jayne! The caterpillars are just a little more cooperative than most other woodland critters….

    – Mike Oxley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 4 years ago

    Well done.

  • Many thanks, Fred!

    – Mike Oxley

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