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Large caterpillar finds itself out of its comfort zone, on the polished wood coffee table.


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Reluctant Explorer

Large caterpillar finds itself out of its comfort zone, on the polished wood coffee table.


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comments (9)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jul 2008, 05:15
The reflection of this huge caterpillar (rups) is just fabulous, wonder if he is pleased with him seeing himself in the table.
Ray this one is a joy for the eye again, in the weekend I will get up with the rest of your pictures.
Have a great day.
Ray: Thanks, Astrid. I don't think he much enjoyed all the attention I was giving him, so I worked quickly and returned him to the garden.
  • FLOOG
  • The paradise of Mother Earth
  • 25 Jul 2008, 05:28
It's a veritable 'Wildlife on One', visiting your blog Ray.

The reflection is simply wonderful, and the quality of the photograph absolutely first class
Ray: You are a very kind person, Paul.
  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 25 Jul 2008, 05:39
LOL at Paul because he is so right, Ray. I have seen things at your site that I have never seen anywhere in my (long) life. grin I see this caterpillar is inching along.
Ray: Thanks, Ginnie. It is great to get encouragement from you.
c'est tout simplement magnifique comme photo
Ray: Thank you for your very kind remark, Objectif-p.
I think i prefer yesterdays, but i like the reflection
Ray: Thanks, Nigel. I think I prefer yesterday's pic too.
There is a touch if the Sci-Fi about this one Ray. Giant radioactive caterpillar...Ray Harryhausen is alive in Thailand!
Ray: I certainly feel there is an "alien" quality to these beautiful critters, Bill. I appreciate your remark.
Well, I am just sitting here with my jaw hanging open. Incredible photograph, Ray. (:o)
Ray: You are altogether too kind, Rosalyn. But...I like it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2008, 22:10
Not uncommon to find these caterpillars in vinyards and certain types of lilies - and can they eat! Normally end of summer and they have beautiful moths.

I was waiting to catch a caterpillar like this on the lily plant in front of my house for a couple of macro's. But the lily was spared this year.

Could be the labrador. Eats these and spiders. Crazy dog.
Ray: Might be a neat shot, Louis, to get one of your labrador picking the remains of a caterpillar out of his teeth.
brilliant still
Ray: I am very pleased that you like this one, Dr.

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