Upside down caterpillar on a rainy day by Bonnie T.  Barry

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I was experimenting with my 300mm lens and an extension tube on a rainy morning when I spotted this caterpillar, feeding upside down on a wildflower stalk. Its spiky body was bedecked with rain droplets and the fall leaves in the background added a nice splash of color. Something different from my usual bird pictures . . .

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Nikon D300; Nikkor 300mm lens f4; Nikkor PN-11 Extension Tube; f11; 1/30s


  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    Excellent macro!!!

  • Thank you, Ellen!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 2 years ago

    Aw, how cute!

  • Thank you, Maisie!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerover 2 years ago

    Oh Bonnie, this is spectacular!

  • Thank you, Kimmie!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • jesika
    jesikaover 2 years ago

    So not only am I coming on the bus to see Humming Birds (in the hand!) but I’m also coming for macro/insect lessons. Super, clear, sharp shot, Bonnie, a definite favourite

  • Thank you, Jesika!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • lumiwa
    lumiwaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful macro my friend. You did well. Hugs Tom

  • Thank you, Tom!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 2 years ago

    Stunning detail, you can even see the droplets… Wonderful capture, Bonnie

  • Thanks so much for the vote of confidence.

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 2 years ago

    Excellent macro~ great colors !

  • Thanks, Renee!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 2 years ago

    Love the dew drops on this furry lovely, Bonnie! Excellent work!

  • Thank you, Krys. Tommy and I went exploring in the pasture behind our house after a rain shower last Saturday. We found all kinds of bug and such drenched in raindrops! It was fun!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 2 years ago

  • This is a nice surprise! Thank you very much!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

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